Originally Posted by DeSense @crdb
I got a few spray samples once and just rediscovered them. No idea what the stuff retails for in full size, probably better this way. Oud isn't one of them, though, so can't compare.
And agree, VM is very fine for the office, too. Very smooth, not offensive in any way, not projecting too far either (I used sparingly). Sillage is pretty good, though.
Well, the original Oud is over SGD 500 (USD 350) for 50ml here at Escentials (afaik the only shop which has them), and they're always out of Oud series samples, which is a shame because there's no way I'm blowing that much on a full bottle without trying it for a few days, not when there are so many other good things on the market. Savour those sprays, each is a few dollars...
MFK justifies the high prices by - in theory - using high quality ingredients. And his PR is good on that front: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/24/t-magazine/francis-kurkdijan-fabien-ducher-rose.html
How long do they last? My paper strip from a week ago is still very much VM scented... is there much variation between the top, heart and base notes?
The MFK I don't understand is the now-flagship Rouge Baccarat. I tried that one 3 times so far and still can't smell anything. I literally only smell the ethanol. Must be asnomic to its main ingredients...