Purple Oud expresses an Oriental dream as depicted in a vivid, warm painting. It's a sparkling oud that sees powerful wood combine with lively notes. Orange blends with fresh spices such as Pink Peppercorn and Saffron. This shimmering oud will seduce those who like the animal strength of this heady wood, albeit a polished, brightened version that plays out in the background.
Purple Oud fragrance notes
- oud, Pink peppercorn, Saffron, Orange
Latest Reviews of Purple Oud
Ive been puzzling on this one a bit. I get pink pepper and saffron over synthetic clean oud and iso e super. Its dry, it sparkles. Its got the sweetness from the pepper, spicy from the saffron. It really is a nice fragrance. It does bear quite a bit of resemblance to Sycamore. So many people seem to be writing very different things about this one. It has no barnyard that I can find, it doesn't stink. Kinda safe and daring at the same time. I quite enjoy it. It hasn't seemed to perform super strongly. Say, 6 hours longevity, projection average. Good enough. I did a side by side with Oud Isphahan and Leather Oud. You can pick out the note they have in common, there is a thread, This is the clean brother.
Purple Oud by Christian Dior feels like it's targeted for a broader audience of folks who may be put off by the purely animalic / smoky / dry wood of typical clarified versions of oud (including CD's own Oud Elixir Precieux!).
It's cleaned up a bit, rethought and presented as a legitimate alternative to the basic oud fragrances out there. I think about how the "Fragrance du Bois" company plays around with the base oud note and creates many editions shining different "lights" on the main actor. And Christian Dior does this magnificently here: Peppery, freshly citrus, and tinged with herbal saffron.
Not for everyone, I have to say. It leans towards the feminine direction, IMO, but men can enjoy it discretely too.