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    Question Is there any interest in an OUD SMACKDOWN?

    I wonder if there is any interest in an "Oud Smackdown", or a thread that describes a good number of western Oud scents, western perfumes that contain oud? I am a rank amateur when it comes to reviewing and my descriptions are not as detailed and verbose as many/most of you. I do have a good number of samples and a few bottles of scents with oud. The bad part of this is that i don't have any pure oud to compare these with. Would love a half a drop but always have to buy more than I want or can afford to be honest.

    Those scents which I have now are...

    YSL M7 (vintage)
    Bond No.9 New York Oud, Harrods Swarovski, Andy Warhol, Signature
    Montale Black Aoud, Aoud Lime, Dark Aoud, Moon Aoud, White Aoud, Taj
    Dior Leather Oud
    Juicy Couture Dirty English
    Slumberhouse Vikt
    Tom Ford Oud Wood, Arabian Wood (does this have Oud?)
    SoOud Asmar, Kanz, Hajj
    Juliet Has A Gun Midnight Oud
    Amouage Homage
    M. Micallef Aoud Gourmet
    L'Artisan Al Oudh
    Le Labo Oud 27
    And an unknown oil that was simply labeled "Oudh Amber from India"

    If there is any interest I will eventually start a thread where I will describe these with my own limited vocabulary and biased opinions!

    (I probably should get some more samples too. PLEASE SUGGEST or message me!
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    1. Amouage Epic man
    2. Dior Leather Oud
    3. Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperial Black
    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Byredo Bullion
    7. Norma Kamali Incense


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    Default Re: Is there any interest in an OUD SMACKDOWN?

    Please do!
    What do insomniac perfumers do to fall asleep? They count chypres!

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    Sounds Great!!! I'm interested in Dior's Oud!!!
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    Default Re: Is there any interest in an OUD SMACKDOWN?

    Dior's Leather Oud is amazing...
    Some Favorites
    1. Amouage Epic man
    2. Dior Leather Oud
    3. Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperial Black
    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Byredo Bullion
    7. Norma Kamali Incense


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    Quote Originally Posted by Akahina View Post
    Dior's Leather Oud is amazing...
    It's a beast (and I mean that in a good way). The oud in it is more burning oud wood, reminding me of burning Japanese incense that contains aloeswood (oud), rather than evoking resin.

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    Couple of obvious ones missing...

    Creed Royal Oud
    Dior Fahrenheit Absolute
    Histoires de Parfums Petroleum
    Mona di Orio Oud

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    I want to know about

    Humiecki & Graef- blask
    Caron- Secret Oud
    The Different Company- Oud Sammash
    Dior- Leather Oud
    Clive Christian- C for Men*
    Nasomatto- Pardon
    Im the be$t @ thi$

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    Default Re: Is there any interest in an OUD SMACKDOWN?

    I can't get them all! But I will get some more samples. Just listed what I have at hand so keep the suggestions coming. And where to get some of them too...
    Some Favorites
    1. Amouage Epic man
    2. Dior Leather Oud
    3. Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperial Black
    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Byredo Bullion
    7. Norma Kamali Incense


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    Why not?
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    Yes Sir...That's why we're here...Please Do !!!!!

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    Oud Luban by Aftelier is the most outstanding Oud blend I've experienced, and I've sampled everyone in all the previous posts on this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by megatropolis View Post
    I want to know about

    Clive Christian- C for Men*
    NOT gonna find any oud there.

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    AEDES DE VENUSTAS - $15 for 7 Samples...not sure how big of an inventory they carry. Heck of a deal.


    http://www.aedes.com/Aedes-Sample-Service_p_908.html

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    Default Re: Is there any interest in an OUD SMACKDOWN?

    Bring it on!

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    As was discussed elsewhere, there are different types of pure ouds, so there's really no holy grail. Hedonist, who will probably chime in, considers Leather oud as the closest thing to oud chips (that is, the ones you burn, which smell different from the oil one wears). Some of those in the list don't smell like oud at all but are great nonetheless (see the raunchy Oud27).

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    Sample pure oud by kilian....it's the most authentic

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    Oud 27 if my favorite. the divine animalic concoction that surrounds the oud is like nothing else.

