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"Wow, what is that?! Great thing! Could be my signature scent." - So were my first impressions when I took Byredos Oud Immortel (the encore of my favorite fragrance house). This is certainly an extraordinary fragrance. Rarely, however, has an overwhelming beginning turned into the opposite for me.
It begins with an almost brutal artificial fruitiness (the limoncello?), perhaps pushed by the patchouli, although the papyrus is highlighted in the fragrance pyramid. (I have no idea what papyrus smells like.)
In any case, it remains with this beginning and this fruitiness also in the next hours. It reminds me a little of the "fragrance process" in the ripening process of a mango. I love mango, but when it is overripe, the smell in its obtrusiveness is hardly bearable.
Apart from this fruitiness, Oud Immortel ultimately offers little; the impression remains of a very loud, one-dimensional fragrance that has no development. I will probably no longer wear the scent and only store it for "study purposes", because - as I said - it is already interesting