Oud for Greatness 2018

Oud for Greatness by Initio
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8.3 / 10595 Ratings
Oud for Greatness is a popular perfume by Initio for women and men and was released in 2018. The scent is woody-spicy. Projection and longevity are 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

8.3595 Ratings

Longevity

9.1560 Ratings

Sillage

8.8559 Ratings

Bottle

9.2550 Ratings

Value for money

6.6211 Ratings
Submitted by Taamii, last update on 20.07.2021.
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9.5
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
8
Bottle
5
Pricing
2020Antiope
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Top Review    17  
A strong fragrance for strong men
That immediately popped into my head when I got the powerful scent of this fragrance on my nose!

His strong presence requires an appropriate appearance and all gentlemen who carry even the hint of shyness and prefer to stroll alone or in pairs in public, should test him better two, three times, before they decide for him or rather take distance...

Powerfully enveloping after just one spray, Oud for Greatness confidently presents the Arab world with its intense scents of honeyed sticky delicacies, exotic spices, wisps of myrrh smoke, just escaped sacred acts, and beguilingly heavy perfumes. Everything at once rushes at me and I need a few minutes to try to sort out all these impressions a little.
As if the perfume spirits had heard my imaginary and somewhat confused cry for help, they untangle themselves, slide apart and each goes its own way. A few disappear around the next corner, never to be seen again; others approach, smiling softly, to reintroduce themselves very winsomely and take their seats in front of me.

A typical oriental djinn, this fragrance!

At first wants to make me believe that only he and his kind with their broad shoulders are destined to carry such strong fragrances, but then spreads with inviting gestures somewhat awkwardly and with an embarrassed smile also the gentle secrets of his fragrance life and extends his hand to me to explore with him on his flying carpet his fairy tale world.

Wrapped in colorful flowing robes, sitting relaxed, hair gently blowing in the wind on a Flying Carpet; that's about how I feel after half an hour, blissfully enveloped in a great scent!

The initial strong, demanding, very confident and heavy scent has morphed into a warm, softer patchouly oud that is once again irresistible to my senses, as I've always felt at home in the Orient scent-wise. Musk may underpin it; I don't smell it directly. Lavender and nutmeg, dominant and boldly set, are after their strong appearance diplomatically disappeared in the background like the spices, which also primarily probably serve to put an effective first appearance demonstratively in the scene.

For further hours, however, I think with a mischievous smile of broad men's shoulders and their appearances, which would definitely attract attention not only in an elegant suit.
Here my female genes have indeed clearly tried to lead me on a prepared path, but I have' resisted them - even if not quite easily - and can thus say with olfactory conviction: this fragrance is NOT ONLY for strong men, but for all men who do not need to put their character under a bushel with calm and composure; no matter whether they have Hugh Jackman measures or rather resemble John Leguizamo!

And Oud for Greatness for women?
That's where my answer comes in a little hesitantly; yes, I can imagine.
But here too, due to the strong sensations that triggers this fragrance, immediately pushes a rather "warlike" female image than a playful pouty female. But that must decide each Eve for themselves!

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8.5
Scent
10
Longevity
10
Sillage
10
Bottle
Otherworld
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   3  
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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9
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10
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9
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10
Bottle
Denim86

17 Reviews
Denim86
Denim86
   1  
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. .
5.5
Scent
10
Longevity
10
Sillage
7
Bottle
JanBitt
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JanBitt
   7  
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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10
Scent
10
Longevity
10
Sillage
8
Bottle
LorenzF
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Helpful Review    7  
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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Static

33 Reviews
Static
Static
   3  
Earthy baccarat
Has that hint of baccarat rouge ‘s saffron , but quicky fades away into an earthy Sweet version. Actually not bad at all, very comfortabel and warm. Very close to Alexandrië perfumes & lataffa but the best clone is of Alexandrië Perfumes.

Oud For greatness has a monster sillage & projection!
10
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10
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10
Sillage
9
Bottle
Alexks
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Oud Yes/No
Much has already been written about the fragrance, many praise him about the sky me included. The "Oudexperts" here say there is no oud in it. Maybe, who knows for sure if and how much oud a manufacturer really uses. The name Oud for Greatness suggests it at least if slightly exaggerated but I at least perceive it slightly at the beginning with a nice smoky woody note. Then there's the saffron and a slight sweetness (yes, reminiscent of Baccarat Rouge) that becomes more and more dominant as it goes on, gorgeous. The smoky woody stays in the background until the end and so beautifully interwoven. This makes it so much better than Baccarat for me but of course that's a matter of taste. Hype or not but I buy or find a fragrance but not cool just because he is celebrated by so many Youtubern. I think I'm hyper resistant. That's the great thing about the souk, you order a small sample and either it fits or not.
I find Oud for Greatness just mega and a flacon will definitely move in with me
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7
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8
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7
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9
Bottle
7
Pricing
Life
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Life
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What should I say? Overhyped? definitely maybe
As a fragrance lover, you can not get around the OFG. The is always described so beautiful and great, that I have also purchased.

Thought wow there comes a Beast on me "excited huhu".... bought-unpacked-tried
Yes ok nice - comfortable to wear soft not annoying.
For my sensation always and everywhere wearable, find him not heavy. Also unisex with a touch more into the masculine.
No oppressive sweetness and also no dominating oud. Nice one and the bottle comes well in the collection!

