Thread: What is your favourite Oud?
I have experienced some excellent Oud Attars and Mukhallats but the bottom line is that I am not a great fan of the note / effect. I do, however, quite like the Oud Wood approach in Songe d'un Bois d'Ete and Leather Oud (altho it's a little bit of a one-liner in the Dior).
It's interesting trying the various 'western' commercial takes on Oud, the By Kilian and MFK ones seem 'respectful' in a creative way and I'm sure there are others but none have prompted me to buy.
If you do even just a little reading about Oud Oil you'll see that the 'best stuff' costs a small fortune, if you can get it at all, and you can be sure that this stuff is not being hovered up by the litre by Givaudan and IFF to stick in the various designer or 'Nu Niche' confections coming off the press at such an alarming rate, so what you are experiencing is generally a synthetic. Nothing wrong with that but on the whole I find it all a bit of a red herring . . . I do, however, defer to hedonist and one or two other friends who grew up with Oud for guidance. We 'discovered' the MFK stuff together when he was in Hong Kong a couple of weeks after they were released and I seem to remember one of them getting a thumbs up
Maison Francis Kurkdjian oud moods are sublime. When you spray it on your wrists they leave an oil on your skin that needs to be rubbed in. My favorite one is Silk Mood.
Had a great time in Hong Kong with mr.reasonable. Hes even nicer in person.
I'll need to retry it but I remember it being more oud wood than oud oil.
All those "oud flavored insert favorite designer perfume name here" aren't very popular here because 99% of the time the oud doesn't smell like real oud. It smells like , and I've said this before, a blind person's artistic rendering of it.
I think these oud perfumes are more popular with the folk who are genuinely interested in trying new stuff but have absolutely no idea what it actually should smell like.
Creed - Royal Oud
By Kilian - Musk Oud
Bond No 9 - New York Oud
Less fragrance is more.
My favourite oud perfume has to be Harrods exlusive: Roja Parfums " H the exlusive aoud" an outstanding fragrance from the line, one that I hold dear to myself, anyone else had experience with this gem?
The naming of it is against Trading Standards, it's just jumping on the Aoud/Oud/Aoudh/Oudh bandwagon and slapping a badge of exclusivity on it.
As for what it is, it's nice.
Prices Rreduced!UK Only:UK Only:Roja/Creed/ASAQ/Cartier/Agar Aura/Ensar Oud
My UK Swapsies!
Frederic Malle The Night
Roja Dove Semi Bespoke 14
Roja Dove Roja (Haute Luxe)
Kilian Eternal Oud
Chanel Cuir de Russie Parfum
Roja Dove Great Britain
Nabeel Spirit of Dubai Baz
@slyflow, i can secound to that, Christian Diors - Oud Ispahan is very special, very rare for a regular fragrance brand to create a fragrance as this one, sillage etc is remarkable
Mono di Orio, and MFK
Acqua di parma Oud Intensa
Trying many oud frags, the only one I bought a full bottle is Sand Aoud.
Pray For France
At the risk of being a very synthetic rendition of this great note/ingredient, there is also a remarkably good smelling Oud cheapie that I like: Tesori d'Oriente Royal Oud dello Yemen
Creed Royal Oud? lol. Doesn't even remotely smells like Oud
Rania J's Oud Assam
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