Today I’m sampling Versace Pour Homme Oud Noir. With notes of oud, spices, woods and leather. There’s three western style ouds that I love. Oud Wood by Tom Ford, Royal Oud by Creed and now Versace Pour Homme Oud Noir. I get lots of similarities with Oud Wood from this one, it could even be called Oud Wood Eau Fraiche and I wouldn’t question it. I’m a little confused with the choice to release this is a flanker to Versace Pour Homme. As far as I can tell, this has nothing to do with the original at all. I do think the bottle looks fantastic, but I feel this fragrance warranted it’s own release and name. So what do I get from this? A gorgeous spicy oud scent, which never fails to put a smile on my face. There’s more sweetness to my nose compared to Oud Wood, a little like YSL M7. As with any of these western ouds, I always get a cherry coca cola vibe. I’ve always envisioned this fragrance as dark with a red note of spice and fruit, as I do with the other two in the trio. Longevity is good with this one, however I wish it projected a little more. In fairness I also wish Oud Wood would project a little more (I’ll review that one soon).