de Cartier Essence de Bois would make a great sport fragrance: it's clean (but not "scoured" to inanity), and it won't weigh you down or annoy gym-mates; it would also be a perfect cologne for scent-adverse places like crowded offices or airplanes. Of all the Eau de Cartier fragrances (Eau...

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...

UK niche line Bella Bellissima has launched Noble Incense, a new addition to the the Essence of Oud collection: Bella Bellissima's Essence of Oud scents consist of pure parfum creations inspired by the ancient mysteries of Arabia...a land of epic odysseys of discovery and timeless tales of...

Thierry Mugler has launched Alien Essence Absolue, a new variation on 2005′s Alien fragrance: Fusing notes of amber, floral and vanilla, this luxurious scent is a must-have for the modern woman. Alien Essence Absolue follows on from the success of Thierry Mugler's Alien and Alien Eau de...

. 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...

Last October, Estee Lauder launched Wood Mystique* — a unisex, limited edition oud fragrance aimed at the Middle East perfume consumer. Ad copy swooned: "Elegant, mysterious, lavish...enter a world of opulence and richness beyond compare." As much as I like Estee Lauder, this was something...

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...

Perfumistas who have been around a while might notice a similarity in notes between Incense Oud and 10 Corso Como. Both fragrances lean on oud, wood, and rose. 10 Corso Como is sweeter and brighter and shows more sandalwood and rose than Incense Rose. Its oud sharpens the sandalwood so that...

by Bella Bellissima is a floral, fruity amber oud. Top notes of mimosa, star anise, cassis and Roman chamomile blend with heart notes of apricot blossom, neroli, orris root and amber. Base notes of caramel, tonka, leather and musk round off this luxurious fragrance perfectly." Ruby Oud ~...

you get the fragrance on fabric it lasts a long time; on skin only, it fades within an hour. After its opening citrus burns off, the overall character of Déclaration Cologne is similar to the base notes of original Déclaration Eau de Toilette. Déclaration Cologne is a "classic" citrus-wood...

 

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