In form of solid woodchip resin, it is known as "black gold", or "liquid gold" in form of oil, the Oud, which is costly, distinct and for high-end consumers, a base note for luxurious perfume. In Arab, it is common for men to keep three bottles of oud, one for home, one for office and the last one in the car.
According to Tori Telfer (2013),
" But though supply is dwindling, demand is increasing, and in classic economic style, this means the price of oud has skyrocketed500 percent over the last 20+ years. Tom Ford was the first to introduce oud to Western masses with his 2002 release of YSL's M7, "Oud Absolu," and the popularity of the scent has since boomed among those who like their fragrances dark and seductive. A few notables: Christian Dior Leather Oud, Killian’s Pure Oud, Le Labo’s Oud 27, Tom Ford Oud Wood, Armani Prive 1001 Nights Collection Oud Royal, Juliette Has A Gun’s Midnight Oud"
I personally have tried Giorgio Armani Oud Royal Eau de Parfum 100 ml, this certainly is one of the best Oud perfume in the market. Interlude Man Amouage for men, generally it is a very nice perfume, good blend. Touches of amber, frankincense, cistus and myrrh, sacred notes that are made contemporary and sophisticated, generally it is a good perfume, the only one feature I did not like: the basebote, Oud scent is present but vague.
There is no proof and inconclusive that if any of these perfume contains genuine but synthetic Oud, for example 10760E created by Firmenich. I leave it for your experience.
Here is the linkfor synthetic Oud compound
As its skyrocket price, it is hard to put a lot into it but just a small hint. To enjoy Oud oil in its purest scent, Ensar Oud or Agar Aura is the best place to go but it is not for everyone. They are "artisan distillers" which are second to none.
For us, as a commercial distillers, we are able to produce good oil with complexity scent profile, and one of our products could be used to wear daily without breaking your bank.
To get Oud, it is not an easy task, it takes decades in total for a tree to form agarwood, which takes tones to form litre of Oud oil. Smell it and you would never forget this special scent.
We offer samples and 1.5ml glass vial to purchase, you do not need hundred of dollars to try and own your own oud. For as little as $31, it is worth to try.
One more thing, most of Arabian Oud are from cultivated plantation site in Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia and Thailand, where our plantations are from. Why not giving us a go :) ? Check our testimonial for our three liquid black gold.
If you are a bespoke perfume maker in Australia, or a perfume blender, why not contacting us for a project, as this liquid gold would be very special for your cliente.
Enjoy your time !
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