Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Leather Oudh by Al Haramain
I came across this recently and decided to add it to the collection. As always, I look for information if I've never sampled it before in order to decide if I'm going to pull the trigger or not. To be honest, there isn't a whole lot out there on this scent, but what I did read intrigued me enough to go for it.
Leather Oudh proved to be a good blind buy. As has been the case lately, I'm reviewing yet another fragrance that doesn't possess much movement. It's more a matter of the volume lowering over time, in order to unveil the base notes and drydown. Regardless, Leather Oudh is a nice wear.
Now, is there oud? No, there's no agarwood present in Leather Oudh, so unless you assume the subtle,leathery woods in the drydown justifies the name, then all is well. The drydown, at least for me, is nice enough and I still get the suggestion of oud from the combination of players. I'm not a fan of pungent oud as it is, but I do enjoy the note when it's toned down. In Leather Oudh, there's no worries about that.
Sillage is moderate with longevity approximately 5-6 hours before I would consider reapplication. Thumbs up from Aromi for Al Haramain's Leather Oudh. As always, a sample wear is recommended before purchase.