Eau de Iceberg 74 Oud 2013

Eau de Iceberg 74 Oud by Iceberg
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Eau de Iceberg 74 Oud is a popular perfume by Iceberg for women and men and was released in 2013. The scent is oriental-woody. It was last marketed by Perfume Holding.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesGingerGinger CardamomCardamom Elemi resinElemi resin
Heart Notes Heart NotesCistus creticus absoluteCistus creticus absolute SaffronSaffron Egyptian geranium absoluteEgyptian geranium absolute
Base Notes Base NotesOudOud Indonesian patchouliIndonesian patchouli CypriolCypriol

Ratings

Scent

8.116 Ratings

Longevity

6.714 Ratings

Sillage

6.516 Ratings

Bottle

7.525 Ratings
Submitted by Michael, last update on 24.12.2021.
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8.5
Scent
6
Longevity
5
Sillage
8
Bottle
10
Pricing
Elysium

624 Reviews
Elysium
Elysium
Helpful Review    5  
Agarwood For Newbie
Iceberg is a designer brand I know very well and magically captured my heart with Iceberg Man. I've got a few items from the Eau de Iceberg 74 collection. I had Iceberg Eau de Toilette 74, and I have Eau de Iceberg 74 Amber and Eau de Iceberg 74 Oud. Despite a few other things available, those are the ones I like the most. I unite all the items in that collection for their delicacy, even if used in abundance. The flankers are relatively heavier than the OG and perform slightly better.

74 Oud is a glorious scent, classy, pleasant, and nearly discreet, that starts with a blast of boozy and spicy ginger, supported by a sweet green geranium and a watered-down oud. Initially, the woody medicinal resin is more prominent, but it fades as the scent grows. There is a riot of ginger, and if you separate it from the other notes, you will catch similarities with Blv pour Homme Eau de Toilette, another terrific ginger bomb. As luck would have it, the savory root fuses with green cardamom, which adds a tad of spiciness and impedes the ginger from being otherwise too pungent.

The heart releases a papery smell, with the scent of light-coated paper and ink from the weeklies. It is a perfect affinity. Oud is in weak evidence, however, always present in the background. It now fuses with cistus, saffron, ginger, and cardamom naturally. The paperlike nuance of the cypriol intertwines the leathery facet of the saffron, and the result is sublime. Dry paper and raw leather are two notes I like the most. There is a sweet geranium touch in the background that only makes this fragrance more pleasant.

The earthy patchouli hampers the oud accord in the dry-down and binds with the cypriol. So, dirty, earthy, and papery is the last trail that oozes from the skin. The aroma stays close to the skin, but I can catch some whiffs from my clothes when I move around.

Extremely vigorous, very attractive, classy, but not too elegant or demanding. It may take a few hours to get used to this type of smell if you are not familiar with oud, a faint oud, but you will end up loving it if you are or like what is very manly and rough yet cute. It's pretty fleeting, and it's gone on my skin in about half a day. I don't care if it has a limited shelf life, but it is a great deal to wear for the office, a short walk, or a casual hangout with friends for its price. Autumn and winter are the seasons I prefer for wearing this amber gem. It's worth a try, especially for the low price you can get it at nowadays. It had become my favorite mystery fragrance since the day when I knew I'd be wearing "M7 Oud Absolu | Yves Saint Laurent" in the evening. I need it to prepare for the ground, spirit, and mind to a giant beast that will accompany me throughout the night. Do not disregard my last word just because it is an Iceberg creation; it might surprise you pleasantly.

I base the review on a 100ml bottle I have owned since September 2018.

-Elysium
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8
Scent
6
Longevity
6
Sillage
9
Bottle
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Schallhoerer
Helpful Review    3  
Kippered goods on the Titanic
The Eau de Iceberg Oud was released in 2013 and I would describe it as woody and spicy. The fragrance comes in a 100ml bottle and the concentration is Eau de Toilette. Iceberg is rather known for cheap fragrances of the category "Bückware in the DM", however, they have landed here with the Eau de Iceberg Oud an absolute hit. The bottle looks absolutely high-quality, is great in the hand and I find the design from an aesthetic point of view wonderfully implemented. On the front we have the name of the fragrance as well as a 74 going around the side, which points to the founding year of the company. The closure is plastic, unfortunately doesn't seem quite in keeping with the rest of the presentation and seems a little cheap. It doesn't close with a click, but it sits relatively tight. I would still advise against lifting the fragrance while closing it. The sprayer is solid, gives out an even if short spray. Let's take a look at the scent pyramid together.

