Oud for Greatness 2018

Oud for Greatness by Initio
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Oud for Greatness is a popular perfume by Initio for women and men and was released in 2018. The scent is woody-spicy. The longevity is above-average. It is still available to purchase. Pronunciation
Scent goes well with Ôud Bouquet
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesLavenderLavender SaffronSaffron NutmegNutmeg
Heart Notes Heart NotesOudOud
Base Notes Base NotesPatchouliPatchouli MuskMusk

Ratings

Scent

8.4938 Ratings

Longevity

9.1893 Ratings

Bottle

9.1863 Ratings

Value for money

6.7507 Ratings
Submitted by Taamii, last update on 25.05.2022.
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 2 years ago
It is a balanced, "round" fragrance. While it is possible to clearly distinguish all the ingredients, none overlap the others. You can feel the oud from the start,...
RazvanykeRazvanyke 2 years ago
I had so many expectations from this perfume, after seeing youtube reviews and all the good words here I was expecting to love...
Bearsmell

57 Reviews
Bearsmell
Bearsmell
Helpful Review    5  
I smell amazing :)
The concept of “sacred geometry, ” the inspiration behind Oud For Greatness, is that recurring symbols and motifs- including the sacred scent of oud- are so powerful and holy that they are imbued with these hidden connections to the world at large, transcending the material plane to align those who smell it with the vibrations of the universe. In other words, experiencing the true scent of oud is a tonic for physical, emotional, and spiritual health. With Oud For Greatness, Initio taps into that hidden source of power, delivering a vibrant, sensual, richly spicy fragrance deeply imbued with oud from beginning to end. It’s a highly concentrated blend of pure, natural agarwood oil and natural oud wood, a rich accord that melds the dark, spicy, sweet, and smoky characteristics of this precious substance into an impossibly complex elixir, both energetic and contemplative, narcotic and seductive. An additional burst of savory spice comes by way of a rich blend of saffron and nutmeg, while bright lavender pushes it towards the sexy and masculine- though make no mistake, this scent is devastatingly sexy on men and women alike. While it might seem inexact to say that a fragrance offers something for everyone, we don’t know how else to describe Oud For Greatness- we suppose a perfume this in tune with the hidden patterns of the world ought to smell this downright incredible.
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Aromato

3 Reviews
Aromato
Aromato
Helpful Review    2  
Oud for Overrate
I've tested a sample for some days. its pretty sweet and i dont get that much oud darkness (which is good for some people that are afraid of it). pretty wearable and a pleasant scent. i get a sugary cola vibe in the dry down it has a effervescence to it.
performance wise its so overrated..! yeah i agree that longevity is eternal .. +12 hrs on skin and days on cloth .. but projection is pretty moderate. I've worn it (pretty heavily) to the office it didn't fill the room and when i asked coworkers about the scent, they had to come really close to smell it. but everyone liked the smell. sadly i get much more projection (and thus compliments) from my cheap designer fragrances like : YSL Y EDP, Azzaro Wanted by Night, Rasasi Hawas etc.
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RisingChaos

41 Reviews
RisingChaos
RisingChaos
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Dirty, Masculine BR540
Dirty BR540 of sorts, it's a sweet saffron laid over a woody accord. But the saffron here is very dense, more reminiscent of BR540 Extrait than the EDP with its heaviness, plus there's no hedione/jasmine to lighten it and lend OFG that signature "transparency" BR540 is known for. And instead of a fresh cedar, OFG features oud. The oud doesn't come across as "barnyard" as it's infamous for, but it does have a very earthy tinge to it, like a tree that was ripped from the ground and you're smelling the roots still covered in soil.

What OFG uniquely adds to the formula is the nutmeg. It lends a subtle warm spiciness that pushes this fragrance toward being slightly masculine, where BR540 leans feminine to my nose. Projection off my skin is surprisingly moderate for ~2hr, maybe faintly detectable for longer, but longevity as a skin scent is extreme, over 24 hours. Would not recommend in high heat, very cloying.
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Highcell
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Highcell
Top Review    55  
Oud Odyssey
13:15: Spontaneous visit to a newly opened perfumery. Baby is in the carrier, we actually wanted to go for a walk. "Just quickly purely" in the store and look what there is. Girlfriend annoyed.

