Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Micallef Aoud Homme

Micallef's parfums all smell good to me. It's just one of those things. Her idea of smoothness is very compatible to my sensibilities. I'm not saying that everything I've sampled from the house of Micallef is bottle worthy. I'm finicky like most in this hobby, but I know a talent when I smell one.

Enter Aoud Homme. I have been patiently sampling ouds at a very comfortable pace. I've eschewed my former frenetic pace of bottle purchases and must-haves. I'm more interested these days in sampling and then buying a dyed-in-the-wool "must have" for my new and improved wardrobe. I was looking forward to trying this since there are only 2 others in contention to be the oud I will break down and purchase.

Upon initial application, I thought "surely this is the one". It smells that good. A transparent, resinous agarwood blankets the skin like Montale Lite. I was happy during the opening that it wasn't as all-encompassing as Montales have a tendency to be. All was great for about 30 minutes and it was then that I noticed Aoud Homme was in the process of pulling a Houdini on me. How can this be? A half hour of enjoyable wearing and then BANG ! Nothing but a skin scent and keep in mind I applied healthy sprays.

I'm more disappointed than anything. This had the potential to be the purchase I am looking for since it smells awesome. I need longevity however and Aoud Homme evaporates like the steam from your morning cup of coffee. Such a shame...........

I can recommend sampling Aoud Homme to see if it has better results for you, but to suggest a purchase is absurd........especially at these prices.


  1. Martine Micallef is brilliant, and underrated, I think. I really love Aoud Gourmet and Black Sea, but there are a slew of others I enjoy too.

  2. Hi Carrie. I agree with you about Martine. I love her creations but unfortunately this particular one has no hang time.

    I wish she would re-release Aoud Homme with a stronger constitution.

  3. Lovely review , Aromi.
    I love Royal Muska myself !