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    Default Scent Somewhat Like Creed Royal Oud, But Cheaper?

    Being new to the fragrance hobby, I have been amassing a collection of samples from my local Nordstrom. I have tried Aventus, GIT, Bleu De Chanel, DHI, MI, Eau Sauvage, La Nuit edt/parfum, L'eau D'issey, and probably a couple others I am not remembering right now. I never got any compliments on those (I go light as is), and so it was more for my personal enjoyment than compliments.
    When I tried Royal Oud the other day I loved it, even though I can't identify individual notes. As a plus, I got plenty of compliments (for the first time!) from both genders and my girl friend preferred it to all the others I'd tried. However, the price is a bit much, and I was wondering if you guys would recommend any scents similar. I was thinking of trying Gucci Pour Homme I as I heard it had a nice incense and wood/spice smell, which is what I got from Royal Oud.
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    Default Re: Scent Somewhat Like Creed Royal Oud, But Cheaper?

    L'Occitane Eau de Beaux, Gucci PH II, or Spicebomb. Royal Oud reminds me of all 3 of them.
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    Default Re: Scent Somewhat Like Creed Royal Oud, But Cheaper?

    It can be expensive if buying from a retailer, but there are discounters wher you can get it for $150.00 - $175.00.

    Don't know if that is still a bit more than your budget will allow, but it is out there.

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    $150-175 is still a bit expensive, I was thinking max around $120. And I'll have to go try Eau de Beaux, I have tried GPH II and Spice which both are similar to each other (I prefer GPH II but it has no longevity on me), but I didn't really smell the wood undertone in either of those that I smelled in Royal Oud.

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    Default Re: Scent Somewhat Like Creed Royal Oud, But Cheaper?

    However, the price is a bit much
    What's the price? I paid about $125 for mine. Search for a deal online. I got mine from scentedmonkey, and I've also recently seen it in the marketplace on Basenotes.

    I can't think of anything similar. Best to get the real thing.

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    Default Re: Scent Somewhat Like Creed Royal Oud, But Cheaper?

    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    I can't think of anything similar. Best to get the real thing.
    Agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    What's the price? I paid about $125 for mine. Search for a deal online. I got mine from scentedmonkey, and I've also recently seen it in the marketplace on Basenotes.

    I can't think of anything similar. Best to get the real thing.
    If I liked Royal Oud a lot, would I like oud? Or does Royal Oud have no real oud smell in it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenR08 View Post
    I was thinking of trying Gucci Pour Homme I as I heard it had a nice incense and wood/spice smell, which is what I got from Royal Oud.
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    Gucci Pour Homme is actually not a bad bet, though it's a little more austere than Royal Oud. Marry Gucci PH and Spicebomb and increase the quality several degrees, and add just dash of oud, and you might be close.
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    Just get the real thing. Look around online if you want to save some money.
    Hit theperfumespot.com, at $159.99-12%=$140.79.

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    Default Re: Scent Somewhat Like Creed Royal Oud, But Cheaper?

    Quote Originally Posted by BenR08 View Post
    If I liked Royal Oud a lot, would I like oud? Or does Royal Oud have no real oud smell in it?
    The only oud in it, is in the name. I couldn't detect any at all. Just sweet, woody, tea like notes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenR08 View Post
    If I liked Royal Oud a lot, would I like oud? Or does Royal Oud have no real oud smell in it?
    Not necessarily. RO is not a good representation of the note.
    Try:
    Harrods oud
    M7
    Oud Wood
    Montale Aouds
    Kilian Pure Oud
    Amouage Epic

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    Default Re: Scent Somewhat Like Creed Royal Oud, But Cheaper?

    Quote Originally Posted by mesaboogie View Post
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    I think so too.
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    Default Re: Scent Somewhat Like Creed Royal Oud, But Cheaper?

    Perhaps, Le Dandy by D'Orsay.

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    The notes might not be the same (no Oud for example) but it's definitely wood/spicy and I think you're girlfriend may like it. Chanel Egoiste, and I don't mean the Platinum one that you can find everywhere. To my nose they are very similar, but the sandalwood/rose combination in Egoiste, gives off a similar vibe to the Royal Oud. Get a 50ml and the price is much more down to earth.

    I would also add, don't get Harrods oud / Montale as these are about the same price as Royal Oud.

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    I sometimes get a DSquared Potion vibe.

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    m7 Oud absolue

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    There is nothing that smells like Royal Oud....So far.

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