Oud Ispahan is like opening the doors of an Oriental palace with ochre walls and being struck by its fragrance. The smoky scent of burning wood blends with that of sweet floral water on washed hands. That's the scent of this smooth atmosphere, where rose, frankincense and resin linger. The perfume is velvety and sensual, like the roses of the Orient.
Oud Ispahan fragrance notes
- indonesian patchouli
- laotian oud essence, turkish rose, sandalwood
Where to buy
OUD ISPAHAN by CHRISTIAN DIOR 7.5ml/0.25oz Splash Mini BRAND NEW NWOB travelUSD 33.85
OUD ISPAHAN by CHRISTIAN DIOR 7.5ml/0.25oz Splash BRAND NEWUSD 40.00
OUD ISPAHAN by CHRISTIAN DIOR 7.5ml/0.25oz Splash Mini BRAND NEWUSD 50.00
TWO (2) OUD ISPAHAN by CHRISTIAN DIOR 7.5ml/0.25ozUSD 70.99
OUD ISPAHAN by CHRISTIAN DIOR 7.5ml/0.25oz Splash BRAND NEW MINI SIZEUSD 45.00
Latest Reviews of Oud Ispahan
It opens up with a tiny hints of rose and then the fun begins. Wait, did I say fun? I meant FUNK, oh yes. It's barnyard-ish, animalic and instantly reminds me of Dior's Leather Oud. Actually, I think, it's the same oud, the same agar resin (it's chemical substitute of course) in both of these fragrances. While the scent develops on my skin a tiny amount of spices come and go (mainly saffron), woods are there, but rather hidden in the background.
Longevity is 9-11 hours, sillage is over average.
The new version is slightly less funky and animalic, and focused on the rose and spices.
I prefer the older Oud Ispahan.
It's cheap smelling with a lot of synthetics which don’t smell like rose.
It doesn’t smell like oud, or good, or original in any way.
It's a hissy pink cosmetic with an afterthought of oud.
In fact it puts me in mind of ‘Oud J‘Adore’, except Oud Ispahan seems to be aimed at a more prosperous clientelle; thise who frequent air conditioned shopping centres - rather than Attar walla boutiques that only deal in the good stuff.
In business, I was advised to 'under promise and over deliver'.
This clearly does the opposite.
Fake oud is a trip. Banana Republic has one they call 17 Oud Mosaic (as in 2017, as in that's the way perfume from 2017 supposedly smelled). I find it shocking and/or amusing, and most oud / fake oud fragrances strike me that way.
At times, I've felt like Oud Ispahan was the least bad of the genre, but after wearing it, it feels like a moot point - I don't think I like any of them.
It is a rose oud combo, but they try to get a more realistic oud by dirtying it up a bit. The rose is nice, the oud is a dark brown leather variety. Various aromachemicals swill around. They attempted to balance the fragrance by overdosing those ACs as they rose and oud are both so potent. As a result the fragrance is a bit peaks and valleys. It actually smells different than the other million rose/oud combos, and smells better done to me. But it seems they made it a bit more approachable, for better and worse. Expensive. I'm going neutral here, but it could grow to a upvote someday.
The opening is beautiful though.