"The Night" by Frederic Malle is an extremely hard-to-find fragrance with real natural oud. This is a lighter concentration of the fragrance designed for spraying in hair, and has a touch of castor oil added to the formula to make it less drying (which makes the liquid slightly cloudy). However, the raw materials used are exactly the same as the eau de parfum concentration, so it wears on skin beautifully. This bottle is still 97% full.
From the brand:
"An unprecedented amount of natural Oud, blended with Turkish rose and saffron on a luxuriant bed of frankincense and sandalwood, makes this the most precious perfume on the market, and irresistible to Oud connoisseurs."
This item is currently not sold in Canada, and is usually extremely expensive. In the UK it retails for £440, or roughly $760 CAD. The reason it's so expensive is because of the large doses of natural oud used in the formula. If you're used to synthetic oud fragrances like Tom Ford or Jo Malone, this one might surprise you. The fragrance is bold, smoky, profound, luxurious, and completely unisex. Though lighter and more transparent than the super-strong eau de parfum version (which sells in Canada for $2,150 for the same size) the scent is extremely long lasting.
This bottle was given to me recently by someone who works in the industry who received it as a gift. I'm selling it because I haven't been using it enough. It's been stored in a cool dark place to retain its freshness. As it was a gift, the bottle comes as is with no box. It would be an incredible gift for anyone who appreciates luxury fragrance, or who grew up with the smells of real oud in the air.
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