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    I really like fragrances where oud is the star....I've sampled many as well and my top 3 are oud 27, harrods oud and pure oud. I really wanted to like monas but it's too fem and not much oud. Montales come off too fem for me as well except for dark aoud and aoud cuir arabie. Al oudh is great .... Focused on spice more but the oud is there holding it up. New york oud (wheres the oud, lol) signature...gack!!! Incense oud is nice....more of an incense scent but very nice. Secret oud ....very feminine rose...although at times it comes off totally different with oakmoss and is masculine.

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    Leather oud is great but if I'm going for oud I'm grabbing oud 27 and if I'm going for leather I'm going for mona's cuir....both are better and have more gusto and depth than leather oud imo

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    Default Re: Is there any interest in an OUD SMACKDOWN?

    Quote Originally Posted by >BOOMER< View Post
    AEDES DE VENUSTAS - $15 for 7 Samples...not sure how big of an inventory they carry. Heck of a deal.


    http://www.aedes.com/Aedes-Sample-Service_p_908.html
    I just ordered from them, several oud fragrances and some others I have wanted to try. Thanks for the tip!
    Some Favorites
    1. Amouage Epic man
    2. Dior Leather Oud
    3. Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperial Black
    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Byredo Bullion
    7. Norma Kamali Incense


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    Quote Originally Posted by >BOOMER< View Post
    AEDES DE VENUSTAS - $15 for 7 Samples...not sure how big of an inventory they carry. Heck of a deal.


    http://www.aedes.com/Aedes-Sample-Service_p_908.html
    Ok, one more sweet deal that's restricted to the US. Bummer!

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    Go ahead Akahina...


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    Default Re: Is there any interest in an OUD SMACKDOWN?

    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    Go ahead Akahina...
    OK, I will, but I am hoping for a few more samples and need to order or beg some samples! And your reviews are so precise and descriptive I hope you are not disappointed in my opinions, which I am sure will differ from yours...
    Some Favorites
    1. Amouage Epic man
    2. Dior Leather Oud
    3. Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperial Black
    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Byredo Bullion
    7. Norma Kamali Incense


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    Default Re: Is there any interest in an OUD SMACKDOWN?

    Quote Originally Posted by Akahina View Post
    OK, I will, but I am hoping for a few more samples and need to order or beg some samples!
    I can contribute a couple of samples of actual pure oud oils if you might be interested to incorporate them into your review scope.

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    Default Re: Is there any interest in an OUD SMACKDOWN?

    Akahina, how about bringing up the number of participants to 30 and we can have a Oud Royal Rumble!

    Much interested in hearing your findings.

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    You can't leave out Oud Caravan by AbdesSalaam Attar (Profumo.it). Samples are available from TPC. And although difficult to find, Roja Dove's Aoud should be included, too. Sorry, I know I'm just making it more difficult - but I could be making it easier on down the line!
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    Default Re: Is there any interest in an OUD SMACKDOWN?

    Quote Originally Posted by Akahina View Post
    I hope you are not disappointed in my opinions, which I am sure will differ from yours...
    I don't see why I should be disappointed...if your opinion differs from mine it just means we have different tastes, not a big deal Fragrances are subjective right?

    Go ahead Akahina....


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    Default Re: Is there any interest in an OUD SMACKDOWN?

    I am still working on this if anyone is interested.

    I now have 34 western fragrances with oud as a note listed, 8 samples of real oud (mostly a drop or a smear, thanks to a couple of very generous basenoters and 2 artificial oud bases that I intend to dilute down to parfum strength with no other notes just so I can see what these smell like alone. I have been advised that these artificial ouds are best "smelled" with other ingredients but since my nose is not trained to understand real vs. artificial oud, I want to experience them in their pure form so I can critically examine what I am smelling. Makes sense to me anyway to do it this way.

    I am still looking to acquire several (OK, many) more fragrances to add to this sampling spree! There are about a dozen more I really want to add to the list but finding them all (or a single source where I can get most/all of them is a challenge for a person that has little time to devote to the hunt! Most interested in finding some Arabian attars to add to the list.

    In the end this "smackdown" may be of little value to anyone, but it will be a journey of discovery for me, and if my journey is of even the smallest value to a single person it will be a success in my eyes. In the end, I will buy something! Want to find that one or two oud scent(s) that I adore...if I don't have it already!

    I just got a small decant of Bruckner's Oud 1 and have not smelled this yet. I am quite excited to try this one.
    Some Favorites
    1. Amouage Epic man
    2. Dior Leather Oud
    3. Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperial Black
    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Byredo Bullion
    7. Norma Kamali Incense


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    It'll be an interesting read. Thanks, and enjoy

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    Default Re: Is there any interest in an OUD SMACKDOWN?

