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    Im looking into Oud fragrances and the only one ive tried is Oud 27 by Le Labo, are all oud fragrances similar to this because this particular scent turned my stomach.

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    I have not smelled Oud 27 yet but Montales Black Aoud and L Artisans Al Oudh are pretty good. Kinda challenging smell at first but definitely unique and classy to my nose.
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    They are not! Thank heavens. Oud 27 has a very fecal opening. I love the woody dry down but I can't get past the top notes.

    Some other oud centric fragrances to try are:

    Bond no 9 - Harrods Limited Edition (oud, myrh, vetiver)
    By Kilian - Pure Oud (saffron, oud, vetiver)
    Dior - Leather Oud
    Montale - Black Aoud (Rose, leather, Oud) quite potent.

    There is nothing like real oud however. I'd try and track down some good quality (read very expensive) Oud if you are serious about it. I'd also check out the Oud Discussion Group. You'll find members who are into oud that may not see this post.

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    There are different types of oud, but Oud 27 doesn't smell like oud. Oud 27 is a fantastically dirty and unpresentable scent, with a core of outrageous animalic musks suggesting body parts not usually mentioned in polite society. I like to smell it, but haven't dared wearing it yet. Somehow, unlike the slightly more elegant Muscs Koublai Khan, it registers as feminine to me, though I don't have that much experience. Later on, the drydown is a very distinct and very presentable wood.

    You've probably seen other threads about western ouds. As dreamer, I also believe that Montale's ouds are the best west of the Red sea, though, as hedonist will tell you, they don't smell as good as true Arabian ouds. True Arabian ouds, of course, will cost you $1500+ for 10ml.

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    Default Re: Oud 27

    Quote Originally Posted by fragranceman88 View Post
    Im looking into Oud fragrances and the only one ive tried is Oud 27 by Le Labo, are all oud fragrances similar to this because this particular scent turned my stomach.

    Chris
    Perhaps you could try Micallef Aoud Homme much better IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    There are different types of oud, but Oud 27 doesn't smell like oud. Oud 27 is a fantastically dirty and unpresentable scent, with a core of outrageous animalic musks suggesting body parts not usually mentioned in polite society. I like to smell it, but haven't dared wearing it yet. Somehow, unlike the slightly more elegant Muscs Koublai Khan, it registers as feminine to me, though I don't have that much experience. Later on, the drydown is a very distinct and very presentable wood.

    cacio
    Erm... that's a very fanciful description of Oud 27!

    fragranceman88 - there are hundreds of threads on oud here and we've talked about it to death; I would do a search if I were you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fragranceman88 View Post
    Im looking into Oud fragrances and the only one ive tried is Oud 27 by Le Labo, are all oud fragrances similar to this because this particular scent turned my stomach.

    Chris
    Hahaha they are not. But I had a similar feeling. To me it smells like the inside of a garage/carpenter's workshop . Nevertheless it is ultra unique.

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    Though I've not yet tried it, I think Montale's Oud Cuir d'Arabie sounds awesome.

    Cacio, your description matches up with Luca Turin's, and as I tend by and large to agree with his olfactory opinions, I'm hoping that Oud 27 turns out the fabulous outrageous fragrance you describe. However I expect it to bear about as much resemblance to actual oud as Patchouli 24 bears to its titular ingredient. Either way, I hope I love it as I've (bravely, perhaps foolhardily) signed up for a split here on BN.
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    I tried Oud 27 but didn't give it a chance to dry down, my bad.

    Black oud is refered here as a western oud, I'm no oud specialist but I find this Montale a total winner if you like Rose, a very masculine one BTW.

    Now, Dior's Leather Aoud, is more smokey and raw sort of, but one of my favorites which I find myself craving from time to time. Both project very well and last very long on my skin.

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    I hated every last second of Oud 27. Quite a scrubber.
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    I also don't enjoy the opening of Oud 27. The dry down is tolerable. Fragranceman, not all oud based frags are like this. Just go ahead and explore. Try as much ouds as possible.

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    Anotherlemontree:

    I also tend to agree with LT/TS and was obviously inspired by his more inventive analogies (selling soiled lingerie on the internet), which which I fully agree. I don't think it's fecal (as futami thinks) but very, very dirty musky. Evidently, Le Labo gives a name as a brief, then leaves complete liberty to the perfumer to create what they want. Twice at least (Patch and Oud) this resulted in excellent final products.

    cacio

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    Oud 27 is a misnomer. It is no more oud that patchouli 24 is patchouli.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    Evidently, Le Labo gives a name as a brief, then leaves complete liberty to the perfumer to create what they want. Twice at least (Patch and Oud) this resulted in excellent final products.

    cacio
    Exactly and they even state that on the perfume description.


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    I had not seen the blurb! Interesting these references to Mongol conquerors, like Koublai Khan for Serge Lutens. Evidently the assumption is that they didn't bathe much in the steppes... Even though of course back then it was Europeans who abhorred baths, noblemen and poor alike, and the Mongol Khans likely cleaned and perfumed themselves daily.

    And it is certainly not politically correct to assume that the Arab women smell this way, whether in a harem or not!

    cacio

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    With the beauty and general good weather of the steppes, I woulndt need to bathe very frequently either .
    This is why I dislike marketing sometimes. You take a "supposedly" dirty smelling scent and then immediately attach it to what society has deemed as dirty and ruthless (in this case Genghis Khan) and put it out there for people to buy.
    As you said, it was mostly Europeans who refrained from bathing for whatever reason.
    Arab women mostly smelled of Jasmine and Rose as those two members of the tree family are abundant in the Arab world.

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