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    Default Re: What is your favourite Oud?

    Another vote for Armani Priv - Oud Royal & I'm really loving Zegna's Indonesian Oud.
    My current top 10 (subject to change) in no particular order:

    Rive Gauche Pour Homme, Serge Lutens Cuir Mauresque, Armani Prive' Nuances,
    Armani Prive' Bois d'Encens, Ermenegildo Zegna Indonesian Oud, Essenza de Zegna, Amouage Beloved Man, Fahrenheit Le Parfum, Dior La Collection Couturier Vetiver, and Rasikh Syed Junaid Alam.

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    Default Re: What is your favourite Oud?

    At the moment
    Songe d'un Bois d't
    But I also very much enjoy Oud Wood, M7 Oud Absolu, Leather Oud and Dark Aoud.
    Currently wearing: Guerlain Homme by Guerlain

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    vintage M7, the only with real oud along early Montale's
    Currently wearing: Interlude Man by Amouage

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suppressor View Post
    Colonia Intensa Oud by Acqua di Parma.
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    Amouage - Epic Man
    Quote Originally Posted by taint it sweet View Post
    MFK Oud
    Oud Wood
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    MFK Oud. A 2ml sample is almost gone, and I am morning the price tag of the full bottle.
    You'll have to get that full bottle!

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    Vintage M7
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    Tom Fords oud Fleur.
    Excellent perfume. Vastly under rated, however its still new so it'll need some time.

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    Byredo's Oud Immortel.
    One of my all time favorites!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovescully View Post
    Zegna's Indonesian Oud.
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    Dark Aoud.
    I own and LOVE all of these. And i will add a couple of my favorites not mentioned:

    MFK Silk Mood
    Montale Aoud Musk
    TDC Oud for Love
    JHAG Midnight Oud

    My favorite is Francis Kurkdjians Oud. This is my most worn perfume for the past 2 years!

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    Default Re: What is your favourite Oud?

    M7 oud absolu
    Black Afgano & LM black oud
    Duro

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    Essence Oud Ferrari for men

    This can be a unisex fragrance. More of eastern perfumery. Rose + Oud fragrance with super longevity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iMac View Post
    Essence Oud Ferrari for men

    This can be a unisex fragrance. More of eastern perfumery. Rose + Oud fragrance with super longevity.
    I really wanted to like this one, but found that candied syrupy sweetness to be quite off putting

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    Default Re: What is your favourite Oud?

    With my limited experience with ouds so far a couple of my favorites are Epic Man by Amouage and Black Aoud by Montale.

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    Hedonist, several times I've seen you make this distinction between oud oil and oud wood. I've always declined to inquire lest I appear stupid, but are you saying that perfumers actually put wood into their perfume? My elementary understanding of the perfume-making process has always been: harvest the natural resource, press or distill said resource, use the extract in perfume.

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    Harrods Oud
    Dark Aoud
    New York Oud
    Red Aoud
    Mona Di Orio Oud

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    Royal Oud and 24 Gold.
    Currently wearing: Memoir Man by Amouage

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    Default Re: What is your favourite Oud?

    I like well blended oud in the composition and not heady or pungent, so that's why I like Royal oud and Oud wood by Tom ford...
    "Thank GOD for the nose, for without it we would not be enjoying these beautiful created Scents" also Remember "Balance is everything and the key to appreciating "

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    Default Re: What is your favourite Oud?

    I do not own too many oud based fragrances, but now that I have vintage M7, THAT would be the one ))
    Amazingly, what I get out of it is almost like genuine smell of wet fall leaves... Never experienced any scents like that.

    I also have Black Afgano and although the two are compared a lot, I find them to be two totally different beasts. BA would be my favorite SYNTHETIC oud however ))
    Currently wearing: Terre d'Herms by Herms

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyP View Post
    I also have Black Afgano and although the two are compared a lot,
    ??? If anyone compared these two then their nose is completely broken.

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    Default Re: What is your favourite Oud?

    LM Parfums Black Oud
    Amouage Opus VII
    Dior Leather Oud
    Ex-Idolo 33
    Montale Oud Musk

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    Default Re: What is your favourite Oud?

    Quote Originally Posted by cwill View Post
    ??? If anyone compared these two then their nose is completely broken.
    Haha, yeah believe it or not some people make those claims... Beats me
    Currently wearing: Terre d'Herms by Herms

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    I tried lot's of oud-based scents.

    I like how Montale does it. My favorites are Black Aoud and Moon Aoud.

    MFK Oud is a one of a kind. You should sample this one for sure.

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    Default Re: What is your favourite Oud?

    Quote Originally Posted by deadidol View Post
    Ensar Oud Assam Organic and Purple Dervish
    Pure oud oil, AgarAura and Ensar Oud, any, past, present and future. All of the oils I have tried from these two artisans have been excellent, some more my style than others, but all heavenly in their own rights. My Assam Organic had a dry, hazy quality initially but after aging for about a year it exhibits much more of the dark fruit notes while still being distinctively Hindi, love it.

    Oud mixed, Amouage Badr Al Badour, perfectly balanced attar IMO.

    Modern perfumery, Clive Christian C(best), M7, by Kilian Musk Oud, MFK ouds, AdP Oud, Habit Rouge EDP, Montale Dark Oud and on a lighter note Creed Royal Oud.

