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    I am looking for one leather, one oud and one incense scent for fall/winter of 2014. This is my second ”recommend me” posting. I may go for one of the first three because their prices are good. A full list of my candidates:

    Creed Royal Oud (~$142 at FN, tried it once when I wasn't into oud scent)
    YSL M7 Oud Absolu ($105, haven't tried it, but I've tried M7)
    Dior Oud Ispahan ($190, liked it)
    TF Oud Wood (pricey)
    Montale Dark Aoud
    by Kilian Incense Oud (pricey)
    by Kilian Amber Oud (pricey)
    Nasomatto Black Afgano (pricey)
    Jo Malone Oud & Bergamot

    Have any suggestions and why?
    Thank you all, BN’ers!
    Last edited by ejisoo; 15th June 2014 at 10:53 AM.

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    Of that list, I own Oud Wood and like it, although it isn't that oud prominent.

    I think Oud Absolu is nice and have a small decant. Well blended and easy to wear.

    Although I enjoy Dark Aoud, I wouldn't blind buy it as it can be rather polarising.

    Current favourite "oud" scents are Epic Man (you could get that and it would cover all 3 threads - oud, incense and leather) and Songe d'un Bois d'Ete.
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    From your list - Dark Aoud.
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    From your list - Dark Aoud.
    +1.

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    Keeping to your list I would go with Dark Aoud.

    This fragrance is summed up by a comment I got from my Boss the other day - 'it's quite strong but nice'

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    Sand Aoud.

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    In addition to the many great aforementioned suggestions: Tesori d'Oriente Royal Oud dello Yemen- a wonderfully gourmand, moderately spicy and smooth sugary (no overt and strongly blatant sweetness) kind of Oud.

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    Absolutely LOVE Creed Royal Oud and by Kilian Incense Oud. You can't go wrong with either of these.

    Oud Ispahan is very nice also, and has possibly the best longevity of any fragrance in history. Oud Absolu is an excellent choice also. Oud Wood is one my wife couldn't stop complimenting on me the last time I wore it. Amber Oud is a nice scent, but it leans a little feminine to me, so I need to be in the right mood / situation to wear that one.


    You may also want to look into:
    Armani Prive Our Royal
    Scentstory - 24 Gold
    Amouage Epic Man
    by Kilian Musk Oud
    The Different Company Oud Shamash
    The Different Company Oud for Love
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Creed - Spice & Wood
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Dior - Vetiver
    4.
    by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    5. by Kilian - Cruel Intentions
    6. Puredistance - Black
    7. Tom Ford - Plum Japonais
    8. Neela Vermeire - Trayee
    9. Creed - Royal Oud
    10. Chanel - Egoiste

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    From your list, I'd go with oud ispahan (but then I like its companion, Dior leather oud, even more). The oud rose combo is a classic, and there it's done beautifully.

    M7 oud absolue is relatively close to the regular M7, perhaps not as strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    In addition to the many great aforementioned suggestions: Tesori d'Oriente Royal Oud dello Yemen- a wonderfully gourmand, moderately spicy and smooth sugary (no overt and strongly blatant sweetness) kind of Oud.
    As I read your description I have to check this one out.

    It is ridiculous cheap??!!
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    Tom Ford Oud Wood, I like it a lot and my girlfriend absolutely loves it.
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    Default Re: Recommend me an OUD scent

    From your list, any of these:
    Oud Absolu
    Dark Aoud
    Black Afgano

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    They're not on your list, but my favorite ouds at the moment are probably Black Aoud, HdP Pétroleum, and Leather Oud. From your list, I'd probably go with Dark Aoud.

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    Oud Royal Armani Prive - authentic, classy and just plain good
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    Fahrenheit Absolute

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    Royal Oud -
    MFK Oud
    MFK Velvet Oud
    TF Oud Wood
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    try to get in on a split for Killian Incense Oud

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    Osswald no 1

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    From your list, I like Royal Oud or Dark Aoud.

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    TF Oud Wood and Kilian Pure Oud.

