What Are Amber Oud Perfumes
Before we start going into the nitty-gritty of what amber oud perfumes smell like, let’s define these scents first. Often, two ingredients dominate Amber Oud perfumes: amber and oud. The former is one of the most expensive ingredients in the world. In fact, it’s one of the most expensive materials in the world.
The reason: its paucity. To obtain oud, fungus-infected resinous heartwood from the agar trees are chopped. The extraction of the infected interior is how the oud’s obtained. A tree that primarily grows in Southeast Asia. The older trees contain a far richer resinous aroma which makes them a more appealing option. They possess a profound woodiness and muskiness with a hint of sweetness. However, the endangered nature of these trees makes them that much more expensive.
Additionally, very few trees do in fact have an infected heartwood. That’s why oud is a rare ingredient that’s sought after. From its historical significance to its contemporary dominance, oud is an ingredient unlike no other.
If you think oud takes a lot of time to develop, wait till you hear about amber. It literally takes millions of years for a natural amber to form. Given its unique warm, sweet, and powdery aroma, it makes sense that it takes so much time to develop it.
Now you may wonder, “How is it used in perfumes?”. Well, most of the time the inaccessibility of natural ingredients prevents its use. That’s why the alternative, artificial synthesizers, is a popular choice. The stigma against synthesizers is evident in the perfume industry. However, Ambroxan (synthetic amber) is an effective ingredient that replicates the original scent remarkably well.
What Does Amber Oud Smell Like
The recurring question that we hear is, “What does the combination of amber and oud smell like?” Well, the answer is not a straightforward one. Different perfumers use different compositions of amber and oud, along with other ingredients, to craft their unique scents.
Whilst some lean heavily toward the former, others might favor the latter. Each scent has an individuality that makes it distinct. Let’s take a look at a couple of these scents.
Wild Oud - Impression Of Le Labo Oud 27
This fragrance is a prime example of a scent with both oud and amber included in its composition. The opening of this fragrance is a powerful one of oud, saffron, and strange wood. The complexities of these ingredients create a distinct aroma that transports those who experience it into another world. Subsequently, this then dries down to a soft, floral, and musky odor that is sure to leave a mark. Although its composition is unique, where this perfume stands apart is the difference between its sillage and aroma up close.
When you're in proximity to this fragrance, it has a rather pungent, regurgitating aroma. A strong scent that demands attention from everyone around. However, its sillage is completely opposite. It has a sweet, fruity, and floral odor that relaxes and soothes the aura around. This sharp contrast allows it to shroud itself in a veiled mystery. This adds impetus to its purchase. Our Wild Oud is an impression that does justice to this wondrous fragrance.
Majestic Oud - Impression Of Oud Royal
The Oud Royal is of Giorgio Armani’s most visceral scents. Like all Armani fragrances, this perfume has a rich depth, an exotic aura, and a scintillating silage. The unique composition of amber and oud makes it one of Armani’s most successful perfumes.
It opens up with dry, rusty, leathery, and Earthy notes with just a hint of smokiness. This immediately creates a powerful punch that stops anyone who smells it in their tracks. After a while, the saffron notes start to kick in. This brings a floral freshness to this dark perfume. However, it doesn’t counter the initial notes but complements them uniquely. Soon after, the floral aspects start to make the scent a soft, pleasant one. Towards the end, sandalwood comes to the party, but it doesn’t take the shine away from the dominating note of oud.
Our Majestic Oud does justice to this combination of distinct ingredients. Experience perfumers would tell you how tricky it is to create a delicate balance of these discernible ingredients. How easy it is to miscalculate a touch and ruin the entire scent. That’s why our master craftsmen used their entire experience to create this exquisite potion.
At the end of the day, the scent of amber oud perfumes varies from fragrance to fragrance. Innumerable compositions have come forth in recent times. Some have been mesmerizing whilst others have been lackluster. Find the scent that speaks to you from our website.