Oud Save The King (2013)Eau de Parfum

Oud Save The King (Eau de Parfum) by Atkinsons
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Oud Save The King (Eau de Parfum) is a popular perfume by Atkinsons for men and was released in 2013. The scent is woody-sweet. The longevity is above-average. It is being marketed by Perfume Holding.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesEarl Grey tea, Bergamot
Heart Notes Heart NotesSuede, Orris absolute
Base Notes Base NotesOud, Sandalwood

Ratings

Scent

8.1 (314 Ratings)

Longevity

8.4 (254 Ratings)

Sillage

7.8 (259 Ratings)

Bottle

8.4 (260 Ratings)
Submitted by Michael, last update on 23.07.2020.
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10
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9
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6
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Iamallin
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after 48 hours of sniffing the paper strip again:
One of my new favorite fragrances.
A couple of friends with other samples for testing: both liked Atkinsons best.
The scent components suede, oud and sandalwood are and remain odourless. The bergamot had been crumbling from the beginning and need not be. Earl Grey tea: can you drink it, I have not smelled it.
Sprayed onto a strip of paper 48 hours ago and you can still smell the scent today. Lickaaaaaaa !
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10
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9
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10
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9
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Dakane
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Truly royal!
"Your Excellency", may I roll out the red carpet? This smell is truly royal, there's no doubt about it. It's so damned elegant, so delicious, so perfect... This sweetness with the oud, it's just porn, but not everyone will like it. I was 100% blown away, though. You feel perfectly dressed for any occasion. I can't think of a scent to top this one. This scent also suits the ladies very well. One feels for many hours caressed by this divine elegant scent, which is almost impossible to put into words. I wore it once in the gym, I can only say that there was restlessness and that was 100 percent in a positive sense. This fragrance will definitely accompany me my life
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ArkangeL

57 Reviews
ArkangeL
ArkangeL
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Oud Save The King From Sandalwood
Not a Kingly oud whatsoever, but a smooth one. Many have expressed that "oud" doesn't play a major role in saving the King. That is quite accurate. In fact, sandalwood is the MVP among notes. There are a notable amount of comparisons to 24 Gold by Scent Story, but I'm thinking 24 Gold meets Le Labo Santal 33. Suede has a lot to do the texture of this fragrance, as a leather note will always sway in a masculine direction. A misleading title doesn't always equal a bad fragrance, unless you had your heart on oud taking the throne. It's such a suave and sultry take on sandalwood, I'm not even disappointed about the lack of oud.
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Chizza
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Chizza
Helpful Review    5  
Oud saved my day
The other day - another home office day on short time - I had enough time and so it happened that on this day several perfumes reached my mailbox. First of all, Atkinson's Oud save the King from England. As a friend of blind purchases - ashes over my head - this was one too, it was on sale and the notes suede, oud and Earl Grey tea seemed promising. The parcel arrived, the bottle was already extremely valuable, even with engraved writing. It's not something you find every day. My manager colleague thought so too, as it turned out in the video call. He himself is a friend of classic, straightforward fragrances. I had already completed the first test there and it was exciting, the tea at the beginning has something. It smells really unique. Afterwards the oud becomes dominant, I notice it. Or I imagine to perceive it. On this day it ended here, because the scent has no mad sillage, more scents arrived and I tested and tested and tested.

A few days later I dealt with Oud save the King in detail. It started again with a refreshing teen note. Little by little the scent became more skin-tight, in my eyes honestly too fast. When you smell it, you hear an oud scent that comes across differently than you would expect. The teeny-tale scent fakes a kind of medicinal oud. But we are far from that. It is an oud that is cut to fit the nose of the West, but it is quite rough.

If you stop here because of the restrained sillage, you will miss the last phase of the fragrance, which lasts for a good eight hours. The oud gets finer and finer. The oud gets more and more absorbed by the sandalwood, it becomes very sweet and fragrant. Maybe this is the part for the king, I don't know. Anyway, this part is my highlight, but you have to wait a few hours for that.

All in all, this is a perfume with multiple evolutions, an unusual but refreshing start that gradually leads to an oud that becomes finer and finer. This is great and classic, this is oud for work and mild days
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SpicyDice

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Great oud smell!
The Oud Save The King still needs to be tested in performance, but I was positively surprised that this fragrance is not too penetrating either, but pleasantly woody, spicy and with a hint of vanilla that is getting stronger and stronger. I have already tried the Acqua di Parma and YSL powders and found both a bit too penetrating/aggressive. So with both I am really pleased with the scent and the Atkinsons would certainly be a more masculine oud variation and a good change from the Oud Wood.
8.5
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9
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7
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9
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Pollita
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Top Review    19  
So many acquaintances here!
When I get a new fragrance pack from a dear perfumer, I always have to sniff all the sample bottles right after opening to get a first impression of the fragrance. So it is here. But what is that? This all smells very well known.

When I sprayed it on, my first suspicion was confirmed and I even added someone I know and appreciate very much. I don't smell the notes I see listed here in the pyramid at all, but if I read one or the other comment here, I'm probably not alone with it
Oud? I don't find it here. In the beginning maybe a little bit, but that has nothing to do with the oud, what I know otherwise. Leather? No, right? So I can't sniff out leather with the best will in the world.

