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Why doesn't anyone ever talk about how heavily patchouli based Duro, Hindu Grass and Pardon are? To me the dry down of Duro is nothing more than the very high quality patchouli found in Mazzolari's Patchouli and especially Profumum's Patchouly. Not to take anything away from Nasomatto fragrances (as if that were at all possible) all I smell when I sniff the three mentioned above is high quality patchouly. Montale's Aoud Musk and Duro are very similar.
By   - Pastry Chef from NYC on 3/15/2016
A bit too medicinal for me; perhaps too much Oudh sense? Despite the descriptions and reviews, Pardon, not Duro, is the masterpiece of Nasomatto.
By  on 5/8/2015
Totally watered down compared to my friend's bottle of a few years ago. They probably reformulated it. Oh well, going back to Dirty English.
By   - Freelance Economist from Los Angeles on 3/24/2014
I went back and forth with this one for days with a sample and finally purchased. It is very similar to Montale's Aoud Musk, but I prefer the drydown of Duro (on my skin, at least). Duro drys down musky and leathery, whereas Aoud Musk's drydown is just sweet notes. The top and middle notes in both are very close (hard to say exactly what they are, but they are almost identical) and the price difference almost pushed me towards Montale. I did decide to throw down for the Duro based on the drydown and see how long the tiny bottle of extra strength lasts. I don't get huge sillage from this but I've also never tried more than one spray. It's a fascinating medicinal/leathery/woodsy smell that I could see you would either love or hate. Also, much more wearable than Black Afgano IMO.
By   - Philosopher from San Francisco on 2/27/2014
This is leather with a wood-spice dusting. You darn well better mean it when you wear it. Not for the timid...or at least you won't be timid for long!
By   - Oncology Nurse from Mission Viejo on 2/19/2014
Don't believe a word of it! This is not a scent to be exclusively kept for men. This is "Sex in a Bottle" and if you are brave enough to wear it then do so. You will have people chasing you down and asking for the name of your fragrance. It has dry Sandalwood notes but an underlying musky smell that drives you crazy.
By  on 1/26/2013
Definitely more complex and interesting than a deoderant spray. I'm not sure the price is justified. We pay for rare materials and exclusivity but this seems made up of the same cheap synthetics as everything else. Smells like a sharp chemical artificial Agarwood (oud). The warmth and woodiness are nice, I just wish it didn't have that sharp chemical odor.
By   - from NY on 10/25/2012
It has a long lasting christmas tree smelling odor, kind of woodsy. But it also smells clean and very masculine. I tried some out just before going to the gym and wow, this stayed on strong and actually mixed in well with my skin. If you like sweet smells, you won't like this. It's exactly what the name says it is, it's a hard masculine smell.
By   - Self employed from Houston on 12/1/2011
I'd like to make a change to my last review, that uses the word "idiot". That was unnecessarily harsh and I wish I could retract it, but alas I can't. I offer my apologies, but my dislike of Duro still stands. :)
By  on 5/14/2011
I'm a woman and I have worn this fragrance for two years. I continuously get compliments from both men and women alike as to what a unique and wonderful scent I'm wearing. No flowers, nothing sweet but definitely intriguing.
By   - from Palm Springs on 5/13/2011
Do you like Duro? I have a task for you. Go to the deodorant aisle of any drug store. Look for a variety of Axe body spray called Instinct. Smell it. Smell it several times if you need to. Now ask yourself why on this mudball Earth would ANY idiot pay $148 for a perfume bottle of this scent, when the body spray equivalent can be had for $4. Yea, way to go, Mr. Gualtieri. God bless capitalism!
By  on 5/13/2011
First when i tried it on a tissue paper, the top notes were Oud and other woods. I really enjoyed the essence of those tope notes. However when i tried it on my skin. Guess wht !! patchouli is all I smell right now. It might smells different in your skin. However the perfume after few hours, smells more earthy and the patchouli notes are gone...Very complex fragrance..... but its weird that nobody has ever mentioned patchouli notes for this perfume!! Am I the only person to get patchouli? I mean its very easy to notice patchouli essence...isnt it ? I liked the smaller bottle protecter that comes along wit the famous wooden Nasomatto signature bottle cover. The other bottle protecter is smaller fits exactly the sprayer, perfect fit for traveling or in your car.
By   - from Al Ain, United Arab of Emirates on 2/3/2011
All I get from this is a nuclear blast of something sharp and astringent. I've given it a couple of tries and had to wash it off after half an hour because it's so repulsive. An absolute pass on this one.
By   - from Wellington on 4/16/2010
This is quite exquisite. Perhaps the best leather scent i have tried to date. The only downside, of course, is the price.
By   - Software Test Specialist from Laurel MD on 1/22/2010
Wow. Just tried the sample I ordered. I put a TINY dab on the top of my hand and for the next four hours, that's all I could smell. I can't even fathom putting an actual spray of this on. It would be too much. I'm not the kind of person who likes people to smell me coming. It is a very "manly" smell and kind of traditional. Almost reminded me of Grey Flannel or that FENDI fragrance from the 80's. Not a very modern-smelling scent and honestly nothing I could imagine someone under the age of 40 wearing. I picture a guy in his mid-40s with a beard who wears Tommy Bahama driving to golf with his buddies in Vegas in his Corvette before heading out to the strip club. Now, after all this, I'm not saying it's a bad scent but definitely not for me.
By   - Graphic Designer from Boston on 6/2/2009
Unbelievable! This one is so brash and unapologetic... Duro smells of confidence and strength, as it's name implies. So unlike anything else, not another woodsy, leathery clone... Use it sparingly, and be prepared....
By   - from New Orleans on 3/13/2009
I agree with Gordon, Chris, and MarkD. I think this scent is awesome. I just got a sample to try out and am verry happy with it. It is completely unique. Dirty and sophisticated at the same time. You won't be smelling this on a lot of people and that makes it even better.
By   - from Los Angeles on 3/3/2009
Smells like a freshly polished high school gym floor. Industrial grade wood scent that you will need the jaws of life to get off you.
By   - Editor from NYC on 2/17/2009
Well, Bungalow Gal, it's interesting to see that you believe you speak for your whole gender. every time I wear Duro, I'm simply amazed by the quantity of poitive comments I get, from both friends and strangers, waitresses in restaurants even!
By   - from glasgow on 2/3/2009
At first whiff, I thought I might like it. Duro has that classic, crisp herbal tang with a touch of spice found in many men's cologne along with a bit of ozone/petrol and dirty leather. But that "tang" just got unpleasant, and I kept thinking my husband had tried a new drugstore deodorant, or maybe I was smelling something else- bad. Lucky Scent calls it "untamed, virile and raw" Yes... but not in a good way. Duro is that classic good looking guy, who is just faintly vulgar, after a while you want to avoid him. I had the sample on my desk and every time I walked into the room I could smell it faintly, after a while it began to repulse me. It is exactly the kind of scent that men think women will like, and we don't.
By   - from San Jose on 10/22/2008
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