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Indonesian Oud (2012)
by Ermenegildo Zegna

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Indonesian Oud information

Year of Launch2012
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 37 votes)

People and companies

HouseErmenegildo Zegna
PerfumerJacques Cavallier
Parent CompanyEstee Lauder Companies > Aramis and Designer Fragrances

About Indonesian Oud

Indonesian Oud is a masculine fragrance by Ermenegildo Zegna. The scent was launched in 2012 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Jacques Cavallier

Indonesian Oud fragrance notes

Reviews of Indonesian Oud

You will notice the 2017 reviews differ from the previous reviews. That’s because this has been drastically reformulated. Indonesian Oud used to be a sharp, medicinal rose oud. Now it’s a leathery, smoky oud similar to Armani Oud Royal. Smells much better, proof that not all reformulations are bad.
21st October, 2017
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
Right from the start the oud leaps at me; not in an intrusive or unpleasant manner but quite civil indeed. This oud is in itself not particularly remarkable; it is eminently synthetic and resembles many of the attenuated and smoothed-over oud impressions that pullulate on the fragrance shelves of department stores these days.

The other core component of the composition is a pleasant, if somewhat generic, rose note. Not too dark and not bright either, it is a pleasant middle-of-the-road addition to the oud, blending in nicely.

A smooth patchouli is added on in the drydown too, and with a somewhat perfunctory bergamot lurking in the background the general impression is not lacking a touch of a brightish undertone, which is, at times, underpinned by hints of a generic woodsiness towards the end.

I get moderate sillage, good projection, and an excellent eleven hours of longevity on my skin.

Another pleasant but unexciting spring scent following the crowd of rose-oud scents in the current oud tsunami. Only the decent performance tilts it into the positive realm by the skin of its teeth. 3/5.
11th July, 2017
Wet and earthy like Javanese Patchouli, instead with Oud and Rose. The amber supports it in the background but everything is really balanced. Another excellent inoffensive scent that can be used in any formal settings or work.
29th April, 2017
Smells expensive and thick
06th September, 2016
A good standard commercial oud. Which it should be, given the price point. Built to the same excellent level as the rest of the line, my only issue is that I can replicate the scent and duration with quite a few of the middle eastern offerings out there. That said, there is no absence of quality, rather it is as pure and simplistic as you can get yet shrouded in a nice suit. It fits.
26th July, 2016
On first spray I get a beautiful wet red rose with a very nice plush well behaved Oud. It's very smooth and a little medicinal in places but it does smell very posh.

The patchouli is there behind the rose giving it a slight earthiness and a the amber just lends a tad sweetness to the affair.

All in all one of the better Oud/Rose combo's I have smelled.

Very nice indeed!
27th November, 2015

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