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    Default MFK Oud Cashmere & Oud Velvet (Just Wow...)

    Maison Francis Kurdjian's Oud Mood's Cashmere & Velvet, is probably my new "refrence" oud!

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    I dropped into the their counter yesterday, and sampled all three new oud creations, whilst i felt
    "silk oud mood" is more for the ladies, cashmere and velvet oud surely rocked it for me - especially Cashmere Oud, on paper i preferred Velvet Oud, but in reality i think Cashmere Oud is much for refined as a oud scent, but prefer the very late dry down of the velvet (which is more pronounced till the last drop) - i am pondering on which i should pull the trigger, but pull the trigger i will! - You can't wear either on a daily basis - but if you are looking for a refrence oud, i think its best to close the books and go with MFK's Velvet or Cashmere and end your oud search, i just ended mine!

    I have Epic Man, Leather Oud and now Cashmere or Velvet Oud, my oud trio is complete!

    My visit to traditional attar houses in middle east didnt yield any beneficial results as i found
    the oriental concoction to rowdy for my taste, i've tested Mona's Oud, Most Montales (though synthetic..), xerjoffs, and also have a 50 year old 3/4 pure aged agarwood oil from India, nothing will work for me now besides this MFK.

    Just sharing - and hope you guys check it out, price though is ridiculous - a small bottle of this goes a long way, Francis Kurkdjian has done it again, just oozes quality.

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    Default Re: MFK Oud Cashmere & Oud Velvet (Just Wow...)

    They're very nice scents indeed.

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    thanks for sharing, looking forward to try these soon
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    Default Re: MFK Oud Cashmere & Oud Velvet (Just Wow...)

    Quote Originally Posted by HDDP View Post
    thanks for sharing, looking forward to try these soon
    The drydown of this is TDF.

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    Default Re: MFK Oud Cashmere & Oud Velvet (Just Wow...)

    I tried these as well a couple of weeks ago and thought they were very good. I agree on Cashmere and Velvet being the best. The price keeps me from buying, however.
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    Default Re: MFK Oud Cashmere & Oud Velvet (Just Wow...)

    I'm really eager to try the Oud Mood collection mostly because I'm a big fan of his Oud. To me, it's one of the best creations I've smelt in recent years. People seem to be really on the fence about his Oud.

    I'm hoping the collection will come up on his online store soon so I can order some samples. From online reviews I've read so far, the Oud Mood collection is garnering some really good attention. Generally, Oud Velvet is considered the strongest out of the bunch and everyone's favorite seems to be Silk Oud.

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    Really looking forward to sampling these...! Love MFK.

    In Cairo on business this week, so going to try and find some local attars also... I do like a bit of barnyard on occasion...
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    Yet to test / sample this trio, but your feedback has doubly motivated me...

    MFK along with Frederic Malle are my 2 fav niche houses, nothing they do seems to go wrong...
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    I'm dying to try these.

    How is the vetiver one?

    Oud & vetiver. I've never seen that.
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    Default Re: MFK Oud Cashmere & Oud Velvet (Just Wow...)

    I tried these two days ago, they are both lovely. Unfortunately on my skin the drydown of both turned into generic musks after 8 hours... at that price I would expect a higher quality drydown. Again this is on my skin, others may have different experiences with them.

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    Default Re: MFK Oud Cashmere & Oud Velvet (Just Wow...)

    They smelled very nice from the bottle. I didn't spray them, though, I've no interest in lemming for that kind of price.
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    Default Re: MFK Oud Cashmere & Oud Velvet (Just Wow...)

    I'm always interested in new scents from MFK, will have to sample these at some point.

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    Can't wait to try them. I can't justify a blind buy because MFK's fragrances are each such individual statements. I love his first Oud, but can not wear Absolute pour le Soir which everyone else seems to love. I thought Aqua Universlis is too floral for my taste and it took me a half dozen wearings to finally get Lumiere Noire Pour Homme, which I like a lot. Who knows which one is right - from the reviews that are out now they all sound good. Not me, I need to test before this kind of investment. Neiman Marcus carries this line but they don't have these yet. Luckyscent? I hope these dealers get them so we can give them a try.
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    Default Re: MFK Oud Cashmere & Oud Velvet (Just Wow...)

    I have yet to try out any of the new MFK oud fragrances, I am sure they are good. I am a big fan of Lumiere Homme.

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    Default Re: MFK Oud Cashmere & Oud Velvet (Just Wow...)

