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Recently, Tom Ford Private Blend released two new oud-based scents and a reworked Oud Wood. We've examined all three, so here's our perspective. 6

Tom Ford Private Blend Oud Wood, Oud Fleur and Tobacco Oud

Posted on December 16, 2013

Recently, Tom Ford Private Blend released two new oud-based scents and a reworked Oud Wood. We’ve examined all three, so here’s our perspective.

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. 3

Op-Ed: Oud. The new “aquatics of the 90′s”.

Posted on October 21, 2013

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. 0

Rose Nacreé du Desert by Guerlain: A rose yet not as sweet

Posted on March 6, 2013

Guerlain’s Rose Nacreé du Desert is much different from the other scents in the Les Deserts d’Orient Collection in its traditional treatment.

Since Clive Christian C for Men set a high water-mark, Clive Christian V was certain to invite comparison. But does the product match its publicity hype? 2

Clive Christian V for Men: Is it worth the hype?

Posted on January 30, 2013

Since Clive Christian C for Men set a high water-mark, Clive Christian V was certain to invite comparison. But does the product match its publicity hype?

For those who like their Oud fragrances expensive and without all that pesky Oud  interfering, By Kilian Incense Oud is your perfect scent. 3

By Kilian Incense Oud (Review): Style before substance?

Posted on June 29, 2012

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? 0

Review: Eau de Cartier Essence de Bois.

Posted on June 8, 2012

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?

Keiko Mecheri Amber Mirabilis is a brilliantly executed creation that captures amber in a classic yet slightly innovative way. 0

Review: Keiko Mecheri Bespoke Amber Mirabilis

Posted on May 20, 2012

Keiko Mecheri Amber Mirabilis is a brilliantly executed creation that captures amber in a classic yet slightly innovative way.

Montale Aoud Leather is an accessible Oud, Leather, and Saffron combination that encourages the wearer to tame its bad-boy profile. 0

Montale Aoud Leather: The tiger you want to tame.

Posted on May 10, 2012

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. 2

Review: Creed Royal Oud – Fashionably late to the party.

Posted on April 13, 2012

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.