Rania J. Oud Assam Eau de Parfum is wealthy oud and all that that entails; it’s pungent, animalistic, earthy, and fecal in its early growth. Given a while, it turns leathery, spiced, and woody because it performs with smoky, easy vetiver, incense, and tonka bean. The notes are:
- prime notes: bergamot, candy orange, bitter orange
- coronary heart notes: oud
- base notes: cedar wooden, vetiver, frankincense, black pepper, tonka bean, musk
It opened with bitter orange peels, delicate candy orange, and earthy, barely animalistic oud over a mattress of spicy-sweet frankincense and black pepper however many of the notes evaporated in minutes and left a potent oud behind. Cool, smoky vetiver breezed across the oud, which amplified the oud’s barnyard facet, smelling of horses and hay (and all the pieces a horse-stall would entail, together with not-yet-mucked out horse-stalls). It was smoky, leathery, earthy, musky, and really animalic.
After quarter-hour of growth, the oud was smoky, woody, and earthy with much less overt fecal tones, whereas the vetiver was smoother, much less harsh. There was a fragile contact of smoky-sweet incense with tender musk. It smelled of dry, heat woods, leather-based, smoke, and musk, which have been all well-blended collectively and the oud not got here throughout as pungent after half-hour of wear and tear.
The development turned extra linear from there with the oud nonetheless in focus however slowly shared the stage with vetiver, tonka bean, and musk within the drydown.
For testing, I used 1/3 of a 0.7ml pattern vial dabbed to the underside and topside of my wrist space on my left arm. I used an unscented moisturizer previous to making use of the scent as that is additionally my swatching arm (aka, extremely parched at any given second) as I discovered scent didn’t maintain nicely right here in any other case.
It lasted for 5 hours till it was a skin-scent and about eight hours earlier than it was fairly tough to detect on my pores and skin. The sillage and projection have been average with the sillage dropping sooner than the projection inside two hours.
I get pleasure from oud as a observe, although the pungency of the oud right here is greater than I are likely to go for, so it’s not one thing I might see myself reaching for occasionally sufficient to benefit a full bottle, however it’s a pretty possibility for many who favor a stronger oud.
Out there Sizes
- 50ml for $155
- 0.7ml pattern for $4