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Diana February 22, 2016

I generally really dislike the band-aid smell of oud, but I actually find Oud Ispahan pleasing. I also liked Kurkdjian's Oud (the one simply named "oud" not the "oud something or others"). I wouldn't go full bottle on either, but like to have a sample around to use every so often.

Ann February 19, 2016

Howdy, Portia! What a lovely post. I've not tried this Dior, because -- well, you know how I feel about oud :) But next time I'm in Saks I might try the teeniest, tiniest drop, thanks to your description.

FeralJasmine February 19, 2016

One of the most precious items in my collection is an aluminum sample bottle from Dior labeled Oud Isphahan. I bought it on EBay thinking that it was a bottle of the edt, and instead it's a wonderfully rich thick viscous fluid of the pure base for this scent. I have since learned that this paste is supposed to be mixed into a liter of perfumer's alcohol to make Oud Isphahan. It is a glorious thing to dab, and dogs can probably smell me from blocks away. Well, they don't seem to mind.

Sun Mi February 19, 2016

It sounds lovely - and the color of the juice is just heavenly!!

eldarwen22 February 18, 2016

Ever since I read about Amouage's description for Epic Woman and Turnadot, I fell in love with that. Vintage Bal conjures up the mental image of being in the late 18th century courtesan, lounging in her bed after a night with her lover.

HeidiC February 18, 2016

I like the idea of a scent journey in the literal sense -- one that takes you to a place, imagined or historical. Off the top of my head, Arquiste Nanban makes me feel like I'm on an East India Company ship in the 17th Century, laden with goods. And Comme des Garcons' Avignon makes me think of being in a small Provencal town with an old stone cathedral.

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