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    Default Anyone try out Lomani Intense Black?

    So, I have been seeing on a few Facebook groups and a few Youtube videos that this little cheapy has been getting a lot of praise and some comparisons to Royal Oud. The price is certainly right at $20 for 100mL. I know there was a whole fuss made about AB Silver (I think), and I was wondering if anyone here has had any experience with their most recent fragrance. It definitely looks appealing in the note breakdown!

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    Default Re: Anyone try out Lomani Intense Black?

    I own Black Intense. Have had it for a while. It's very nice for the price and on its own merits. Personally don't get much similarity with Royal Oud
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    Default Re: Anyone try out Lomani Intense Black?

    So I just got my bottle in today, and at first spray my immediate reaction is "Yep, that's Royal Oud," It's definitely not exactly the same, but it is definitely heavily inspired by it. It's great stuff and I could see this being a substitute for someone on a tight budget, or like me, wants something like Royal Oud to wear more casually. I mean, at $14 for 100mL you can't really go wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OctaVariuM View Post
    So I just got my bottle in today, and at first spray my immediate reaction is "Yep, that's Royal Oud," It's definitely not exactly the same, but it is definitely heavily inspired by it. It's great stuff and I could see this being a substitute for someone on a tight budget, or like me, wants something like Royal Oud to wear more casually. I mean, at $14 for 100mL you can't really go wrong.
    Having bought their Silver Spirit I'm not surprised it's good. Now....just need to find some in the UK!

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    Default Re: Anyone try out Lomani Intense Black?

    Quote Originally Posted by tefg View Post
    Having bought their Silver Spirit I'm not surprised it's good. Now....just need to find some in the UK!
    I got mine from the scented monkey, and I think they ship to the UK. Just look around. I saw someone mentioning that they found it for 11 quid on fragrantica.

    Is Silver Spirit worth getting?

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    Default Re: Anyone try out Lomani Intense Black?

    Ok, you sold me. I just ordered a bottle of Lomani Intense! Never heard of it until today, but for that price... it would make a nice paperweight for my office.
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    Default Re: Anyone try out Lomani Intense Black?

    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    Ok, you sold me. I just ordered a bottle of Lomani Intense! Never heard of it until today, but for that price... it would make a nice paperweight for my office.
    It's good stuff. I know your tastes and I think you will like it. The more it is on my skin the more I keep legitimately forgetting I'm not wearing Royal Oud. I'm not saying it is as good, but it is a close one and I enjoy it on its own merits. It is maybe just a sad sweeter to my nose, but it isn't overwhelming.

    And yeah, at $14 I was willing to gamble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OctaVariuM View Post
    It's good stuff. I know your tastes and I think you will like it. The more it is on my skin the more I keep legitimately forgetting I'm not wearing Royal Oud. I'm not saying it is as good, but it is a close one and I enjoy it on its own merits. It is maybe just a sad sweeter to my nose, but it isn't overwhelming.

    And yeah, at $14 I was willing to gamble.
    Sure looking forward to it - even if it's just similar in style to RO, I am sure I will like it. Thanks for the heads up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OctaVariuM View Post
    I got mine from the scented monkey, and I think they ship to the UK. Just look around. I saw someone mentioning that they found it for 11 quid on fragrantica.

    Is Silver Spirit worth getting?
    To my non expert nose it is very close to Aventus.

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    Default Re: Anyone try out Lomani Intense Black?

    Ordered a bottle of this a few days ago and am looking forward to getting it! And yes, AB Silver is worth getting if you like Aventus
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    Default Re: Anyone try out Lomani Intense Black?

    You guys twisted my arm again. Guess $15.00 is enough to curb my curiousty on this one. If it smells anything close to Royal Oud, it's worth a try. AB Silver was a good call, so what the hec?

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    Yep, ordered one as well. Got the Ab Spirit Silver too and i find it close to Aventus and also an extremely good release that is better than many fragrances that cost at least twice more. I need to overspray Silver a little (~8 sprays), so i bought a backup bottle as it works very well in office environment. What's next from Lomani? VIW clone, MI maybe ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylver View Post
    Yep, ordered one as well. Got the Ab Spirit Silver too and i find it close to Aventus and also an extremely good release that is better than many fragrances that cost at least twice more. I need to overspray Silver a little (~8 sprays), so i bought a backup bottle as it works very well in office environment. What's next from Lomani? VIW clone, MI maybe ?
    Omg, I can only hope!!!!
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    I usually don't believe in the Creed clone hype but I just received a bottle of Intense Black. On my skin it's 90% Royal Oud. Intense Black is a small bit sweeter but lasts much longer on my skin than Royal Oud. One of the best budget buys I've had in a LONG time. Two thumbs up.
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    Default Re: Anyone try out Lomani Intense Black?

    Quote Originally Posted by acjigga View Post
    I usually don't believe in the Creed clone hype but I just received a bottle of Intense Black. On my skin it's 90% Royal Oud. Intense Black is a small bit sweeter but lasts much longer on my skin than Royal Oud. One of the best budget buys I've had in a LONG time. Two thumbs up.
    Good to know.

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    Default Re: Anyone try out Lomani Intense Black?

    Just received my bottle in. Just a quick spray on the back of my hand so far about 15 minutes ago. While it's not an exact replica of Creed Royal Oud, it is sure similar. Excellent scent. Certainly worth the money.

