The “Oud Note” Myth

Oud is all the rave with big perfume companies, where just about every big name has jumped on board with its ‘oud’ perfume. The only problem is, none of them smell like oud. While reviewers and critics promote (or berate)...

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Schrödinger’s Oud

Oudheads who love detail know that there are two sides to this fragrant coin: agarwood’s essential, intrinsic—core—smell, and its ‘auxiliary’ (or secondary) notes. Those fruity, floral, honey-sweet, savory umami notes...

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