This is a beautiful light perfume that would suit most people. I get lots of compliments when I wear it.
I wasn't sure I'd like this from the smell in the bottle but on me it's a.m.a.z.i.n.g!! It takes half an hr or so to settle but once it does it just keeps getting better & better!!
The oil seems to last the day and it mellows as the day goes on, but mellows in a very woody way. Never overpowering, scent is beautiful and I will buy again.
Great oud blend
I have been wearing this oil for a good while now, and had some of my friends try it as well.
I love it , I definitely do... that said, I find it rather difficult to review. The fragrance is extremely multi-faceted, and not only that, it also can develop in a most unexpected manner, depending on the wearer's skin chemistry. People whom I asked described it as 'wood', 'resin', and 'incense' but at the same time as 'very sweet'. Good quality oud obviously takes the central place in this composition, as the name suggests, but after all, there is much more to this fragrance than just oud.
In terms of performance, it does have some sillage and can be sensed by those around you, but it is definitely not a room-filling type of fragrance. On my skin it last a good couple of hours, depending on the weather, and some two days on clothes.
But how do I perceive the scent?
The other day in August I was camping at the riverside, on a tiny scrap of meadow between a forest and the river bank. There had been a thunderstorm earlier that afternoon, everything was moist, and the evening was getting rather foggy. On top of that, campfire smoke was lingering all around the place. Now, imagine that smell - resinous smoke combined with lush greenness of late summer and vapours of wet soil.
That evening, I happened to be wearing Oud al Amir - and I could hardly tell the difference between the perfume and the surrounding smells of nature.
Thank you Abdul Karim for this wonderful creation!
A well balanced fragrance with a powerful sweet honey and caramel opening, after about 30-45 minutes (on my skin) it tones down en leaves a very subtle green and woody aroma. The Oudh is very restraint and plays a supporting role in this play.
Not the powerhouse from sniffing the bottle but rather an elegant composition.