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NOOUD (2015)
by Baruti


NOOUD information

Year of Launch2015
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 12 votes)

People and companies

PerfumerSpyros Drosopoulos


The company say:

"Opulent and sexy. Smells of oud but doesn't contain a single drop and that's the naked truth."

Reviews of NOOUD

This is a good, but not particularly distinctive scent. The wood and oud notes are pleasant, regardless of what makes them. The scent is pleasant, a bit simple and straightforward, and certainly inoffensive. Dry but with a suggestion of sweetness one often finds in wood scents. Briefly there is a turpenic note at the beginning which is pretty good. Good longevity.
04th October, 2016
This juice is my first surprising approach with this little creative brand based in Amsterdam. A velvety smoky-cedary fragrance, something smoothly leathery, incensey (or it's possibly just the smoky wood's effect) and dusty-resinous at same time. Smooth, smooth, smooth, soothing balsams probably soften the final whiff. Baruti NOOUD smells like something waving across l'Artisan Perfumeur Al Oudh, Armani Prive Bois d'Encens and Le Labo Oud 27. Something from Etro (Patchouly and on a certain extent Messe de Minuit) and Memo (Shams Oud) jumps barely on mind as well. The aroma is synthetic but immensely "embracing" in a smoothly encompassing way. Despite the resinous background this is a sharply woody synth rendition with a pungent, smoky, vaguely rubbery and woody undertone. Is not given to know the composition's notes but it seems to detect woody resins, dry spices, a touch of frankincense, labdanum, fir resins/birch, oudh (whom is denied the presence), rubber, balsams, tonka bean and hints of vetiver. Yes, opulent (almost liturgic) and sexy (with a secret salty/aqueous simil-vetiver's background supported by floral, apothecary and fur-like nuances with a ghostly touch of "pencil shavings vibe"). I detect a modernly salty-floral-cedary undertone. Yes, NOOUD smells about synth agarwood note with a dusty-animalic and rubbery orientation. Repeat, a pleasant surprise and something far far better than dozens of "professedly natural or in part natural oudhs" finally smelling gassy and repulsive. Good work Spyros. Recommended if you love the genre.
14th April, 2016 (last edited: 15th April, 2016)
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
It starts off with nonspecific wood notes, and soon has the synthetic oud take over. Quite the unusal chemical laboratory oud imitation that is nearly everywhere to be found since the market has been inundated with oud creations over the last few years.

Towards the end the oud retreats and the wood notes return to the foreground. That's all, folks.

I get moderate projection, very good projection and eight hours of longevity.

Good for autumn, this pseudo-oud contains no oud and nothing very interesting either.
No oud-no oomph. 2.5/5.

At least it's honest.
24th March, 2016

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