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Amber Oud (2012)
by By Kilian


Amber Oud information

Year of Launch2012
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 81 votes)

People and companies

HouseBy Kilian
PerfumerCalice Asancheyev-Becker

About Amber Oud

Amber Oud is a shared / unisex perfume by By Kilian. The scent was launched in 2012 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Calice Asancheyev-Becker

Amber Oud fragrance notes

Reviews of Amber Oud

A big glob of cheap fake vanilla frosting pretending to be amber and oud. It's essentially a less complex Pink Sugar until about an hour in, when little tendrils of lumber wood and butterscotch manage to just barely peek through the heaping mounds of toxic cheap vanilla. There's a lingering ambrox drydown that's passable but not worth wading through all the marshmallowy gloop for. Even without the misleading name and the higher price based on its designation as an oud perfume, this isn't even particularly good as a marshmallow gourmand. Don't bother.
08th April, 2017
One of the more popular named oud fragrances done By Kilian, Amber Oud is a creamy, sweet, resinous delight that is an excellent scent. It's not an overwhelming powerhouse but rather it's properly dense, a decent mix of amber, benzoin, and vanilla. I suppose the "bay" note adds some oud or spiciness, but I'm not familiar with this. Amber Oud is surely far more amber than oud, far more a sweet gourmand than a bitter oud.

It's an enjoyable, easy wear, and I'd be curious to compare it to Acqua di Parma's Colonia Ambra, which is a vanilla/amber mix mixed with some of the Colonia DNA.

Performance is somewhat lacking for a fragrance priced at $395 for 50ml, so it's difficult to stomach buying this unless it's an absolute favorite, which it is not. Still, the scent is really superb, one of the best amber/oud interpretations, and a recommended try, particularly if it's one you would actually buy.

8 out of 10
23rd February, 2016
i love the by kilian house but this didn't do it for me at all

even tho it had a nice smell eventually it just got to heady for me with very minimal sprays

worth a try if you can sample it :)

on to the next
22nd January, 2016
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
From the beginning this is mainly an amber-vanilla scent, starting out as an amber that is not too sweet, and laden with benzoin and cedarwood, with an ultra-synthetic and generic oud shining through only very briefly and very faintly. This is neither the elegant amber of Ambre Canelle, nor the less cedary amber of Ambre Sultan, and it has much less individual character or personality than TF's Amber Absolute or even Cerruti's 1881 Amber.

At times a greenish aroma is present, to be soon to be overwhelmed by the amber again.

With time it fades out slowly, and it lasts about seven hours on my skin. With moderate sillage and very good projection, the performance is very respectable.

All in all it is very suitable for autumn, but even with the good performance figures does does not reach a level that would make it truly interesting. 2.75/5.

23rd December, 2015
Oudless fragrance with an amber base (sort of plastic) and a vanilla background. No where near worth the asking price. 6.5/10
12th January, 2015
Amber and vanilla with cedar getting between these notes so it never reaches that satisfying olfactory climax. Also in the blend is balsam note which is like a very toned down Tiger balm. But alas no Oud whatsoever.

This smells nice but it is not very well blended at all. There are many ambery vanilla fragrances that are better and way more affordable. Also the pretentious name of this fragrance is misleading as there is no Oud to speak of.

To sum up a poorly blended amber and vanilla fragrance with a name that is a misnomer.
11th June, 2014

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