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    What the best Oud ever?

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    100% pure oud oil. Nothing else comes close.

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    I always find these superlative questions for myself nearly impossible to answer. There are so many I like and so many I have, but I'll mention one I like a lot: Oud Pur Oriental by Montale (350)
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    Mona di Orio Oud
    Currently wearing: Tzora by Anat Fritz

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    I can't answer what is the best ever as it's subjective to the individual. But I do like Leather Oud by Dior as I like the smell of burning oud wood as oppose to the funky oud oil.

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    I don't think there is a "best". Oud oil is what you want to try if you want a pure oud experience, but even then there are so many different oud oils and each is unique or at least different. The best oud perfume would depend on what notes you want/like and your own personal taste. No real answer...
    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. Masque Milano Russian Tea


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    There is no such thing as the best Oud ever. Real Oud oil, in itself its very complex, they range from the animalic Indian oud, which is preferred in the East and the one I personally find better, to the floral Cambodian styles which appeals to Western tastes in general. It really is a matter of taste. If your talking about the synthetic Oud fragrances, again its a matter of taste. Some prefer Oud with Roses , some with Leather and civet, others with just spices, it really runs the whole gamut. There is no such thing as "Best Oud " ever. I have about 25 oud fragrances and attars,
    I like them all and depending on my mood, I wear the one which appeals to me that day.

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    Burning agarwood chips with high concentration of oud resin is awesome... nothing comes close to it....
    My Top 10

    1. Amouage Homage Attar
    2. Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublai Khan
    3. YSL M7
    4. Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
    5. Chanel Egoiste
    6. 24 Gold by Scentstory
    7. Amouage Epic Man
    8. Amouage Jubilation XXV
    9. Bond No. 9 New York Oud
    10. Serge Lutens - Chergui



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    Quote Originally Posted by evogel View Post
    100% pure oud oil. Nothing else comes close.
    +1 You said it!
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    La Fumee Arabie is excellent.
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    Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa Oud

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    Is Oud a acquired fragrance?
    Any thing I have smelled with Oud in it, just doesn't smell like it would be appealing to myself..
    I kind of like its uniqueness but it would not be the scent I would wear to impress a women..
    I just started exploring the world of fragrance a few months ago and I wonder if its a scent that grows on you in time or a love it or hate it scent..

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    Quote Originally Posted by rarebear View Post
    Is Oud a acquired fragrance?

    I just started exploring the world of fragrance a few months ago and I wonder if its a scent that grows on you in time or a love it or hate it scent..
    A bit of both I would say. It is an unfamilar note to western noses and does tend to grow on you as you gain experience. On the other hand, I have always been drawn to deeper and dirtier scents so the first time I smelled oud, I loved it.

    To the original poster: What do you expect from an oud scent and what notes do you appreciate? There are so many ouds now.
    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. Masque Milano Russian Tea


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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    La Fumee Arabie is excellent.
    Agree.

    I also like Armani Prive Oud Royal, M7, and Oud for Love.

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    Red Aoud because the oud is well hidden lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akahina View Post
    I don't think there is a "best". Oud oil is what you want to try if you want a pure oud experience, but even then there are so many different oud oils and each is unique or at least different. The best oud perfume would depend on what notes you want/like and your own personal taste. No real answer...
    Quote Originally Posted by vinramani09 View Post
    There is no such thing as the best Oud ever. Real Oud oil, in itself its very complex, they range from the animalic Indian oud, which is preferred in the East and the one I personally find better, to the floral Cambodian styles which appeals to Western tastes in general. It really is a matter of taste. If your talking about the synthetic Oud fragrances, again its a matter of taste. Some prefer Oud with Roses , some with Leather and civet, others with just spices, it really runs the whole gamut. There is no such thing as "Best Oud " ever. I have about 25 oud fragrances and attars,
    I like them all and depending on my mood, I wear the one which appeals to me that day.
    ^^True for me. Without getting into the synth vs. real oud used in western fragrances, these fragrances use the word oud in their title to denote that oud is an ingredient in the recipe because that is what's hot recently in western perfumery. IMO to say that pure oud is best(which it is) or to compare western fragrances containing oud to pure oud is unfair, when it's more realistic to compare them with oud mukhallats and oud attars. Now, these western oud fragrances(mukhallats/attars) range from being more occidental to more oriental, someone like jasonx seems to favor those that are more occidental with a rather transparent oud note, whereas I tend to favor the ones that remind me more of eastern oud mukhallats/attars, such as Montale's Dark Aoud and Kilian's Musk Oud, or my absolute favorite oud containing western frag, Clive Christian C Men.