13:16: Warm welcome from the employees. It's clear - new opening just. There's chocolate as a welcome. Nothing is spared.

13:17: There are the usual suspects: Dior, Chanel, Prada, Versace. Oops, Tom Ford, good one. What To my surprise, some niche fragrances. I see "Oud for Greatness." Always wanted to try that one! The friendly waitress sprays a single puff from the beautiful bottle onto the back of my hand from a foot away. All I could think to myself was, "Ball this directly onto my skin from no more than 1 inch away, please!"

13:18: My first reaction: wow! What a scent, how wonderful! The waitress in sales mode seizes her opportunity: "Yes! That's just Oud for Greatness! A super scent!" I don't get talked into anything for now, thank her, and take the scent on the back of my hand.

13:24: A walk through the park with baby in the Ruckeli. Baby whines, perhaps because of the novel smell. I keep holding the back of my hand to my nose. "Wow...", then to my friend's nose, "Smells good!"

2:06 PM: I've been smelling the back of my hand for the last three quarters of an hour, feeling it every 10 seconds. I feel a little embarrassed and pretend to scratch my nose (with the back of my hand).

19:21: The scent becomes warmer and more comforting and loses nothing of its beautiful character. What surprises me most is that it smells like it was just sprayed on. How does that work!!! I remember how the waitress from the perfumery sprayed from half a meter on my hand, which impresses me all the more because the fragrance is so intense and "unmistakable".

00:19: Baby in bed. Bedtime. I smell the back of my hand a few more times and dream about the 270 euro bottle. I'm not that crazy to buy something like that. A perfume for just under 300 euros, I beg you!

03:17: Musk rises to my nose in my sleep.

08:50: Moin! The back of my hand still smells light. Skin-deep, of course, but very few perfumes manage that. I can still smell it.

09:11: On the wish list. Not today, not tomorrow, but someday. Just great.

I'm not an oud connoisseur. Not a niche expert. I'm a simple perfume lover: what I like, I rate as appropriately good, and don't dissect into the accords and individual notes. But this perfume is already in a different league from what I'm used to. It reminds me of Tom Ford's Oud Wood, only much more powerful and long lasting. To go along with the above story, the nice employee had also given me a spray on a test strip. A day later, I walked into the room where the strip was, and I smelled the perfume in the room. I think that two sprays will really serve you well and the fragrance will be worth its price. A fragrance not for every day, but for the big moments.
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Giggs1980
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Giggs1980
Giggs1980
Less helpful Review    8  
Oud for Boooom!!!
How does actually smell oud???
I have asked myself this question many times.
With TF Oudwood smell one 0,nothing.
When Initio I have already heard a lot that you can smell out the Oud well.
So nothing like there and spray on the part.
Now I can imagine inetwa how that smells. I like it. The saffron I smell but almost better and the nutmeg underlines the whole thing in great harmony.
The question now is simply still.........where do you wear this? I think this is one of the fragrances, which one applies for himself and not for others. With the ladies this fragrance will probably not provide for compliments. Since I have to put on my old leather jacket, my aviator glasses and just go in the fall towards the sun.
The fragrance shade comes through with me light to dark brown.

I'll definitely be keeping an eye on you....my dear Oud for Greatness.
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Pinya
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Pinya
Pinya
Less helpful Review    2  
For the price...?
A very interesting fragrance that you should definitely try. However, it is very consistent and does not change much - which again is a shame. For me, it has a spicy and woody aroma, but is not penetrating or to much - rather nicely balanced and harmonizes well with its components. Unfortunately, the price is much too exaggerated for me.... a pity actually.
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Otherworld
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Lord Of The Rings in a bottle?
Very bulky, much too strong for me and definitely not suitable for everyday use. Fragrance for people who want to stand out. Something I really imagine only on a man, I would find on a woman 0 attractive and would even turn me off in the long run. Already had an experience years ago where the woman was much less attractive to me by her perfume selection and it bothered me in bed. That would definitely be one of those perfumes too. After a few hours you quickly get tired of the smell. Goes in a similar direction and is alternative to Louis Vuitton Ombre Nomade or Creed Royal Oud. I'm very pleased that I such expensive fragrances usually do not like :)

