All Is Beautiful
- Nov 17, 2018
For the evening, I changed into Al Oudh by L'Artisan Parfumeur.
It is heartachingly beautiful scent to me.
"The perfumer found inspiration for Al Oudh in the Arabic desert, by creating pictures of old caravans transporting myrrh, gold and incense, while rounding up that image with essences of agar wood, which is a genuine guide in the Orient thanks to its characteristic aromas. The fragrance opens in spicy-fiery tacts with cinnamon, cardamom and pink pepper, which will seduce you from the very beginning. A heart is composed of neroli, rose, castroneum, leather, civet and moss, while a base encompasses agar wood, sandalwood, Atlas cedar, patchouli, myrrh, incense, vanilla and tonka."
Although it says that there is civet and castoreum/castroneum in here, and also caraway and maybe even cumin (?) but I do not find this perfume dirty nor skanky at all (and I'm not a fan of dirty smelling fragrances and I'm also a bit iffy with oud as I dislike many fragrances with the note and like only some). To me it's a beautifully blended dark, rich, incensy, ambery, smoothly spicy and almost meditatively calming scent.
yes that is quite good in that it seems to me to be real oud, and yet it isn't a typical Middle Eastern oud at all. I'll have to wear it again soon, thank you!