Mini Review on a Sample : Cashmere Mood by Maison Francis K.
The Scent : I was not a fan of Silk Mood by Maison Francis K. (mainly because the scent was just a bit too feminine for my tastes, and my wife already wears the feminine stuff, but Cashmere Mood is right up my alley with a very masculine scent that will not only complement your significant other, but will make you feel like a Boss! From the very first sniff I was in love with this scent! It reminded me of fresh cut wood like mahogany, resins, leather, a pinch of sweetness all rolled into one. The oud note is just perfect in here and the way I want a oud based scent to be, absolutely no sign of florals, just dark, dry and dusty. This scent starts off with mostly the oud and the benzoin here in the intro with a very dry, dusty, woody and dark scent with a small pinch of sweetness. Wearing this scent will make you feel like a Boss; as if you’re Tony Stark, Bruce Wayne or Rufus Shinra! Once this dries down you get much more of the leathery smoke like a the scent of a new briefcase you purchased from a high end retailer, with the oud and some resins (good resin that they use for sculpting statuettes), and almost comes off as balmy at the end. All in all, this is a really great scent, but maybe a little pricey for what you get but really nice.
Production Value : A good 10 hours with this scent with solid projection. This one will definitely last you an entire day at work or whenever.
The Score : (✭✭✭✭) Solid, not bottle worthy yet but I’ll keep my nose on this one. Much better then Silk Mood from the same house.
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Jay Malhotra is a fragrance connoisseur and expert on scents. He is a contributor to men’s lifestyle on Daclaud dot com and one of his hobbies is collecting men’s cologne and fragrances. Jay Malhotra is also a forum admin on Fragrance Guru Nation and boasts the fourth largest collection of men’s fragrances on the forum (over 600 scents).