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    Default Oud + flowers(incl. rose) sampling suggestions

    I just realised that, on my niche testing spree, I haven't come across many oud + flower combos.

    I got a sample of Micallef Emir and I quite like this kind of stuff(though this one in particular seems to be a bit "stuffy", almost like it has a sweaty note or something like that) . I also tested Oud Ispahan, but no, it's not my kind of stuff, way too animalic and challenging.

    So... I'd like some testing suggestions for some Oud + flower combos that:

    - are PLEASANT, WEARABLE
    - have SILLAGE and PROJECTION above average
    - are not too feminine
    - the oud is not too "animalic"

    Stuff that's more like Micallef Emir and less like Oud Ispahan - as a general idea - for those who know these frags,

    Thanks!
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    Default Re: Oud + flowers(incl. rose) sampling suggestions

    Argentina by Memo perhaps.
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    Armani Prive Rose d'Arabie would be a good choice
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    There seem to be hundreds of oud-rose combos...

    I settled on EX IDOLO THIRTY THREE. Sample it. It's not outrageously priced and I think it ticks the boxes you're looking for.
    It tip toes pretty carefully around being too rosey or too oudy.
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    Default Re: Oud + flowers(incl. rose) sampling suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    There seem to be hundreds of oud-rose combos...

    I settled on EX IDOLO THIRTY THREE. Sample it. It's not outrageously priced and I think it ticks the boxes you're looking for.
    It tip toes pretty carefully around being too rosey or too oudy.
    I am not a fan of the accord, but I agree that Thirty Three is a well blended, well balanced combination of the notes.

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    Default Re: Oud + flowers(incl. rose) sampling suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    There seem to be hundreds of oud-rose combos...

    I settled on EX IDOLO THIRTY THREE. Sample it. It's not outrageously priced and I think it ticks the boxes you're looking for.
    It tip toes pretty carefully around being too rosey or too oudy.
    Yes, this is the first one that comes to mind, and it smells quite good.
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    Default Re: Oud + flowers(incl. rose) sampling suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    Armani Prive Rose d'Arabie would be a good choice
    This is a great suggestion.

    Even better, in my opinion, is LV Ombre' Nomade.
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    Santal Royal (Guerlain) and Oud Fleur (Tom Ford) might be worth a try.

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    Louis Vuitton Ombre Nomade


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    I don't really like oud fragrances but the ones below are fairly 'mild' and have lovely rose notes

    10 Corso Como

    Dark Rose - Czech & Speake

    They are both categorized as 'feminine' but are definitely not imo

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultravisitor View Post
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    This one for sure.
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    Eric Buterbaugh Oud Rose - pleasant and very wearable.
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    Default Re: Oud + flowers(incl. rose) sampling suggestions

    Tom Ford's Noir de Noir is a nice Oud-Rose combo.

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    My favorites have been ALD Malik Al Taif and TF Oud Fleur though I wish the rose lasted longer in the latter.
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    I personally prefer oud/jasmine combo to oud/rose. Not sure whats out there commercially for oud/jasmine i guess. I made my own with oud, deer musk, jasmine, and some other stuff that is just fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjg3839 View Post
    Tom Ford's Noir de Noir is a nice Oud-Rose combo.
    The early bottles of NdN are great, the more later bottles are very watered down.

    Dior Oud Ispahan is another good pick.
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    Default Re: Oud + flowers(incl. rose) sampling suggestions

    Oud Fleur by Tom Ford

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    Many great recommendations so far, also adding Rose Oud by Yves Rocher (actually quite unisex) and also two Guerlain highlights, namely Habit Rouge EDP from the regular and Songe d'un Bois d'Ete from the exclusive/limited edition line

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    Fragrance du Bois has some.
    I don’t understand.It is so vast that surpasses all understanding.Understanding is always limited.But not understanding can have no boundaries.I feel like I'm much more complete when I don't understand.Not understanding,like I say,is a gift.Not understanding,but not as a simple-minded.The good thing is to be intelligent and not understand.It's a strange blessing, like having craziness without being crazy.It is a meek disinterest,it is a stupid sweetness.

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