Essence Oud (2012)

Essence Oud by Ferrari
Bottle Design: Thierry de Baschmakoff
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Essence Oud is a popular perfume by Ferrari for men and was released in 2012. The scent is woody-smoky. The longevity is above-average. It is being marketed by Perfume Holding.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesRose, Elemi resin, Saffron
Heart Notes Heart NotesCaraway, Frankincense, Oud
Base Notes Base NotesOud, Labdanum, Leather, Animalic notes

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Scent

7.8 (84 Ratings)

Longevity

8.4 (69 Ratings)

Sillage

7.6 (76 Ratings)

Bottle

8.2 (81 Ratings)
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 07.09.2019
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AmberScent

28 Reviews
AmberScent
AmberScent
Helpful Review    4
The all inclusive Oud
Oud it's not just a fashion any longer. The western market looks at oud scents as a different type of perfume. We now talk about oud perfumes as a group of fragrances and no longer just a type of olfactory note. The same phenomena happened in different occasions with lavender, florals, musk, patchouli and lemon. There is a market pressure, for every designer or niche wizard, to have at least one oud fragrance with their brand name. Some perfume houses, like Montale and Mancera, specialized in producing almost every scent with oud.
What all that has in common with Ferrari (the perfumes, not the cars) ? - Ferrari sells fragrances as fashion acessories, all of them displaying the "cavalino rampante", and , as a business - not so different from polos, T-shirts and watches merchandising.
After some mainstream and vulgar colognes, unexpectedly Ferrari started launching "varietal" fragrances, with a very good quality standard. It's the case of Amber, Cedar, Musk, Vetiver, Bergamot, Leather, Neroli, Fig, Lavender... and "Essence Oud". The differentiated sports car company decided to differentiate their own fragrance business, getting a position half way between being one designer more or an innovative niche player. So, in the Ferrari range, this oud fragrance pop up naturally and not only to follow the steps of company X or Y that desperately needed to add an oud scent to their portfolio.All of the above mentioned "varietal" Ferrari fragrances have a surprising very pleasant scent, and essence oud has a shiny place in that elite range.
Another fragrance market dogma it's the generelized idea that a good differentiated perfume is necessarely expensive. Well, Ferrari broke that unveiled code and offers all of their "semi-niche" offer under 30 Euros per 100 ml flask.

The juice...
A strong untamed oud note is simply to pungent for the Western nose. In order not to intoxicate their customers, the oud perfumists do blend the different types of oud oils with either florals for smoothness, or leather for eartiness, or Rose for elegance, or saffron for earthiness, or Labdanun for added amber, or frankincense for woodiness and smokiness. Nathalie Feisthauer just added all of them and the final result is great.
Before buying my first bottle of Ferrari Oud Essence, I was a bit suspicious about its list of notes. I feared a blind buy to avoid the disapointement of smelling an oud cacophonie due to all those strong matching notes. I could not be more wrong. I overcome that fear with a couple of arguments:
- The bottle is gorgeous;
- It's inexpensive;
- Nathalie Feisthauer made perfumes for Clarins, Amouage, Comme de Garçons, Versace, Etat Libre d'Orange and so on.
Instead of the notes cacophonie, I got was a fine tunned symphony. The resinous floral opening gives way to smoky oud that is later on amplified with leather and animalic tones before the long and pleasant drydown. No hiding defects sweetness is present here, making it a more masculine scent than feminine. It's one of the best Western ouds I have tried.
Longevity is great with more than 9 hours after two good sprays. Sillage is less impressive with a top of six feet and 2.5 hours projection.
I truly recommend it. I already ordered my third bottle in less than a two years time frame.

