Minaudière Oud, a fleeting beauty.
I really wanted to love Minaudière Oud. The scent itself is just as I expected from reading the notes--a lovely oud and jammy rose, with a hint of orchid and plum underneath, which makes for an intoxicating combo. Beautiful. Sadly, the longevity on my skin is non-existent. I tested it on the inside of my elbow, where I have the best luck with all fragrances, and not even this could sustain it. The true scent is revealed within the first minute of spritzing, but after only ten minutes of wear, it begins to die down and fade away on my skin. It becomes barely a whisper of a skin scent, which in itself, only lasts an hour on me. I am normally okay with re-applying fragrances, but not every 10 minutes.
If you're looking for a similar fragrance that is BEAST MODE material, I suggest Montale's Intense Cafe and Lancome's La Nuit Tresor.