Best of OUD
Inspired by our latest COLLECTION N°5 with dancer JUNATE ACAR and photographer FRACESCO LONIGRO we finally found our favorite OUDs. The fragrances for HIM & HER you have to keep an I on, we collected here together. Keep on reading and find out all you need to know about our TOP 5 luxurious creations:
Top Note: Osmanthus, Red Berries
Heart Note: Turkish Rose, Saffron, Iris
Base Note: Agarwood (Oud), Leather, Vanilla
THE FRAGRANCE: Everyone called her Khatun, from camel riders to emirs. But in London the bold heroine of this perfume was known as Gertrude Bell. English adventuress, archaeologist, and diplomat of the Levant, Miss Bell was “Our Woman in Baghdad” during the Empire’s prime. That’s the story this fragrance is based on. In this rich spicy-sweet evocation of oud we travel with Miss Bell. Like her, this deliciously womanly and nomadic fragrance laces together Orient and Occident, mingling precious Turkish Rose-infused oud with the afternoon high tea delights of sweet red berry and apricot-scented osmanthus flowers. An intrepid leather accord of saddle and bridle softly rounded by the powdery florality of iris and a desert whisper of vanilla expresses the Victorian elegance of this adventurous horsewoman. Miss Bell in her beautifully billowing muslin gowns was that rare thing: An English rose amongst Bedouin splendour. (source: ausliebezumduft.de) Available at ausliebezumduft.de (100ml EdP) for € 190,–.
Pour Femme Oud Oriental by VERSACE
Top Note: Orientale Rose, Freesia, Saffron
Heart Note: Heliotrope, Indonesian Patchouli, Powdery Violet
Base Note: Leather-Oud Accord, Sandalwood, Vanilla
THE FRAGRANCE: The fascination of a sunset in the desert, a warm breeze in the air of the night and the sensual flavour are the idea this creation is based on, which almost makes it an olfactorial aphrodisiac. Opulent, royal and with a lot of luxurious characteristics like floral and leather notes this perfume is the perfect fragrance for a mysterious femme fatale. Available at douglas.de (100ml EdP) for € 150,–.
Arabian Nights - Rose Oud by KILIAN
Top Note: Saffron, Cardamom
Heart Note: Turkish Rose, Rose
Base Note: Agarwood (Oud)
THE FRAGRANCE: Rose Oud by Kilian is a more feminine interpretation of Oud by Calice Becker, perfected through the combination of Rose oils from both Turkey and Grasse in France. The unexpected encounter of these two roses, combined with the Oud, gives birth to a mysterious, sensual and bewitching scent, yet comfortably familiar. As with all other compositions, it is precisely those unexpected, surprising chords that are the signature mark of Kilian perfumes. PLUS: The luxurious flacon is refillable. (source: ausliebezumduft.de) Available at ausliebezumduft.de (50ml EdP) for € 299,–.
ICON Absolute by DUNHILL
Top Note: Sicilian Bergamot, black Pepper, a trio made out of Citurs-, Wood- and Flower-Notes, Cardamom
Heart Note: Saffron, Black Rose-Notes, Egyptian Jasmin
Base Note: Musk, Oud, Tobacco Leaves, Tuscan Leather
THE FRAGRANCE: This perfume describes the ultimate man standing behind Dunhill. British luxury is the base this cosmopolitan fragrance stands on. A scent representing style, skills and tradition defines the character of the elegant version of an oud that is both sensual and strong - a man with strength and the power to be himself wherever he goes. Available (100ml EdP) for € 99,–.
Sueded Oud by CLEAN RESERVE
Top Note: Blue Cypress, Red Pimento, Honeysuckle, Frankincense Oil, Birchwood
Heart Note: Temple Oud, Night Blooming Jasmine, White Magnolia, Sarcocaulon, Fir Balsam
Base Note: Soft Suede, Gold Patchouli, Black Amber, Praline, Skin Musk, Olibanum Tears
THE FRAGRANCE: ...is an hommage to Bushman's Candle also known as Sarcocaulon, which character remembers on warm woods. Sueded Oud is a fresh and creamy approach to a traditional oud fragrance. It is a discovery of natural textures and an exploration of the fluid movement between the brighter and darker facets of fragrance. Its character is sophisticated, mysterious and sexy. (source: sephora.com) Side note: The Himbas, the last nomadic tribe of Namibia, are the last who treasure their traditional way of living by using this plantm producing its oil through an ancient extraction process. The fragrance itself is the perfect way to ease into the world of oud without being the classical user of super sensual perfumes and is therefore our unisex entry recommended for this ingredient. Available (100ml EdP) for € 110,–.