Keep your scent high!
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Kamran

3 Reviews
Kamran
Kamran
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Love in the hot desert...
The warmth of the fragrance is the main reason for its attraction!
The heat, combined with the amazing notes of wood and oriental roses, gives you a sense of complete satisfaction.
The smell of red frankincense is slowly added to the fragrance, and here the character of the Ferrari product is completely formed.!!
At the end, animal notes and spikes are placed alongside wooden tapes.
That's amazing
Like making love in the hot desert ...
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OoohAdonis

6 Reviews
OoohAdonis
OoohAdonis
Helpful Review    3
Catastrophe is a graceful symphony
Two years has passed since I bought a miniature.
With much love, I bought a 100ml bottle within that week. Why? Simply because it is better than some of the high end niche oud based perfumes I tried.
Have I regretted a single moment while wearing or even sniffing FEO? No! Do I ever get a negative feedback from people around me while wearing it? No! Do I get constant compliments? Yes! Do I get the comfort, confidence and good feeling? Yes!
Ferrari EO is quite bold and potent on it's introduction, a rebelling-bitter slightly cloying floral (to those with sensitive nose), thickly mad resins and dusty spices with hidden sweetness to control it's total outrage. When you get pass this early phase, the heart Is like wonderful seismic tremors, heat combusting, smoke rises up, tempting darkness fills the air yet the end is not near. The magical mystery unfolds. Aftershock lasted many hours like an endless freight train. But do not get me wrong, the wave is graceful and gracious. Divine shockwaves of majestic leather, balmy woods and aoud, embracing whiffs of roses and sensually soft labdanum kept me hooked Ferrari EO.
If this is a Dior, Chanel, Xerjoff, MFK and ByKilian release, this will receive highest praise. To those who didn't like Ferrari EO, that is your nose and I stick with my positive thoughts, then and now. Amazing results await for the right skin. 9.5/10
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Coutureguru

223 Reviews
Coutureguru
Coutureguru
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G-Oud ... and then not so g-oud ...
In a marketplace that abounds with Oud fragrances, Ferrari Essence Oud strikes me as one that may be trying too hard. I generally avoid fragrances made by licence to automobile manufacturers, but I tried this one out of my morbid Oud curiosity.

Essence Oud definitely has some wonderful moments. The first 10 minutes are a little confused as the Rose/Saffron accord desperately tries to unshackle itself from a dusty note (probably the elemi and caraway combination), but when it does, it is truly lovely as it combines with a synthetic Oud rising from the heart.
Too soon, the dustiness is back while the base tries to release itself from the chemical soup it is trapped in. Again ... when it does, a rich sweetness takes over ... incense-y and smooth ... but before long a ton of Vanilla (not listed for some reason) steps in and obliterates pretty much anything that has gone before.
Essence Oud is more like a well driven car that needs a tune-up than a finely honed marvel of mechanical engineering. Priced mid range, this Oud is a good one as a harbinger for an Oud fascination and definitely has great moments. Unfortunately I also find it messy in the transitions, which is a great pity. It is possessed of above average longevity and medium sillage ... but in saying that I must mention that it interacted very well with the Encre Noire I was wearing when I tested it.

Like vat produced celeb-u-scents, I find this offering annoying! If one can afford to drive a Ferrari, then one can afford a fragrance that is beautifully made. This statement is, however, simply a matter of opinion :) ...
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Miaw2

339 Reviews
Miaw2
Miaw2
Very helpful Review    6
Wow! Great release!
Another great release among the Essence line along with Silver Essence.

I have to say Essence line is a step above the regular Ferrari releases.

Essence Oud combines oud, roses, caraway, resins and leather in a great way.

Oud is soft but present and not in a medicinal way.

Kind of an unidimensional scent, but this aint a problem for me.

Sweet and smoky at the same time, this one has a great sillage with a good lasting power (around 10 hours) and projection.

Worth it? Certainly a must have if you find at a good price.

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AmberScent 7 months ago
No hiding defects sweetness is present here, making it a more masculine scent than feminine. It's one of the best Western ouds I have tried.+3
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Carlitos01 7 months ago
Well above average oud fragrance with a very nice "Red Ferrari" presentation. Elemi, Frankincense, Oud, Labdanum & Leather. Just great!+3
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Elysium 4 years ago
If Sahara Desert had a perfume, it would be Essence Oud. Gorgeous whiff of damask rose, oud, and olibanum like camel caravans on Silk route.+2
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