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post #16 of 20
bumping this up - I like oud, but I also remember not liking it when I first enountered it. it is very common in the Arabian Gulf.

what are your thoughts, now? aside from it being trendy or not, is it a little offputting?
post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by globetrotter View Post

bumping this up - I like oud, but I also remember not liking it when I first enountered it. it is very common in the Arabian Gulf.
what are your thoughts, now? aside from it being trendy or not, is it a little offputting?
I like oud, I'm just not in the mood for it every day. A little bit like Scotch. (I'm speaking of all natural oud oil or very oud-centric fragrances like Oud Accord by Byredo or Zafar by XerJoff (really good))
But yes, I think we can all agree that it's a tad overdone.

Are you regularly in Oman? You can pick up Amouage's fragrances quite cheaply at the duty free over there -- many of them feature oud; big fan. Generally, did you bring some high quality oud oil from your last visits? If not, and you're interested in trying some now, I can recommend you www.agaraura.com (a sample is very small, but a very small dab gives a good punch -- in case you haven't tried any oil before).

Anyway, what I actually wanted to say: before one judges oud, one should get some natural oud oil and shouldn't judge solely based on mostly synthetic oud-featuring fragrances. But I have said that once or thrice before already.
post #18 of 20
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I like oud, I'm just not in the mood for it every day. A little bit like Scotch. (I'm speaking of all natural oud oil or very oud-centric fragrances like Oud Accord by Byredo or Zafar by XerJoff (really good))
But yes, I think we can all agree that it's a tad overdone.
Are you regularly in Oman? You can pick up Amouage's fragrances quite cheaply at the duty free over there -- many of them feature oud; big fan. Generally, did you bring some high quality oud oil from your last visits? If not, and you're interested in trying some now, I can recommend you www.agaraura.com (a sample is very small, but a very small dab gives a good punch -- in case you haven't tried any oil before).
Anyway, what I actually wanted to say: before one judges oud, one should get some natural oud oil and shouldn't judge solely based on mostly synthetic oud-featuring fragrances. But I have said that once or thrice before already.

I haven't bought any, because I really don't like to change frangrenses too often, I would like to have my "own", but there are a lot of men's cologne stores in the gulf, saudi UAE, Qatar and Oman, that sell great oud based fragrences that are basicallyt unknown in the west. I have sort of toyed with the idea of applying a dab of oud in addition to my bois de portugal, thinking that they might mix into somethign pretty interesting
post #19 of 20
I recommend you to try some. It's definitely not something I would wear every day, but every once in a while it seems very nice. A sample from AgarAura sets you back for about 25-40$ per .15-.2ml incl. shipment but for what I know it's high quality oil and is worth the experience (also lasts longer than you'd think). Or, of course, you can get some when you're next time visiting some country in the Gulf. And yes, mukhallas are quite interesting too (blends of different oils -- oud, rose, etc.).
post #20 of 20
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After smelling a lot of ouds and seeing the commonality between them, I find the Le Labo Oud 27 to be a very well-done and unique perspective of that scent without making it play second fiddle to other scents.
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