The benefits of oud wood. It originates from agar wood, a tree from South East Asia, and is very popular in the perfume industry. It offers unique and sumptuous scents with woody and animalic notes. Everything depends on the quality. It is widely used in the Arabian Peninsula. “There, people burn a little oud wood to purify themselves before breaking the fast or before doing the prayer, if they do not have access to a water source, for example. They also put in small touches on the wrist to which they add different perfumes. This mixture will create a marvelous trail of fragrances that will last for a long time. The art of mixing “moukhalat”, in Arabic, is thus totally mastered and is fully part of the habits”.
It is used in incense wood, in Chinese pharmacopeia, for example. Indeed, it is attributed to many virtues. Rich in terpenoids (anxiolytic) and polyphenols (antioxidant), it can act on anxiety and stress but also on aging cells. Moreover, it allows for to regulation of breathing, digestion but also sleep disorders. It is sometimes used in the treatment of certain heavy pathologies, such as cancer, diabetes, cholesterol…
Musk oud Roja fragrance. It is a chypre fragrance, rich, sweet, fresh, and fruity. “I created a fragrance that combines two of the most legendary materials of all – Musk and Aoud. I wanted to see how it was possible to push the note of oud from its traditional route and create something unexpected d “. Roja Dove
Oudh intense by Comptoir Sud Pacifique is a rich and voluptuous fragrance. It invites you to escape to the oriental lands. A foretaste of a thousand and one nights woody and intense. Highlighting notes of patchouli. It will please all lovers of powerful and intoxicating scents.
“In perfumery, it is possible to use it in three different but complementary ways. The first method is fumigation. It consists in burning small pieces of oud wood. It is the technique of “bakour” in Arabic. These different oud woods are of different qualities. They can be found as well in souks as in the perfumeries of great standing. The manual is a method that consists in crushing barks of wood or oud which are re-agglomerated in small pads or plates with musk, honey as well as concentrates of perfumes. The oud is also used in oil.
Ideal oud Mizensir by Alberto Morillas Dialogue between oud and rose. A perfumer looks at two raw materials that are in opposition to each other, strength and delicacy, shadow and light. To tame this powerful, complex oud, Alberto Morillas married it to a duo of Bulgarian and Centifolia roses.
The global trend is towards unisex perfumes and oud is a perfect fit. It can be worn as well by a woman or a man. “The genre of perfumes comes from marketing and is inscribed in our memories. If, for example, our childhood was marked by a perfume, as soon as we smell the same scent somewhere our memories will send us back to the person who wore it. Moreover, the marketing trend that puts men on one side and women on the other is disappearing. The unisex years, the years 2000 have largely contributed to the disappearance of this trend. On the other hand, olfactory, we cannot erase from our memories, a perfume of a person that we have loved or on the contrary hated “, says François Hénin.
Fragrance Du Bois offers different variations of oud. The French luxury perfume house recently revealed the latest addition to its exquisite product line, with the release of Oud Intense – a bold and daring expression of Oud at its most beautiful.