2: "Precious Little Oud." My thought progression as I sniffed Precious Oud was: 'So this is Precious Oud...Really?...No way!' Though it bears the name "oud," I don't detect any oud in Precious Oud. Has the oud perfume trend degenerated to the point of simply including the word "oud" in a...

. Luxor Oud's fruity frankincense base made me think of Erik Kormann Eau de Fröhliche too. Luxor Oud doesn't conjure ancient Egypt for me (King Tut may have had a different opinion), but it smells great and made me want to try other fragrances from the Memo line. Luxor Oud is a unisex...

Fragrance reviews are silly. Fragrance marketing is even sillier. So from now on, we'll be crowdsourcing our fragrance reviews. Read on to find out what our office thought about the latest sample to land on our desk. What Chanel thinks it smells like: "With a composition of exhilarating...

This is the period when amber, musk, incense and oud fragrances start to feel passé and weigh heavily on my body and spirit. As the witch-hazels and camellias bloom and wintersweet scents the air, I yearn for lighter "green", floral and citrus-y colognes, but right now they too seem a bit...

The perennial pet of the perfume world, orange blossom, gets to star in fragrance after fragrance without complaints from the "perfume gallery." Oud is like any other ingredient; it can be placed in an unimaginative setting, or showcased with ingenuity. Recently I've come across several oud...

Fragrance reviews are silly. Fragrance marketing is even sillier. So from now on, we'll be crowdsourcing our fragrance reviews. Read on to find out what our office thought about the latest sample to land on our desk. What Bulgari thinks it smells like: "Inspired by the shimmering hues of...

reason I – the original incense freak – am not really feeling the incense right now. My bottles and decants of incense frags sit on my shelves, neglected. Sadface. But then... as usual... someone (let's blame Louise) comes along with a taste of something new and different to love – Kilian...

The fragrance industry has proven me wrong on that score. Raise your hand if you'd just as soon not see another new oud fragrance for a few years? Vetiver hasn't yet reached that stage.1 We've seen a slow but steady stream of new vetivers over the last couple years, but nothing like the...

Fragrance reviews are silly. Fragrance marketing is even sillier. So from now on, we'll be crowdsourcing our fragrance reviews. Read on to find out what our office thought about the latest sample to land on our desk. What Serge Lutens thinks it smells like: "L'Eau Froide gives you the...

Niche line By Kilian will launch Incense Oud in March. Incense Oud is the third fragrance in the Arabian Nights collection (see Pure Oud , Rose Oud ). Two more fragrances, based on amber and musk, are still expected. Incense, mystic perfume whose smoke was said to be one of the links between...

 

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