Hello once again <3. As the title eludes, the fragrance of discussion is none other than 24 Gold by Scentstory. Ah yes, I’m sure like many other people this was a fragrance that I had blind-bought not too long after watching Jeremy Fragrance’s glowing review of it. For those of you who have seen it watch it here. Living in Australia, a tester was not readily available, so I took a chance and ordered one to come from the US. It was my first fragrance I had purchased from a niche fragrance house, so It was an exciting time for me. Now was this fragrance worth the blind buy? Let’s have a bit of an analysis before I answer that question.
24 Gold is a Niche fragrance from the not too well-known niche fragrance house Scentstory. Basically, it was named after the show 24 (I hope I’m not the only one that hasn’t seen a full episode before), which I always found kind of strange, but I rolled with it. If you know why, please feel free to leave a comment down below. It was released in 2010, put together by the perfumer Jordi Fernandez.
24 Gold is an Oriental Woody. Wood notes upon wood notes, coupled with a sweet base of vanilla, amber and ylang-ylang. I can understand what Jeremy meant when he described it as being a ‘cherry oud’ type of fragrance. To my nose, upon first spray the oud is apparent along with what I believe to be either a very sweet jasmine (a top note) or ylang-ylang (a base note). After a while, the sweetness tones down and the amber gives the woody notes a nice warm touch.
Full Note Breakdown on Fragrantica here.
A lot of people are under the impression that this fragrance is beast mode, and they would almost be right in saying that. The composition of wood notes coupled with an amber/vanilla base lends itself very well to the longevity of the fragrance. This is a fragrance that could easily last me a whole 8hr shift (though I never really thought to wear it to work). The projection is amazing too, though you’d have to be careful on a hot day, it can fill up a whole room quick (or choke out whoever is next to you). The performance is very good, but in my experience, I wouldn’t refer to it as beast mode.
I mean, wear a fragrance wherever and whenever you want. Don’t let anyone stop you. This fragrance will shine on a cold winter day, all day (really though, all day). Oud fragrances are nice when you’re a bit more dressed up, but 24 Gold’s sweetness can probably merit some light application to casual attire. It is also definitely a consideration as a clubbing fragrance as well, just because of its great performance.
24 Gold holds a special place in my heart, even though I may not wear it as much as I used to. If you’re a fan of oud fragrances get your hands on a sample at least. I’m sure it will start you on your journey of broadening your taste, as it did mine.