AtqaAtqa's Perfume Reviews

Atqa 5 years ago
7.5
Scent
5
Longevity
5
Sillage
10
Bottle

Italian chic
The opening is very similar to Black Sugar by Aquolina. The same overwhelming sweetness lined with dark smokiness. Liu Jo Gold is slightly sweeter (probably because of bergamot and pear sorbet). With time, Liu Jo Gold softens due to dry damask rose and becomes rather close to the skin as opposed to omnipresent Black Sugar.

Middle notes are leather and oud. Then there is the subtle vanilla, some patchouli and musk.

Liu Jo Gold is chic and neat. Not fancy by any means, but without exaggeration, simply elegant. It should not be offensive for the environment.

And the bottle? It is simply georgeus!

Atqa 6 years ago 3

Dusty memory
I love the first wave of Rose Oud. It is truly delightful. Strong, exotic, dignified and strangely melancholic. It bears a beautiful secret and a promise to reveal it. It's like an erotic promise, long look in the eye, touch of naked skin. Unfortunately, the spell is broken quickly, there is no intoxicating night, nor hasty greed of lovers. Sensual damask rose withers, shrinks, leaving only a dusty memory. For a moment I can smell the leathery and woody note of oud, however, without rose essence it becomes muffled, as if buried underneath desert sand.

Rose Oud is dry, somewhat dull, as if roasted by the sun during the day and then quickly chilled by the darkness of the night. It lacks something, does not sound full sound. It lacks space, third dimension. I guess it's the rose that ruins it all. It should be a fresher one, not so exhausted by heat, juicy and fleshy. A drop of water in the desert, which would provide a luminousity and life to the composition, enhancing by contrast the beauty of wood notes. Perhaps resinous labdanum note would become more prominent.

The big dissapointment of Rose Oud is its lasting power. The scent evaporates from my skin very quickly, after a while I do not feel it on my clothes either.

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