Aoud Violet Top note: I get a substantial opening of agarwood. To me, this has the wrong aspect of aoud/oud/agarwood. I find it to be rubbery and bitter. I also get the unappealing note from sticky cannabis resin that stays on your hands after trimming weed all day. I can not detect any violet in this scent even though it is in the name. Mid-day: There is an excellent base to this scent, and I thought it would come through, but unfortunately, it did not. The top notes would not give way to complexity underneath. At the price point that they are asking for “Aoud Violet,” I would not expect to smell like the tire rack on gasoline ally. Longevity is not an issue with this. It will last into the evening. This is probably someone’s favorite cologne, but it is not the one for me. I will not be rocking this one again.
Top note: This is a very bright fruit basket with spicy, creamy cedar. This scent has a youthfulness, especially when first applied. It’s the idea of escaping the lecture going outside to the forest and running through the trees. The fruity notes contrast the seriousness of the wood notes. Mid-day: Softened to bergamot, cedar, leather. Longevity is excellent. One application lasts all day. Enjoyable and masculine.
Top note is Oud. The oil from agarwood is called Oud, and it is sometimes referred to as ‘liquid gold’ because it is 1.5 times the value of gold. Underneath I get notes of valor, patchouli, vanilla, and oakmoss. It is a woody, peppery slightly sweet scent and leans softly toward the masculine. There are similar scents on the market, but this blend has a zesty, clean complexity. It’s like a shower enclosure with a large window providing a view of the forest. Slightly revealing but refreshing and enjoyable.