Velvet Rose & Oud (2012)
    by Jo Malone

    • Launched: 2012
    • Type: Shared / Unisex / Unspecified
    • Availability: In Production : Limited Edition
    • Perfumer: Unknown - Let us know
    • Bottle Designer: Unknown - Let us know

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    Velvet Rose & Oud Fragrance notes

    Damask Rose, Clove, Praline, Oud

    Velvet Rose & Oud information

    Velvet Rose & Oud is a unisex fragrance by Jo Malone. The scent was launched in 2012

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    AphroditeLux's avatar

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    I tried this one and loved it. It is not really strong yet really earthy with a bit of spice. I have Red Roses which I love but I think this is more my style. Nothing is overdone. The sillage is moderate and the longevity is not really long but I can't stop thinking I need this one.

    29th December, 2014

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    Reviewing a rose/oud (or, more generally, a rose/incense) fragrance is like reviewing a hamburger or a white T-shirt: there's approximately 12 million of them out there, so inevitably you need to consider not just its inherent quality but also its relative quality. In this regard, Jo Malone's Velvet Rose & Oud is possibly the best rose/oud I've encountered yet, for 2 reasons.

    1) Does what it says on the tin. There are 12 million rose/ouds because rose + oud is a great combination. But too many of these fragrances try to get creative with the combination, when really all you want is rose and oud and nothing else. (I'm side-eyeing YOU, Montale.) In this regard, VR&O is a clear winner: you get those two things and pretty much nothing else, and both the oud and rose smell high-quality. Longevity is quite good here; it's a linear fragrance but that's exactly the point!

    2) Price. At the time of writing, this costs $145/100ml, making it by far the cheapest of the rose/incense fragrances I know of. As far as I can tell, VR&O uses the same synthetic oud base that most other oud fragrances use. There's nothing wrong with this base - it smells good - but it's also not something you should be paying, say, Tom Ford prices for.

    11th January, 2014 (Last Edited: 12th January, 2014)

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    A light rose with a pleasant oud on my skin with an occasional whiff of spice. Overall nice but not special. Surprising, given the limited silage and projection on my skin, is the very good longevity of five hours. If you like a lighter rose and gentle ouds, this might be a good one to try.

    21st February, 2013

    odysseusm's avatar

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    Rose and oud are a classic combination, and they are done well in this scent.
    The rose is accurate but not cloying. The oud is bright and has a slight edge, but it is held in balance with the rose and compliments it and gives it a mysterious and languid aspect. This is not a challenging oud, it is a comforting one.
    Fear not -- the clove is very subdued and adds the merest spice note. The "praline" -- well I couldn't find it and that suits me fine as I don't like foody notes.

    23rd September, 2012

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