Oud pour Lui (2012)

Oud pour Lui by Alyssa Ashley
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Oud pour Lui is a perfume by Alyssa Ashley for men and was released in 2012. The scent is spicy-resinous. It is still in production.

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Perfumer

Luca Maffei

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesSicilian lemon, Egyptian geranium, Moroccan saffron
Heart Notes Heart NotesIndian jasmine, African frankincense, Cumin
Base Notes Base NotesJava vetiver, Atlas cedar, Indian sandalwood, Benzoin siam, Amber, Oud

Ratings

Scent

7.2 (33 Ratings)

Longevity

7.6 (29 Ratings)

Sillage

7.3 (29 Ratings)

Bottle

6.3 (33 Ratings)
Submitted by Cassandra, last update on 07.03.2020.
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ThomC

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Helpful Review    5
Love it or hate it in pure culture / Look at the lower shelves!
In short: This fragrance is a sensation!
I think there's some interesting stuff in the mainstream chains at the bottom of the shelves. That which does not interest the mainstream so much. Good for me - I'm not the Prada L'Homme type (which, by the way, I find frighteningly moderate, other topic).
It was this autumn that boredom drifted along on Düsseldorf's Königsallee into the fragrance shop with the D. Just look, smell, buy nothing. The floor shelves, at the bottom where nobody looks - they were unknown flacons. One was blue, with a silver cap. Alyssa Ashley "OUD" for him. Never heard of it, never worn it. Okay, oud's an argument, you can get to that...
Opps, what's that, please? Smell again. Gross. Disturbingly beautiful! What's that, please? And why is this scent at the bottom of the floor dust and my hate scent Prada L'Homme at eye level?
Nah, the blue things of Alyssa Ashley have less to do with OUD - more with the fat load of incense and various incense sticks, almost sticky, a little bit musty, definitely a niche, yeah! And what a.
Weeks later a small perfume tasting (I call it that - coming from the wine world...). Of seven niche scents that would be blindly handed out, this most disturbed and polarized Alyssa Ashley OUD. And yet it was easily recognized again and again by laymen. Ha! If this is not an indication of successful handwriting...
I'm researching: Perfumer is a certain Luca Maffei - a young Italian. He has probably not yet created great mainstream fragrances - apparently he feels quite comfortable in the upscale niche. I order some samples of his creations, I am interested in his style.
Maffei, I read at Parfumo, has created some fragrances for Perris Monte Carlo, a noble blacksmith, including the "OUD IMPERIAL". The madman: Maffei has created his own Dupe with Alyssa Ashley OUD. Anyway, I only smell hair-fine differences between the two, in general it fits together like Düsseldorf and Altbier, but Maffeis version of Alyssa Ashley only costs a fraction. And those who take the trouble to read the comments on Perris Monte Carlo's "OUD IMPERIAL" will remember: the expensive original (is it the original at all or is Ashley the original?) also polarizes the community. Strike!
Conclusion: If you want to attract attention, if you want to polarize, if you want something different - you buy the blue Alyssa Ashleys "OUD". I've been throwing warriors on the net. Gladly - I buy everything on.

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Elysium

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The Wise Men's Gift That Soothes Soul
If I tell you oud, what do you think about it? Oud as a given name to this cologne is misleading, there is no agarwood ruling note in Alyssa Ashley Oud pour Lui, perhaps a more fitting name could have been Oudlibanum. I was expecting a medicinal oud dominant odor and instead of Agarwood, Olibanum took the lead and never looked back. There is a mighty prevailing note of frankincense in here, a good and worthy one. In case you missed it, Frankincense is derived from the French “franc encens”, meaning high-quality incense. Frankincense and Myrrh have long links to the divine. In the traditional Christmas narrative, wise men from the East brought gifts of frankincense, myrrh, and gold for the infant Christ. I find both the plant extracts to be particularly interesting. Frankincense has a woody or warm spiced and smoky smell, whereas myrrh smells like rose or even sweet basil but is sometimes said to have a bitter aroma.