    Here is what I have so far. Still looking to get some more...comments welcome on what more to get, but I have a list!

    Oud oil:
    ASAQ - Cambodi
    ASAQ - Moattaq
    ASAQ - Mubakhar
    ASAQ - Qadeem
    Arabian Oud - Syufi
    Oriscent - Kyara Koutan
    Oriscent - Sheikh's Borneo
    Oudimentary - KSSS (Cambodi)

    Artificial Oud bases to be diluted to parfum strength (from Perfumer's Apprentice):
    Oud Blend "F"
    Black Agar


    Western Fragrances with an oud note:
    Aftelier - Oud Luban (solid)
    Amouage - Homage
    Bond No.9 - Andy Warhol
    Bond No.9 - Harrod's Oud
    Bond No.9 - New York Amber
    Bond No.9 - New York Oud
    Bond No.9 - Signature
    Bruckner - Aoud 1
    By Kilian - Amber Oud
    By Kilian - Cruel Intentions
    Clive Christian - "C"
    Dior - Leather Oud
    Commes des Garcons - Wonderwood
    Juicy Couture - Dirty English
    Juliet Has A Gun - Midnight Oud
    Kerosene - (R)oud Elements
    L'Artisan Parfumeur - Al Aoudh
    Le Labo - Oud 27
    Montale - Aoud Gourmet
    Montale - Aoud Lime
    Montale - Black Aoud
    Montale - Dark Aoud
    Montale - Moon Aoud
    Montale - Tajj
    Montale - White Aoud
    Oud Amber (From India, unknown house)
    Slumberhouse - Vikt (oil)
    SoOud - Asmar
    SoOud - Hajj
    SoOud - Kanz
    Swiss Arabian - Makhallat Malaki
    Soivohle - Oudh Lacquer
    Tom Ford - Arabian Oud
    Tom Ford - Noir de Noir
    Tom Ford - Oud Wood
    Tom Ford - Santal Blush
    Yves Saint Laurent - M7 (vintage)
    Last edited by Akahina; 24th March 2012 at 02:56 PM. Reason: Added new samples.
    Some Favorites
    1. Amouage Epic man
    2. Dior Leather Oud
    3. Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperial Black
    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Byredo Bullion
    7. Norma Kamali Incense


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    So which ones are you still looking to acquire?
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    by kilian incense oud and pure oud would be good additions I think, but a very good list.
    the oils are also quality stuff and the addition of cambodi oils is a good idea.

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    Can't wait to see which will reign supreme

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    Default Re: Is there any interest in an OUD SMACKDOWN?

    This lost is really helpful. I was asking an SA at Bergdorf Goodman if Oud Wood actually had oud in it and he could only reply that he assumed it did. Thanks.

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    It'd be interesting to see Amouage Epic Man, 10 Corso Como, and maybe one of the exclusives from Histoires de Parfums and The Different Company added to the list. Though of course, really, there's no end.

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    Just curious whether OP ever got to doing an oud comparison he envisioned.

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    Default Re: Is there any interest in an OUD SMACKDOWN?

    I have not had time to do this yet but it is on my list of things to do...soon. Please understand my delay. This has been a very busy few months. I've sold my house that I was in for 30 years and moved from at 5 bedroom house into a small condo...that's just the beginning. I have quite a few samples and when I get settled in I still have every intention of starting this substantial project. I can only offer my appology for the delay in starting this project. 2012 has been a very stressful and difficult year and I look forward to starting this as temperatures become cooler. In the end I will find a new scent...perhaps one of those pure oud oils. Best wishes and thank you.
    Some Favorites
    1. Amouage Epic man
    2. Dior Leather Oud
    3. Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperial Black
    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Byredo Bullion
    7. Norma Kamali Incense


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    No worries, I was just wondering. I hope things get less stressful and you have plenty of time to sample, enjoy and share your thoughts when you are ready!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akahina View Post
    I've sold my house that I was in for 30 years and moved from at 5 bedroom house into a small condo.
    Good! This will allow you to buy more perfumes.

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    Default Re: Is there any interest in an OUD SMACKDOWN?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jojo Lapin X View Post
    Good! This will allow you to buy more perfumes.
    LOL! My thoughts exactly.
    Some Favorites
    1. Amouage Epic man
    2. Dior Leather Oud
    3. Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperial Black
    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Byredo Bullion
    7. Norma Kamali Incense


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