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    Default Bond No9 Harrods Swarovski Oud vs Harrods Agarwood

    Bond No9 Harrods Swarovski Oud
    http://www.bondno9.com/shop/eau-de-p...imited-edition

    Harrods Agarwood
    http://www.harrods.com/product/harro...06-050-BON-199


    Has anybody tried both of these? How do they compare?
    Are they different enough to have both?

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    Default Re: Bond No9 Harrods Swarovski Oud vs Harrods Agarwood

    Harrods Swarovski Oud/Harrods Oud - this one is oud dominant, it's an earthy/woody oud with slight dirty undertones. Overall, the oud, myrrh (the myrrh gives it an aged leather like note) and vetiver plays key roles in this fragrance. It's got an oud note similar to Tom Ford Oud Wood and Dior Leather Oud. It's not as sweet as Oud Wood and not nearly as skanky as Leather Oud.

    Harrods Agarwood - this one is not as oud dominating as its older brother. It opens up very fresh, then a violet note dominates, then a smokey oud and patchoulli combo give it a slighty dark undertone. Finally, the amber gives it just a little sweet touch. The whole composition remains fresh, giving it almost a suede-like quality.

    In other words, it's like comparing leather and suede. The former is more mature/serious and straight-forward, the latter is more playful and complex.

    Both are different enough to own. Both are also top oud-based fragrances out there.

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    Default Re: Bond No9 Harrods Swarovski Oud vs Harrods Agarwood

    Excellent information, many thanks
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    Default Re: Bond No9 Harrods Swarovski Oud vs Harrods Agarwood

    Quote Originally Posted by HackerX View Post
    Harrods Swarovski Oud/Harrods Oud - this one is oud dominant, it's an earthy/woody oud with slight dirty undertones. Overall, the oud, myrrh (the myrrh gives it an aged leather like note) and vetiver plays key roles in this fragrance. It's got an oud note similar to Tom Ford Oud Wood and Dior Leather Oud. It's not as sweet as Oud Wood and not nearly as skanky as Leather Oud.

    Harrods Agarwood - this one is not as oud dominating as its older brother. It opens up very fresh, then a violet note dominates, then a smokey oud and patchoulli combo give it a slighty dark undertone. Finally, the amber gives it just a little sweet touch. The whole composition remains fresh, giving it almost a suede-like quality.

    In other words, it's like comparing leather and suede. The former is more mature/serious and straight-forward, the latter is more playful and complex.

    Both are different enough to own. Both are also top oud-based fragrances out there.
    I agree with this. The Harrods Oud is closer to something along the Leather Oud scent (what is often called a barnyard scent). The Harrods Agarwood is heavier and darker. Both quite different - and certainly something any oud lover should look into - if they are willing to look past the fact that they are made by Bond No. 9.
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    Default Re: Bond No9 Harrods Swarovski Oud vs Harrods Agarwood

    Sounds great, got a decant of Harrods Oud coming, will look to procure a bottle of the Agarwood.
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    Default Re: Bond No9 Harrods Swarovski Oud vs Harrods Agarwood

    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    I agree with this. The Harrods Oud is closer to something along the Leather Oud scent (what is often called a barnyard scent). The Harrods Agarwood is heavier and darker. Both quite different - and certainly something any oud lover should look into - if they are willing to look past the fact that they are made by Bond No. 9.
    I am happy to look past the house name on any perfume, but I have a hard time looking past the $440 price for 100mL or $330 for 50mL. I will sample it when in NYC however!
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    Default Re: Bond No9 Harrods Swarovski Oud vs Harrods Agarwood

    Quote Originally Posted by bigbloke View Post
    Sounds great, got a decant of Harrods Oud coming, will look to procure a bottle of the Agarwood.
    You got the right one. The Agarwood is inferior in my opinion.
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    Default Re: Bond No9 Harrods Swarovski Oud vs Harrods Agarwood

    Thanks for this info guys.... I've always wondered how Harrods Agarwood stood up to its older brother... Harrods Swarovski Oud by Bond No.9 is a major consideration in the world of Oud Fragrances!!!
    Thanks again!!!




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