Well, back to Oud pour Lui, it is a perfume for a well-bred and not ordinary personality who loves exotic and special fragrances. It opens with fresh and spicy effluve of lemon, geranium, and saffron, that give a mystic and oriental aspect to the chord. More on the paper strip and less on the skin, the cologne unfolds with a blast of the famous Cynar amaro, an artichoke based bittersweet Italian liqueur known for its distinctive flavor. I get an aroma of gherkin walnut, faint smokiness, bittersweet stewed vegetables, caramel and toffee with quinine, it smells like buttery honey, with prevalent fresh tobacco flower notes, and an astringent herbal ending. This enchanting aroma lasts longer on the paper while muting quite fast on the skin.

The heart is marked by a full flower note of jasmine and an intense note of African olibanum, all is done vigorously by a spicy note of cumin. Long utilized as purifying fumigation in religious rituals, the incense adds a heavenly touch to perfume compositions with its woody, slightly spicy notes. This is the incense of Gregorian chants, liturgies in Latin, monastic ritual. Pure, ethereal . . . rising like smoke to heaven. A processional incense that has a spiritual history dating back to antiquity. So long that it is embedded in our collective scent memories and has a metaphysical impact. On my skin, I experience full-on incense with the expected smokiness and woody undercurrent. You must cherish incense to be able to appreciate this fragrance. This scent takes you to a Benedictine abbey in northern Italy, as depicted in The Name of The Rose novel.

When the dry down comes, an intense bouquet of wood notes of rooty vetiver, pencil sharpener cedarwood, and creamy santal pops up. A few hours into the wearings, the incense chills enough to permit subtle amber and benzoin to swagger their stuff. Overall, the perfume’s fragrance is highly reminiscent of the Orient, One Thousand and One Nights and other stories from faraway lands. This is mainly due to mysterious Oman's incense, which forms the osseins of the scent.

Sillage is good with longevity approximately 5 hours on my skin. The best season for rocking it is autumn, office, day and evening. I think I don't have many colognes smelling that way, a great discover.

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Darkbeat

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An economic incense that smells like a niche
"Oud pour Lui" is a perfume that has surprised me a lot, not even by now, I expected this quality, much less this aroma, so spectacular, in a perfume of this cost, but sometimes, the miracle is done, and we find jewels as is of modest price.

The output is woody sweet, with a good touch of saffron, cumin and lemon, it is a balsamic, spicy, sweet and woody, beautiful, but short-lived, because immediately the incense appears and floods everything of its indescribable aroma, a pleasure for the senses. From here, next to the incense, cedar, vetiver and sandalwood begin to be mixed, to offer us an interpretation of the oud, or an illusion of this, because in a way it does not smell like oud, it only suggests it with an intense woody chord, Spicy, balsamic, resinous and warm, the resinous warmth is given by amber and benzoin, which round off an amazing drying.

To me, the final drying has reminded me a lot of Amber Wood from Monotheme, although Amber Wood does not have the strong presence of incense from “Oud pour Lui”, but it is true that a similar vibe has come to me. Personally, I do not find the incense of "Oud pour Lui" of ecclesiastical character, in my opinion, it is a more smoky and woody incense, it is like the rods that burn in Hindu temples, although equally a precious incense, that lovers of This note will appreciate.

The duration is very good, exceeding 9 hours in skin, but its projection is moderately low, although for a perfume of this cost, it is a remarkable performance.

Perfume highly recommended for incense lovers.

P.D .: It is almost identical to Oud Imperial by Perris Monte Carlo.

Statements

Elysium 130 days ago
On my skin, I feel full-on incense with the expected smokiness and woodiness flow. You must cherish incense to be able to appreciate it!+2
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Jazzy76 9 months ago
The incensed soul of this oud is covered by a strong and almost "medicinal" bitter note. Anyway the sillage is good .A fall-winter scent+2
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Carlitos01 15 months ago
I thought it to be a generic woody oriental scent. It turned out to be a very pleasant and well blended amber & oud fragrance. Recommended!+4
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