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Rose Oud (2013)
by Nicolaï


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Year of Launch2013
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
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PerfumerPatricia de Nicolaï

About Rose Oud

Rose Oud is a shared / unisex perfume by Nicolaï. The scent was launched in 2013 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Patricia de Nicolaï

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Reviews of Rose Oud

When I've read "Rose Oud" I was on the point to dismiss the sample ...."so boring"...I've thought, on the contrary guys this Nicolai's fragrance is really worthy. A really particular take on the rose-oud theme in which the main "argument" appears surprisingly bright, sparkling, organic and leafy-earthy-botanic with its satisfactory fresh accord of osmanthus, red fruits, aldehydes, fruity-exotic davana oil and lily of the valley. I detect a freshly green fruity-floral intensity (somewhat fluidy, citric and berrish) in the middle of a light amber-musk accord. Where is the oudh? Well, it is really magistrally calibrated, brightly aldehydic, powdery, elegant and slightly fruity, a perfect rendition for a carefree dynamic young lady full of dreams to pursue and goals to catch. I detect in the air a shadowy (saffron??), suede veined, neutral and "molecular" (powdery ambery and animalic) rose-oud accord which conjures me more than vaguely the simil accord yet enjoyed in Histoires de Parfums Rosam (but in a lighter and less resinous way). A pity for the faint longevity.
06th April, 2015
Rose Oud opens with a nice, simple, vaguely "retrò" but compelling and pleasant rose accord rich in femininity and class, a bit generic and artificial but "full" and dense in its own way. The oud underneath the floral accord is discreetly dark, nothing too much pungent or gloomy; rather a dry wood note scented with nutty-rubbery echoes typically associated with agar wood. Like the roses, nothing amazing but good enough. That's it: basically a decently pleasant scent, a bit unoriginal perhaps, both for the idea itself and the materials/composition used here, but well made and nice to wear – even if the sillage and the persistence are not worth the cost (a couple of hours and most of the magic is gone, and you remain with a generic, synthetic green-woody salty note).

07th September, 2014
If Patricia de Nicolaï’s stated desire of using agarwood while ‘retaining the tradition of French elegance’ can be interpreted as a nod towards a classicist tendency, that intention is immaculately realized in Rose Oud. This is a perfume that is completely assured from top to bottom, strong but deliciously balanced, swirling in powders, musks and patchouli but so much the better for it. It could have been created a hundred years ago or yesterday, such is its rightness – the perfumer knew exactly what she was doing.
A classy entry into the woody floral category (which I must admit to having a soft spot for) the base of this perfume is completely old money – refined, gracious, yet assertive, with a touch of animalic dirt and the satin sheen of sandalwood. This well-orchestrated base supports the star of the show – a beautiful deep rose inflected with light berry notes and the deeper fruity balsamic character of artemisia, which dries somewhat by its proximity to the woody notes over the course of the wear. The (no doubt synthetic) oud note used is subtle, at first weaving in and out of that wonderful rosy harmony, a bit greasy to begin with and later more woody, evolving towards a smooth incorporation into the whole. It’s polite and doesn’t bang you on the head like some of the more bombastic attempts at deploying oud do – and no doubt there is little comparison with the intoxicating nature of the real thing. But viewed as a whole this is a seamless creation – it may not induce ecstasy but is nonetheless near perfect.

20th February, 2014

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