Summary: The beauty of quality oud or agarwood lies in its ability to add depth and gravitas to even the most ethereal of compositions. Nowhere is this clearly demonstrated than in Ramone Monegal's Agar Musk. I get none of the screechy woods you find in cheap synthetic blends, just smooth whiffs of clean vetiver on a dry somewhat musky bed of agarwood. No leather though. Texturally it is airy and dry with a certain coarseness that reminds me of linen.
Summary: Like the opening... I like the unusually sharp, slightly astringent woodiness in opening of this fragrance. But after about an hour my nose perceives it as a linear turpentine, becoming tiresome and headache inducing for the next 8 - 10 hours.
Summary: A good fragrance with a lot of personality, basically centered over an almost aqueous (somehow transparent, at least at the beginning) agarwood/vetiver accord with hints of dustiness (may be a touch of incense and probably ambergris) and a musky final just adumbrated smoothness. The concoction which mostly conjures me this olfactory work is Wonderwood CdG, with its easily approachable watery woodiness but also Encre Noir comes to mind and in my opinion the vetiver is a...
Summary: Thankfully, I can detect Oud! It has a nice presence, but the overall fragrance is too faint. The vetiver is demure. The leather is discreet. The musk is understated. Combined, the experience is underwhelming. With a name like "Agar Musk" I was expecting a beautiful savage, but instead it's just a distant pleasant calm muted scent. I'm not at all thrilled.
Summary: I would say it's a fragrance on the fresher side and while it has 3 notes that I love that make up that up leaders of this fragrance, the blend just doesn't scream out at me. It's a good fragrance but not a rock star to me and for the price...probably not. I would say the fresh musk (not animalic at all) makes up most of the composition with vetiver, oud and nutmeg lightly playing along with it.
Summary: I am a huge fan of agarwood (oud) and this doesn't disappoint. The astringent opening of oud is reminiscent of Montale Dark Aoud...but less harsh. The vetiver is present and helps blend the oud and musk. It is a very dry fragrance, which dries down to a dry oud.
Summary: A big dose of Oud and Vetiver with musk is what I'm getting in the opening. The first thing that came to mind was "this smells like a Montale". But it's not as overpowering as they can be and the ingredients seem less synthetic. The Vetiver makes the scent smell spicy and I'm also picking up a bit of leather and woods. All in all a good masculine fragrance.
Summary: A lot like Encre noire but more sweet powder in the dry down. This scent is special and long lasting too. If you don't like sycamore or Encre noire than stay away, but, if you do like them - this takes it to another level!
Summary: Agar Musk opens with a nice transparent vetiver that is slightly nutty before the agarwood emerges in the heart of the scent and takes center stage. At first the vetiver noticeably remains with subtle spice in the early heart, but shortly afterwards the agarwood completely dominates and retains its dominance for the duration.