* Super complex cologne with dry wood, leather, spice, vanilla, and powder aromas
* Strong oud note on the drydown
* Very appealing for those who dislike sweet fragrances
* Strong performance
* Stunning bottle and packaging; the best bottle quality I've had from a Lattafa fragrance so far
* Unisex; can be used by women despite leaning towards the masculine side
* Super affordable
* Insanely high value for the price
* Oud can be polarizing aroma
* Cannot see the volume of cologne until it reaches the bottom of the bottle
* Not suitable for hot weather
Qaa'ed is a stunner of a cologne on all fronts. The scent is a blend of wood, leather, spice, vanilla, and powder aromas with a very strong oud note on the drydown. Very complex aroma with not a hint of sweetness, so it's good for those who dislike sweet colognes. Though it does lean masculine, the vanilla and powder soften the cologne nough to make it viable as a unisex fragrance that can be used by women as well.
Performance is very strong to boot.
The quality is just unbelievably high for the very low price and that's not just the cologne I'm referring to. This has to be the single highest quality bottle I've ever had from Lattafa. An all metallic body and cap with a heavy glass bottom. The packaging is an economically short and squat "trophy display" style cylinder. My only quibble with it is that you can't see the volume of the cologne until it actually nears the glass bottom.
Note that the oud note can be potentially polarizing as a scent. This is definitely not a hot weather cologne. It's good for cooler weather, formal occasions and date nights. Overall this is an easy highly recommend. Insanely high quality product for its unbelievably low price point.
This I'd give a 3.5 , it will shine as a winter fragrance because once it starts to dry down the cardamon, cinnamon and vanilla giving this an almost chai tea like scent really make it wearable. But that opening the first time you ever spray it on. If I was in a store I would have bought something else with zero hesitation.
The presentation is unreal for the price. The atomizer is really solid as well.
The opening reminds me of Asdaaf - Madj Al Sultan which Lattafa also owns. I hated that fragrance so much I threw it in the trash. When I sprayed this on this one youtuber wasn't joking you've got to really scrub it off. This is EDP concentration as well so I'm very happy about that. Before running to review websites give this one at least 20 or 30 minutes, as the longer you wear it the more sweet it gets without it going in a feminine direction.
When it dries onto your skin I can see what everyone is talking about the oud and other middle eastern elements to this are in the background playing a supporting role. It's definitely got some inspiration from La Nuit De L'homme and one million. The fragrance is often compared to Interlude Man by Amouage and Tom Ford - Oud Wood.
the fragrance is warm and spicy type fragrance, a bit dark and a subtle amount of smokiness. As I've said before the sweetness saves it from going in the trash as it adds this airiness to it.
projection is really good, not beast mode but still really great
longevity about 8 to 12 hours. However this is one of those that after the first wear or two that it gets stronger.
if this is your first Lattafa fragrance get Oud For Greatness instead especially if you're new to middle eastern fragrances. I can see this being a youthful fragrance, clubbing at best. If they toned down the oud and did a more western flanker it would be a hit. Would I buy another bottle when this runs out? probably not
This is a nice scent for the price of $21 . It has a semi sweet and Smokey scent . Nice quality bottle and atomizer . On my skin a moderate projection and lasts about 6hrs. Not a knock out must have but not disappointing either>
It' smells good and last long.... definitely worth more than what it cost
Like the title says it is a rich and strong EDP. Spicy and sensual. Great for cool days/evenings. Too strong for hot, humid summers. Two sprays is more than enough. Great buy as I got it for under $30 CAD.