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    Default Creed Royal Oud , what should I expect?

    I will receive my royal Oud sample today, and this will be my first sniff of "Oud". I have no idea what Oud smells like and after what everyone says about it I'm extremely curious and excited to see what it's all about. I hear people say royal Oud doesn't have any Oud smell in it. As my first time smelling Oud will I be able to distinguish any Oud in royal Oud? Or will I have to wait for another sample of something else to get a feel of what Oud is?

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    Default Re: Creed Royal Oud , what should I expect?

    It is a spicy wood..the Oud is very mild. It is a nice scent.
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    RO is a nice scent, and if one tries, one could make the correlation between it and the real thing. If you are specifically curious about the Oud note, I would seek out other Oud prominent frags such as by Montale. To really round out your scent education, look for samples of the real thing to give your nose a baseline understanding.

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    Do not let the " Royal Oud" on the bottle mislead you into thinking this scent is something special. It's very soft incensey fresh spicy fragrance with woods. I find it very generic though it does not smell bad just boring.

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    Disappointment

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    I think it's one of the best Creeds, but not a good representation of what oud smells like.
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    To put it bluntly, it is neither very royal, nor very oud. As has been said, it's a rather generic masculine and the defining materials, specially on the drydown, are inferior to most 1980s or earlier mainstream releases of this character. I personally think any one of the classic Aramis scents (Aramis, Tuscany, 900, Devin) is far superior to this.

    AS to the Oud, it is either synthetic or one of the newer prefab products offered by the big scent corporations (Givaudan), some of which are natural, but they have little to do with genuine oud, having been streamlined for Western markets. Do try a Montale like black Aoud for a better impression (though this is also synthetic).
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    A very classy scent from Creed. More spice than Oud.

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    Default Re: Creed Royal Oud , what should I expect?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oslo-Fjord View Post
    A very classy scent from Creed. More spice than Oud.
    Way more spice than oud.

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    I'll tell you this, smelling the oud in this may spoil your impression of real oud.
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    Royal Whatever-just-not-really-oud. A nice 'nuff scent IMO. Not crazy for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_good_life View Post
    To put it bluntly, it is neither very royal, nor very oud. As has been said, it's a rather generic masculine and the defining materials, specially on the drydown, are inferior to most 1980s or earlier mainstream releases of this character. I personally think any one of the classic Aramis scents (Aramis, Tuscany, 900, Devin) is far superior to this.

    AS to the Oud, it is either synthetic or one of the newer prefab products offered by the big scent corporations (Givaudan), some of which are natural, but they have little to do with genuine oud, having been streamlined for Western markets. Do try a Montale like black Aoud for a better impression (though this is also synthetic).
    Totally agree with this. I received a TPC sample of Royal Oud earlier this week and was completely underwhelmed. I'll stick with my "mainstream" Creeds.
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    Spicy notes, but feels lux.

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    I think this is a wonderfully crafted scent and one of Creed's best. I detect the oud very strongly in the beginning, but not so much as it dries down.

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    Default Re: Creed Royal Oud , what should I expect?

    Quote Originally Posted by digger51 View Post
    It is a spicy wood..the Oud is very mild. It is a nice scent.
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    don't let the negative comments scare you... it's one of the best creeds and with time you'll learn to appreciate it. The dry down is very nice... as for the Oud note, well I don't detect much oud in it. Oh and by the way if you want experiment more with oud scents, Montale is NOT the way to go.

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    Put it this way, I got a sample with some full bottle purchases and had Maison Francis Kurkdijian's Oud on one wrist and this on the other. MFK made Creed look like a petulant child desperately pleading for attention that I wasn't going to give. I won't even bring Mona di Orio into the playground!

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    Having said that it is a pleasant, inoffensive fragrance, just nothing special IMO.

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    Default Re: Creed Royal Oud , what should I expect?

    Expect a really pleasing and interesting blend of spices, almost feels dry to me, with a slight woodiness to it. Expect it to last less than you thought also.

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    Thanks guys appreciate the feedback. So what would you suggest be my next Oud purchase as a beginner?

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    Default Re: Creed Royal Oud , what should I expect?

    Leather Oud

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    Default Re: Creed Royal Oud , what should I expect?

    Quote Originally Posted by fragnifiscent View Post
    Thanks guys appreciate the feedback. So what would you suggest be my next Oud purchase as a beginner?
    Well, you've come at the right time in perfumery looking for it :-)
    Micallef Aoud Homme, smooth and sweet
    Montale Black Aoud, dark, with patchouli and rose
    Dior Leather Oud, skanky and leathery
    Montale Red Aoud, gourmand and intense
    Juliette Has A Gun Midnight Oud, musky rose and oud, theoretically feminine but actually totally unisex
    But there are gazillions!
    I think the combinations of mainly oud and rose or oud and saffron could be a good starting point.
    Actual oud can be quite a challenge on its own, it may not please you at first, but it can become quite a delight once you're used to its pungent quality. So try blends with other notes first, I would say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fragnifiscent View Post
    Thanks guys appreciate the feedback. So what would you suggest be my next Oud purchase as a beginner?
    After looking at your wardrobe I don't really think that oud is up your alley, but if you must perhaps M7 would be good starting point.
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    Noo, dOnt go off my wardrobe lol, my favorite scents are woody, oriental, gourmand. I just don't have any bc I started collecting in spring. I am definitely looking forward to fall/winter so I can start hauling in all these cool weather fragrances

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    I see lol. I still stand by my rec of M7. If you want real oud Mona Di Orio's is to die for but you may need to remortgage the house to pay for it.
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    I second Mona's Oud, it is amazing. I smelled Royal Oud first and fell in love with it before I smelled a real oud. Smelling Mona's didnt diminish my love for Royal Oud, it's not heavy on the Oud but it is still a great scent.

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    Default Re: Creed Royal Oud , what should I expect?

    Quote Originally Posted by the_good_life View Post
    To put it bluntly, it is neither very royal, nor very oud. As has been said, it's a rather generic masculine and the defining materials, specially on the drydown, are inferior to most 1980s or earlier mainstream releases of this character. I personally think any one of the classic Aramis scents (Aramis, Tuscany, 900, Devin) is far superior to this.
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    I am surprised that this gets so much hate. It's definitely not a strong "Oud", but it's something I enjoy nonetheless.
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    just sampled it finally. I get a nice deep woody note sprinkled with spices, couldnt tell you if im smelling oud or not. But its really nice

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    It is a good safe scent that is inoffensive and linear. I do not care for most oud fragrances. I usually find them too sharp or just
    too one dimensional. Creed Royal Oud definitely left me disappointed this is waayy over hyped and proves the theory that Creed could put any type of juice in one of its bottles and it will get love just because it is a Creed. It is a good fragrance, just not worth the price tag or the hype for that matter.
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