This past Black Friday, I went to both Barneys and Neiman Marcus to sniff about 60-70 scents for my Christmas wishlist and experienced confirmation of what everyone has been talking about with the crazy trend of all of these new oud-based or "celebrating oud" scents. Most of the ones I tried I liked and I'm right now leaning towards Van Cleef and Arpel's Precious Oud that's one of their new and limited edition releases. I just wanted to know what you all thought of this trend and whether or not you liked this component enough to investigate it further. Also, what would be your oud-heavy recommendations? Lastly, what have been the trends in the past that are analogous to this current oud one? I would have posted this in the Scent of the Day thread but didn't want to derail it like I'm prone to do.