The absolute best representation of burning agarwood chips that I’ve ever smelled, and I’m always searching! It has a deep drydown of a vanilla honey tobacco (although not a listed note), which makes it completely dynamic and non linear. There is myrrh and some dark chocolate aspects that give it just the balancing touch it needs to be a 5 star stunner!
Well, finally got my bottle, and it's as amazing as I hoped it would be! There's a lot going on here. I love the dark inky incense, it's almost like Lampblack with incense added. And the piney soapiness is what I get in the random wafts. It's so 80's classic type to me, clean and masculine and green, but nothing sharp or edgy about it.
Worth every cent!
This is my absolute favorite oud. It's the way I think a main Oud base should be. Slightly spicy, but a bit sweet, and a vibrant woodiness. Just these few aspects, but they all fit together so perfectly.
This sucker is really good! So good in fact, I ended up getting a backup bottle....and I never do that. It's a jammy, dark raisin/dark cherry top, mixed with just a little violet. The woody dark Oud becomes more and more present throughout, and it lasts forever! There's also a dark chocolate note that I find glues it all together.
So if you're looking for something similar to TF Sahara Noir, this is definitely a tamed down version. It's not a match by any means, but there are definitely aspects that give off the same vibe....but not as strong or sharp. Elixir is a bit smoother. It seems that it's about equally as hard to find a bottle of this, as it is Sahara Noir, so I'm gonna have an uphill battle. At least I have Sahara Noir.
Well let's just say, I have about 75 FB's of fragrances, and over 100 throughout 20 years of wearing and 10 years of actually building a collection.....and this is the first and only fragrance I've ever bought a backup bottle of!
Just cannot take the chance that they wouldn't be able to make this anymore for whatever reason. Deserves all the accolades it gets!
Agree with almost everything said about this in the other reviews. It is going towards gourmand, but never actually gets there like other fragrances that feature coffee, vanilla, chocolate, spices and such. The Oud and other notes keep it perfectly from being to sweet/foody/etc. Smelled many SP offerings, and this one is top 3 for me! I haven't quite figured out how far and long it actually projects, but it stays on me forever, and stays on strong! I get constant whiffs for 12+ hours.
MDOO on me is very high class cigar/tobacco shop. It's so realistic it's almost mind blowing to me. I get mostly tobacco, some smoke, a bit of sweet resinous vibe in the background. Lovely, well done Paul!
Goes on strong, with an early bit of funk, but that quickly dissipates and I get a vibe like that of LDDM. There is more of a charred rose element than frankincense to me though. There's something some amber accords and spiciness that I feel blends well together. A bit of a sharp green smell that comes off slightly bitter, which may be what could smell plastic like. But it's also kind of a musky earthy strong smell as well. If I were to guess, I think it's actually real spikenard used in this fragrance! Overall I like it and think it smells like a high quality composition.
I see this as a softer sweeter type of incense offering. There is definitely a touch of vanilla, and a non offensive Oud like the kind I smell in Crop 16 from House of Oud. I also like that I actually smell more myrrh than frankincense.
A very nice earthy, smoky/sweet fragrance. Can see why it's mentioned when sexy scents are brought up. I don't get the comparisons to Anubis though. I wear Anubis quite a bit, and Black no. 1 is not near as bold or challenging to wear imo. Also, there's no smell of actual cannabis here, which is a good thing to me.
As others have said here, it really does open up sort of boozy, and just a tad bit animal dirty. That all goes away quickly, and AA becomes this powerful amber patchouli bomb! I get a little blended in incense, however I wish it had more. It's moist and thick like most of the TF private blends, and lasts all day. I think it has some nice similarities to Sahara Noir too. Very well done!
This is a really nice slightly sweet, ambery oud. And I definitely smell some non skanky oud. There is a nice light woodiness to it, and maybe a touch of incense. Definitely high quality and worth a pretty penny imo, but maybe not the big retail price tag. I found a great deal on my FB, so I'm more than happy!
One of the harshest, weirdest, unpleasant fragrances I've ever tried. It is also ABSOLUTELY the longest lasting fragrance in the history of the world! I tried to scrub it off a couple hours after applying with every substance and chemical known to man, but nothing worked, and it literally stayed on my arm in some capacity for 3 days.
If for some reason any of you all try this, and like the smell, you will hit the jackpot for performance.
Holy Cow, this is a monster! If you like DARK scents, you need to try Hyde. As mentioned below, it is as beastly as T Rex. I like dark thick scents, but even I can't handle this. There's a chewing tobacco smell that rears it's head too.
This is now Shihan, and I just got my FB from luckyscent, and it's fantastic! It's kind of gourmand, but definitely not too sweet. Shihan goes on with a rum and tobacco opening, almost like a honey vanilla type tobacco. There is a bit of amber and cocoa in the background and drydown, and it's all balanced out with a little spice! It's a very warm scent that is working out well in the col weather.