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    Can't wait to give this one a try - thanks for the info. Hope it makes it over here soon.
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    I just hope there is a bit more of a variation on the oud theme.

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    Sounds very nice indeed!
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    Just got the email. My issue is this. Yes Kilian has beautiful packaging, good quality ingredients, etc, and eh even for 50ml at $250-300 it's borderline overpriced (ok, it IS overpriced but whatever), it's just that don't these guys KNOW how many Oud scents have come out in the past 5 years? I mean they're sort of on the tail end of the movement already, and they've already got 4-5 Ouds in the line, and after all that, it's oud, jasmine, saffron, blah blah seriously, nothing new? I mean Cartier dropped 3 at once but at least they were all different. Some of these new Ouds, like say Creed or Aqua Di Parma, they add something new to the category. Even Ford's Oud Wood from early in the day I still think is unique.

    I mean of course I'll go smell this, I'm just surprised that it isn't more interesting, that's all
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    Hope it blows me away! But ain't holding my breath!
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    The notes are promising. It seems to have a good amount of roses. Hope it isn't very close to Rose Oud, wich is already good on its own.

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    Thanks for sharing the info. Will try it as soon as available.

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    How daring and original!

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    Should have named it black pearl and had the face of Johnny Depp for that
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    Really enjoy By Kilian scents, so will have to try this one.

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    Will sample.
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    How are you all judging\critizing without having true it¿
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    I like it. It's different from the rest of the Oud line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbloke View Post
    I like it. It's different from the rest of the Oud line.
    Well that's good news!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beck View Post
    The notes are promising. It seems to have a good amount of roses. Hope it isn't very close to Rose Oud, wich is already good on its own.
    This is night and day compared to Rose Oud, which is sweet and jammy (and amazing, I might add). In Pearl, a beautiful floral combo does arise eventually (rose & ylang ylang), but you have to get past the opening.

    Quote Originally Posted by bigbloke View Post
    I like it. It's different from the rest of the Oud line.
    I wholeheartedly agree, it's very very different. I like it, but I'll admit, I can barely handle the opening. I like a challenge from time to time, and Pearl Oud does that for me.

    I figured I'd bump this now that it's been out for a bit and I'm assuming more folks have tried it. I got 10ml in a split about a month ago and...it is certainly different. I've tried the rest of the Arabian Nights oud's (Pure, Incense, Rose, Amber, Musk) and I consider all to be solid in their own right, especially Incense Oud and Rose Oud. I find them all pleasant, some to be fantastic, and all easy to wear. Pearl Oud is another animal altogether.

    Pearl opens with a very rough, dirty, pungent oud accord that actually brings to mind the word "fecal" for me, something which has never happened before. I've heard others mention blue cheese. Whatever it is, it's certainly not your average rose/oud/saffron fragrance. Not for me at least, based on what I've previously smelled.

    Am I the only one that sees this as a big departure from the rest of the Kilian ouds? I hope some others will chime in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IsoESuperman View Post

    Am I the only one that sees this as a big departure from the rest of the Kilian ouds? I hope some others will chime in.
    I completely concur. It's not like the others and I've never smelled an oud like it - although I haven't tested nearly as many ouds as others on this board. The opening is borderline disgusting.

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    very well done, i dont get the harsh opening at all, very smooth to my nose. excellent longevity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elzahir View Post
    ...The opening is borderline disgusting.
    Quote Originally Posted by gfbl View Post
    ... i dont get the harsh opening at all, very smooth to my nose...
    I agree with both statements, in a way. I guess by "rough" I meant "hard for me to handle" and not ragged, poorly done, or out of place. It is smooth, it fits with the scent itself, but I'm still kind of grossed out by it. Then again, I am accustomed to the western ouds and have very little experience with real oud oils.
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    I had high hopes for this but here i am thinking....ugh not another rose oud :/ whats the opening comparable to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cc1987 View Post
    I had high hopes for this but here i am thinking....ugh not another rose oud :/ whats the opening comparable to?
    I'm honestly at a loss to compare the opening to anything. I've never smelled Leather Oud but have heard people say it's fecal so, Leather Oud maybe? I really can't say. As far as I know Leather Oud has no florals, but there is a floral buried in the pungent opening.

    I can say this though, it is NOT just another rose/oud IMO, and I'm a rose/oud kind of guy. This is something different. The drydown is beautiful, the opening is challenging, but in a good way. The development is remarkable. Overall it's intriguing and I'm glad I have some, but personally, this is not nearly as easy to wear as any of the other By Kilian ouds.

    @gflb if you have a chance to chime back in: Are you familiar with oud oils and if so, does this remind you of any?
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    Yes, there is nothing abrasive about the opening. In fact, I would say that its smoothness contributes to its disgusting nature.
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