Armani Privé - Oud Royal 2010

Armani Privé - Oud Royal by Giorgio Armani
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Armani Privé - Oud Royal is a popular perfume by Giorgio Armani for women and men and was released in 2010. The scent is woody-oriental. The longevity is above-average. It is being marketed by L'Oréal. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesSaffron
Heart Notes Heart NotesOud, Rose
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Myrrh, Sandalwood, Frankincense

Ratings

Scent

8.4 (331 Ratings)

Longevity

8.5 (234 Ratings)

Sillage

7.6 (236 Ratings)

Bottle

9.0 (234 Ratings)
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Connie
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Connie
Connie
   1  
Animalistic and only for extreme oud lovers...
I stroll around in Dubai Mall and of course I have to sniff thousands of scents. Totally blown away by the scents in this city, the herbal scents in the souks and the beguiling scents in the luxury perfumeries, I ask an Arabic salesman the question, which scent in his opinion best symbolizes Dubai... He immediately goes to the Armani Prive collection and sprays Oud Royal on my wrist. He says: This is Dubai... I am blown away. Wow, my beloved Dubai right there in that fancy black bottle. A must have... Oud as far as you can think, heavenly... The price in the mall scares me. Conversion 330 euros. Ouch... Well, I'll think it over...

So last chance, my weak spot is right in front of me, duty free at Dubai airport. I have to have that... Noted and bought... 70 Euro cheaper than in the Dubai Mall, but still a steep price
Back home, there's disillusionment. Oud Royal smelled so fantastic on my skin in the heat of Dubai, but not at all here. Sorry Armani but the first thing I smell when spraying is leopard cage in the zoo... 100% animalistic on the hard and dirty way, plus a lot of oud, not soft but hard core... For a man it may be that oud royal can work but for a woman it is no way...
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8.5
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
9
Bottle
Civaninho
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Civaninho
Civaninho
   1  
Sometimes less is more!
In today's world of perfume, complex fragrances that are felt to contain 50 raw materials are welcome. Don't get me wrong, I love complex and intense fragrances that feel like they change every minute. But in this masterpiece less is more. Saffron, oud and rose. There are probably many, many more raw materials contained in this masterpiece, because the fragrances usually only contain the raw materials that you "perceive" but do not necessarily have to be contained. Do not forget. But back to the oud royal, the perfumer has managed to create such an incredibly beautiful fragrance with simple ingredients that is not complex but still worth every cent. The shelf life is above average and the silage is also good. A successful western interpretation of an oriental oud fragrance. The oud scents from the Orient blow your nose away, but the oud royal flatters your nose with the saffron, oud and a touch of rose. So do me a favor, guys, and test this thing.
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8.5
Scent
9
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8
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10
Bottle
SpicyDice

2 Reviews
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SpicyDice
SpicyDice
   5  
The noble scent of wild wood
The Oud Royal from the Armani Privé series shows me again how different oud fragrances with similar notes can be.

It opens with a beautiful saffron note and over time really develops into a woody fragrance with a distinct myrrh and frankincense note, the saffron is naturally preserved.
All in all it is a warm and mystical combination with that certain animalistic oud touch, which fortunately is not too wild.

I like it! But it is rather something for the cooler months, because he already performs well and some can get a little negative in the nose.
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10
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7
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7
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8
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HIRH
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HIRH
Very helpful Review    6  
A restrained king with golden Patek Philippe
I chose this scent for my commentary deflowering. Why? Because, as the good YouTuber and mediocre perfumer from this uncharted territory likes to say, of all the fragrances I have ever tested, he likes the "scent DNA" best.

Saffron, oud and frankincense I take most present. However, they cannot be clearly separated from each other. The ingredients are rather intertwined with each other in such a way that one has to speak of a fragrant mass that smells like "noble". You could also say it smells like "expensive". So they harmonize very well with each other. For me it is so good that I would say it is the most beautiful fragrance composition ever created. The scent is linear for me, so it smells relatively similar from beginning to end with decreasing intensity. However, unlike many Tom Fords, he manages to do this without being one-dimensional. My thumbs up.

If I had to imagine a king - not a simple sheikh - from the Arab world descending with his entourage at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills late at night. Driving a midnight black Rolls Royce, wearing a Thawb. But a black and gold one, not a white one. He would smell of this scent. So the name Oud Royal is quite aptly chosen.

But there is only one problem: The sheik would smell the same, but much stronger. He would make the entire lobby of the Waldorf Astoria smell like his Sillage for an hour after he left. And this is exactly where my problem with the fragrance lies: Don't get me wrong - the durability is already great. Even if she can't quite reach an oud Ispahan, it still sticks to my jacket collar days, weeks later. But it's been in there about 10, 12 hours. After an opulent prelude, the Sillage is so subtle after about 30 minutes to one hour that it is hardly noticeable through the surrounding area. Usually friends greet me with a "it oudelt so nice again". When I wear Oud Royal, however, there is never any comment. This is also in line with my impression: after the first hour you have to get very close to the sprayed body part to still be able to perceive the perfume. The restrained dosage of a spray certainly plays its part in this. If I wear too much, however, it is perceived as intrusive and unpleasant. Therefore, one walks with the Oud Royal on a narrow degree. If dosed too weakly, it is hardly noticed by the environment - too high doses are more penetrating. Therefore, it takes some practice to actually realize the potential of the fragrance composition. This is also the title of the commentary - the fragrance is the most restrained show-off you can imagine.

