Bois de Oud Rose (2017)

Bois de Oud Rose by Arno Sorel
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Bois de Oud Rose is a perfume by Arno Sorel for women and was released in 2017. The scent is woody-resinous. It is being marketed by Parfums Corania.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesSaffron, Rose, Bergamot
Heart Notes Heart NotesGeranium, Patchouli, Gaiac wood
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Sandalwood, Musk



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Submitted by Elysium, last update on 13.12.2018
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I am astounded at the beauty of this fragrance! This is reckoned to be the female counterpart of Bois de Oud Imperial. I just wonder why people insist on male or female fragrances. If you really love and understand perfumery, no need of being an expert, you probably should know that genres in this kind of art don't matter at all! So, if you like a perfume go ahead and wear it. To confirm this, I was testing this astonishing scent on my skin, just because I was curious about how it smelled respect to Bois de Oud Imperial and the assistant nearby told me "Man, that scent smells really impressive on you, it wears you beautifully, you'd better buy it", and I did it without hesitation.

Well, having said that... Let's start talking about this beauty: Bois de Oud Rose is first of all extraordinary, from the moment I remove the cap and catch the first whiff I'm hooked. The jammy rose is the queen and the rubbery oud the king, two complementary essences that attract each other in a sensual, contrasted perfume, precious, with warm spices like vanilla and patchouli, gorgeous and subtle, which end this masterpiece with a golden key.

At first, I smell a beautiful crisp morning dew on fresh roses with a camphoraceous accord, rose and saffron mesh creates such a naphthalene smell that reminds mothballs and leather tanning agents... it has a strong but not unpleasant smell. Initially, there is a brief burst of saffron, and the rose then comes to the fore, figures in strongly from opening through its lifespan together with a tempered accord of patchouli, oud, and amber. The rose note is bright and vivacious, from the most lovely to the most carnal, like a sumptuous rose bouquet but then fades away in the mid-phase as the ambery-woody elements take center stage. The saffron gives a sharp spice edge to a full scented damask rose that is so sweet.

As the composition moves to its early heart, the rose grows in strength as the oud slowly recedes. The rose is made mystical with the deep metallic vibe of oud while the amber in the base tilts the entire tone to a masculine warm comfy scent. The amber is the dominant note in this accord, soft unobtrusive amber and only the barest pinch of oud and patchouli are discernible. The rose seems to float in between the gorgeous patchouli and oud. A touch of guaiac adds woodiness to the green geranium leaves and earthy patchouli.

Rose and oud are gradually replaced by relatively sanitized patchouli and a vague synthetic burnt woody accord, with vanilla in the base that comes out a little more gradually in the dry down. Musk is in the base notes as it helps to keep this balanced not too overpowering. During the late dry down, the sweet rose finally dissipates to a whisper as the burnt woods smooth out, tamed by soft creamy sandalwood and vanilla through the finish. The vanilla is subtle and barely perceptible but I know it's there, making everything last longer and just smell better.

Longevity is great and projection is really superb. It's not much of a room-filler, but I found it quite strong. Sillage is initially good before becoming subdued around the mid phase, and duration is average.

Finally, a perfume that actually smells like luxury fragrances, but at least you won't smell it on anyone else. I feel in love with this lovely and gorgeous scent and definitely, just a professional mature man or woman can recognize the essence of this kind of scents so sensual, luxurious, irresistible, glamorous, sweet, exquisite, sophisticated and not expensive. The result is a perfect balance between strength and voluptuousness, a statement of pride and uniqueness. Of the rose oud fragrances for men I've tried, I believe this one to be the most masculine of the group because of the golden amber base, while the saffron rose-oud combination gives it a spicey Arabic tone, yes it definitely smells like an Indian or Arabic perfume.
Wear it on colder months, fall and winter seasons suit it, on business day as well as on leisure evening and dinner out.

Update: I was wearing this gem few days ago and decided to refresh it for a dinner out... the woman who was sitting in front of me on a big round table was fascinated by the gracious smell I was spreading around in the air every time I moved my harms for reaching a plate, a bottle, or whatsoever.... It's a damn compliment getter and... she committed me to purchasing a bottle of it! It sounds weird, doesn't it?

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Elysium 13 months ago
Rose and saffron mesh creates such a naphthalene smell that reminds mothballs and leather tanning agents. it's a strong but pleasant smell.+4

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