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Oud Noir Intense (2013)
by Fragrance Du Bois


Oud Noir Intense information

Year of Launch2013
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 16 votes)

People and companies

HouseFragrance Du Bois
PerfumerFrançois Merle-Baudoin

About Oud Noir Intense

The Official Perfume for the Amber Lounge at the Singapore Grand Prix 2013.

Oud Noir Intense fragrance notes

Reviews of Oud Noir Intense

So I'm on my second day and second application of wearing my sample of Oud Noir Intense by Fragrance Du Bois and I would have to agree with the majority of people here who say this smells very similar to Oud Wood by TF. This is a stronger, more well balanced and upscale version of Oud Wood with a very nice, slightly skanky opening with the oud, which I appreciate and wish it lasted longer than the first hour or so being an oud lover. This can definitely be Oud Wood's mature father who is the CEO of a very successful company, and only the best will do for him. I like this a lot but I own a full bottle of Oud Wood and just can't justify paying the exorbitant prices this house chargers for fragrances, especially with such similar characteristics as Oud Wood. If I was weathly, a bottle would be on the way!!! I have to say that anyone, and most do, who love and adore Oud Wood will love this fragrance. The cardamon and oud are vying for top spot here and it definitely shows. Very nice Fragrance Du Bois!!! I only wish my sample was larger so I could spend more time with this beauty!
19th November, 2019
An amazing, shimmering experience from Fragrance du Bois!

Fragrance triangle for Oud Noir Intense:
Head - bergamot, cardamom
Heart - rose, jasmine
Base - sandalwood, saffron, patchouli, vanilla, musk, amber, agarwood.

The opening is nice and bright with a touch of lemony bergamot and big dose of mentholated cardamom. Patchouli starts to emerge within a minute at a level higher than the remaining heart and base notes, although I get whiffs of herbal saffron partnering up with the patchouli in a tight union. Sandalwood enters in slowly, very smooth and restrained than what I'd usually experience in other scents. Rose starts out very subtle, intertwined with the jasmine, but later seems to intensify and feels more present. Musk is dark and subdued as well initially, then it sticks its chest out more alongside the rose and jasmine, seeming to latch onto the slghtly powdery amber in yet another suprisingly well-choreographed partnership.

And what of the agarwood (oud)? I must say that I don't get a straight shot of oud in this precious potion; more so, it's a mellow presence that is relying heavily on the other notes to paint a picture of complexity of floral, spice, wood and herbal notes highlighting aspects of oud.

My take on ONI: It is a journey that shows you several qualities of oud - whether compositely or accentuating what oud is actually there. The oud strength is medium to medium low - personally, the intensity is in the richness of ingredients versus strength of projection, per se. Oud is slightly smoky and has a smidgen of that typical antiseptic touch.

The sillage for this one is shockingly low, relating to the sky high niche fragrance price this one demands. A lowkey, expensive, reflective scent that I wouldn't run to get a full bottle of. Overall, a thoughtful, dignified expression that defies my expectation (i.e. not an "intense" powerhouse fragrance) and has my respect.
11th November, 2018

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