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Hello everybody. Recently my samples of Ensar Oud finally arrived, so I guess I should make a review of it, since each 0.3ml sample costs me $40...that's insane really. This is the most expensive sample I've ever bought in my entire life, I probably won't buy from them in the future, unless I'm really into oud. But I still want to write this review, so you guys can have a rough idea about how they perform and what I think of them. In my opinion they're kinda like Bortnikoff, but with higher quality ingredients. Some of these remind me of Dusita and Areej le Dore. They're okay I guess. I got really high expectation for them before buying them, but I wasn't really surprised.
The opening has a quite strong medicinal trait and minty feeling, it's probably because of the rosemary. But except for the rosemary I can sense that the structure here is quite complex, it feel like Serge Lutens Tubereuse Criminelle in some ways, because of the cooling effect(feels quite real though, enfleurage pommade of tuberose actually smells cool). Jasmine is likely in there, though I'm not 100% sure, I can sense the softness and sweetness of sambac jasmine somehow. But I can't say about the narcissus. There is definitely vetiver in it, but it's very different from what I have seen in most vetiver perfumes, 'cause it's supported by rosemary probably. Basically I would rate it 8 out of 10, one reason is that I cannot read civet and oud in it, which made me a bit disappointed. But I mean it smells good and it's an art definitely, the genre is kinda like Fleur de Lalita by Dusita, with oakmoss rather than galbanum. Oh and I like the oakmoss here very much, it's very true to the nature.
So here comes the oud and ambergris. The oud part is highly animalic, but it's not exactly civet I believe. The animalic here is rather dull(in a good way) and smooth and soft. I haven't actually smelled high quality ambergris so I can't judge. In the whole composition, except for the oud, the most prominent note are pine needles and lavender, because I have these raw materials at hand so I'm quite familiar with them. Compared to the chypre above, the coolness is weaker, but still exist, I think it's brought by lavender. The quality of this lavender is very high, not harsh at all. Maybe it's because of the ambergris, I also smell a bit salty, but it's definitely not the cumin-like salty, it's very very light. The quality of oud here is pretty good, s... keep reading on reddit ➡