Our Royal Crown Absolute samples and decants are rebottled by Scent Split from genuine fragrance bottles. Scent Split is a wholly independent entity not affiliated, connected, or associated with Royal Crown.
Original bottle not included with sample/decant purchase. Scent Split rebottles the genuine fragrance into smaller bottles.
Absolute by Royal Crown is an Oriental Woody fragrance for women and men. Absolute was launched in 2016. The nose behind this fragrance is Antonio Visconti.
Top notes are Leather, Galbanum, Olibanum, Coriander and Honey; middle notes are Laotian Oud, Tuberose, Moroccan Rose, Jasmine, Cedar and Sandalwood; base notes are Ambergris, Myrrh, Labdanum, Patchouli, Oakmoss, Vanilla Absolute and Styrax.
It looks like Xerjoff (another Italian house) has some competition. Say what you will about the composition, the quality is second only to the most expensive fragrances out there. The longevity and sillage are outstanding. While this fragrance seems a bit dated to me, it's still easy to appreciate the skillful blending of only the highest quality ingredients.
Royal Crown Absolute is mainly about the rose, jasmine, and Laotian oud. I don't know thatb I would characterize this as a "woody fougere" though. There are a lot of notes in this fragrance, perhaps too many---the more complex the composition, the closer it resembles a designer fragrance in my experience. Not that there's anything wrong with that, it's just not me.
Well worth the try, however.