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Oud Ispahan (2012)
by Christian Dior


Oud Ispahan information

Year of Launch2012
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 82 votes)

People and companies

HouseChristian Dior
PerfumerFrançois Demachy
Parent CompanyLVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton

About Oud Ispahan

Oud Ispahan is a shared / unisex perfume by Christian Dior. The scent was launched in 2012 and the fragrance was created by perfumer François Demachy

Oud Ispahan fragrance notes

Reviews of Oud Ispahan

A classical oud with not much to offer in terms of creativity.

That said, it smells like good quality stuff and it has the Dior name. I see this a a great gift for an oud lover. Longevity and projection are great. Definitely a night scent to me.
30th April, 2015

DIOR created a special perfume that combined two of the most legendary materials of all,rose and oud.a unisex perfume designed for lovers of oriental fragrnces,for someone with a strong personality,for kings with free-hearted.the perfume captures the essence of the middle eastern woman and man by reflecting traditional roots with a modern twist.the smell is classy and extremely lasting.just a spray of this magnetic perfume on your pulse points will draw compliments from admirers wherever you go.Regal, Mastrepiece,Sophisticated,Charistmatic,Oriental, Sensual,Weird and a expensive perfume that worth every penny you pay for it.

The exquisite elixir opens with nuances of labdanum and a potent and velvety serenade of persian rose which immediately stir the senses.this rich layer leads to deep aura of oud that lingers in the air and on the fact oud and rose coalesce in a mellifluous masterpiece,intoxicating and preparing the senses for the master stroke of the final mystery,where the intense,full-bodied oud feeling fuses with the ligher,dryer notes of sandalwood and patchouli.totally this kind of scents the distinction between elite and laity,between special taste and cheap taste,between demure person and clown person and above all between gentleman and youngster!


Longevity?Lasts and Lasts.

22nd April, 2015
Synthetic oud with a decent rose note. As previously mentioned, it is quality but not unique. It can easily be liked though. Patchouli was a good balancer in this. Nice, but overpriced IMO.
10th March, 2015
Oud Ispahan is another glossy, sophisticated, particularly silky and clean Western oud-inspired scent, with not much left of the original, animalic “dirtiness” and rawness of Far East’s precious (rotten) gem. Here, the oud note is basically only a tamed-down and polished sort of “dark-smoked” woody note, as scary as a piece of cedar in a Halloween dark costume. Not much else apart from the “mandatory” rose note so many oud scents seem to require these days – I guess to make it softer, trendier and more unisex; and a note of patchouli, basically an earthy-dusty flavor of cocoa floating beneath woods and rose. Despite having not much to do with proper agar wood, Oud Ispahan is undoubtedly a refined, pleasant, luxurious scent exuding “contemporary chic”, with just a hint of trendy shallowness – far superior to Montale stuff, for instance, and many other synthetic ouds we’re used to. This smells a bit artificial too, but somehow classier. Oud lovers may want to stay away from this, while it may suit fans of “French luxury” which want to “smell expensive” with a touch of dark exoticism. The price is surreal for the quality but I feel that wouldn’t be a concern of the average “exclusive” Dior’s lines customer.

27th November, 2014
A somewhat poised rose-oud composition which treads gently on the genre. The rose patchouli accord is well executed here, very smooth with just a smidgen of animalic oud similar to the one I found in Leather Oud, lending it additional depth. Oud Ispahan projects very well and has above average longevity but there is a certain dryness about it that to my nose is reminiscent of the ubiquitous woody amber found in many masculine fragrances of late. While far from spectacular, still a solid offering from the house of Dior.
29th July, 2014
This starts with a jammy rose and oud which is soon joined by patchouli making the scent more earthy. As time passes the scent gets more woody from a dose of sandalwood.

This smells nice and is well done but just does nothing to distinguish itself from a dozen or so similar scent on the market.
13th June, 2014

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