This is the first oud I smell.
I still don't know exactly how this legendary eaglewood smells like that.
But I know violets and benzoes very well and I also recognize them when I spray on the perfume.
So, now enchant me, Oud Satin Mood.
The prelude for me is first of all flowery-fruity and fills my head completely with the color light orange. I associate it with fresh apricots, a powdery cool violet on a spicy-warm bed of benzoin and a note that must be oud.
It'll take a while for the rose to show. But when it comes, it's like a fully blossoming nectar rose, sweet and sensually deafening. The scent is no longer orange and bright, but dark red, blood red
Finally, vanilla joins in and envelops all the other scents in its warmth and comfort, so intense that the other notes briefly disappear. The scent becomes even darker and no longer red, more like a dark wood brown.
How exactly the scent smells changes periodically for me, the scents alternate in their intensity, sometimes there is more of one, sometimes more of the other. The fragrance is very pleasantly cuddly, creamy and harmonious. From time to time I smell minimal medical echoes, like eucalyptus.
I feel transported into a fantasy world as you sometimes see it in dreams, a dense jungle with foggy lights that rise and fall, a forest with huge trees whose foliage is so dense that you can't see the sky. Lianas hang down everywhere, everything is networked through them, the jungle a single organism. The air glows and pulsates like magic, the sky is dark, but the plants and insects produce their own lights that surround them. The night is filled with life, you can hear birds twittering and humming from huge insects. The fragrant vanilla trees grow in this jungle. They are gnarled and old, from their bark spicy resin emerges in several places. They are not too high, have broadly notched, matt shimmering blue-green leaves. And now they are in full bloom, now they fill the whole night with their sweet vanilla-creamy nectar scent. The glowing night butterflies and a bunch of eagerly nibbling hummingbirds gather around the tree.