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So fresh, so clean
A fresh oud scent. Yes ladies and gentlemen, that's exactly what it is. Some would say it's an oxymoron, because oud by definition does not smell fresh. And yet, for me, it is just that: a very clear and distinct oud scent that makes me feel clean, fresh and well-groomed all at the same time. That must be due to the lavender; I can't explain the effect any other way.
The famous brother Oud for Greatness I do not know and can therefore not compare, but other comments have already done so extensively.
So here instead my impression completely unencumbered by comparisons:
The prelude is extremely creaky and a bit musty with lots of saffron. The oud note is present for me from the beginning, the lavender, however, at this stage strangely not at all. I sprayed the fragrance on to try out before work and, given the acrid top note, briefly worried whether the whole thing wouldn't be a bit demanding for the office. By the way, acrid doesn't mean unpleasant, but it's just a heavy statement and absolutely not what European noses would usually call suitable for the office. You should like oud in general to feel comfortable with it. A quick note for the animalic-phobes: I don't understand the association of oud with stables and manure and so on anyway, because I've really never perceived it that way with any fragrance. But there are difficult and challenging oud scents, even for my nose. This one, however, is definitely not one of them.
After about 30 minutes, the creaky-dry first impression wears off, and this place then slowly comes through the lavender. The longer the fragrance is on the skin, the sweeter it becomes - not goumandsüß or fruity sweet, but a fresh, noble, pleasant sweetness that harmonizes wonderfully with the oud and plays with it. Sometimes the woody aspect reaches the nose more, sometimes the sweet aspect. Every time a whiff of this fragrance hits me, I can hardly believe how unbelievably good I smell. It is truly a pleasure and a boon to myself. From the outside, by the way, it has also compliments literally hailed, and mostly from women.
Interesting side observation on the edge:
My work colleague wanted to know in the afternoon, when the fragrance was already a few hours on the skin, whether I would wear Sauvage. And after a moment's poking, I knew what she meant. At least on me, it actually develops a note that is also found in Sauvage, and that is when the has stopped being so terribly intrusive and pungent.I feel strengthened in the suspicion that this impression of freshness is the overwhelming merit of the lavender that Oud for Glory and Sauvage share.
As for the longevity, may I report that I and others can still clearly detect the scent 10 hours after application (and I'm not one to get massively steamed up). The sillage is potent at first, later it pulls back to noticeable, but socially acceptable.
The bottle is beautiful, and to the price / performance ratio I think no more words need to lose.
I can not imagine what anyone could have to do with this gold treasure, (of course, if you like oriental fragrances themselves). If anything, he might be hardcore Orient fanatics too light on their feet. But even they might need an alternative now and then that doesn't offend outsider noses so much. Search no more, because here it is: the fresh Oud fragrance.