Mysterious Oud

Mysterious Oud by Chabaud
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Mysterious Oud is a perfume by Chabaud for women and men. The release year is unknown. The scent is woody-resinous. It is still in production.

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Perfumer

Sophie Chabaud

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesElemi resin
Heart Notes Heart NotesCedarwood, Labdanum, Jasmine
Base Notes Base NotesOud, Ambergris, Sandalwood, Musk

Ratings

Scent

6.9 (41 Ratings)

Longevity

6.3 (33 Ratings)

Sillage

4.9 (36 Ratings)

Bottle

6.7 (30 Ratings)
Submitted by Apicius, last update on 28.11.2018.
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Reviews

7.0/10
Flavorite

240 Reviews
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Flavorite
1
Secrets, Smoke and Mirrors
Mysterious Oud is that soft smokey slightly sweet incense smell that reminds me of the impending arrival of Autumn. I think of that point when a burning log in the firepit has danced the night with flame and is now fully deep orange- still hot enough to be dangerous to the touch, but now producing a gentle glow and a soul warming burnt wood aroma. I have searched for this scent every year around October and settled for many other fragrances such as "Burning Leaves" and CdG's "Hinoki" both of which have elements of this mood but Mysterious Oud is almost a singular subtle whiff of sweet smoke. This has a gentle silage and a transparency that I personally would not associate with an Oud at all. If I smelled this on a stranger, I would definitely be curious as to what they were wearing. It leaves a delicate but haunting trail of Labdanum caressed by fleeting woody notes. Very well done, if you like just a bit of mystery.
5.0 2.5 7.5 6.0/10
Drseid

679 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
2
The Mystery Of The Missing Oud...
Mysterious Oud opens with a slightly sweet alcoholic accord before quickly transitioning to its heart. As the composition reaches its early heart, traces of the initial sweet boozy accord remain to support the primary peppery angelica and synthetic burnt woody Oud duo with just the faintest jasmine floral undertone. During the late dry-down the synthetic smelling Oud dissipates leaving the peppery angelica to pair with smooth slightly sweet sandalwood through the finish. Projection is just beyond minimal but longevity is very good at 9-10 hours on skin.

Mysterious Oud is definitely a pleasant smelling composition. It provides none of the more challenging aspects of many Oud releases, instead playing it safe with a smooth synthetic smelling Oud accord that pairs nicely with peppery angelica a la Royal Oud by Creed. I have no idea what the mystery is here, unless it is trying to figure out if there really is any Oud in the composition... Real Oud or not, the whole thing comes together rather nicely with the underlying jasmine floral providing a nice touch and the sandalwood in the base smoothing out the spicy finish quite well. The bottom line is Mysterious Oud provides little for one to ponder save its titled ingredients' origin, but the composition does work on the whole, earning a solid "good" 3 stars out of 5 rating and a tenuous recommendation. If Royal Oud was a favorite of yours then Mysterious Oud is likely to impress.
2.5 5.0 6.0/10
Jbells

46 Reviews
Jbells
Jbells
4
Intriguing, but not exactly mysterious
Mysterious probably isn't the best way to describe this oud. Multifaceted? Yessir.

Oud to me has always been mostly bitter, but this isn't just that. It opens almost sweet and wispy, but very resinous. Powdery sandalwood is pretty prominent on me, too. I would venture to say that this was even seemingly floral at times, woody at others.

I've never known this to be possible with a perfume that is so laden with resin and oud notes, but Mysterious Oud oddly manages to wear rather lightly! You can almost taste a kind of stickiness - what I think warm, melted leather might taste like. It ends in a very pleasant and soft but slightly bitter musk.

I give this massive props for taking oud out of its comfort zone, so to speak, and show that it could be a lighter, melancholic-tinted happy fragrance. It is a little curious in the sense that while it retains the obvious qualities of a oud-based perfume, it succeeds at setting itself apart. But as I said, perhaps mysterious isn't the right adjective for it.

Projection wasn't much to shout about, which is always a relief for me when it comes to resinous perfumes. Lasting power was alright, around 5 hour on me.
2.5 5.0 8.0/10
Tinctureall

94 Reviews
Tinctureall
Tinctureall
4
The flitting shadows of the teasing stranger
The dusk gives way to the night with a gentle and light perfumers touch. The still night air is laden with the small whispers of sleepy flowers and the light murmurs of the tree trunks as they relinquish themselves to the darkness.

This oud is an evasive stranger. Always there, but flitting from shadow to shadow. Each time resting long enough to gently disturb a night flower, caress a the bark of a tree, to ruffle the air just slightly enough to only catch a fleeting whiff before he moves off again to disturb another place.

This dark and agile fragrance is never still and never invasive. It unravels so gently as to be on the crest of a balmy night breeze. Always shifting so gently in order to tantalise the nostrils with enough of a scent to make you wonder, but then moving off and never staying long enough to remain sure.

After teasing your mind on his ever shifting breeze, he decides to sit with you a while. Near enough to be aware of his warm amber breath and musky presence, but far enough away not to overpower you with his blackness.

This perfumer has understood perfectly how to tease the pretty side of oud away from its traditional place. She has wooed it into playing her game instead of being the brooding and serious creature it can be. A pretty oud?
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