Lattafa Eternal Oud.
Opening has this kind of medicinal cinnamon-fruit(maybe plum?) smell, but at the background, the Amber and vanilla is present. Doesn’t take time to notice what this fragrance is similar to... MFK GRAND SOIR!! But hold up, it’s not done. The Oud then introduces itself, but as a backbone to the ambery accord, this makes it darker than Grand soir.
Lattafa has now passed the stage of being called a clone house, they now do twists of fragrances like Mancera. Speaking of mancera, some people mention this being a clone of Red tobacco or PDM Carlisle, I understand why... the style of the whole composition—from the Oud, to cinnamon, to vanilla, to that fruit—gives a very slight vibe of Mancera Red Tobacco. But just a little.
The deep dry down familiarized me with a new note—Benzoin. That’s what really connects this fragrance to the deep dry down of another fragrance from Lattafa called Asad, and I checked, they have similar base notes, tho.
In summary, I love it. At times, when I sniff the atomizer, I get a very realistic vanilla and Amber smell... very sexy! The presentation is off the chart for the price.
Longevity is not bad. I’m getting 8-10hrs or more. Projection is smooth, not loud or soft, just a bit above moderate. Quality is excellent, that smooth vanilla smell got me impressed.
I think Lattafa deserves the BRAND OF THE YEAR award, sentiments aside.