Notorious Oud 2019

Notorious Oud by D.S. & Durga
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Notorious Oud is a popular perfume by D.S. & Durga for women and men and was released in 2019. The scent is woody-spicy. It is still in production.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesSaffron, Camphor, White galbanum
Heart Notes Heart NotesIndonesian oud, Bulgarian rose, Lavender absolute
Base Notes Base NotesCivet, Cetalox®, Papyrus

Ratings

Scent

7.7 | 24 Ratings

Longevity

8.0 | 23 Ratings

Sillage

7.6 | 21 Ratings

Bottle

7.7 | 24 Ratings
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7.5
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
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Notorious oud?
Notorious Oud is dedicated to the rapper Notorious B.I.G., who, like D.S. & Durga, came from Brooklyn. Already one of the most successful musicians of East Coast Hip Hop during his lifetime, he tragically became an icon through his assassination in 1997 - just as Tupac Shakur did less than a year earlier
Oud describes David Seth Moltz himself on the manufacturer's website as "most notorious ingredient in perfume". He also mentions the many different facets it can have, and that it is a difficult task for perfumers to recreate a certain aroma with other raw materials because real oud is so rare and certain qualities are difficult to reproduce.

One could therefore understand this statement as an indication that oud here is only imitated and not really contained. But what I smell seems absolutely authentic to me and reminds me a little of some of Xerjoff's oud scents, due to the noticeably animalistic side. The oud chord is characterized by dry-woody, resinous and leathery elements - the latter could be responsible for the animalism - and a subtly malty component. The combination of saffron and the woody side of the fragrance has a similarity to Armani's Oud Royal, which seemed simpler overall. Camphor, galbanum and lavender I can't discover, and the pleasantly light rose is only visible on paper - on the skin only for a short time at the beginning, before it completely disappears. I consider the statement of Promise as a fragrance twin to be very absurd.

Ledrig-animalic ouds are not my cup of tea, so I can't enjoy Notorious Oud either. I have to admit, though, that my rating was even worse in the beginning, and with time I can at least acknowledge a certain value of the perfume. It's a fragrance that you only wear for yourself. That's why I'd recommend it most to oud connoisseurs.
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TombbbTombbb 2 months ago
5
Scent
Cold oud, quite harsh and dark, as opposed to warm and welcoming. Definitely strong turpentine, lavender and animalic notes too. Unpleasant

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