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    Default Kilian Pearl Oud

    The Oud train continues with a new addition: Pearl Oud.

    Anybody tried it? Thoughts?

    I definitely want to try it just to see how it fares with all the other paired offerings.

    "THE DETAILS

    Pearl Oud is an homage to Doha, to its ancestral culture of the pearl and a wink to the magnificent mall where Kilian opened his first boutique in Qatar: THE PEARL. This special fragrance opens with a cocktail of spices, composed of saffron and black pepper, and warmed by ylang ylang. Heart notes reveal a rich and opulent bouquet of jasmine, Turkish rose and iris, whilst the drydown offers Indian oud and castoreum to give an intense, animalistic personality to the perfume."

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    I used to know of all the By Kilian releases but then at some point I fell off the wagon. I guess they released a bunch of exclusive fragrances for a few locations?
    This sounds more interesting to me than most By Kilian fragrances, though.
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    Default Re: Kilian Pearl Oud

    Just read Pearl Oud initially & thought it's a new Montale...From the looks of it, this might be an exclusive / $750-1000 a bottle fragrance
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    Default Re: Kilian Pearl Oud

    Looks interesting. Hope to try it should the situation present itself.
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    Sounds too floral for me. I'd love to test it out though. Thanks for the heads up OP!
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    Will definitely try it
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    Default Re: Kilian Pearl Oud

    I have been relatively indifferent to most of the more recent offerings from the house, but this one on paper easily sounds like the most promising release since their generally excellent Oud series.
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    Default Re: Kilian Pearl Oud

    A sampler for sure.
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    Default Re: Kilian Pearl Oud

    I am a big fan of the house, and really enjoy most of their oud releases. I will certainly give this one a try when I get the chance.
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    Well... I had my first spritz roughly 7 hours ago...
    The opening is gorgeous. The Indian oud stood out and said 'Hi, pleased to meet you'. It actually surprised me as I wasn't expecting *actual* Indian Oud even though the description stated it.

    It quickly subsided but for a few precious seconds I was like 'wow!'

    From the opening alone this is the most authentic, and dare I say traditional smelling, of all the Kilian Ouds (I've not smelt Gold Oud).

    The mid notes of rose, jasmine and iris are quite powerful, well blended and very nice. The rose slowly takes over with the jasmine a close second. The castoreum begins to surface in the base, accompanying the rose and jasmine. After the floral elements have faded the dry down is a resinous oud base and castoreum - very nice.

    Challenging opening which showed a lot of promise but was followed by a fairly safe and pleasant Kilian Oud experience - and one that I sort of expected based on being familiar with the rest of their Ouds. The drydown redeems it. A thumbs up from me.

    I've yet to give it a full wearing. This was only a spritz on the back of the hand but first impressions are positive.
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    Roja Dove Semi Bespoke 14
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    Kilian Eternal Oud
    Chanel Cuir de Russie Parfum
    Roja Dove Great Britain
    Nabeel Spirit of Dubai Baz

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    It sounds nice! But what about the ylang ylang? I was hoping that'd be prominent.
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    Default Re: Kilian Pearl Oud

    Sounds great, I would love to try it!

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    Thank's for sharing I will try this for sure.
    Currently wearing: Vetiver by Guerlain

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    Awesome news! Will this be available in the normal Kilian sample service?

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    This sounds really good. Hopefully some of it shows up in North America, one way or another
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    Ah this sounds stunning! I've been meaning to purchase Gold Oud but this has me wondering if it's good I held off.

    Gold Oud reminds me of Rose Oud, but much more sophisticated and beautiful.

    Is it the same price as Gold Oud?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chouquette View Post
    Ah this sounds stunning! I've been meaning to purchase Gold Oud but this has me wondering if it's good I held off.

    Gold Oud reminds me of Rose Oud, but much more sophisticated and beautiful.
    I'm in your same boat. I agree, Rose Oud is a bit to feminine and generically rose-like for me. Gold Oud smells more masculine and like it uses a much higher quality oud and rose. I was close to buying Gold Oud but I want to explore Pearl Oud first, whenever it is available.

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    Default Re: Kilian Pearl Oud

    Is this exclusive to a particular place or region, or would this be something I could smell at the NYC boutique?
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    Default Re: Kilian Pearl Oud

    It's a Harvey Nichols exclusive in the UK. I cant see any mention of a wider release. That will probably change at some point.
    It's £320/$492 for 50ml.
    Prices Rreduced!UK Only:UK Only:Roja/Creed/ASAQ/Cartier/Agar Aura/Ensar Oud

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    Current favourites:
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    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

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    Default Re: Kilian Pearl Oud

    I tried Pearl Oud briefly in Paris in July, and liked it a lot. Maybe so much that I want a bottle.

    But as always in Paris I was a little overwhelmed by everything else, so my memory might play some tricks on me. Which oud perfume du you find closest to Pearl Oud? Maybe Xerjoff Zafar?
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