For those that have seen any of my reviews or comments on the forum you will be aware that I'm not a fan of rose. Black Aoud repels me so you can see where I'm coming from.
What I like about NYO is that rose is not overly dominant. There are also notes of saffron & plum which add something extra. The oud is there in the background but never dominates. Smells quite upmarket and expensive (which it is of course). A formal scent that will elevate your mood.
A fruity and very rose flavored synthetic oud...but , a very good one...I really enjoy how this smells on me...a nice touch of honey sweetness...an enjoyable musky patch finish...projection is out of this world...as potent. as the good old powerhouses....longevity is also very decent...me like...just caught a nice scent of vetiver working it's way into the mix...
This is a beautiful and strong fragrance containing a very wearable oud. Light on the trigger for the office. Great smell (plum and oud), longevity (10+ hrs), projection (3+ feet for 3-4 hours), and sillage (leaves a long trail).
Opens with an enormous blast of rose which comes across as quite feminine (to me at least). Reminds me of the smell of a bottle of rose syrup which I use occasionally. I have no idea how this can be considered unisex. I personally wouldn't wear it as it's so feminine.