Oud Palao 2015

Oud Palao by Diptyque
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Oud Palao is a popular perfume by Diptyque for women and men and was released in 2015. The scent is woody-oriental. The longevity is above-average. It is being marketed by Manzanita Capital. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Bulgarian rose, Laotian oud, Bourbon vanilla, Indonesian patchouli, Ceylonese sandalwood, Nagarmotha, Somalian frankincense, Spanish cistus

Ratings

Scent

7.7161 Ratings

Longevity

8.3137 Ratings

Sillage

7.8136 Ratings

Bottle

8.2128 Ratings

Value for money

7.617 Ratings
Submitted by Michael, last update on 05.05.2021.
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Sommernacht
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Sommernacht
Sommernacht
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This is not a cowshed
but something nobler. The connoisseurs know which stable I mean.

Oud Palao I actually had since its release on my watch list and a nice Parfumo has me to a bottling lots of samples enclosed, including Oud Palao. Of course, I first read up on what the community was saying... as is so often the case, it was dubbed "another rose oud scent". Well, I can not claim to know all Rose-Oud fragrances, but have tried some already and must say that Oud Palao but has a different, own character and is by no means 1:1 by any arbitrary Rose-Oud fragrance exchange.

Oud Palao is a consistently woody-spicy, oudy, dry, powdery fragrance, with only a very gentle rose, in fact, it keeps a low profile and only gives the fragrance a pleasant lovely florality, without candy sweetness. The smoky note of incense remains just as subtle in the background. The oud blends in smoothly and doesn't stand out. It is linear but far from being made simple-minded, that would not suit either the brand or the perfumer.

Now one or the other will wonder which stable I mean. One was already times in a pigsty and found out, that smells bestial, the cowshed is then nevertheless around some more pleasantly. In the sheep or goat barn it also smells much more civilized. But the horse stable does have an elegant noble note to me and if I had to describe the oud note of Oud Palao, it would have the grandeur of a very well kept horse stable. For the non-connoisseurs, stable is stable :D

Still, those who can't stand oud will notice oud distinctly and find happiness elsewhere. Palao is for me, max. a Ausgehduft, gaaanz discreetly dosed, otherwise only for really cold days or when you need a warm blanket that wraps you cozy warm. The durability is on the skin at about 8 hrs, on clothes much longer. Sillage is above average.

Conclusion: A for me all around gelunger Oudduft, which is not too rosy times, where the Oud is sublime and I feel as a freshness and clean fragrance fan, actually incredibly comfortable with.
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7.5
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9
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9
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Manogi
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Manogi
Manogi
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Quite nice
Oud Palao is an average oud perfume. I've already come to terms with the fact that obviously no perfume puts my beloved Laotian oud in the limelight like pure oils do. They're all too tamed for that. Like Oud Palao. Unlike some people, I don't smell anything animal in here. It starts out very sweet and a bit smoky. The cistus is quite identifiable. The oud only gets more intense after a few hours, but remains very suitable for the masses. The rose is indicated. The Somali incense - I guess it is typically Papyrifera - I can't really identify it, which is a pity.

My conclusion: Quite nice and well wearable, but nothing special
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Pepdal

217 Reviews
Pepdal
Pepdal
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Solemn comfort
I have become a little burned out with the proliferation of rose ouds in the perfume market. I have no doubt there are many beautiful scents out there, but for me there was a growing sense of sameness with the more I tested. Oud Palao was introduced to me late last year in the hope I'd find "the one". Hope you enjoy and thanks for watching


7.5
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8
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7
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8
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Ovaissaleem

59 Reviews
Ovaissaleem
Ovaissaleem
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Oud Palao
Notes: Bulgarian Rose, Labdanum, Laotian Oud, Vanilla, Rum, Tobacco, Patchouli, Camphor, and Sandalwood

A great Oud and Rose combo. Rich, Dark, Dirty, Woody and Smokey. I don't find the Oud note to be animalic at all and definitely it's a syenthic Oud. The Tobacco and Rum with Vanilla make this and enjoyable for this fragrance.
9.5
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9
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Richard
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Richard
Richard
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Indian bazaar
OK, so I was just strolling through the bazaar in Calcutta when suddenly I was standing in front of a mysterious entrance that is definitely not accessible to everyone. But the boys gave me a sign with a smile and I was allowed to pass. It went through purple silk scarves, which were attached to the sides of the non-existent door, through a narrow passage, into a darkened room, in which in any case a few babas recently smoked a pipe with questionable contents. The atmosphere was captivating, and the hustle and bustle from outside was immediately forgotten. This could also have been due to the candles, which were only half burnt at the back and gave a weak but warm light. Was that vanilla? Well, after all the stress of the last hours I was amazed and grateful when I could make out a bed in the dark. The four poles around it, each with high-quality scarves, indicated the style of English kings. Must have been colonial. Actually I should have been sceptical about the whole thing, but the situation was just too perfect -- I was too stunned -- and the fluffy elaborately embroidered pillows in bed just too inviting. I don't know who owns the shed, but the mattresses are soooo soft. So the velvet blanket slides over my feet and calves. From the bazaar the turmoil and the smells vibrate strongly muffled up to me and I am amazed to have been a little "Ready Or Not" from the fugees until the vanilla scent lulls me into a gentle sleep.

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SmellGoodGuySmellGoodGuy 2 years ago
8.5
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10
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9
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Bottle
Originally I criticized the utilization of rose. Now, as my taste matures, the rose is what adds to the sophistication of the composition.

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