Friday, January 15, 2016
Aoud Violet by Mancera
First, permit me to say that Aoud Violet is not an oud fragrance. Mancera has surprised me recently with some very well constructed releases that steer away from the oud note.
That's actually a breath of fresh air since there are already so many variations of oud. It would be fruitless however if the non-oud scents weren't any good. So far, what I've encountered are fragrances that stand on their own, possess nice sillage, longevity and wear like you'd expect a well made creation to wear. Aoud Violet fits this criteria for me, although it does lean a tad feminine, but no more so than other violet dominant scents I own (and sometimes wear).
I never experience oud in my wearings. Even in the extended drydown, but I'm not bitching. I have enough ouds and some of you folks may detect it where I cannot. As is stands, Aoud Violet has good sillage, longevity of about 6 hours plus and smells very good and full bodied. Thumbs up from Aromi for Mancera's Aoud Violet and as always, a sample wear is recommended.