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An overdose usually does not promise anything good, because the meaning of the word does not lie simply in more of something specific, but in too much. Even fragrances can be too much at some point and thus become annoying and seem out of place. Anyone who knows Uden knows that he is developing very progressively from a very cool, fresh and juicy citrus top note to a warm, soft base dominated by vanilla, amber and musk. I could hardly imagine an overdose of it, but as my headline already indicates, it is not what you should expect from this fragrance.
The colours, which for me represent Uden and Uden Overdose, already show essential differences: While the former reminds of sunny yellow, a little sky blue and later red-golden amber, the latter evokes light yellow, dull green and brown tones and perhaps even a little grey.
In my opinion Uden Overdose starts even less intensive than its predecessor, because the citrus chord, which by the way is the only thing that remains in the successor, seems less powerful overall and is also not supported by this cool freshness of Uden, which is difficult to define. Instead, Xerjoff now relies on the spiciness of ginger and the todays tobacco blossom, which is by no means floral. In general, Uden Overdose seems to me to be very dry, much more woody and less sweet. I therefore consider the classification as a gourmand to be absolutely incorrect - in Uden even only partially. A slightly ambry base note becomes noticeable with time, but it is much less present and I can also perceive a light pencil note, which actually always spoils a scent for me, but is fortunately pleasantly reserved here. In Uden I can only guess the same sometimes very slightly.
In summary, it can be said that Uden Overdose has discarded the playfulness of its predecessor (see my commentary) and appears much more serious, but also more masculine. So he's grown up. But unfortunately many people lose the childlike qualities that can enrich life as they grow older - and so this Xerjoff drifts quite a bit towards the designer area, does without strong contrasts, like Uden, and remains relatively linear. The higher price cannot be justified; the clearly better quality, especially in terms of longevity (approx. 8-9 hours), however, cannot be denied.
From a critical point of view, Uden Overdose is neither really fresh nor particularly warm. That's why it's probably best suited to spring and autumn. He still has certain all-rounder qualities and if it weren't for the high price, my rating would even be a little higher, because I have to admit that he just felt good wearing it four times and my girlfriend said right away that I smelled good when I hung him up for the first time. But too much adaptability often has a paralyzing effect and so I save myself the overdose. Is also healthier...