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Oudh Infini by Parfums Dusita

The opening triad consists of oudh, rose, and sandalwood.  The oudh is rich, smooth, rich, and lacks any of the screechiness that is a hallmark of some of the synthetic oudhs that are on the market.  The May rose is smooth, and darker - similar to the oudh in this aspect; the oudh is the stronger one of the two on me.  
The sandalwood - Mysore sandalwood as per the scent pyramid -  holds its own though, and is developing the characteristics of this wood well; it is quite impressive.  
Hints of orange blossoms make only a brief and rather perfunctory appearance; they are overwhelmed by the triad.   

The oudh was not very animalic on me until after the top note sare well-established, but  the drydown turns more faecal, partly doe to the addition of some Siamese benzoin.  Still, this animalic aroma is not intrusive or overwhelming; it is a good team player that is integrated well into the whole.
In the base, however, the animalic side grows into prominence, with a civet and dark musks increasingly dominating the other component that then gradually retreat.  A Madagascan vanilla is evident now, but more as a condiment adding sweetness to the musky and animalic last stage than as a lead note in its own right.  

I get moderate sillage, excellent projection, and eight hours of longevity on my skin.

This wintery scent, released 2015,  is another member of the wave of oudh-plus-rose-plus olfactory products released over the last years,  but this one deserve to be separated out from the mass.  Firstly, because the oudh it not as intrusively overwhelmingly dominant as is some other oudh creations, and secondly because the quality of it ingredients is unusually high.  As a matter of fact, the top notes are especially impressive, and surely contain natural oudh and sanalwood to some extent at least.  Some of its components might be of less vividness, intensity and pedigree that others, but overall this is an  oudh-cetric animalic creation of  unexpected quality.   4/5