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    Default Creed Royal Oud didn't like first try loved second try.

    I sampled Creed Royal Oud about 8 months ago at Saks. I did not care for it a bit. Went back to Saks about 2 months ago trying other Creed's and the woman sprayed Royal Oud again. Now I really dig it; I have bought a 5ml and love it. Just might be a full bottle purchase in my near future. Anyone else have the same thing happen with Royal Oud or any other cologne?

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    Default Re: Creed Royal Oud didn't like first try loved second try.

    Royal Oud was love at first smell.
    Currently wearing: Memoir Man by Amouage

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    I have been contemplating this one for a while, saw it for a good price on amazon (120ish) but just can't get around to buying it. It smells pleasant but that is just about it. For that price I can buy a Frapin 1270, Ambre 114 etc.

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    I remember trying it at Niemans and, to my surprise, liking it enough to get a sample. I actually forgot I had the sample for a week or so, but when I discovered it, I was intrigued with the smell. The sample is now empty, but I have a 15 ml decant of it that I recieved from a swap. Love it! May get a bottle at some point.

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    Had the same thing! I thought it would quickly bore me but I kept coming back to it and went through three samples over the past six months.
    Really grew on me, so I guess I need to get a bottle soon

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    Default Re: Creed Royal Oud didn't like first try loved second try.

    A wonderful scent IMO. Glad I own it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demond Wilson View Post
    I sampled Creed Royal Oud about 8 months ago at Saks. I did not care for it a bit. Went back to Saks about 2 months ago trying other Creed's and the woman sprayed Royal Oud again. Now I really dig it; I have bought a 5ml and love it. Just might be a full bottle purchase in my near future. Anyone else have the same thing happen with Royal Oud or any other cologne?
    Yes, with Royal Oud as a fact. Bought it, meh, sold it. Now own it again and like it. Go figure.
    Currently wearing: Royal Mayfair by Creed

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    What's the compliment factor like for you guys on this one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by persianprince View Post
    What's the compliment factor like for you guys on this one?
    None so far.
    Currently wearing: Royal Mayfair by Creed

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    Full bottle worthy, easily. I am very fond of it. Get lots of compliments when I wear it. Women in my office love it. Highly recommended.

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    Maybe I'd best smell it again, since a few of you have warmed to it.
    I've tried it a few times and just didn't get the aoud I was after, and the opening smelled more than a little like sawdust to me.

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    Default Re: Creed Royal Oud didn't like first try loved second try.

    i thought it was extremely forgettable when fist tested but it turned out to be pretty good after more testing. I have no clue where there get off putting oud in the name though.
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    This is probably my favorite Creed. Bought a sample, sprayed, and without any hesitation I knew I had to have a bottle. I love this stuff!

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    Default Re: Creed Royal Oud didn't like first try loved second try.

    Quote Originally Posted by persianprince View Post
    What's the compliment factor like for you guys on this one?
    Two strangers have complimented me so far. Actually, a woman that worked at Kiehl's said it smelled amazing.

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    Default Re: Creed Royal Oud didn't like first try loved second try.

    Crazy! Wore to an event a few weeks ago. My fiance's friends were asking her what I was wearing? They loved it.
    Quote Originally Posted by persianprince View Post
    What's the compliment factor like for you guys on this one?
    Currently wearing: Memoir Man by Amouage

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    Glad you guys are warming up to one of my favorite Creeds! Almost a simplistic wood and spice scent that I love and the ladies love as well. By and far my biggest compliment getter, over Aventus and others.

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    Best Creed I've smelled. I laughed at it when I first sprayed it, as hednic said, it's rather inappropriately named, but after it sits for about 15 minutes it's just incredible. I love this stuff, and bought it after only smelling it once. Nothing flashy, nothing over the top, just perfectly blended, and about as smooth as anything I've ever smelled. I find few Creeds to be FBW for me, but this is definitely one I would recommend without hesitation.

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    Default Re: Creed Royal Oud didn't like first try loved second try.