What I perceive at the very beginning is a touch of Méchant Loup from L'Artisan. This is one of my favourite men's fragrances at all, as it skilfully plays with the theme of gourmand notes without making the fragrance too sweet. For my taste, too sweet delicacies should rather be reserved for women. It doesn't seem right for a man. This one also gets a similarly good curve, whereby I would clearly classify it as unisex and not as men's fragrance. This one smells delicious on women
Later on, other good acquaintances, such as Bonds I Love New York for All or the almost identically scented Mousee au Café by Maison des Reves, report. Both coffee-vanilla scents, whereby neither coffee nor vanilla nor the previously perceived nut are contained in the Oud Save the King. Is my nose broken now? I don't know, I don't know. But that's how the Atkinsons smells to me.

The only note I find in the list, and which I actually smell, is the iris. I guess times that takes him the sweetness a little what gives him his authority to be classified as men scent.

In short, it's beautiful, does NOT smell like oud, has gourmands and is easy to wear for both sexes. Anyone who already owns one of the above-mentioned ones could find another purchase candidate here or - like me - doesn't need it here.
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9.5
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Ped
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Very good oud scent for the office
Oud Save the King is a perfect fragrance for the office,
I have some oud scents and none is as light and yet unique as Oud Save the King, and thus perfectly suited for the office.
I've already received compliments for the fragrance several times (with other oud fragrances like Oud Ispahan I've mostly only said get the fragrance is too strong).
Therefore I can recommend the fragrance to anyone who likes an oud fragrance, but nothing too intrusive would like!
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9.5
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8
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8
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9
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Neary
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Cherry wood.
If the resin of the cherry tree would be deep red and would smell of its fruits, it would smell of this perfume to me.
Wood and leather that don't want to be intrusive, but want to merge with you.
It embraces me, warms me and loves me.
I'm home.
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Itchynose

32 Reviews
Itchynose
Itchynose
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Saccharin Oud
Smelling Oud Save The King feels like slowly sinking into the cushion of a big, comfy sofa, the prominent suede and oud notes just so smooth and velvety, perfectly supported by sweet orris and creamy sandalwood. Sadly the top notes are nowhere to be found, and without that bergamot the blend becomes a tad cloying and overwhelming after a while. Throughout its lifespan it remains a slightly warm, elegant fragrance but also a bit linear or lacking an exciting edge to it.

Still, Oud Save The King could be an apt scent for those who want to get started with agarwood fragrances that aren't dark or demanding, but it may not provide the "authentic oud" fix to more experienced noses.
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Novalis
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Top Review    10  
... King save the Oud..
Now, a fortnight ago, I was in my favorite perfume.
Actually, the trip wasn't planned at all. Shortly before dinner with friends in a Ceylonese restaurant, we made a detour there.
I've had some scents shown to me. I actually wanted to buy Jo Malone - Myrrh & Tonka again because the bottle is empty - one of my favourite fragrances at the moment. The Grand Dame of this perfumery is over 70 and only there two days a week. She has decades of experience and has simply "dished up"

Everything was there and suddenly she reaches for a bottle of Atkinson. I've been distraught since I moved inside. Except for "Mint & Tonic" few people in this house can inspire me. And "Mint & Tonic" doesn't really do it either, I think it's pretty..
The saleswoman was so charming that I bit my lips and let it happen to me for the time being. Now the snippet was in front of me and the first impression was:" Oh, it's quite nice", just wait and see. 15 minutes later and after some more rehearsals, I came back to "Oud save the King". I liked him better than I did at the beginning. Carefully, I was told the price. Schlappe 195€ the 100ml.
Well, I know what Atkinson actually costs. The saleswoman smiled at me and told me that she was giving me 20% - testing and trying out is so much fun with me. My girlfriend took the snippet and said: "Mh, it's delicious, I participate too:-)" Since I was clammy this month, I wasn't really thinking:-) The difference of 65€ was no longer an issue:-)

At that moment I sprayed it on my wrist to see if it could shine so well on my skin.
We went for another ride outside. A short time later it was clear to me that we would go back and I could call him my own.

I don't usually do this kind of thing. I only test a fragrance over several days, sometimes even a few weeks. It even happens that I test some fragrances several times over a few months to understand them. But I'm sure there's a lot of people who do that around here. I hung it up right away and we drove to the restaurant.

to the fragrance:
You really have to use a lot of imagination to really catch the top note. It is too fast and too gentle, and thus passes almost directly into the heart note, which changes slightly in the course of time. For me the iris dominates here strongly with the oud. In the background a very delicate leather note is deposited. Iris and Oud lie on the leather and cover it almost completely. Now the trend is often not to sniff the three classic head, heart and base notes apart anymore. Here, too, it is actually a symbiosis of the substances mentioned. Also this fragrance does not tend to a surprising drydown with me. He's got a little vanilla in the end. Also he is too sweet for me just before the point to become. Oud and the minimal leather, however, still manage to dampen this outbreak.
Durability and Sillage are very good. There's no other way to put this. 8-12 hours, depending on skin condition and even sometimes to catch the next morning, but never loud and annoying.

Flacon: Well, as befits a king. Pomp and circumstance. Less is sometimes more but hey, it fits pretty well.

Furthermore, for me it is declared completely wrong, namely as men's fragrance. I'm sure I can find him in unisex. My work colleague even said again: "Do you have a woman's scent on it again?":-)

All in all a successful fragrance, which probably attracts the most attention in winter when it gets frosty and uncomfortable outside.

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ItchynoseItchynose 14 months ago
7.5
Scent
8
Bottle
Sweet, smooth and slightly cloying combo of suede and oud. Very pleasant in small doses but overwhelming after a while.
SamuelGustavSamuelGustav 2 years ago
5.5
Scent
6
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
Not even oud could save this fragrance. Sweet powdery suede with a very flat and boring oud accord.

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