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    Default TOP 3 most stunning OUDs.

    What's your top 3 most stunning Niche OUDs?

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    Songe d'un Bois d'Été by Guerlain gets my top spot.. I'd have to have a little think for a little while about the other two.. Difficult decision.. Good question!

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    Since the house of Guerlain was mentioned, perhaps also the oud notes in Habit Rouge EDP, along with LM Black Oud and vintage M7 as further possible candidates- two of these are admittedly not niche, but may qualify at least for the quality level of designer exclusives, if not even better/higher

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    Default Re: TOP 3 most stunning OUDs.

    Very interested to hear from the oud experts! Let me state upfront I am not one of those.

    I only own a handful so my top 3 will not be very informative, but I have tested dozens and settled on these usual suspects that reportedly contain the synthetic interpretation of oud but no actual oud. There's no shame in synthetic interpretations IMO, these each benefit from a rich/oily/woody/leathery accent that is attributed to oud.

    1. Nasomato Duro - clean masculine woody goodness. Absolute must-have IMO.
    2. Montale Aoud Cuir d'Arabie - a touch skanky to begin with, but the smooth oud-leather drydown is heaven.
    3. Byredo Accord Oud - BIG boozy opening then settles down to a fruity oud accented fragrance that is gorgeous.

    I also have Guerlain Songe d'un bois d'ete mentioned by Monsieur Chanel and think it is stunning but you have to appreciate the mild use of cumin. It's not overwhelming but if you are sensitive and looking for something easy to wear, this may be more challenging than what you're looking for. To me, the cumin adds a lot of depth and bite to the composition, and this added complexity is very welcome.

    Creed Royal Oud and Tom Ford's Oud Wood do people-pleasing best.

    A good cheapie is Dirty English, has an excellent fruity-woody Cambodian Oud impression and I love wearing it around the house in abundance. I shower in this stuff on some mornings and it gently brings me out of my morning slumber.

    Amouage has Epic Man, a clean, rich, leathery oud fragrance for kings IMO. Jubilation as well, but I prefer Epic by a long way. Though The Oud in Epic is more a supporting actor here.

    I have many more I want to explore, mostly the darker skankier variety which don't go over the cliff-edge into fecal territory, so hopefully people can chip in and comment on this evolving market.
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    Default Re: TOP 3 most stunning OUDs.

    The Night
    London Oud
    Sahraa Oud
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    1.) ASAQ Heritage Blend
    2.) Al Haramain Obsessive Oudh
    3.) Al Haramain Sheikh

    Runner ups: Dior Leather Oud/Oud Ispahan, The Night.
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    Songe d'Un Bois d'Été by Guerlain
    Oud Immortel by Byredo
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    Black Afgano
    Oud Satin mood
    Oud Shamash
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    I'm not sure if most stunning, but definitely most pleasant (and wearable) for me:
    YSL M7 (vintage)
    Creed Royal Oud
    AdP Colonia Oud
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bark View Post
    1.) ASAQ Heritage Blend
    2.) Al Haramain Obsessive Oudh
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    Runner ups: Dior Leather Oud
    If we talk about "stunners", that would be pretty much my list, too! (I cut out "Sheikh" because I do not know it)
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    -MFK Oud satin mood
    -Amouage interlude man
    -Black Aoud

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    Our as a note isnt generally one that I like and have mostly avoided. Costume National Soul however features the note and is a stunning compostion if you like sweet heavy and dense frags which are heavy on the ambergris and vanilla.

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    Default Re: TOP 3 most stunning OUDs.

    Of what I own:

    - Ferrari Essence Oud
    - AdP Colonia Oud
    - Interlude
    My Top '11' of main current rotation in no particular order:

    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Antaeus (vtg)
    - Azzaro: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Armani: AdG Profumo
    - Alain Delon: Iquitos
    - Guerlain: Héritage (vtg)
    - Thierry Mugler: A*men
    - SA: Al Basel
    - D&G: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Mancera: Red Tobacco
    - Mancera: Aoud Vanille

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    Songe d'un bois d'ete Guerlain
    Cartier Oud & Oud
    Creed Royal Oud

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    Mfk oud/satin mood
    Dior leather oud
    Stephane Humbert Lucas oud 777




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    - Amouage Interlude man
    - MFK Oud satin mood
    - Nasomatto Black Afgano

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trauerkraut View Post
    Oud Immortel by Byredo
    Very glad to hear this as I recently purchased an 100ml bottle (on offer, for not much more than the price of a 50ml) on Sweetstench408's recommendation and an number of very positive reviews online.

