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Oud Oud Rose Vanilla
Dead of Night is one of my favorite scents. From the opening, I immediately recognize the oud accord. I think it's a combination of different ouds. I can recognize the Cambodian / Thai ouds with their sweet resinous character, but there is also a woody and somewhat smoky character that after some research I found to be Borneo oud. There is a leathery note but I don't think it comes from the oud, but perhaps the perfumer used a trace amount of birch tar to add a smoky effect that I perceive as leather. In the opening, the oud is accompanied by a green-ozone violet leaf note and a citrus note that I couldn't distinguish. Upon opening, the scent becomes sweeter and more resinous with a rose note joining the oud. Unlike the usual rose ouds where you get a prominent rose accord with oud in the background, here the oud shines and the rose plays the supporting role. I could not distinguish the type of rose used in this fragrance . I could not make out the floral notes separately. The base is all about the creamy sandalwood with a sweet labdanum / vanilla combination along with the rose oud combination. Overall, Dead of Night is not the most original fragrance but it is very well blended with very high quality ingredients.