oudTouch 2014

oudTouch by Franck Olivier
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oudTouch is a popular perfume by Franck Olivier for women and men and was released in 2014. The scent is oriental-woody. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is being marketed by SODIP.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesOrangeOrange
RaspberryRaspberry
ToffeeToffee
Heart Notes Heart NotesVioletViolet
PatchouliPatchouli
RoseRose
FrankincenseFrankincense
Jasmine absoluteJasmine absolute
Base Notes Base NotesAmberAmber
MuskMusk
VanillaVanilla

Ratings

Scent

8.1148 Ratings

Longevity

8.9141 Ratings

Sillage

8.4138 Ratings

Bottle

6.8148 Ratings

Value for money

9.466 Ratings
Submitted by Michael, last update on 22.10.2021.
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FvSpee
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FvSpee
FvSpee
Top Review    30  
A touch of tenderness
Produced in Taiwan in 1971, the film "A Touch of Zen" can also be recommended to those who (like me) aren't martial arts fans by any stretch of the imagination. "A Touch of Zen" has nothing to do with the scent of Shiseido and only a little more than a touch to do with Ch'an (Zen) Buddhism. It is, however, a timeless classic that was rightly the first martial arts flick to be nominated for a Palme d'Or at Cannes; and it really deserved to get one.

The plot and characters are nuanced and complex, the film's attitude is rather pacifist - and the martial arts scenes are incredibly aesthetically choreographed. In that the main heroine Yang (embodied by the beautiful Hsu Feng, who was only 19 when filming began) is the much stronger character compared to the male protagonist, the goofy Ku (Shi Yu), the work also exhibits what I think was a considerable feminist tendency for the time. A film that in some ways echoes the now 50-year-old film is the 2000 modern classic "Tiger and Dragon" (starring Michelle Yeoh, then exactly twice as old but just as beautiful, in the female lead).

Likewise, Franck Olivier's 2014 fragrance "A Touch of Oud" (oudTouch) definitely deserves attention - even from those fragrance aficionados who (like me) are not thoroughly tested oudists.
Who Franck Olivier is, has remained a mystery to me, I think times, it is not the eponymous Belgian-Canadian, now probably also quite stale, crooner. Maybe the name just sounded good (like Häagen-Dasz) and there is no such person at all. I'm not familiar with any other fragrances in F.O.'s "Touch" line, or even any other Olivier fragrance. I merely bought a bottling of this one product, inspired by the enthusiastic review of the esteemed Carlitos - and I have not regretted it.

As our Portuguese friend has already pointed out, the ingredient list of this powerful, complex and extremely characterful fragrance contains neither oud nor any other wood. Whether it's a fun omission or the unnamed perfuming genius behind OudTouch has masterfully recreated the wood through other ingredients, OudTouch smells quite massively woody. It's a massive, solid, dry hardwood that forms the heart, soul and center of this piece. The scent is fairly linear and, despite its complexity, highly homogeneous, in the sense that no note is allowed to stray too far or independently from the hardwood buck at the center of OudTouch.

Despite the listed notes of "toffee" and "vanilla", I do not find OudTouch to be gourmand or sweet by any means, nor do I find it to be 'oriental' despite the incense, patchouli and jasmine. Raspberry is mentioned, but the thought of a banal Tuscan Leather imitation does not arise for a second.

If the solid, compact, dry woodiness is loosened up by a hint of delicacy, softness, possibly earthy rootiness, that may be due to the violets, though, and if a hint of opulent richness and (albeit dark, almost bitter) sweetness does make itself felt, that may be a very atypical citation of rose.
What imposes itself on me in contrast, is the olfactory image of a strong, black, sharply roasted Robusta coffee (coffee, however, is as little listed as wood). To guess (but again not listed) seem to me also dry, strong and warm, at times almost hot spices such as clove or nutmeg.

OudTouch is a stroke of genius and a mystery to me. I like to pick up the bottling every now and then. It lasts a long time because the scent, without being killer, is a performer in both radiance and endurance. Undoubtedly, OudTouch would move into my collection, if not the direction of the kraftstrotzenden woody fragrances would lie generally rather far from me and with the taste of Mrs. von Spee even explicitly crossed.

100 ml of this premium fuel are currently available at Notino for 17.55 euros. For me, another example of the fact that there is no regular correlation between price and quality in fragrances. OudTouch could easily find buyers for 175.50 euros (which is not a plea for a price increase).
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Alebho