    If I had to describe this one using other fragrances, I would say:
    80% Creed Royal Oud,
    10% Carbone de Balmain
    10% Dirty English.

    edit...

    after a few hours, I find the association with Royal Oud to be less and less, and an association with Carbone de Balmain to be stronger. It really takes on that pencil shaving scent during drydown.
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    Default Re: Anyone try out Lomani Intense Black?

    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    Just received my bottle in. Just a quick spray on the back of my hand so far about 15 minutes ago. While it's not an exact replica of Creed Royal Oud, it is sure similar. Excellent scent. Certainly worth the money.

    If I had to describe this one using other fragrances, I would say:
    80% Creed Royal Oud,
    10% Carbone de Balmain
    10% Dirty English.

    edit...

    after a few hours, I find the association with Royal Oud to be less and less, and an association with Carbone de Balmain to be stronger. It really takes on that pencil shaving scent during drydown.
    Aw crap, I hate that pencil shaving smell:/
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    Default Re: Anyone try out Lomani Intense Black?

    Alright, got my bottle of this and have worn it a few times. Have never tried Royal Oud, so can't compare. And even though this isn't normally my "style" of scent that I enjoy....I can say that it does smell good and is a quality scent like all Lomani products I've tried thus far. HOWEVER....unlike the other Lomani scents I have/tried, this one seems to be pretty weak in the area of both longevity and projection. I mean like after a couple hours max, it's dies down to a skin scent on me. Curious what kind of performance others are getting with this scent??? Because either I'm anosmic to this scent or it's pretty weak sauce.
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    I gave it a full wearing yesterday (previously I had just tried it on the back of my hand). I didn't quite get as much of the "pencil shavings" this time around, but I did get very good longevity. However, I didn't really spray any directly on my skin, but rather applied (somewhat heavily) to my tee shirt, which I was wearing under another shirt.
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    Default Re: Anyone try out Lomani Intense Black?

    You guys should try Quorum Silver which is a cedar bomb that has a vanilla base. It's a fresher version of Royal Oud and it lasts and projects quite well. I would have never tried it based on the look of the bottle and the fact that it's a Quorum fragrance. Totally worth the $12 asking price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    Just received my bottle in. Just a quick spray on the back of my hand so far about 15 minutes ago. While it's not an exact replica of Creed Royal Oud, it is sure similar. Excellent scent. Certainly worth the money.

    If I had to describe this one using other fragrances, I would say:
    80% Creed Royal Oud,
    10% Carbone de Balmain
    10% Dirty English.

    edit...

    after a few hours, I find the association with Royal Oud to be less and less, and an association with Carbone de Balmain to be stronger. It really takes on that pencil shaving scent during drydown.
    wow i love dirty english and love CdB, and have never tried royal oud, though reading reviews and looking at notes I've been interested to try it for a while...maybe i should just grab a bottle of this for the hell of it

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    Default Re: Anyone try out Lomani Intense Black?

    Quote Originally Posted by bonanz View Post
    wow i love dirty english and love CdB, and have never tried royal oud, though reading reviews and looking at notes I've been interested to try it for a while...maybe i should just grab a bottle of this for the hell of it
    Yeah, it's so cheap...there really isn't any reason not to, especially if you enjoy woody drydowns....for $14 shipped to me, I couldn't NOT try it!lol
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    Default Re: Anyone try out Lomani Intense Black?

    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    I gave it a full wearing yesterday (previously I had just tried it on the back of my hand). I didn't quite get as much of the "pencil shavings" this time around, but I did get very good longevity. However, I didn't really spray any directly on my skin, but rather applied (somewhat heavily) to my tee shirt, which I was wearing under another shirt.
    Thankfully, I don't get super strong "pencils shavings" on me with this one either. Thanks for chiming in Doug, I'll try it on clothes next with a heavy hand. Maybe 5-6 sprays will give me the longevity and sillage I'm looking for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    I own Black Intense. Have had it for a while. It's very nice for the price and on its own merits. Personally don't get much similarity with Royal Oud
    Surprised you don't find any similarity. It's very similar to me. At least 70-80% similar. Got a spray of Lomani on my left arm and Royal Oud on the right. I'm very impressed. Not a direct clone but very, very close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Flagg View Post
    Surprised you don't find any similarity. It's very similar to me. At least 70-80% similar. Got a spray of Lomani on my left arm and Royal Oud on the right. I'm very impressed. Not a direct clone but very, very close.
    Where did you find it in the UK?

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    Default Re: Anyone try out Lomani Intense Black?

    Quote Originally Posted by tefg View Post
    Where did you find it in the UK?
    eBay. Someone was selling a used bottle (although it was still 99% full). Got it for £17.50. Not bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Flagg View Post
    eBay. Someone was selling a used bottle (although it was still 99% full). Got it for £17.50. Not bad.
    Nice.

    I'm on the lookout for it after being impressed by Silver Spirit but havent spotted any in the UK yet, other than ones with hefty overseas postage costs.

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    Default Re: Anyone try out Lomani Intense Black?

    Sampled this morning. Greatest cheapie I tried in quite a while. I get the Royal Oud vibe with Intense Black.
    Light spices and woods make this a spectacular fragrance for the price. Nice blind buy.

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    Default Re: Anyone try out Lomani Intense Black?

    Received mine today and to me it really does resemble Royal Oud. Will give it a full wear this week and report back.

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    Bought one today after reading all the positive reviews. If Lomani keeps this up with the Creed clones it's going to make a lot of people happy this year.

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