As a writer and consumer, I now question adding any new Oud scent to my collection unless the experience is different, striking, artistic and imaginative.
Guerlain’s Rose Nacreé du Desert is much different from the other scents in the Les Deserts d’Orient Collection in its traditional treatment.
For those who like their Oud fragrances expensive and without all that pesky Oud interfering, By Kilian Incense Oud is your perfect scent.
Essence de Bois is a flanker of the original Eau de Cartier scent in a pleasant unisex EDT formulation that tries to please everyone. Does it succeed?
Montale Aoud Leather is an accessible Oud, Leather, and Saffron combination that encourages the wearer to tame its bad-boy profile.
Creed Royal Oud comes fashionably late to the party, so it’s time to explore what it offers that makes it both noteworthy and Creed-worthy.
Beyond the speculation and rumors, one persistent question generates chatter in the fragrance world: Is there a Pierre Montale?