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    I recently bought Creed Royal Oud. There is a really nice freshness to it, and the oud is a little more subtle compared to a lot of other oud fragrances. Projection is great for a couple of hours, but longevity isn't the greatest. Still, I'm very happy with my purchase, and I fully recommend it.

    I was also interested in Oud Wood by Tom Ford. I have a sample, and I really like the stuff. If it wasn't so expensive, I might have gotten that instead of Royal Oud. I got my Royal Oud from FragranceNet on Amazon, and it came out to less than $130 shipped. The cheapest I found Oud Wood was on eBay for around $150.

    I guess it depends what your optimal price range is. You can't go wrong with either of these I think.

    I still need to try M7 Oud Absolu though.

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    Tom ford oud wood is nice but linear. Oud Ispahan is even better and very similar to Armani Rose d'arabie. I would however encourage you to sniff and get acquainted with real oud. I recommend to start with Cambodi, Thai or Borneo variety. A small sample will last you ages and a miniature swipe is potent enough to last you a day or even longer. Seek out samples from Ensar or Agar Aura (I think his site is down at the momment as his relocating his business).

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    I would recommend Incense oud, but not as your oud fragrance, rather as your incense fragrance. It isn't oud heavy and if you didn't know what you were looking for you'd never know it was oud. From your list I know:

    YSL M7 Oud Absolu ($105, haven't tried it, but I've tried M7)
    Dior Oud Ispahan ($190, liked it)
    TF Oud Wood (pricey)
    by Kilian Incense Oud (pricey)
    Jo Malone Oud & Bergamot

    And of them I wouldn't pick any to say "yep, that's a fantastic oud fragrance". M7 is great (I own it) but it is smoky cherry rather than refined oud. Incense oud I mentione dabove. Oud and Bergamot is nice, but quite light. Oud wood is a very 'clean' oud, bordering on synthetic oud (nice fragrance, but there are better oud).

    Perris Monte Carlo Imperial Oud is nice and I'm wearing it now. MFK Oud series (cashmere, velvet, silk I think) are very nice.

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    Armani Riyal Oud

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    A lot depends on how you prefer your oud to be presented. As the main accord or as a partner to some other accords?

    From your list, I'd pick By Kilian Incense Oud but the oud is not exactly front and centre. Dior Oud Ispahan is lovely but if you're looking at oud-rose combo, do give By Kilian Rose Oud a sniff.

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    My two cents - Amouage seems to come closest to what a non-westernized oud scent can be without the skanky or barnyard smells...

    My favourite is Interlude Man, nuclear strength smoky oud mixed with some incense surprisingly wearable...

    For the true oud scent and what a wonder it can be, agar aura or oriscent sample package are the best way to go...

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    From your list, I like Oud Ispahan, Dark Aoud and Black Afgano.

    If I could only have one from your list, I'd probably go with Black Afgano.

    I think Dark Aoud is a good & versatile one.

    Oud Ispahan is amazing and beautiful, but can be overpowering; use sparingly. I don't reach for it as often as the other two.
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    From your list :
    M7, very versatile and classy. I prefer the Oud Absolu version over the original.
    Dark Aoud, I personally hate sandalwood in this but the oud is just so strong and beautiful.
    Incense Oud, this one is more like Incense then oud. Which I think you would like it to be other way around. But it's very nice.

    My recommendation :
    Rania J. Oud Assam, definitely hidden gem. a little fecal but the best I have smelled yet. Oud dominant, followed by smokey vetiver+incense combo, yummy. I think I smelled some of citruses and peppery notes but they're quite faint but really sharpen up the 'edge' of the fragrance very well. A must try for oud lovers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ejisoo View Post
    I am looking for one leather, one oud and one incense scent for fall/winter of 2014.!
    Leather: Acqua di Parma - Leather
    Oud: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Oud
    Incense: Tom Ford Sahara Noir

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    Another vote for MFK Oud. These days, I am very love loving Osswald's Oud 1- a fruity take on Oud. Oud Isaphan is also good- very rose heavy.

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    One that I forgot checks all three marks: House of Matriarch Blackbird has oud, incense and leather. It's easily one of my favorite fragrances. Expensive, yes...but worth every single penny IMO.
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    Bond NY OUD

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    try silk mood

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