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Oud Assam (2013)
by Rania J

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Oud Assam information

Year of Launch2013
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 27 votes)

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HouseRania J
PerfumerRania Jouaneh

About Oud Assam

Oud Assam is a shared / unisex perfume by Rania J. The scent was launched in 2013 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Rania Jouaneh

Oud Assam fragrance notes

Reviews of Oud Assam

It seems that Rania J has a quite promising path ahead, due to the general acceptance of criticism (sometimes enthusiasm, although it is due to the fact of finally finding a new weirdness that works), as well as to offer competitive prices compared to other niche brands (even if only in appearance, since their perfumes are made only in 50 ml). As for me, I must follow this general admiration, and admit that Rania J offers excellent creations that avoid the risk of being generic, without falling into an empty originality. Oud Assam is among my favorite Ouds (which constitute, in fact, almost all my collection), offering an amber and "tasty" facet full of olfactory richness. Indeed, this is for me a version of Oud mixed with an amber impression due, perhaps, to the base of tonka bean and the citrus head, perfectly molded, in its acidity, by a typically Indian Oud, distinct in its luminous character from the classic Oriental Oud that reigns darkly over the current fragrances of Oud chords. From the first moment, the fragrance reminded me of the animal creations of Profumun Roma, in the aspect of an edible density, really rich and exultant as amber melted on aged wood (especially, Ambra Aurea or Patchouly), managing to compete with its resinous depth in a more "light" fragrance, thanks to the citrus notes and the woody oriental, exotic and "feminine" persistence of the characteristic Indian Oud, which contributes to the delicious and sweet result of the olfactory combination (almost gourmand , in fact).
It is an almost necessary test for every lover of the Oud or of the organic-repulsive fragrances that wish, however, a more or less bearable perfume. To tell the truth, the only downside is that this citrus sweetness seems to betray slightly the original depth of the initial stages, in an almost vanilla arrangement around an increasingly decaying wood. Perhaps it is the best, since an eternal persistence from the smell of the first spray would become extremely heavy and challenging, until it becomes unbearable. Something that I, on the other hand, would have loved.
01st October, 2018
Beautiful Hindi Barnyard opening to reveal a mille fieulles
of Varnishes and some fruit of Thai. The Barn and tinge of Cheese add an aromatic counter to the Thai whiskey.
Pepper adds some bit of dustiness and a nice quality Frankincense bites through the cloy that can exist with the Tonka-ed Musk.
Nice
28th May, 2018
Dreadful, punishing opening - for people unfamiliar with oud fragrances, I can imagine it being shocking, or even smelling like a gag perfume. It softens considerably as it develops, with the oud note partly burning off and partly blending in.
11th August, 2017
I'm giving a thumbs-up b/c I LOVE animalic oud and nobody does it. Having said that, This is animalic and band-aid oud. I've experienced several types of oud. Band-aid smells exactly like a new bandage, animalic smells like a farm, Urinal cake smells like those pink urinal cakes in truck stop bathrooms. This one was sour animalic and bandaid at opening. It quickly dries down to less sour and more bandaid. It is smooth and rich after about 3 minutes.
14th July, 2017
Stardate 20170707:

A very good oud fragrance. Challenging and animalic but not very barnyardy.
As others have mentioned, this is a good introduction to ouds. The paradox - why this cheesy smelly thing is so intoxicating, is easier to understand here.
Oud becomes muted as it enters drydown and tonka and pepper show up in a nice menage-a-trois .
07th July, 2017
Cheesy, funky, animalic oud. In the worst possible way.

Oud Restroom. Please avoid.
27th November, 2016 (last edited: 14th August, 2017)

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