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Black Oud (2011)
by Illuminum


Black Oud information

Year of Launch2011
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
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About Black Oud

Black Oud is a shared / unisex perfume by Illuminum. The scent was launched in 2011

Black Oud fragrance notes

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Reviews of Black Oud

A nice enough mix of rose and saffron, with dusty oak-smelling wood playing alongside and quite a bit of sooty smoke. There's a pinch of jammy patchouli in the background and the eventual drydown is a good but faint chypre-esque mix of vetiver, patchouli, and mossy galbanum.

It's a good perfume, similar to a lot of others but easily holding its own (the chypre base is an unexpected treat). It's worth mentioning that I don't smell any rubbery or medicinal smells that would point to actual oud. This is definitely one of those westernized ouds that uses a bunch of saffron to simulate the real thing.
16th May, 2015
Sort of a brutally tamed down version of Montale's Oud Cuir D'Arabie minus the rose. If you don't have the guts to face the beast, give this a chance. It smells nice but it's still nowhere close justifying the hefty price tag.
20th May, 2012

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