Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Mohur by Neela Vermeire Creations
Mohur opens with a very manifold accord consisting of a light camphor, balsam and herbal tones accented with a hint of spice. The spice is subtle, peppery and no sooner it appears, there's a floral component just as soft on its heels.
After wearing Mohur a few times, what's most noticeable to me is the balancing act of detectable notes. I smell most of what is listed, yet every emergence is on the delicate side with an equal volume for all. The jasmine and rose combo is extremely smooth, setting the stage for the heart accord. The pepper is carried over from the opening and adds a nice contrast to the floral notes.
The later arrival of a resinous wood is just as seamless and carries with it a slight earthiness. The "oud" has now morphed into an ambery woodiness, complete with a subdued powder quality. At least on my skin, it takes awhile for the oriental finish to come alive. It pairs well with the floral-woody amber that finally brings Mohur across the finish line.
This scent encompasses substance and manners at once. Both genders would smell fantastic wearing Mohur in any season. Sillage is acceptable and longevity is 5 hours plus on me with half of that being a personal space scent. Big thumbs up from Aromi for Mohur by Neela Vermeire. Even at $5 per ml. for this Eau de Parfum, it's worth it to me. As always, a sample wear is recommended.