When I first spray, I notice the ginger right away, which gives the scent an interesting spiciness right at the start, and freshness at the same time. The cardamom gives the fragrance thereby a warm-spicy note, which allows comparisons to the Oud Wood by Tom Ford. The saffron then absolutely sets the tone for the basic DNA of the fragrance. In combination with the oud, it has a relatively medicinal effect. Here, comparisons to the opening of M7 by YSL come to mind again. As the fragrance progresses, patchouli adds support and gives the scent a certain creaminess. Compared to Tom Ford's Oud Wood, however, everything here seems lighter, more floating and clearly fresher. The Cypriol or also called nut grass, gives the fragrance towards the end in conjunction with the patchouli still something slightly herbaceous. For a fragrance of this price category, the way the notes are blended together is on an absolutely high level. In contrast, much more expensive designer fragrances smell like reagance glass accidents. So Iceberg definitely has nothing to reproach itself for here. You get a fresh and yet warm oud fragrance that is independent enough not to be considered a dupe, clone or pure copy. The perfomance is unfortunately the some criticism. Much longer than 4-5 hours holds the Eau de Iceberg Oud on my skin unfortunately not. On clothes, however, 6-7 hours should not be a problem.

The availability is also unclear here in places. Originally you got the fragrance for under 20€, which would correspond to a price per mililiter of 0.20 cents. Given the quality, that was an absolute snapper. Today the price is more like 40-50 for 100ml, which is still absolutely fair. If you happen to run across this fragrance somewhere, don't hesitate. There will soon no longer be many more bottles on the market.


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7.5
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
7
Bottle
10
Pricing
Carlitos01

352 Reviews
Carlitos01
Carlitos01
Very helpful Review    6  
Small oyster, big pearl
I don't know if this is a well-hidden gem, or if people just don't associate an Oud scent with the Iceberg brand. Eau de Iceberg 74 Oud is very classy, quite discrete for an oriental oud fragrance and very pleasant for both wearer and the people around.
It is indeed a precious fragrance. The oud note is very well tamed and blended with amber (cistus), saffron and patchouli, in a trail opened by semi-fresh elemi resin, ginger and cardamom. There is a sweet touch in the background that only serves the purpose of making this fragrance more agreeable.
Versatility is quite high for an oud scent due to its subtleness. It's almost perfect for all seasons (a bit less in the summer), day or night. Everywhere where you may use a very well-behaved oud fragrance like this one. Performance is above average for the perfume price, showing the quality of the ingredients that have been used by Iceberg. The bottle is quite nice (not so much the plastic cap) and the sprayer is very good.

Let's see the math for Iceberg Oud:
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- Opening: 8.0 (very good with ginger and a semi-fresh elemi resin)
- Drydown: 7.5 (very pleasant wood notes but a bit faint)
- Longevity: 7.5 (6~7 hours + with 3 sprays)
- Sillage: 7.0 (more than 4 feet for 3 hours with 3 sprays; projects for 2 hours); a usable skin scent till the 7th hour.
- Uniqueness: 8.0 (not really unique, but unique for this price range)
- Wearability: 8.5 (very high for an oud-based fragrance)
- Versatility: 8.0 (very high for an oud-based fragrance).
- Quality: 8.0 (my judgement based on a price-performance ratio)
- Presentation: 8.0 (discrete, elegant and nice)
- Price: 10.0 (100 ml for 13 Euros in ShowroomPrivé)
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Average: 8.05 / 10.00
In my top 20? Not really, but highly ranked anyway.
Will I buy it again? Yes, for sure.
Is there a similar Oud fragrance I like as much or as little as Iceberg Oud? Yes, Aigner N°1 Oud. It has similar behaviour; it is a bit denser and almost as inexpensive.
Will I recommend it? a big YES due to the scent, versatility and price. You can even buy it blindly.

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ElysiumElysium 8 months ago
8.5
Scent
6
Longevity
5
Sillage
8
Bottle
Oud for the newbie. A blast of boozy spices and resins, ceased by leathery nuances and sitting on a dirty and medicinal paper-made carpet.
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Carlitos01Carlitos01 3 years ago
7.5
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
7
Bottle
High versatility for an oud scent due to its subtle scent. Use it in all seasons, day or night, although a bit less adequate in the Summer.
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