Originally Posted by Akahina
Oud may be my favorite note. It seems to do something for me. The best is oud oil of course...which I have smelled several of but have yet to buy in any quantity. Most all western fragrances are artificial. But I even like that...so there!
M7 is on most people's list as the first, but quite honestly I don't get much oud from it. Still love it though.
So in no particular order here are my favorites.
Dior Leather Oud - leather and oud wood smoke
Montale Black Aoud - rose with oud, a classic combo
Montale Dark Aoud - oud and sandalwood
Bond No.9 New York Oud - rose and oud again. Love this stuff!
Parfümerie Brückner Aoud 1- for lack of a better description sort of like Aventus (pineapple) with oud
Honorable mention: Black Afgano.
Akahina time and time again our tastes are the same, except Bruckner I have not tried that as of yet. New York Oud gets a lot of hate but the drydown is just amazing, it has a very living quality about it.
I dont think the Oud trend will die ever , once you have one oud fragrance your hooked for life. I started with M7 and I can easily say half of my fragrances are oud based or have some oud in them.