Secrets, Smoke and Mirrors
Mysterious Oud is that soft smokey slightly sweet incense smell that reminds me of the impending arrival of Autumn. I think of that point when a burning log in the firepit has danced the night with flame and is now fully deep orange- still hot enough to be dangerous to the touch, but now producing a gentle glow and a soul warming burnt wood aroma. I have searched for this scent every year around October and settled for many other fragrances such as "Burning Leaves" and CdG's "Hinoki" both of which have elements of this mood but Mysterious Oud is almost a singular subtle whiff of sweet smoke. This has a gentle silage and a transparency that I personally would not associate with an Oud at all. If I smelled this on a stranger, I would definitely be curious as to what they were wearing. It leaves a delicate but haunting trail of Labdanum caressed by fleeting woody notes. Very well done, if you like just a bit of mystery.