Nasomatto Black Afgano Extrait de Parfum had glimpses into numerous its notes within the early quarter-hour of wear and tear, but it surely was principally darkish, earthy, animalic oud with resinous, overripe fruits and little else on my pores and skin. It was extra spiced, nutty, and toffee-like early on, together with a extra definable raspberry sweetness, but it surely morphed into one thing fruity however nothing distinctive to my nostril. The notes are listed as:
- prime notes: hashish, inexperienced notes
- coronary heart notes: resins, woodsy notes, tobacco, espresso
- base notes: oud, incense
It opened with wealthy, roasted espresso and darkish oud, rapidly adopted by nutty labdanum and chewy, toffee-like resins that had been thick, heady, and woody. It felt like an extremely darkish, wealthy amber with whispers of oud, earthy, flippantly animalic. There have been delicate, leathery undertones that spilled by means of the amber. Inside 5 minutes, a kiss of raspberry sweetness atop a mountain of spiced, resinous amber and oud.
Black Afgano remained principally an amber and oud combine, the place the oud was by no means at its full, most difficult depth; as a substitute, it added an earthiness and rounded out the amber and saved it from being as closely spiced because it was initially. The oud steered one thing animalic however nowhere close to the barnyard. There was a fleeting whisper of hashish after 20 minutes that was deep within the background.
I discovered the oud turned louder over the subsequent two hours with a candy, fruity factor over smoke and spiced amber. The oud continued to be the strongest factor within the composition by means of the drydown–it was wealthy, resinous, and considerably animalic and musky. 5 hours in, the drydown has barely extra of a smoky high quality paired with the fruity sweetness and oud, which was nonetheless pretty intense in scent.
For testing, I used 1/2 of a 0.7ml pattern vial dabbed to the underside and topside of my wrist space on my left arm. I used an unscented moisturizer previous to making use of the scent as that is additionally my swatching arm (aka, extremely parched at any given second) as I discovered scent didn’t maintain nicely right here in any other case.
I bought my pattern in January 2022; fragrances are identified to be reformulated over their lifetime , so be conscious of when a assessment was made, e.g. a assessment from 2010 could not replicate what the same-named fragrance smells like in 2022.
It lasted for 3 hours till it was a skin-scent and about 10 hours earlier than it was fairly troublesome to detect on my pores and skin. The sillage and projection had been reasonable however dropped inside two hours.
Oud with such an intense, candy and fruity side didn’t fairly do it for me; I felt prefer it was an excessive amount of of the identical factor for too lengthy! I used to be shocked that the oud didn’t shift extra all through the event of the scent.
Out there Sizes
- 300ml for $185
- 0.7ml pattern for $15