She wore Oud Velvet….
Oud Velvet Mood is one of the ouds by Maison Francis Kurkdjian that is meant to represent “textures”. Now this line is rather pricey, but I do think they are well done. They do display the “textures” of oud. And they’re weird but so is fungal infected wood.
Oud Velvet Mood opens with a cool sharpness that reminds me of varnish. In the fragrance world, this is what we’d call “medicinal”. It reminds me of a mix of motor oil, rubber, metal, automobile exhaust and cement. It’s like oud in the urban jungle…like an urban oud. An oud in the city…With time, Oud Velvet Mood does get “softer” and warmer with saffron steamed milk, dry/spicy cinnamon and traces of that motor oil that was present in the opening. The MFK Ouds are extremely long-wearing. This one dries down to a soft, velvety and warm woodsy fragrance with notes that remind me of leather.
Notes listed include saffron, Ceylon cinnamon, oud and capahu balm. Launched 2013. PERFUMER – Francis Kurkdjian
Give Oud Velvet Mood a try if you like oud. Or if you like perfumes like By Kilian Pure Oud, Maison Francis Kurkdjian Oud Cashmere Mood, Xerjoff Gao, Tom Ford Oud Wood and/or Atelier Cologne Gold Leather. It’s unisex but it does lean more masculine.
Projection and longevity are above average. And it has major sillage.
The 2.4 oz retails for $375 at Parfumerie Nasreen. Samples are also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Urban oud. It reminds me of motor oil, rubber and cement but then it takes a turn. It turns into a thick, warm and woodsy, yes, velvety, fragrance.
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