Oud Cashmere Mood (2013)
by Maison Francis Kurkdjian


Oud Cashmere Mood information

Year of Launch2013
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 53 votes)

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HouseMaison Francis Kurkdjian
PerfumerFrancis Kurkdjian

About Oud Cashmere Mood

Oud Cashmere Mood is a shared / unisex perfume by Maison Francis Kurkdjian. The scent was launched in 2013 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Francis Kurkdjian

Oud Cashmere Mood fragrance notes

Reviews of Oud Cashmere Mood

OCM has won me over, but I do not love it.

As a perfumer-mixologist, I am always in search of the next combo to blow my mind, something that elicits comments.

Oud Cashmere Mood does just that. All I can think of is a cold sparkling watery sharp crystal patchouli.

Yes there is oud and a hint of vanilla, but I cannot get past that strong icy jagged patchouli starring at me.

It puts you in a mood for sure.
29th September, 2019
A very refined oud fragrance containing real natural oud with creamy vanilla notes. I received two compliments on the same day wearing this and the high price is definitely worth it. A must have for real oud fans and another masterpiece from MFK.
14th September, 2017
The good news: This is an actual substantive oud fragrance, unlike the original MFK Oud.

The bad news (at least for me): This doesn't pass the Guy Robert smell test.

Right upon the initial burst I detect a hint of saffron that gives way to an oud accord that is slightly medicinal. The labdanum is discernible, and there are hints of some vanillic elements. The fragrance is somewhat linear, and any transformation is extremely slow as it wears like a proper EdP. After a long, drawn out mid phase, the base has clearer hints of benzoin. There is hardly any sweetness - at any stage. Projection is about average, and duration is excellent at more than eight hours on skin.

Eventually Cashmere Oud is a very worthwhile composition. Anyone looking for an oud fragrance without rose and sweetness may find it of interest. The neutral rating is reflective more of personal taste than anything else.

This one, with the combination of notes and the level of execution - had my name written all over it. For some strange, unfathomable reason I'm unable to fall for it.

Edit: After a revisit, I'm convinced that the reason it doesn't appeal to me is because it is too polished. The combination of notes has been given MFK's signature polish and finishing - and in this case it doesn't work for me. I would have preferred something a little more rugged. I suspect that also explains the Guy Robert test results.

04th April, 2017
The opening is an act of moistening the lac resin with ethanol. Whispers of petrol, rubber, cognac bouquet swirl around in the brain, intoxicating. Wood, wood, wood.
Drying leaves a satiny varnished finish to the skin, fragrant undercurrent of soft Vanilla and finally the sweet, ethereal fruit of the Laotian. I look down to the arm and it has become a resinous branch. This follows a path similar to Phoenicia. Choosing between them, a nod goes to the Heeley with it's rich Dates.
The name is likely to appeal to all genders, however my thoughts are that this is best viewed as Man Cozy.
01st September, 2016 (last edited: 05th February, 2017)
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
From the word "go" I am getting oud and wood. The oud is not harsh, intrusive or overwhelming, and of good quality. The wood has smoky vibes with connotations of charcoal, but very much a high-quality labdanum-related smoky-decaying-spicy flavour and all this is restrainedly packaged together. This oud is a good team player.

The latter stages develop a pleasant vanilla note, with the spiciness evolving into a gentle pepperiness that fades out in the base. Benzoin is present but unexpectedly it not taking over but blends in nicely with the other ingredients of this olfactory potpourri.

The sillage is moderate, the projection very good, and the longevity eight hours on my skin; much longer on my clothes.

A pleasant oud for winter, not hidden, a clear oud with the usual bit of skankiness but on my skin surprisingly contained and wearable; it is only a bit linear and not very original. 3/5.
07th August, 2016
From the time I was 19 and stopped wearing Poison, until well into my 20s, pretty much all I wore were masculines. That said, this stuff might be too butch for even grunge-era me. It's a stinker, but what starts as a motor oil, burnt rubber, and soot accord resolves into a medicinal-camphorous Oud and a warm, pulsating heart filled witheverything fragrant and alive in a sunny barnyard, down to dry haystalks and wool horse blankets. Plus a leather biker jacket.

The drydown doesn't fall apart, which is really where the money shows, because this stuff is not cheap. The same tannic qualities in the oil, smoke, and funk give way to black pepper, pine resin, and a very very dark amber.

Sillage is close, like stubble, but I think that's intentional. If you showed up in a cloud of this, your date, your friends, or the whole dang joint could be forgiven for assuming you just showed up after working 8 hours straight in your hobby machine shop out back of the house, in a nasty old wool poncho--not what nearly 400 bucks should do. The subtleties and the story would be lost, pixelated, thrown out of focus. Some scents work better with less projection, and this is one where I'd rather lean in.
29th January, 2016

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