Choco patchouli oud, with the indolic bone-structure of agarwood oil melting with cocoa beans to create a quite disturbing sort of “sweetish seasoned cheese” smell, with a bright whiff of floral notes and a perceivable base note of camphorous amber gris (the real one? It smells really good). The opening phase is quite bold and compelling, but once it tones down, Oud Lacquer becomes soon quite a dull sort of woody-gourmand scent all about balmy notes of cocoa beans, patchouli, a light woody oud note and flowers. The oud note is decent: nutty, woody, “oily” and just a tad “fecal”, but also much restrained overall – shortly, don’t expect a gorgeous blast of oud (as you would legitimately expect at this price range, I’d say...). Flowers and patchouli tame it down quite much. Finally, as other reviewers noted, the persistence is incredibly short. I would say that it’s a nice scent overall, and works decently for one hour or so, and then it’s gone. Not for this price, for me.