Velvet Tender Oud

by Dolce & Gabbana

Another oud-rose product.

The oud is clearly evident from the very beginning. It is a rather soft oud, never harsh, tangy or pungent on me. This is not a bad thing. On the other hand, there seems to be the impression that there is nothing of the real stuff in here; this agarwood grew in the laboratory, not as a tree in nature.

The second core component - surprise, surprise - is the rose. Now this rose, a Damascene, is of much higher quality, and is not grown in the laboratory vial. Whilst it lasts less long, in all its discreetness it is actually more convincing.

In the base the fake oud and a nonspecific woodsiness - this arose at the start of the base -  remain until the end.

I get moderate silage, excellent projection and a very good nine hours of longevity on my skin.

A soft and smooth - here the name hits the mark - synthetic oud with a pleasant rose - overall this autumnal scent is passable but not at all original.




AUgust 2017