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.