Oud Mood is a smoked vanilla with floral and caramel shades, elegant, precious and of an impressive quality. Here you do not smell anything synthetic, that sure there will be, but I mean, there is no synthetic note screaming, NO, the aroma feels natural, sweet, resinous, caramel, earthy, woody, creamy and floral, a stunning natural beauty.
This perfume is signed by any famous Niche house, say Tom Ford, Serge Lutens, etc, etc ... and there would be a surprising Hype around him, but as an Arab house signs it, it is not heard.
The output is amazing, a prelude to what is about to happen, feeling a sweet and spicy rose, very saffroned, but not as in the typical Rosa-Oud combo, if not more kind and sweet, like chocolate. This output is very similar to "Oud Bouquet" by Lancome, but a bit more vanilla. Passed this exit, the rose and the saffron go disappearing progressively, and leave place to a caramelized vanilla with a bottom of patchouli and oud chocolaty, incredible, almost edible, but without reaching excesses, at no time the sweetness is excessive or annoying, it does not cause cavities, it is very well controlled by woody notes, patchouli-oud, which, in this case, the oud does not feel medicinal or dirty, is rather a deep wood, spicy, somewhat earthy, and with many nuances resinous, which, in conjunction with the caramel and vanilla, give the feeling of a chocolaty wood with a smoky touch that I love. Thus, most of the development of the perfume remains, except that, in the final drying, the amber becomes more noticeable and adds new nuances to that chocolate and smoky vanilla, nuances that rekindle the aroma, and despite its almost linearity, They make it very dynamic and alive. I loved this vanilla-oud creamy, it leaves me speechless to describe it correctly, so I'll just say: Sublime.
The aroma is unisex, and the truth, that very well done. In spite of his notes, at no time does he feel neither excessively masculine and markedly feminine, it is a very balanced perfume in that aspect. Even the cylinder box that surrounds it is of a very good quality, original and precious, without neglecting the bottle, which is made of a heavy glass, ornamented with some striking ties, and topped by a metal cap, very much in keeping with the high quality that is anticipated at first sight. A very careful and elaborate presentation.
The performance is extraordinary, staying in skin for more than 12 hours, with a very diffusive and notorious wake, if you are looking for something that marks presence, without doubt here you have a perfect candidate and at a price of demolition.
Perfume of cold and temperate climates and above all for your nocturnal use, although on a cold winter morning, this perfume will make you warm with its warmth. I do not see it appropriate for use in extreme heat season, but I must say that, on a cool summer night ... ufff this has to be a wonder.
I recommend it 100%.
Forgive me for my english.