    MFK is very fond of a white musk which comes across as very keening and screechy to me -- I get it in both Lumiere Pour Homme and his original Oud. I wonder if these new ouds will sit on the same musk? If so, I'll have to pass them by, sadly.

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    I tested all 3 out , they are good , but nothing stellar IMO, and ridiculously overpriced just as the MFK Oud, and as others have said the drydowns turn into synthetic white musks. I will rather stick to my ASAQ and Ajmal Oud EDPs.

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    Default Re: MFK Oud Cashmere & Oud Velvet (Just Wow...)

    Thanks for sharing your impressions of these 2, have seen a lot of the silk one but these were the two whose notes caught my interest. Look forward to trying them more so now
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    Quote Originally Posted by onethinline View Post
    MFK is very fond of a white musk which comes across as very keening and screechy to me -- I get it in both Lumiere Pour Homme and his original Oud. I wonder if these new ouds will sit on the same musk?
    Yes, unfortunately... this white musk (or combination thereof) is not that detectable in the top and mid notes, but they come to the fore in the base notes on my skin, which unfortunately makes the base the least pleasant part. Those who are anosmic to these musks may not find this objectionable.

    The problem is that the oud of the top / mid is so complex and beautiful that the blasted synthetic white musk at the base just ruins everything, and unfortunately it doesn't mix well. I find this white musk note very nice in Lumiere Noire for example, but it just doesn't work with oud (in my opinion).

    The SA said that these are extraits and that they are relatively linear--I wish that were the case on my skin, because the top and mid were great on me, base not so much.

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    Default Re: MFK Oud Cashmere & Oud Velvet (Just Wow...)

    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    I'm dying to try these.

    How is the vetiver one?

    Oud & vetiver. I've never seen that.
    its velvet not vetiver

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    actually, i get little or no musk at all in velvet oud, a little in cashmere oud ; MFK oud mood contains real agarwood and not the synthetic kind? how do i know? because i've been taking medicine made from agarwood to supplement my acupuncture therapy, agarwood is a great nerve tonic - when i sprayed both this oud - i had the same reaction as i would when ingesting the agarwood medicine, and i was really stunned! - The Velvet Oud has a bit of Balsamic quality to it late in the dry down, its a little bit more stauncher, and sharper - Cashmere, is a little softer during its dry down and has very little white musk just to ease the edges out nevertheless it has more of the "oud sawdust" effect, although not much and not too different than velvet oud as a whole ; oud velvet is more oriental than the cashmere, although at this point i am really criss-crossed between this two, will need to decide between this two, since buying both is out of the question given its financial equation.

    The Oud Mood (Velvet & Cashmere) are miles apart from his mediocre Oud which features relatively un-aged agarwood from Laos, and the new ones lasts and lasts and lasts..since its extrait - good things are not cheap, and this more truly so when you experience MFK's Oud Mood, though i think silk mood is totally aloof from the trio and i can sense how this completes the trio, it probably made to manifest another side of oud just like the first Francis K's first oud outing, talented fellow this Francis K.

    If you find this unremarkable then probably, you are anosmic and it just doesn't work on your skin, and its not a massive crowd pleaser - face it; it gets lonely at the top.

    My Rating 9/10 for both Velvet and Cashmere (but not an everyday scent)
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    Default Re: MFK Oud Cashmere & Oud Velvet (Just Wow...)

    Have tested these now and I agree with the consensus, these are very good oud fragrances. Oud Velvet Mood smells more of a real oud oil than any other oud fragrance I have tried. I have a couple dozen pure oud oils in my collection and this smells very similar to many of these as it opens. Compared to perfume oud fragrances it is most similar to Harrod's Oud and smells lighter than Killian Pure Oud, but is similar and has more depth. Although it is similar to these I think it is superior to either. Oud Velvet is a fantastic oud fragrance and is my favorite of the three. Oud Cashmere Mood is the "amber oud" of the three and it is most reminiscent of Killian Amber Oud and also Armani Prive Oud Royal. The primary accents are benzoin, labdanum and vanilla but I believe all of these MFK's have many notes employed but not listed, because these are incredibly smooth and masterfully done unlike most on the market. But, like Oud Velvet, Cashmere Mood is superior to any others that it might be compared to. Oud Silk Mood is an extremely beautiful and seamless ethereal rose oud. It has a little resemblance to JHAG Midnight Oud at first, but in the middle notes smells like Killian's Rose Oud. The dry down of this fragrance just soars into rose heaven and reminds me most of Amouage Homage (the more rosy blends). Difficult to rate these anything but a perfect score. I would be tempted to purchase either Velvet or Cashmere for myself and Silk for the lady in my life. Unfortunately we already own several oud of these types and I don't know that I need more.
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    Default Re: MFK Oud Cashmere & Oud Velvet (Just Wow...)