But I always enjoy the sight of this mystical bottle that looks like taken out of Lord Of The Rings, Harry Potter or a similar film. One of these beautiful bottles where you get right Bock to start collecting the bottles (if that were not such an expensive hobby).
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Denim86

15 Reviews
Denim86
Denim86
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Not BR540
If “Oud For Greatness” and i were dating, on Facebook status it would say: complicated.
Because this fragrance is one i hate to love.
OfG is a good fragrance, when i smelled it for the first time i was in love. Second time even more so. After 3 months i was just thinking; let me taste you just once in a while, and now i havent touched it for months. But i do come and dip my nose into the sprayer from time to time. :)

To me it smells nothing like Baccarat rouge, or even as the older more mature version of it, to me it just smells like a Woody, masculine, slightly unisex scent with some incense, and musk. Those are the main players to my nose. It is somewhat dry and a bit oudy yes, But nothing oud like real oud in it, as the name would suggest.
It is an amazing fragrance, no doubt, But i dont feel it being oud for beginners or oud for oud Lovers, it just exists as its own fragrance, which people love. And i love it also. The problem comes when i start to Think what this fragrance really is and trying to be, But falls short, and that is why i dont use it too often, because i would get tired of it fast if used too much. 8/10 from me overall. Being generous, because i like it and hate that i like it this much. Confused? Me too. .
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JanBitt
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Locked in the hot car
Can't understand the hype on this fragrance. It really smells a bit like BR540, but much heavier. I honestly can't identify any oud. A very hot day, you get in your stuffy car, maoam and lollipops melted in the center console, you can't open a door. S & H are very good, but that doesn't justify the price. There are enough fragrances in the category that are better and cheaper.
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LorenzF
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LorenzF
Very helpful Review    13  
Uuuffff for Greatness- What a scent!
I wrote a statement about this fragrance a few days ago, but now dare to write my first review...

Oud for Greatness opens at the beginning already insanely exciting with the top note combination of saffron, lavender and nutmeg. Who expects a strong oud in the heart could be disappointed, however. Personally, I feel here the slightly less noticeable course of the oud in the heart, however, as pleasant.

The notes can actually eh everyone read up on themselves, so perhaps rather a brief insight into my first experiences with this enchanting fragrance. He seems round, coordinated and just perfect. Who does not want to stand out, however, should better leave the fingers of it, because the silage can fill a whole room in my opinion. Whether intentional or not, one draws with Oud for Greatness but so some eyes on him.

Therefore, the resume also falls out as follows ... This fragrance is a clear statement. He smells expensive, elegant and mysterious. Maybe even my new favorite fragrance :)

#initio Oud for Greatness #beast
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Beymen27Beymen27 2 months ago
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Ein wunderschöner Duft!
One of the greatest ;)
BertolucciKBertolucciK 3 months ago
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Sweet, warm, woody, strongly spiced with saffron and nutmeg. The drydown is musky and slightly smoky/oudy. Alluring scent for a night out.
ValentinTValentinT 4 months ago
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"Oud".
AntAguAntAgu 4 months ago
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Sem dúvida um dos melhores perfumes de sempre é daqueles perfumes marcantes e com caracter
Osho2002Osho2002 5 months ago
The concept of “sacred geometry, ” the inspiration behind Oud For Greatness, is that recurring symbols and motifs- including the sacred scen
Topfpflanze3Topfpflanze3 9 months ago
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It smells like a mix of Oud Wood with BR540. Sweet woaddy and clean oud with excellent performance. One of the easiest ouds to wear.
Aikj55Aikj55 11 months ago
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This is my Absolute favourite scent of all time. Love love love this stuff.
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RisingChaosRisingChaos 11 months ago
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Dirty BR540. VERY dense saffron sweetness, earthy oud wood. Gentle warm spice pushes it masculine. Mediocre projection, eternal longevity.
MontanaBMontanaB 1 year ago
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Garbage house pretending to be niche while using other formulas, tweak them and sell as unique, 90% of the commotion is a copy, so is this
AndreiSmd93AndreiSmd93 1 year ago
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This is like a dark version of BR540, woody, earthy, more "manly". If you like BR540, but you find it too feminine, get this one instead.
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