Since I got the fragrance, buying perfume has become much more difficult for me. Why? Because I'm still looking for a fragrance with a DNA identical or very similar to the Oud Royal, but with a sillage appropriate to it. The search for this fragrance occupies me so much that other perfume DNAs are currently finding it difficult to satisfy me. Maybe someone in the perfume community has an insider tip, I would be happy to hear about it.

To all who have read to the end, a good and successful day!
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8
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8
Longevity
8
Sillage
9
Bottle
Darkbeat

192 Reviews
Darkbeat
Darkbeat
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Oud Rose Royal
The quality of this elixir is superb, both scently and materially. A fragrance of clear oriental inspiration, forceful and exquisite.

From the beginning you can perceive the rose and the oud, with some saffron and even a small smoky hue, very elegant. This beginning is very woody, spicy, a balsamic tad, and somewhat smoky, with a velvety rose, beautifully sprinkled with sensuality and elegance. The rose is extremely well fused to the other notes, and does not feel as blunt as in other perfumes based on this threshed mixture of oud-rose. Then the rose and saffron begin to falter, and the aroma begins to take shades of sandalwood and amber, feeling the creamy aroma, warm and sweet, rejoicing very well to oud and incense, which provide the final tandem to recreate a beautiful aroma of creamy, spicy, resinous, smoked, sweet and warm wood that makes mouth watering to lovers of this type of perfume, truly a perfume that exudes exclusivity and luxury.

Its longevity is quite good, in my case it has lasted about 9 hours, with a moderate projection from the beginning, although the first hour was somewhat more remarkable, anyway, it is not bad performance. It is a nocturnal fragrance for cool and temperate times, although in an event, special or formal, daytime, it would not clash at all.

The aroma looks something like Incense Oud by Kilian.
WildGardener

122 Reviews
WildGardener
WildGardener
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Western Oud
Once the initial weirdness of putty, hot plastic and dentists surgery have settled down, Oud Royal reveals its true colours. Tones of incense, rose, black liquorice and a sweet powderiness of amber augment the rich phenolic bitter-woody core of Oud.

The structure has a nice edgy feel, substantial enough to avoid becoming sharp or thin, and a red-brown, hard slightly oily mahogany texture which is very satisfying.

Once the profile has resolved itself into the core message, it's essentially straight and true thereafter, fading to an overtone of incense in around four hours.

Agarwood is a distinctive material. If you don't like strong or raw notes this may not be for you, but if you like Oud you might find something of interest in this Evelyne Boulanger composition.

Armani Privé's take is not an easy ride. Royal Oud is well named; it has a refined air and demands to be paired up with only the most sartorial of outfits. Its sillage would not be out of place in the lobby of a grand hotel, but a simple well fitting shirt and jeans may do just as well.

The high price, linearity, the sometimes synthetic feel and its poor longevity are all issues with Oud Royal, but if you are looking for an agarwood that's easily accessible this is one to try.
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Scent
ScentFan

327 Reviews
ScentFan
ScentFan
   3  
Leather & Oud
I sniffed this before looking at the notes and what I got was straightforward: leather and oud, and a nice one. Now that I've seen the notes, yes, I can twist my brain around to smell musky saffron, rose, incense definitely and amber, but put them together and they're a gorgeous leather, mixed with oud. Bottom line--if you like leather and you like oud, this won't disappoint. Hubby sure likes it. Me, too.
10
Scent
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
CarlMacau

26 Reviews
CarlMacau
CarlMacau
Helpful Review    3  
OUD with a tender Soul!
MASTERPIECE!

Gosh.I can tell I have tried a lot of parfum in my young life of 30 now. Also I worked in a sensory lab for a short time and my nose is mostly very sensitive to some smells and odors.
Seeking again and again for a Winterfragrance like every year I found this Masterpiece. Oud is trendy today I know...so I tried 7 different Niche Oud Parfums on the market and only Tom Fords Oud Wood I kinda liked soso until I found OUD royal in Hamburg for 210 € after i read some raving reviews. I fell in love with the sample and in Berlin I had the chance to grap it for 190€ again but I still waited cause I am a broke student right now and bought Molton Brown ROGART before(fantastic,rarely composition of a fresh wood Scent). In Amsterdam for 150€ I got crazy and paid for it after all. Even tho I own a lot of Niche parfums and always push me back buying more I couldnt resist. For everyone who likes it woody and warm this is the scent to go, iI get the OUD, Amber and less Incense, stays quite long on clothes. On my skin it is getting sweeter. My top No.1 after 5 years of seeking. Highly recommend to all OUD Lovers out there. I think it is the best in its Category. Armani please dont let this discontinue! BRAVO!

scent: 9/10
longevity: 8/10
sillage: 9/10

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TombbbTombbb 104 days ago
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Scent
Quite similar to Bois d'Encens, but with very stron oud note, and more complex woody scents with incense .
FarouhaFarouha 5 years ago
Classic and totally unisex.

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