10 Exotic and Seductive Perfumes That Will Make Her Never Leave You | About OUD
Impress, seduce, become irresistible and put her in the mood with the exotic scent of OUD
So this past weekend I got a phone call from a friend, she wanted a birthday gift (a nice perfume) for her boyfriend whose birthday was just a few days away. She usually buys perfume from me, so she said she wanted something more than “seductive” this time around, something different from the TOP 10 Most Seductive Colognes for Men I wrote about earlier. In her own words, she said she wanted “an exotic scent”. So I suggested 3 perfumes for her namely – Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Desert Oud, Creed Royal Oud, and Ralph Lauren Polo Supreme Oud. Told her she could choose from any of these three, that they are all great.
The next thing she asked me was “What’s Oud?”
Now I’m sure a lot of you folks reading this right now, would be asking the same question… so I will give you an interesting story about this mystical exotic and seductive scent before I delve into my Top 10 Oud Perfumes, so please give me 5 minutes of your time. And if you are interested in buying any of these perfumes, please don’t hesitate to CONTACT US.
WHAT IS OUD? (it’s pronounced üd by the way)
Oud comes from the wood of the tropical Agar tree also known as the Agarwood tree. It is highly valued by perfumers for its sweet, woody, aromatic and complex scent. The Oud fragrance comes from a process whereby fungi infects the tree, the tree reacts by producing what is called an “oleoresin” – a precious, dark and fragrant resin. It is through this oleoresin saturated wood that Oud develops its aroma.
The fragrance essence of Oud in many parts of the world has been one of the most sought after and demanded essence oil especially in the Middle East and has existed 1000 years. It has really high value and is literally the most costly raw material in the world along with ambergris. Due to its rarity, high demand and the difficulty of harvesting it, oud oil is perhaps the most expensive oil in the world. Its value is estimated as 1.5 times of the value of gold, and it is sometimes referred to as ‘liquid gold‘.
MIRACLES OF OUD SCENT
In the Middle East burning of Oud is a culture, more like a ritual used to scent clothes and homes. The scent is so soft but yet it clings to the clothes. A fascinating and remarkable thing about Oud is when you mix another scent with it, because of its ability to hold, it kind of traps the perfume you’ve put with it and so your normal fragrance lasts for days and days smelling as fresh as the day you first applied it.
OUD SCENTS– THE DESIGNER PERFUMES THAT WILL MAKE NEVER LEAVE YOU
Agarwood was not well known in the West until Tom Ford with his influence on Fashion started to work Oud into some of his Private Blends, this exposed Westerners to the use of Oud. Now the West has discovered the mystical charm of Agarwood, the likes of Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Dior, Gucci etc. have all launched oud-based perfumes in recent years.
You’ll find below, a selection of the best deep, rich, intense Oud fragrances from Tom Ford Oud Wood to Creed Royal Oud and Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Desert Oud.
Top 10 Oud Perfumes
1. Tom Ford Noir Oud Wood
Rare. Exotic. Distinctive. One of the rarest, precious and expensive ingredients in Tom Ford’s perfume arsenal, Oud Wood is often burned in incense-filled temples. Exotic rose wood and cardamom give way to a smoky blend of rare oud wood, sandalwood, and vetiver. Tonka bean and amber add warmth and sensuality.
2. Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Desert Oud
Velvet Desert Oud wafts like a breeze through the dunes of a desert. The fragrance seduces with classic Middle Eastern incense notes topping a heart of mysterious oud and the sweetness and depth of amber. The lingering soft musky base notes leave a final memory of the sweet seduction.
3. Acqua Di Parma Colonia Oud Eau de Cologne Concentrée
A member of Acqua Di Parma’s Colonia Ingredient Collection, Colonia Oud conjures a striking aroma that is richly aromatic and fresh. Italian citrus brightens Agarwood’s signature leather notes for a fragrance that is surprising and charismatic.
4. Boss Bottled Oud
BOSS BOTTLED OUD is created from rare and rich ingredients that create a complex, heady essence. The scent is described as masculine with a touch of luxury. Powerfully opulent, 100% natural, OUD is enriched with a Middle Eastern inspired blend of luxurious saffron, cinnamon, and virile woody notes. A powerful fragrance combining strong masculinity with opulence, OUD is the perfect balm for the Man of Today.
5. Yves Saint Laurent Splendid Wood
The scent plays with the strong tension between the depth of woods and the sharp freshness of the cardamom and incense notes. The dark, intense and penetrating scents of an oud wood accord blend with the earth.
6. Creed Royal Oud
Creed has created their oud fragrance as a response to the many requests they received from clients, but they have adapted the scent to the style of their house. Wood, leather, marble and gold—the elements of a royal Persian palace—inspired this luxurious mix of the Persian and Parisian. Royal Oud is a stylish and warm Fougere fragrance with a beautiful kaleidoscope of woody, aromatic green and spicy nuances.
7. Christian Dior Leather Oud
Leather Oud perfectly and elegantly blends animalistic notes of leather and civet with noble agar and other woody nuances (patchouli, sandalwood, birch, cedar, and vetiver). There are also ingredients of cardamom, cloves, Amyris, beeswax, amber and labdanum, which complement this warm composition. It comes with a deep and intense composition based on the leather facet of oud wood. Very long lasting with an enormous sillage.
The new fragrance of the Ralph Lauren Polo collection is an oriental masculine fragrance- Supreme Oud. The scent comes in Eau de Parfum concentration. It is developed by perfumer Carlos Benaim. The fragrance offers quality, strength, and longevity. The oriental – woody composition begins with spicy accords of pink pepper and cinnamon. The heart features smoky accord of Indian oud, laid on the base of vetiver and guaiac wood
9. John Varvatos Oud
John Varvatos Oud goes back in time to weave together oriental references of perfumery with the deeply mysterious presence of oud oil. This sensual blend of traditional yet modern aromas cloaks the wearer with a rich, long-lasting signature. Encased in a gleaming golden net, the flacon exudes an air of intriguing luxury.
10. Versace Oud Noir for Men
The seduction of a desert sunset; a warm breeze in the air giving a feeling of well-being. A sensual heady aroma, almost aphrodisiacal. One of the finest ingredients of perfumery craftsmanship gives life to Versace Pour Homme Oud Noir, the fragrance for men by Versace designed for lovers of oriental fragrances. An intense and regal composition; spicy and with a deep scent of leather. The fragrance features leather, agarwood (oud), oriental woodsy notes and spices.
Oud is very warm, deep, earthy, a little bit dry, not sweet but sensual, sometimes can be smoky. It pervades the air in a gentle way it’s like smelling the wind that just wraps you up.
Once you have discovered and experienced Oud you can’t imagine the idea of wearing scent without a little bit of it.
Have you used any of these perfumes before? If you have, please share with us your experience using it in the comment section. Which one was your favorite? Also, share your ‘reviews’ and let others learn from it and decide which one to go for. By the way, you could contact me if you need to buy any of these perfumes either for yourself or as a gift to someone.
Thank a million for stopping by and taking the time to read this. Till you hear from me again, Remain Stylish!
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