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    When someone asks about oud, I assume they are talking about the oud oil itself. Favorite Oud is one of these pure oud oils: Kyara Koutan, Borneo Kemenyan, Kencana or Royal Assam. All of the recent top shelf oud oils released by Agar Aura or Ensars Oud are excellent. They are different from blended perfumes that may have oud or agarwood oil in them, and I like these as much as oud, but for their artistry as a perfume.
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    Default Re: What is your favourite Oud?

    MFK Oud
    Royal Oud

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    Default Re: What is your favourite Oud?

    Kurkdjians oud
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    Default Re: What is your favourite Oud?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonty Coppersmith View Post
    Hedonist, several times I've seen you make this distinction between oud oil and oud wood. I've always declined to inquire lest I appear stupid, but are you saying that perfumers actually put wood into their perfume? My elementary understanding of the perfume-making process has always been: harvest the natural resource, press or distill said resource, use the extract in perfume.
    This notion has been largely replaces by synthetics.
    Even real oud note is now forbidden by IFRA, though you would still be able
    To find it in middle eastern creations.

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    Default Re: What is your favourite Oud?

    To OP.

    IMHO:
    The most divine oud creation is by the professor Roja Dove: Roja Dove Oud.
    The best and closest to real oud: Killian Pure oud. This is my favorite as well
    The best western oud creation: Oud Shamash by The Different Company

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonty Coppersmith View Post
    Hedonist, several times I've seen you make this distinction between oud oil and oud wood. I've always declined to inquire lest I appear stupid, but are you saying that perfumers actually put wood into their perfume? My elementary understanding of the perfume-making process has always been: harvest the natural resource, press or distill said resource, use the extract in perfume.


    Quote Originally Posted by salim96 View Post
    This notion has been largely replaces by synthetics.
    Even real oud note is now forbidden by IFRA, though you would still be able
    To find it in middle eastern creations.

    To answer the above queries:

    What method used is irrelevant.

    Whether its orange and they use real orange essential oil or they use a fully synthetic aromachemical that smells like the real thing is not relevant.

    My point is that there are two ouds.

    In Arabic we either say Oud oil or Oud. The former is self explanatory whilst the latter refers to the act of fumigating oud wood.





    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzlepuff View Post
    When someone asks about oud, I assume they are talking about the oud oil itself. Favorite Oud is one of these pure oud oils: Kyara Koutan, Borneo Kemenyan, Kencana or Royal Assam. All of the recent top shelf oud oils released by Agar Aura or Ensars Oud are excellent. They are different from blended perfumes that may have oud or agarwood oil in them, and I like these as much as oud, but for their artistry as a perfume.
    I used to assume the same.
    But only because , at the time, 99.9% of oud based perfumes were based on oud oil.

    But then when Leather Oud & Oud Ispahan were released it changed everything.

    In fact they reminded me that the Onde Mystere by Giorgio Armani was actually based on Oud wood not oud oil.

    I think Jo Malone's Oud & Bergamot is based on it.

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    I just checked JoMalone.com

    There is a big fat chunk of oud wood as the backdrop to the perfume & the following description:

    Precious oud, reframed. The mysterious, smoky character of this revered wood, central to Middle Eastern fragrance traditions, radiates with the clarity of crisp bergamot and an orange granite accord. Hypnotic. Alluring.
    I can now think of 4 perfumes (Leather Oud, Oud Ispahan, Onde Mystere & Oud & Bergamot) that are based on Oud Wood not Oud Oil.

    I should probably start an awareness thread on this because the oil & wood smell vastly different from each other.
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    Thanks for the reply Hedonist, just trying to gain a better understanding. I'm afraid, however, that I still don't understand the difference. You said oud oil is self-explanatory- I agree. Then you said "oud" is the process of fumigating oud wood. What exactly do you mean by "fumigating?" Spraying with an aeroslized chemical? Steaming? Isn't that just a another process to extract the oil from the wood?

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    Default Re: What is your favourite Oud?

    My favorite is probably Leather Oud, which as Hedonist correctly points out uses a note of burning agarwood, which personally I recognize from high-quality Japanese incense which includes the material, and which is distinct from oud oil. As for the oud oil effect, I like Black Aoud well enough, but prefer the note as one among many others, as in Jubilation XXV or Habit Rouge EdP.

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    Default Re: What is your favourite Oud?

    Quote Originally Posted by JourneymanDave View Post
    One not mentioned yet that I've come to really like lately is Byredo's Oud Immortel.
    Glad you mentioned this one...I'm not a huge Oud fan, but this one I actually kinda like.

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    Not so much into the oud scents, but in YSL M7(vintage) and Fahrenheit Absolute the oud works quite nice, imo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonty Coppersmith View Post
    Thanks for the reply Hedonist, just trying to gain a better understanding. I'm afraid, however, that I still don't understand the difference. You said oud oil is self-explanatory- I agree. Then you said "oud" is the process of fumigating oud wood. What exactly do you mean by "fumigating?" Spraying with an aeroslized chemical? Steaming? Isn't that just a another process to extract the oil from the wood?
    The wood is fumigated (burned) to scent the room, hall or even clothes as such:

    Smells intoxicating on hair...




    This is oud oil:

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    Default Re: What is your favourite Oud?

    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    To answer the above queries:

    I can now think of 4 perfumes (Leather Oud, Oud Ispahan, Onde Mystere & Oud & Bergamot) that are based on Oud Wood not Oud Oil.

    I should probably start an awareness thread on this because the oil & wood smell vastly different from each other.
    What about Rosam (Histoires de Parfumes)? Is it based on oud wood? It smells a bit similar to Oud Isphahan.
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