Perris Monte Carlo / Oud Imperial Extrait
Oud Imperial Edp has been known for about 10 years, while his younger brother - EXTRACT - by half the time.
The question is whether it is worth getting to know EXT when you have already met EdP and how do they differ from each other.
In my opinion, it is worth (I have EdP), and everything concerns the differences between the 'brothers', or rather differences in ingredients, types (quality), their acquisition, concentrations and proportions. Thus:
The EXT version is a version that is by definition more essential, fat, with 30% oil concentration and improved in terms of selected ingredients (their natural extraction from the areas they come from) of maximum quality, and created anew by Luca Maffei in terms of composition.
As for the ingredients:
-2 times increased concentration of agar oils (Cambodian oud)
-vetiver (roots) obtained from Java
- birch tar was added - thus increasing the smoke of the extract (previously there was no this component)
- the opening of the fragrance (head) was lightened (I do not want to say that it was acidified ) with other ingredients - cypriol and citrus
- the quantity and quality of labdanum has been increased, also from the very beginning of the fragrance
-thanks to the addition of the 'ambrarome' absolute in the base, as well as the Gurjun balm, the fragrance was balsamic, its amber, but also slightly animated.
When it comes to proportions, quality and their combination - the changes are noticeable and in my opinion EXT is an evening fragrance and certainly 'more elegant', but still has its darkness similar to its older brother. Sometimes a certain leathery also comes out of it.
The main backbone of this fragrance is created around labdanum (increased quantity and quality, with increased smokiness of birch tar) - agar (x2 with increased quality) - patchouli (I have the impression that its share has been reduced) - dry and dusty wood - embalming
Oh, and the agar used here - supposedly natural and from the Cambodian region. We certainly do not have a faecal pickup here - so do not be afraid. You will feel the difference between EdP and EXT, because in my opinion it was not used in the EdP version (I suspect that it was a synthetic ingredient), or in a very small amount.
Durability and EXT projection on the very good level, while the smell can sit closer to the body (due to the density and oiliness of the extract).
I definitely recommend it.