If my Marbleblog friend that loves baseball happens by, she´ll understand the bigger joke in that title. If not, y´all don´t need to know about the Doggie Duet.
Micallef Night Aoud – I still remain mixed in my feeling about Aoud. I like it in 10 Corso Como because it´s all woody, but it always feels vaguely oily and slightly high pitched in sharpness when it hits my nose. Micallef has some more Aouds, and one of them is the Night Aoud. From First in Fragrance, their propaganda – er, promotional blurb:
Beyond the exclusive company name and the fascinating scents in artful flacons stand two extremely creative and dynamic persons in Cannes/France. The French artist Martine Micallef and her husband Geoffrey Newmann. “We love our work, combining the art and extraordinary perfumes”says Martine Micallef. This couple had the “avantgarde idea” to create natural, exclusive perfumes in hand-painted or with beautiful Swarovski stones packed flacons. The dream of the orient is continued. The fairy tale of “Thousand and one Night” is wrapped in an extraordinary flacon. The brilliance and the atmosphere of the orient is intensified.
After nosing about, I still can´t find much information on it except it does have aoud in it, and it does evoke a nighttime oily ooze. For more information on aoud in general, Victoria covers it. It´s a little sharper than the 10 Corso Como, but it is smooth and definitely very aoudish. If you love aoud, I suspect you´ll love this one, but at 65 Euro for 30 ml and 10 Euro for 100 ml, I think I´ll take a pass. My money does aouze out of my wallet easily for perfume, but for an aoud, this just doesn´t seem to last that long, so it´s going to stay put on this one, but that´s NOT the case for the…
Micallef Rose Aoud — From the description at First in Fragrance
This scent was made for the kind of woman, who wants to feel the dream of “Thousand and one Night” with the whole magic of the Orient, but at the same time stands with both feet on the floor.In the upbeat of the olfactory sensation stand delicate rose notes and the lovely aroma of young fruits. In the heart-note you can find the scents of the precious essences of the oudbaumer and the base note consists of Rose Aoud with white chocolate, a hint of ambergris in combination with delicate vanilla and a touch of Gaià¤c wood.
This one is the keeper of the two aouds. It´s got that magic aoud bumping around in the background, and the rose just peeps over the top of it so elegantly, and the result is magic. A beautiful rose buoyed up by a darker smell which does not diminish it a bit. Six hours later, it is going strong, softenedMy money is definitely going to aouze out of my wallet and into George´s hands with this one.
Both are available at First in Fragrance.