* Silk Mood starts off with a really strong rose that projects loudly. People several feet away will know that you are wearing a rose scent.
* It’s brazen and spiced, so it’s surprisingly appealing for both men and women. It would be pure diva on a woman or robust yet sexy on a man
* The rose gets sweeter, yet more decadant. It’s a mature sweet that’s richly and seductive.
* The first time I wore it, I got pear joining the rose. The next time, I could swear it was apple. The fruit note that boosts the rose seems to change with me each time.
* Though the woods are subtly there through the whole development, they come most into the forefront in the base where they anchor what becomes a very green rose, as opposed to the sweeter rose present earlier.
Of the three Moods, I would say that Silk Mood is the one closest to its own name. It’s smooth, sexy, and seductive – just like silk. Silk is also the fabric of royalty, so the bold rose fits that symbolism as well. I could say this is oud for girls, but that might be sexist and demeaning. While it is soft, it is still strong and longevity is more than eight hours. Guys who are confident in themselves and not afraid of florals would like this. Rose and Oud is a classic combination in Arabic perfumery, Silk Mood is a modern interpretation that keeps the feel but makes it more appropriate for our current tastes. Due to the projection of the rose, this is not an office-friendly fragrance. If you are looking for an oud that is not dirty or skanky, Silk Mood might be the one for you.
Maison Francis Kurkdjian fragrances are available at Neiman Marcus, Luckyscent, and Osswald.
Disclaimer: Sample provided by store for review. Image courtesy of Neiman Marcus website.