16 Reviews
Alebho
Alebho
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Too much loud
For me it's a not. Some people maybe like, but for me it's a big not. I was think totally different, with some accurate sweet accord also, instead It's really too much hard for my nose, and I don't smell no one raffinate notes, but only a synthetic low quality ingredients, the will remain for 24 hours in skin; yes, because it has ultra long longevity and sillage, and also after shower it will remain. But that smell seems like that perfume only with top potence of 30 years old. Sorry but not. Ok for 15 dollars, but not for my poor nose.
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DaAnderl
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DaAnderl
DaAnderl
   9  
Unsisex, or not unisex,...
...that is quite a permissible question with this fragrance. Today arrived a 100ml bottle of this for me quite pleasant fragrance. Today at noon applied to the test on the wrist and after done gardening with subsequent shower, the fragrance has survived even that to some extent. Really crass, I sit here, write the comment and perceive the scent after all still. Although greatly reduced by the shower process, but it is still minimally there. As for the scent itself, it's oriental sweet, slightly smoky, fruity and woody with a recognizable floral note. The rose made itself quite apparent after about 10 minutes and takes over as leader among the floral participants, always followed by something fruity. At the same time, woody, smoky nuances keep coming in. The incense, in my opinion, gives it the "oud touch" (I'm guessing an oud incense was used, which I've researched contains oud oil). In my "Riechumfragen" in the circle of acquaintances and relatives, came predominantly statements such as "smells like n old man, but good", "very masculine" to "animal good", from which the question arises to me "unisex, or not?" and I think women should test the fragrance before. Should the floral note predominate with a lady, is yes from person to person differently, he would also go with ladies. In my opinion, it is rather made for men. Test him übrigends should all before, for me this is not a recommendation for a blind purchase. The fragrance has an intrusive nature, requires a good dose of self-confidence and I would rather wear it in the colder season, although the garden session at 21 degrees today, accompanied by this fragrance had quite something. Let's put it this way, I was fine with it, but you do get a bit of an edge when it's warm and the scent is squeezing on top of that. But women wear pants these days, why not wear something sweeter on warmer days? Conclusion: definitely a great fragrance at a ridiculous price. Definitely worth a test
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CCAAScent
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CCAAScent
CCAAScent
Very helpful Review    8  
Perfect for oud newbies
Right up front it should be said that there is no oud listed but it can still be smelled. Here Franck Olivier has created a very long-lasting, and strong OUD DNA with a combination of rose, Mochus and other ingredients.

I've been able to try a few oud fragrances by now, and I have to say that OudTouch by Franck Olivier is already very extreme. It's definitely not a mainstream fragrance and it doesn't really have a fragrance pyramid. Don't get me wrong. I love it and I love wearing it.
Only who wears perfume to get compliments the should not make great hopes. Only sworn Parfumo users and niche fragrance freaks will recognize that you carry an oriental-sensual note with you that consciously sets you apart from the crowd.

To the fragrance pyramid it should be said that the fragrance already in the top note reinhaut. I use 1 to max 1.5 sprays. The fresh orange in the top note does not last long because directly the "fake oud" in the form of rose, jasmine and patchouli pushes through and remains directly present. He knows to please and "stinks" not as extreme as it is the case with many other "cheap" oud fragrances. This Duftzustammenstellung remains, however, almost continuously maintained whereby a real fragrance pyramid is missing.
For this, you know directly what you're up to with this fragrance.

Who is not sure whether he likes oud fragrances can slowly get on here, but should remember that he is by no means a representative fragrance for oud, especially since no real oud is included and he can not compete with niche fragrances. But for a small olfactory internship he is more than enough.

P.S. I like to layer the fragrance with a "lighter" fragrance to get so an even more balanced fragrance DNA because the OudTouch alone goes in the "dark" direction. Just try out here on the wrist what suits you best
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O711istBendo
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O711istBendo
Very helpful Review    7  
"Your perfume speaks to all"
Here my first comment on my first fragrance.
Admittedly OudTouch is not just a typical beginner fragrance.
But since I'm generally into things that you would rather call "insider tips" I let myself be tempted by Yt videos to buy this fragrance as a blind buy.
At the beginning I did not like it.
This woody-oudy smell was just too much for my nose.
My mother liked it, however, which encouraged me to wear it to work at some point.
This is how I first got to know the fragrance.

I can not say much about the scent:
Initially, a woody-oudiger smell paired with a light orange-caramel mixture. The longer you wear the fragrance the weaker the scent and it comes out a very nice rose scent.
And it has it in itself
My first compliment I got namely 12! Hours after I had applied it from my family as I came home from work again.
"Who smells the here so beautiful" came from my mother.
On the second day of work then the banger why I have fallen in love with the fragrance.

10! Hours after I had applied the fragrance a work colleague could not stop sniffing around on the tape until he came to me and said: "Man, are you that smells so good? What is that for a fragrance?
A few days later he walked by my work place about 2 meters away and shouted, "Frank Olivier nh, your perfume speaks of all"

So much for the compliments the first few days I wore this fragrance

He is not the classic office fragrance

Fits actually only if one undertakes something in the evening outdoors.
Who but for 20 euros a woody-rosy BEASTMODE perfume wants that is exactly right.
Can definitely bring women (vorallem after the first 4 hours where the Oud fragrance easily evaporates)
On the clothes he keeps by the way at least 2 days.
But jz enough of me

Hope helps the one or the other
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8.5
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PedroCabral

53 Reviews
PedroCabral
PedroCabral
Helpful Review    2  
What kind of sorcery is this???
"WOW!", this was my first reaction as soon as i tried this fragrance.

This fragrance has an impressive smell on the first pass. I didn't expect this! The overall smell is strong and bright, but in a good way. It also has sweetness. It is a strong smell in general. But very fragrant.

