Sunday, November 17, 2013
Oud Malaki by Chopard
Leather, Spice, Tobacco.
The opening accord of Chopard's Oud Malaki is bracing, but not unpleasant. It's an aromatic introduction and I'm of the opinion that those who gravitate towards ouds in general will find it interesting. The rendition of Tobacco doesn't waste any time merging into the accord. It's actually a refined version ( if there is such a thing ) and I cannot help to describe it as such. Within the first 5 minutes, you will have experienced an attention getting blend of citrus, resin and tobacco. It leans masculine to my sensibilities.
The oud has been upholding this platform from the beginning, but again, it smells streamlined, deliberate and tuned exceptionally well to play off the other aromas wafting around in this enjoyable brew. The amber in the base and drydown is subtle, but effective. It pairs nicely with the still going resinous aspect of Oud Malaki.
Sillage is intelligent with longevity approximately 6 hours on me with moderate sprays. Thumbs up from Aromi for Chopard's Oud Malaki. As always, a sample wear is highly recommended.