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    I've not tried pure oud oil or Mona's offering (which is apparently the real deal), but my favourite Oud scent would have to be either Amouage Epic Man (just so nicely blended) or Zegna's Indonesian Oud (very aromatic, strong and simply divine with that rose accord).

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    The oudy-smell I like the most is Mancera Sand Aoud which comes close to a masterpiece. It`s just a nicely orchestrated oud with saffron/cumin, a fruity rose, earthy patchouly, woodsmoke, etc. The Oud perfume that comes closest to the very few oud oils I`ve smelled certainly is Oudh Imperial by Perris Monte Carlo. It`s very pure & rough IMO.
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    All depends on your taste.

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    Discreet oud :Royal oud
    obvious oud: M7
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    Nothing could be compaired to high quality aged oud oil.


    As for Mukhallat or oud mix with other ingredients
    I think Ajmal mukhallat dahn al oudh is the great one.
    My current favorite one at moment is Oud Ispahan.

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    For the most part, I find that commercial oud fragrances (Tom Ford, Creed, MFK etc.) smell nothing like oud at all (not that they're bad scents).

    I've been most impressed as of late by Ensar Oud's Assam Organic and Purple Dervish that a generous Basenoter let me sample, but also Phoenicia's Realoud Feral is pretty special. There could never be a "best" anything within such a subjective genre, but that MdO Oud is pretty great.

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    Perfume-wise, my favorites (there is no "best") in order of preference are:

    Oud Shamash by The Different Company
    Les Nombres d'Or Oud by Mona di Orio
    Oud Louban by Aftelier
    Oud for Love by The Different Company
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    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

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    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akahina View Post
    A bit of both I would say. It is an unfamilar note to western noses and does tend to grow on you as you gain experience. On the other hand, I have always been drawn to deeper and dirtier scents so the first time I smelled oud, I loved it.

    To the original poster: What do you expect from an oud scent and what notes do you appreciate? There are so many ouds now.
    A bit like Ormond Jayne Man i have and really like.I smelled a sample of Indonesiam Oud Ermenegildo Zegna and did not like it too strong for me,ilke vetiver ,amber,cedar sandalwwod tobacco.

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    As far as oud goes, I like Abdul Samad Qurashi Dhen Al Oud. 2nd would be Tom Ford Oud Wood , and finally Creed Royal Oud.
    Currently wearing: Spice and Wood by Creed

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    Just gave my "once and future" a bottle of Le Labo's Oud 27. I haven't smelled many ouds yet, but I like this a lot. To me it's sophisticated, mesmerizing (first use of following term) skank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pomm View Post
    Nothing could be compaired to high quality aged oud oil.


    As for Mukhallat or oud mix with other ingredients
    I think Ajmal mukhallat dahn al oudh is the great one.
    My current favorite one at moment is Oud Ispahan.
    +1

    From Dior Privée Line, I would also recommend Leather Oud, it is interesting and challenging one, dirty and animalic, but so sexy.

    IMO, no EDP can beat pure oud oil in their complexity and uniqueness. Oud Oils from each origin smells different.
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    -------- Amouage Tribute Attar
    ------ Serge Lutens: Ambre Sultan
    -------- Les Exclusifs de Chanel: Sycamore
    ------ Amouage: Fate Man
    -------- Amouage: Epic Man
    ------ Tom Ford Private Blend: Noir de Noir
    -------- Terre D'Hermès Pure Parfum
    ------ EDP FM: Carnal Flower
    -------- Neela Vermire Creations: Trayee
    ------ Dior: Leather Oud
    ------- Hermèssence: Ambre Narguilé

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    Sandalwood and oud: Montale Dark Oud

    Also try Oud Lime, Oud Wood, Royal Oud and Mona di Orio's Oud. Dior Leather Oud (Oud Ispahan is worth a try too) is amazing as is Le Labo's Oud 27. Not much oud in it but try M7 vintage if you can find it.
    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. Masque Milano Russian Tea


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    I've only sampled about a dozen or so oud-centric fragrances, but so far my favorite by far is Leather Oud. Possibly my favorite fragrance of all time.

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    I just tried Armani Oud Royale and MFK Silk Mood Oud and they are both outstanding.
    Want to trade - Chanel Platinum Egoiste for Dior Eau Sauvage...
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