Oud Touch smells good, and I can say that it won't become a skin smell anytime soon. The fragrance, at first sight, is pleasant to my nose. The oud is easy to accept. I get a baby powder chatter.

The rose is mixed with everything else, so it doesn't stand out like a bruised thumb. It works. It is not that sickening chemical pink tone of other fragrances, but the smell you smell in the flower.

This is a performance monster! Super longevity and great silage. Be careful with the amount of sprays, 3-4 are more than enough!

I bought this one blindly and I will keep it. It's the kind of blind shopping that, even if you don't like it at first, it can grow on you as soon as you read other people's reviews and start patiently investigating the fragrance.

I'm impressed.
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Borg176

1 Review
Borg176
Borg176
Helpful Review    1  
Once a power fragrance
It used to be a powerful fragrance,
but it's now weak.
I have a 2020 bottle, and it last about 3 hours, then it's gone.
From what i know it's the same with the 2019 bottles.

The scent is good though, but you get almost the same scent when you buy bogart's OMSOE,
and it lasts easy 10 hours, but thats up to you.
Cheers.
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Rquill67

198 Reviews
Rquill67
Rquill67
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Different and great take on Oud!
I know I say this every time I review a Franck Olivier fragrance, but this house needs more attention. A great oud / rose scent. It's masculine and projects well. Really truly can't say enough about this house for the price point. Not synthetic and not the same old mass-appealing DNA. If you like something different and niche, you need to try this one!
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Ndlennon

2 Reviews
Ndlennon
Ndlennon
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Cheap and Incredible
If like me you like a bang for your buck then look no further.
This caught my attention after hearing a few reviews and spending a day hunting for cheapies. Originally i bought a 2ml decant from eBay to see what this was like, since it was so closely meant to resemble Oud Ispahan i knew the DNA and profile would be something i'd enjoy.

My oh my....
This to me is the BEST commercially appealing Oud i have ever smelt. There's no skanky smell to it, the rose note is just enough to give it a sweetness without it smelling like your grandma. The blend is astonishing considering its RRP is under £30 typically in the UK.
First sniff blew my mind, literally, and it performs very well on my skin. Cant really say about the sillage too much since i bought it in lockdown and haven't gone anywhere to see if people notice it or not, but i'm still smelling it off myself at the end of the day, which is really impressive.

It just smells like money, and like it belongs in somewhere expensive. If this doesn't become a hyped frag in the next 12 months i'll be really surprised. Total hidden gem.
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Carlitos01

320 Reviews
Carlitos01
Carlitos01
Top Review    10  
A inexpensive, sweet, woody and discrete oriental scent - unmissable
[short review]
This is a creamy rose-wood ambery semi-dark scent aiming high profile customers and too good to be in line with its low price. Frank Olivier does surprise us from time to time. With another brand and label, the price would be a lot superior.
oudTouch starts fruity and sweet, it develops with very earthy florals - with a very nice rose for instance - and it offers an ambery sweet animalic dark woody and smoky bottom for the drydown. It's a fragrance that just does not go unnoticed. On top of it it's conceived with a mild intensity and good ingredients, good enough for dating and quite good for formal events or a night out. Performance is above average even for this type of notes.
I would swear that the fragrance contains sandalwood and/or oud although those notes are not listed.
It's a real gem and you wouldn't imagine it looking at the odd bottle and its retail price. Probably the oudTouch ugly flacon may even that balance a little bit :-)
Similar scents are bound to cost a lot more. I may exemplify with more expensive perfums but with a reasonably similar scent: l remember for instance "Trade Routes Collection - Cairo" from Penhaligon's, or "Oud Isphaan" by Dior.
Do I recommend it? oh yes, for sure! This one is not to miss.

Music - Frank Sinatra & Bono Vox - "I've Got You Under My Skin"
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Yacine79Yacine79 4 months ago
8.5
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10
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10
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8
Bottle
One of the best quality price ever
The opening is not my favourite in it but still acceptable , the dry down and longevity are WOW,impressed
HugoderricaHugoderrica 5 months ago
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Being my first experience with oriental type, rose + oud combos, I have to say that it feels good to smell like the mythic Prince of Persia
PedroCabralPedroCabral 6 months ago
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This one is a beautiful gem! Very long lasting, very good projection and the price is a steal.
That rose note is awsome!
PapiChuloPapiChulo 7 months ago
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If u wanted to step out and handle business for a few hours...and didn't want to wear an expensive frag...then this is it. Real talk.
TsoTso 1 year ago
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This one made me realize I dont like this type of oud, at least not this loud. This is too strong for me personally and as such unwearable.
EmorandeiraEmorandeira 2 years ago
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Cheapy oud without oud which smells much more expensive and lasts the whole day. A must buy for oud lovers.
Carlitos01Carlitos01 3 years ago
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If Franck Oliver designed oudTouch out of sheer luck, he must be a very lucky person. It's a magnific alternative to Dior Oud Ispahan.
DarkbeatDarkbeat 3 years ago
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A spectacular Oud that nothing has to envy to much more expensive and niche perfumes. Sweet, creamy and dirty wood, highly recommended.

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