First test: on paper. Smelling good, OK, deciding, that I will try it later on my wrist. Forgetting about the test paper. Leaving it on the desk in the next room. After two hours I had to enter in the room. It is the biggest one in my flat, the airspace is quite big. I told to my sister, that her perfume is perfect. She told, that she is not wearing anything (yes, it happens once in a year). Then I was playing dog and searching the source of the amazing smell till I found the paper. One small drop and you have an air freshener for the next 2 days.
Scent and longevity is almost the same on human skin. 13 hours after donning it - and it is still strong (much stronger than OPIUM of YSL on my other wrist, donned 5 hours ago). Unfortunately range is only 2-3 meters after 6 hours, so I could not give 120% for sillage, only 100%.
About the fragrance: it is true oud. Woody and balmy notes rules the beginning, it has a dark, powdery, hot oriental aroma, it is drying very fast. Spices are perfectly supporting the torridity of BLACK OUD, you smell them somewhere behind your nose, almost in your throat. Even is oud is listed as heart note, it pervades the whole life of the perfume. This oud is natural, royal, a bit smoky and less masculine than in BLACK AFGANO.
Since the scent is quite similar on paper and on skin, if you do not like it on the test paper, do not blow it on your skin.
Many thanks to Oloroso for the sample!!!