Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Micallef Aoud Homme
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.