This here oud attar.. was a LONG time coming.
But it required an oud base with just the right scent
profile, to perfectly play out the choreography of the aroma
envisioned for the attar. Time and time again, small trial
batches were produced but the orchestra was always off.
The 'savior' turned out to be not one but a blend of two
oud oils: a super tobaccoy Indian oud, and an even more tobaccoy
Working off that base, the entire structure of this parfum was
put together with emphasis on bitter, dark, and bold.
Cubano almost smells like straight oud from our $900+
range, for a fraction of the price.
This blend was put together to let the oud oils take center
stage, with the other ingredients merely playing the role of
accentuating the tobacco notes.
As some of you may know, I occasionally distill some oud oils
for myself that cost four-figures just to produce a
single bottle. Almost half of Cubano is straight top-shelf oud
to begin with. On top of that, its been spiked with three more
out-of-this-world oud oils which may never be released publicly.
So although some of these over-the-top quality oud oils may
never get released standalone, in Cubano you are able to witness
the beauty of these gems which you might otherwise never get to
This is more Cuban Cohiba than Dominican. Pungent, peppery and
rugged, yet refined in its overall composition. Unapologetic but
elegant. With the exception of the subtlest whiffs of dark
chocolate every now and then, this is easily the least
sweet Agar Aura attar.
If you like your fragrances dramatic and bold, with high peaks
and deep valleys, you'll definitely want to try Cubano.
If you're a tobacco enthusiast, even more so. No ashtray or
vegetal-leafy stuff going on here. Just awesomely bitter and
dry, with the sublimest notes of black, brown and gold.
Some like their coffee more sugar than espresso. Some like their
perfumes to be sickly-sweet clouds of Iso-E Super.
But if you're drawn to the bold, rugged and unapologetic, this
might just become your new signature scent.
extremely oud heavy scent, and not the lighter more ethereal
kind. It has a lot of dark animalic Hindi oud notes, as well
as dark tobacco and smoke. Totally awesome.
For an oud lover, these can go easily into a wear rotation and
leave nothing to want. Really masterfully blended.
Oud Cubano was like a whiff of coffee in that it woke me up. I
didnt expect such spicy first notes, i thought a tobacco would
have more of a dry middle note kind of sense but it didnt,
however it was surprisingly good in a nice way.
One whiff was enough to get me ordering again. A very refined
gentlemanly scent , but one that I'd be pleased to wear when
all dressed up and even when relaxing at home.
Y.H. (Saudi Arabia)
I love the Cubano as much as the Lubani. Its gorgeous. I love
the manly scents.
In character it reminds me of Jinko with tobacco instead of
sandalwood... but it also melds together more especially in
the later stages. It seems simple but this allows the quality
of the ingredients to stand out, it emphasizes this rather
than contrasts between notes. And while it's reminiscent of
tobacco there's a lot more going on, it's just all within the
"confines" of the tobacco accord.