Brand By kilian
A strikingly lovely rose made all the more enticing by a drop of darkness. In the opening the rose is a delicate bud with a bit of green, but on the skin it opens up like a fine wine – rich and luscious with a deep, plummy sweetness. The oud is definitely present, but it doesn't feel like a separate entity. It's as if the rose has been infused with oud – its stem has been placed in the oil and it has translated the mysterious stuff through its petals, transforming itself into a rose of unusual moodiness and intrigue. The senses are teased with veils of smoke, traces of leather, hints of wood – passing shadows that make the luminous bloom glow more intensely by contrast. Created by the very talented Calice Becker, this is lush, feminine and exquisitely beautiful.
Turkish rose, oud, saffron, cardamom
Honestly my first impression of rose oud was that it was more like perfume than cologne but having it on completely changed my view on femme vs masculine scents. I can appreciate the contrast this scent gives.