The oud-rose combo is just about the most common pair used in perfumes that contain oud.
But when it comes to western 'oud' perfumes, virtually all of them use synthetic oud. In Arabian oud-based mukhallats, real oud might be used but as a general rule, the lowest grades of oud are used. Then there's the addition of synthetic musks, Iso E Super, and other aromachemicals - which is standard, in both traditions.
But what do you get when you blend the finest all-natural ingredients into an oud-rose combo? You get Layali. The deepest Indian oud you can imagine together with a fine wild-crafted Cambodian oud were carefully blended to accentuate deep tobacco and dark leather accents, giving Layali a posh gentlemen's club vibe. You can almost picture the tufted dark leather sofas, and teakwood cigar boxes sitting on top of dark mahogany tables.
One of the most difficult essential oils to work with, Davana, was meticulously fused with the ouds to produce a delectable plum and red wine aroma - a note so addictive that you'll find it hard to keep your wrist away from your nose.
There's no musk of any kind (natural or synthetic) in Layali, another reason why it smells very different from all other oud-rose perfumes.
The blend is embellished with crisp Bulgarian rose. The union is so seamless and perfect in every way that it completely redefines the oud-rose experience.
There's oud-rose perfumes, and then there's Layali.
Layali... Discover the gentleman in you.
Very interesting man,
feels on par with the experience of cordoba... Deep,
dark and intriguing
Layali is what a man should smell like. Incredible leather, tobacco, plums. Like drinking fine red wine in, how you say, a posh gentleman's club. How did you achieve that leather note?! It's perfect.
It's an exquisitely blended, voluptuous scent. Layali is rich, plush & understated. It puts me in mind of VT, but I like it a whole lot more.
Opulent is the perfect descriptor for this beautiful scent. So very rich!
I am very, very happy with this one Taha! Just exquisite. And I can't thank you enough for that sample of the Dento so that I could experience that. Very thoughtful. As always, it has been a true pleasure doing buisiness again.
What a beautiful fragrance and I'm thinking the roses and davana really paired with with the fruity notes in the Cambodian. Funny, I'm so used to florals coming out in the front but it really came out later - it was like wearing two different mukhallats, the first one playing more on the rustic of the Indian ouds.
Layali is very nice indeed. Leathery and woody. It suprised me though. When you said oud-rose combo, somehow I was envisioning something more floral but as you stated in your description, this is a mukhallat for gentlemen. It's so smooth, blended so well...
I really enjoyed the lively quality of the opening notes of this oud. It smells like oud, but possibly the Davana is the airy essence that catches my nose. This oil is quite acrobatic in its scent behavior while still having a nice oud presence underneath. A fine composition. Mukhallats may be your special "super power".