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    Oud Satin mood
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    -MFK Oud satin mood
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    Mfk satin mood
    Quote Originally Posted by gm92 View Post
    - MFK Oud satin mood
    Delighted to see this one mentioned so often as it's another I just picked up a bottle of. Hopefully I like it as much as all you folks do! Eagerly awaiting its arrival.
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    In no order:

    Roja Dove - UAE Aoud
    The Different Company - Oud for Love
    Armani Privé - OudRoyal
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    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    7. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
    8. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    9. Ermenegildo Zegna - Sicilian Mandarin
    10. Creed - Pure White Cologne

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Maillard View Post
    If we talk about "stunners", that would be pretty much my list, too! (I cut out "Sheikh" because I do not know it)
    It's funny because I purchased Heritage Blend first and was so wowed by it, I didn't want to go through the tola too quickly. So I bought Sheikh, which is 5 tolas and as much as I've worn that (which is a lot more in comparison), I've only put a dent in it and have gone through more Heritage Blend because it's so dense!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MonsieurChanel View Post
    Bery glad to hear this as I recently purchased an 100ml bottle (on offer, for not much more than the price of a 50ml) on Sweetstench408's recommendation and an number of very positive reviews online.









    Delighted to see this one mentioned so often as it's another I just picked up a bottle of. Hopefully I like it as much as all you folks do! Eagerly awaiting its arrival.
    Even with all of the love and likes, I'd suggest you to test it if possible. it is sweetish kinda oud but superbly blended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    In no order:

    Roja Dove - UAE Aoud
    The Different Company - Oud for Love
    Armani Privé - OudRoyal

    Excellent list.

    If I was to go for something different to dougczar it would be:

    Frederic Malle: The Night
    Roja Dove Semi Bespoke 14
    Nabeel Perfumes G2 Collection: Baz
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    Nabeel Spirit of Dubai Baz

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    al haramain obsessive oud,
    krigler oud for highness
    roja amber aoud

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    Default Re: TOP 3 most stunning OUDs.

    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    In no order:

    Roja Dove - UAE Aoud
    The Different Company - Oud for Love
    Armani Privé - OudRoyal
    Nice trio!
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    Default Re: TOP 3 most stunning OUDs.

    Quote Originally Posted by bigbloke View Post
    Excellent list.
    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Nice trio!

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    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    7. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
    8. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    9. Ermenegildo Zegna - Sicilian Mandarin
    10. Creed - Pure White Cologne

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    Quote Originally Posted by hitman View Post
    Even with all of the love and likes, I'd suggest you to test it if possible. it is sweetish kinda oud but superbly blended.

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    It's a bit late as I ordered a full bottle last night.

    I think I have sampled it ages ago.. I remember I picked up a number of the "Oud Mood" line in samples.. at least three of them. I'm pretty sure one was missing.. but I can't really recall what any are like. I do remember enjoying them all somewhat equally. That's about it.

    I know I haven't smelled the regular "Oud". I was tempted to grab a bottle of it too.. but on some reviews I read contrary to the name the Oud wasn't exactly the mainplayer. (Their words not mine.) I've never smelled it so I can't say anything about it. However, from what I gather Hednic says the Oud is more out there even than in Satun Mood so that's good enough for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slayerized View Post
    - Ferrari Essence Oud
    +1

    I think Ferrari Essence Oud is hugely underrated. One of my favourite inexpensive rose/oud combos.. Very unique in my experience. I love it.
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    Oud 27

    Sour tangerines and Cedar


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    Default Re: TOP 3 most stunning OUDs.

    Not a big fan of oud but here goes:
    Oud Absolu
    Royal Oud
    ADP Colonia Oud
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    Default Re: TOP 3 most stunning OUDs.

    Full-blooded Arabian-style oud: Frederic Malle - The Night.

    Best westernized, modern take on oud: Guerlain - Songe d'un Bois d'Été.

    Best use of oud in a non-oud fragrance: Mona di Orio - Oud / Oud Osmanthe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonsieurChanel View Post
    Songe d'un Bois d'Été by Guerlain gets my top spot.. I'd have to have a little think for a little while about the other two.. Difficult decision.. Good question!

    Will give it a try ASAP.




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