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Brown leather, white sandalwood (which is sharper and slightly more cedary/lemony than regular sandalwood on me), and musk. This one reminds me to an Order of the Dragon blend. Like if the vampire brides and Quincy Morris had an unholy baby (meaning, Lucy and Quincy Morris finally got it on, but Lucy ditched all the roses). So yeah, ghostly, oddly seductive, and kinda out there. Medium throw and wear length.

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Oude no.  :(  I got it distinctly upon first whiff.  Also, the dried leaf note is very pronounced and cologney on me, semi soapy.  So yeah, soapy poop cologne.  Not a win.  😕 

 

That said,  my chemistry makes dead leaves meh, skin musk smell funky (warm skin?), and leather - though I love it - soften to a background note.  So maybe I'm not the best judge of this one.  In the very least, those rustley leaves stand out a whole lot more than those other notes, which I love.  Very curious to see how this works on others.

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I couldn't remember the notes of this one, and the first whiff...I thought something strong like jasmine? It *did* dry down to something nice and soft, but not worth it to get there. Shame.

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Is there stealth oudh in here?  I accidentally ordered two decants of A Glimpse, so I'm going to wait until the next one gets here, but my first glimpse is stinky oudh, probably black oudh as that's the worst on me.  I guess some of the other reviewers are having the same reaction.  

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Immediate fecal oud with a fizzy backdrop of soap and toilet cleaner. It smells like someone took a dump and then tried (and failed) to cover up the smell. This is, hands down, the most toilet-y scent I've ever tried. Oh no!

 

ETA: a rinse with water transforms it into a soft, cologney, clean skin scent. If A Glimpse is pulling ultra oudh-y on you, give this a try!

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I was gifted this bottle and worth a shot right? It's fine in the bottle, I didn't notice anything unusual, but on the skin it takes a turn. I can't say i'm getting an an indolic smell, but it does give me a "public restroom" sort of vibe. Clingy and strangely floral (warm skin is the culprit here). It does dry down to something mildly soapy, like fresh out the shower type vibe. 

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Ok, so I always thought I liked oud.  I love Pumpkin Oud!  But I've noticed that in some blends, oud smells like dirty diapers to me.  My notes for this particular oud blend are:
Muted soap.  Something funky underneath.  1/10.  No.

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