Royal Oud was love at first smell.
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?
Royal Oud was love at first smell.
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.
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.
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
A wonderful scent IMO. Glad I own it.
What's the compliment factor like for you guys on this one?
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.
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.
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.
Want to trade - Chanel Platinum Egoiste for Dior Eau Sauvage...
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last edited by Partario; 13th February 2013 at 08:50 PM.
Great scent IMO, screams class and sophistication. One of the longest lasting creeds on my skin, I can sometimes smell it the next day.
One of the only Creeds I still have yet to try!
Love at first sniff for me.
Took me a while to come around to this one. Long story short, I received my bottle yesterday. Happy as a Lark.
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 did like it a whole lot more upon second wearing, but I'd rather buy something else.
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.