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    Default Franck Olivier Oud Touch vs Oud Vanille

    Would anyone with experience with these two scents say it is redundant to own both?
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    FOOT is a great super cheapo, perhaps my favorite "oud scent" ATM, even though I have much more expensive ones. In fact, it's one reason why I haven't bought anything expensive in quite some time now. Haven't tried OV.

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    Default Re: Franck Olivier Oud Touch vs Oud Vanille

    Thanks Bigsly, I have definitely heard good things about this one!

    Would love to know how these two stack up!
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    Default Re: Franck Olivier Oud Touch vs Oud Vanille

    Happen to own both. Both very nice. Oud Touch is less sweet to my nose.
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    Default Re: Franck Olivier Oud Touch vs Oud Vanille

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Happen to own both. Both very nice. Oud Touch is less sweet to my nose.
    Thanks for the reply - Are they too similar to warrant having both?
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    Default Re: Franck Olivier Oud Touch vs Oud Vanille

    Quote Originally Posted by rybot View Post
    Thanks for the reply - Are they too similar to warrant having both?
    For me not to similar. However can't speak for how others might feel.
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    Default Re: Franck Olivier Oud Touch vs Oud Vanille

    Thanks Hednic.
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    Can anybody who is familiar let me know if Oud Touch is a norlimbanol bomb? A coworker of mine has this fragrance and to me it smells like the distilled version of what L'Homme Blanc and others say about norlimbanol, which is that it's scratchy, noisy and ridiculously strong. I'm sure for $20 FO isn't using real oud so is it possible they're trying to render it with norlimbanol?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack103 View Post
    Can anybody who is familiar let me know if Oud Touch is a norlimbanol bomb? A coworker of mine has this fragrance and to me it smells like the distilled version of what L'Homme Blanc and others say about norlimbanol, which is that it's scratchy, noisy and ridiculously strong. I'm sure for $20 FO isn't using real oud so is it possible they're trying to render it with norlimbanol?
    I am not sure whether it is norlimbanol, but there is a screechy loud harsh and synthetic note in FOOT that I find too overwhelming and obnoxious. I was hoping it would go away after the opening, but it is still there days later on the clothes and on the fabrics. A deal breaker for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack103 View Post
    Can anybody who is familiar let me know if Oud Touch is a norlimbanol bomb? A coworker of mine has this fragrance and to me it smells like the distilled version of what L'Homme Blanc and others say about norlimbanol, which is that it's scratchy, noisy and ridiculously strong. I'm sure for $20 FO isn't using real oud so is it possible they're trying to render it with norlimbanol?
    I didn't get anything like that, but I can't say that I have a good sense of norlimbanol specifically. I do tend to dislike those "screechy" woody/amber aroma chemicals, unless they are used judiciously (which seems rarer and rarer these days!).

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    Default Re: Franck Olivier Oud Touch vs Oud Vanille

    I still have yet to play around with these. I may need to change that.
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