Got it less than a week ago and already want another bottle!!!
I gave it 2 stars initially before deleting that review. The longer I have it on the more I love it. I absolutely hated it at first whiff, but I've grown to love it. I first gave it 2 stars because it was so strong and it made me feel like I was someone's mature 50-year-old auntie from Dubai, it has this Middle Eastern perfume shop smell targeted towards older people. I think it was the mixture of oud and rose mixed with the sweetness of vanilla and coffee. This is definitely not a day scent. I imagine myself reaching for this a lot in the winter though when I'm dressed up and it's colder out. I think it's also more of a going out/night scent. I can see it being unisex too. I noticed that after a while, I can't smell the rose or the coffee as much but the musky-oud smell become stronger, which I think would smell sexy on a man. This was a bit much for me at first so I mixed it with the fragrance I mentioned above which has a sweet and warm nectar, sandalwood and tonka bean dry down. This smells sexy to me now not gonna lie, being mixed together. 10/10. I feel EXPENSIVEEE with this. No one can talk to me right now with how I feel.
This smell really grows on you, and when it does, you can't get enough. I keep smelling my arm. It does lean on the slightly more masculine side when the oud becomes a bit more prominent but still works for women especially for a night out. It's everything. I didn't think I'd like fragrances that leaned towards the masculine side but I love this. I'm 25 and at first, it felt a little mature to me but I no longer feel that.
Also note, I'm not a fan of coffee or rose. It was a blind buy because of reviews I saw on youtube, and I don't regret it. I did initially, but like I said, it grows on you so give it time. It's nothing like anything I own. So different from all my other fragrances. If you're thinking about this, get it, regardless of your gender. You can make it work, trust me.
I notice the oud less the more I wear it and now I absolutely love this. I'd love this on a man or a woman. Whoever needs to hear this, this is your sign, get it. And even if you don't love it the first time, keep trying it out. I was so appalled the first time I tried it and now I'm thinking about getting another bottle as backup and I only got it a week ago. I also see myself wearing this during the day in fall/winter too now.
If you put water on the spot where you applied the perfume, you smell the coffee like crazy. every time I wash my hands i smell the coffee. I tried it intentionally 13 hours later when the fragrance was wearing off, and the coffee smell is really intense when it's wet.
***** The fragrance is authentic but I think it was an old batch because the batch code at the back was completely scratched off and there was a sticker there in its place.