Maison Francis Kurkdjian came out a few years ago and I have to admit that I wasn’t immediately smitten. I liked them, but wasn’t quite in love. Then the pour le Soir versions came out and it was love at first sniff.
Now I know everyone but perhaps Avon has done something Oud in the last few years, for better and worse. Oud can be deliciously raw or silky smooth. Oud Cashmere Mood flirts with the former but is firmly in the latter. The opening is a little spiky, but quickly settles into the most luxurious, delightful scent imaginable.
Notes (from Luckyscent): Labdanum from Morocco, Benzoin, Oud from Laos, Vanilla
That pretty much covers it. It’s a smooth, slightly salty oud with a touch of vanilla that makes me think of the most un-PC thing imaginable- donning a mink-lined raincoat to face a chilly sleety morning commute.
The scent stays close to the skin and has lasting power for days. at $375 for 70ML it’s about as likely to show up in my future as a mink-lined trench coat. Available at Neiman-Marcus, Bergdorfs, et al. I asked for my sample at ScentBar.
OWWWW! on that price! Thank Floyd I’m not a huge Oudphile! On a side note I had a (wait for it) sheared beaver-lined trench coat, back in the 80s. Seriously. It was glam!
If I still lived in Milwaukee I would own one..
You had me at “most luxurious, delightful scent imaginable” but lost me at $375 for 70 ml. Ouch.
Yeah, that’s a wince-indusing price tag..
Well rats!! I had just ordered an entire set of Ouds from STC, and thought I had my Oud-lemming fulfilled. Sadly, this was not on my list, and now I’m thinking I need yet more samples. Lovely review, thanks Tom 🙂
You’re welcome, and I’m sorry..
Hi, Tom! I have liked several of the MFKs over the years but the last couple have not thrilled me. So when I saw this oud line, I thought “Nah,” as I’m not all that big on oud. But you have convinced me to at least try this one on my next pass through Neiman’s. One little spritz couldn’t hurt, could it?
They’re all really nice, but they’re also really pricey.