    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzlepuff View Post
    Have tested these now and I agree with the consensus, these are very good oud fragrances. Oud Velvet Mood smells more of a real oud oil than any other oud fragrance I have tried. I have a couple dozen pure oud oils in my collection and this smells very similar to many of these as it opens. Compared to perfume oud fragrances it is most similar to Harrod's Oud and smells lighter than Killian Pure Oud, but is similar and has more depth. Although it is similar to these I think it is superior to either. Oud Velvet is a fantastic oud fragrance and is my favorite of the three. Oud Cashmere Mood is the "amber oud" of the three and it is most reminiscent of Killian Amber Oud and also Armani Prive Oud Royal. The primary accents are benzoin, labdanum and vanilla but I believe all of these MFK's have many notes employed but not listed, because these are incredibly smooth and masterfully done unlike most on the market. But, like Oud Velvet, Cashmere Mood is superior to any others that it might be compared to. Oud Silk Mood is an extremely beautiful and seamless ethereal rose oud. It has a little resemblance to JHAG Midnight Oud at first, but in the middle notes smells like Killian's Rose Oud. The dry down of this fragrance just soars into rose heaven and reminds me most of Amouage Homage (the more rosy blends). Difficult to rate these anything but a perfect score. I would be tempted to purchase either Velvet or Cashmere for myself and Silk for the lady in my life. Unfortunately we already own several oud of these types and I don't know that I need more.
    thank you for the wonderful review
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    Default Re: MFK Oud Cashmere & Oud Velvet (Just Wow...)

    I'm going to resample these next time I'm at Neiman's. My MFK rep invited me to a breakfast with Marc Chaya (CEO of MFK) in April as he will be there for the launch. She said only 15 invited total so I'm wondering if this is a high pressure sale. Not sure what to expect. Anyway I really liked them first time I sampled and MFK scents have a way of really growing on me. I find myself going back to them and having to own a bottle. I even wound up buying a bottle of Amyris after thinking it was just ok upon first testing, but doubt I can swallow the price of these. They would at least have to have Tobacco Vanille performance.
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    Default Re: MFK Oud Cashmere & Oud Velvet (Just Wow...)

    I love Silk Mood, but it smells almost exactly like Bond No 9 Signature (the one in the gold bottle). This one has better quality ingredients. I love Cashmere Mood too, This one is a very better quality Le Labo Oud... They still smell the same, MFK added his famous clean musk in there to make it not as harsh. Velvet was the most original to me. Silk is my favorite because I love the oud and rose combo...The longevity is really suspect.

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    Default Re: MFK Oud Cashmere & Oud Velvet (Just Wow...)

    Their online shop just ran out of samples for the oud line. They promised to restock in two weeks.

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    Default Re: MFK Oud Cashmere & Oud Velvet (Just Wow...)

    Although it's not recommended, I'm determined to make a blind purchase. Are these ouds better than The Different Company's Oud Shamash? By better I'm referring to richness, quality, scent, ect.
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    I have to say that these 3 have the most OUD smell I have ever seen out of anything. Talking like my real oud samples that are segregated from other scents the pure oils in tiny vials. These are seriously stinky in a good way. Medicinal, bandaid, it's all covered in there but didn't get any barnyard which is good lol.

    The sample cards smelled up my room like crazy and the drydowns are awesome, almost too stinky of oud at first but calmed down in about 3 hours. I wouldn't try to spray these on fabric might just run people out of the room haha.

    Some very interesting ouds if you want to smell what the real oud smells like in a perfume. Much moreso than any of my other ouds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by megatropolis View Post
    Wearing velvet today again.... I really love them all. He is so talented.
    I agree as well, MFK to me is easily among the current top 10 and will end up IMO among the top 100 all time parfumers (if such a list could be made)...Saving $$$ to buy this line in the near future.
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    From mega expensive puerh cakes to cars and perfumes malaysians are liking them very expensive. In $200's range I bet there would be no interest )

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    Epic Man dries down into a white musk to my nose. Is this similar?
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Default Re: MFK Oud Cashmere & Oud Velvet (Just Wow...)

    I actually don't like Cashmere and Velvet. Both smell EXTREMELY similar from the two testers I got samples from, and both dry down into this really, really odd musk that I don't like. Silk is excellent, though not much more than a rose-oud, though it's an extraordinary rose-oud.
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