    I do like it but have never felt compelled to purchase. I have only ever smelled one small spray on my forearm but this thread has me thinking that I should revisit my sample with a full wearing.
    Currently wearing: Terre d'Hermès by Hermès

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    Default Re: Creed Royal Oud didn't like first try loved second try.

    Yup. Got a sample, tried it a couple of times, hated it (boring!), then gave the sample away to a friend. The experience kept lingering in my mind, so I sweet talked the sales assistant out of another sample. I couldn't get enough of it, so bought a bottle the next week. Love it (subtle sophistication!).

    My only criticism: the name. The oud is certainly there, but is not really prominent enough to be featured on the label.

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    Default Re: Creed Royal Oud didn't like first try loved second try.

    Quote Originally Posted by impdaddee View Post
    I couldn't get enough of it, so bought a bottle the next week. Love it (subtle sophistication!).

    My only criticism: the name. The oud is certainly there, but is not really prominent enough to be featured on the label.
    Agree. I think it's the marketing that failed this one a bit. A friend of mine said he believed it would have been more aptly named "Royal Spice", and with that people might not be as disillusioned when they smell it. For me, I was ready to dismiss it right off of the bat, because it didn't deliver what the name promised (and when it does, it's quite minute), and there's nothing that distinct about it, if you will, but what it does have going on is just perfect. I think the way you termed it "subtle sophistication" is a very good description of it.
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    Great scent IMO, screams class and sophistication. One of the longest lasting creeds on my skin, I can sometimes smell it the next day.

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    One of the only Creeds I still have yet to try!
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    Love at first sniff for me.

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    Took me a while to come around to this one. Long story short, I received my bottle yesterday. Happy as a Lark.

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    It's a really smooth, sleeper-like scent. It does not come on strong like Creed Original Santal. There are no sharp edges to Royal Oud. It's just sweet, warm and spicy. I like both, but if I had to choose I'd take Original Santal. OS just has a more overt presence, where RO is so discreet. Both are welcome in my wardrobe anytime. RO is like a church/work/suit scent, where OS is a ballgame/movies/shopping scent. Both are great date scents!
    Currently wearing: Royal Mayfair by Creed

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    It's a really smooth, sleeper-like scent. It does not come on strong like Creed Original Santal. There are no sharp edges to Royal Oud. It's just sweet, warm and spicy. I like both, but if I had to choose I'd take Original Santal. OS just has a more overt presence, where RO is so discreet. Both are welcome in my wardrobe anytime. RO is like a church/work/suit scent, where OS is a ballgame/movies/shopping scent. Both are great date scents!
    I would have to agree, I am an OS fan as well. I cant really stand Creed, to be honest, and only like a few of their offerings. Totally agree that OS is more casual and RO is more formal.

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    Default Re: Creed Royal Oud didn't like first try loved second try.

    I did like it a whole lot more upon second wearing, but I'd rather buy something else.
    Currently wearing: Royal Mayfair by Creed

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    i noticed this one sits kind of close to the skin on me..lasts a good while but doesn't really project too well. I also think i can go a bit heavier with the sprays, i have done 2-3 tops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by persianprince View Post
    i noticed this one sits kind of close to the skin on me..lasts a good while but doesn't really project too well. I also think i can go a bit heavier with the sprays, i have done 2-3 tops.
    I wore 4 today and that seems perfect.
    Currently wearing: Royal Mayfair by Creed

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    Quote Originally Posted by impdaddee View Post
    Yup. Got a sample, tried it a couple of times, hated it (boring!), then gave the sample away to a friend. The experience kept lingering in my mind, so I sweet talked the sales assistant out of another sample. I couldn't get enough of it, so bought a bottle the next week. Love it (subtle sophistication!).

    My only criticism: the name. The oud is certainly there, but is not really prominent enough to be featured on the label.
    To be honest I'm not sure what Oud smells like I just liked Royal Oud and did not know it did not smell like oud until I checked it out her at Basenotes. What does oud smell like anyway? What would be a really good oud scent to try? Thanks

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