You have my attention. First and foremost, Congratulations. America needs an honest Le Nez.
Before I move forward, REALOUD is like Royal-Oud? Is your RO "feral" an EDP or EDT?
Is Skin Graft like Erolfa?
"Also my product is 100 percent natural" a definite plus. "I really don't believe Olivier Creed's claims of producing all natural products." that's strong words to one of the oldest perfumeries and perfuming family in the world. I met Erwin earlier this year and had dinner with him. We spoke in great detail about the ingredients in Creed's scents - the sources of the ingredients, the rarity and exclusiveness of them, the time spent waiting for batches, adding the ingredients at certain times (through out years on some), and etc. If I hadn't spent time with Erwin, I would have never known what it is too make such scents.
Maybe you already know, however JIC, Erolfa smells that way, because it's supposed to remind the wearer of the scent of being on their ship Erolfa. It too is one of my favorites, but I dislike its quick wear. Actually, I was surprised at some of the reasons for their scents. It seems from the review that you posted, you too are doing the same thing. You definitely have an interesting scent and its perspective.
My hat goes off to you for starting your own business. The world of doing it yourself is hard, It doesn't matter what you are selling. I see the value in having the balls to start something despite having people tell you not to do it. PROPS!!!! Once your business takes off smoke a cuban and have a bad russian beezy on your arm.
Ok, so I received my bottles of REALOUD and Skin Graft. These are amazing. Very interesting fragrances that take me somewhere else, man... Oud is a new thing for me and I'm unsure if my friends could be around me when I wear it.. It's so different from anything we have in the west... yet when I smell it, it's so interesting that I enjoy it. Skin Graft is no problem to handle. It's a beautiful dream of a fragrance and I think it's awesome.
EDIT: I just had to edit... I am wearing Skin Graft right now, and when I smell my wrist, my eyes naturally close and i just imagine awesome stuff.
Thanks Ian, you are exactly the kind of person I want wearing my scents. I understand the culture shock of oud. I have several suggestions as to how to learn to love oud...and once you do it is like loving Bentleys, which i do, but accessible even for a dude like me who has a kid about to enter college which now costs like 2 Bentleys. 1) Oud is great for layering, you can wear it as a base with other scents and create something totally incredible, I don't know what scents you usually wear but try just a wisp of oud and put something on top of it that you think might blend well. 2) Oud only grows better and softer with time. That bottle will only become mellower with age, like a Bordeaux, and not so high strung. Personally I like the oud fresh and sharp but aged oud is revered by connoisseurs. Skin Graft is a freak...I wanted to make a perfume that honored my own medical trauma in '07 when i suffered severe burns and pig skin grafts saved my life and ultimately left me with much younger looking skin than before...thanks so much, your enjoyment made my day.