A Beast it is not and also clear already smelled and namely Baccarat Rouge 540 mixed with Tom Ford Oud Wood.
Both scents are among my favorite fragrances I need a mixture of them, thought Yes but I actually always reach for BR540 or TF Oud Wood. If I want Oud Oud the Acqua di Parma Oud is my go to (but that's another story ;))

What should I say that hasn't already been described ....
In any case, a very hyped fragrance for me alone from the olfactory experience already overhyped
Well done - definitely
Unique for some - maybe

In the end it's all subjective but I can see why some celebrate it so much... just not me I sold it ... hihi
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8
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8
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7
Sillage
10
Bottle
Scharlih82
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Hey Oud, don't make it bad
You can't get around Initio OfG at the moment. So I had to test it once, to see what is to all the adulation. And if the expectation is great, we all know what happens.
So, best to keep expectations low. I sprayed myself a few puffs and thought at first, "yes, starts promising" Some spice, not too sweet and, after a bit of searching, I also discovered oud.
Then I thought, "Oops, but it's called Oud for Greatness" So of course I expect oud. And that in its greatest form.
"Okay", I thought "that will surely develop". And it did. But not as expected, that the oud comes out even more clearly, no on the contrary, it warps somewhere in the background.
Instead, a certain sweetness slowly emerges and takes over more and more. "Hmm, what's that? Ah, it reminds me of popcorn"
I keep smelling my wrist, looking for anything woody - oud. And sometimes I catch a little of it, but primarily sweet, caramelized popcorn remains.
The projection is okay the durability a tiny bit disappointing for the price. I think if a perfume costs over 200€ per 100ml, then the durability must be top.
So, all in all a good fragrance - albeit with a false title-, which is too expensive for me, for what you get in the end
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9.5
Scent
9
Longevity
10
Sillage
7
Bottle
ConiSch2411
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Very helpful Review    10  
A star in the spotlight
Now it has come in the last weeks and months so that this fragrance gets felt on every facet of the social media Screentime getsbzw has got. Be it the well known perfume-YouTouber, the esteemed fragrance blogger or even the best friend, who is as long as not yet in the world of fragrances, let alone deals with niche. Every sparrow in the village can say something about this fragrance, or has heard of it and so I made the decision to follow this -yet considerable- media presence and explore what's behind it all.

No sooner said than done, so I order a filling and as soon as I unpacked this and opened the cap of the atomizer (because some juice had leaked out and collected between cap and spray head), came to me a surge of fragrance against the me already times briefly pause let and I thought to myself: well Holla the Wood Fairy! Where does this lead now? And does he keep what he promises, he is really "Greatness"?
This I would like to answer later, we now come to the fragrance.

In the opening, one takes a complex, but wonderfully finely balanced combination of saffron, lavender and nutmeg was, whereby the nutmeg here but the first fiddle plays and the lavender and saffron rather content with second fiddle or viola. The nutmeg note is not pungent or acrid, but convincingly present with recognition value. Shortly after you feel like you're woven into an oriental bazaar, of spices and various colorful textures, the oud note emerges for the first time. Quite soft and gentle, no hint of animalism and medicinal bitterness or obtrusiveness, as you know them from other oud fragrances.
Then join soon also the patchouli-musk combination that give the whole a consolidated deep base tone or base level and make it another multilayered, but this complexity remains at no time intangible or inaccessible, because these different nuances were so finely interwoven that they remind me of the homogeneity (and yet simultaneous power and presence) and Gesamtkunstwerkscharakter of MFK fragrances (especially Oud Satin Mood). The longer it stays on the skin and develops, the spicy parts blur and evaporate more and more, the woody and especially the smoky undertone gets louder and louder with crescendo and now fully, with the patchouli, takes over. So it remains then also long until he slowly after some time, as he came with a veil wrapped, abbbt.

A few more words about the performance. I got two images with this scent.One day when I wore it, the first hour was marked by searching for the siliage and projection, where I almost felt a little lost and the performance lasted just 6-8 hours. Since it was the first time I tested it extensively on my skin and was even (prematurely) a bit disappointed in the sense of "That's it?", I thought to myself this can't be it, but the following two days I was taught better. Not even 5 minutes after applying it, an almost impenetrable veil of fragrance surrounded me, which almost suffocated my girlfriend during the following car ride. Also the longevity showed itself from another side, even after 10 hours, he was still well perceptible on the skin.

Now I would still like to talk about the price. Yes, you pay a lot of money for this fragrance. And yes, who wants animalic, powerful oud here is in the wrong place. But if you want to have a wonderfully fine and thoughtful fragrance concept that can impress fragrance novices as well as advanced, which is not stingy with performance, but this shakes casually from the flacon, which is here in my opinion arrived at a very correct address. The fragrance fits best for me in the cool autumn days, when it is already mid-single digits in the evening and you are no longer slain by the projection (which can happen here and there). The masculine tendency is not to deny him, but I can imagine this fragrance on others.

Is he now Great, or really Greatness? I would say both. For me, it was "only" Great at the beginning, but it has worked its way towards real Greatness. Is it "Oud" for Greatness? I'd say let's just leave it at Greatness.
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Aikj55Aikj55 16 days ago
10
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10
Longevity
10
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10
Bottle
This is my Absolute favourite scent of all time. Love love love this stuff.
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RisingChaosRisingChaos 28 days ago
6
Scent
10
Longevity
7
Sillage
Dirty BR540. VERY dense saffron sweetness, earthy oud wood. Gentle warm spice pushes it masculine. Mediocre projection, eternal longevity.
PauljaegerPauljaeger 2 months ago
I think it’s a very nice fragrance, but most certainly not a better version of BR540, as many people claim.
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MontanaBMontanaB 3 months ago
5.5
Scent
9
Longevity
8
Sillage
8
Bottle
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 3 months ago
9
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10
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9
Sillage
10
Bottle
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.
MrHonestMrHonest 5 months ago
4
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10
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9
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9
Bottle
Lock BR540 in a haunted house and wait 'till it DIES. Awful stuff. Some redeeming sweetness, but it's a chemistry experiment gone wrong imo.
BoBoChampBoBoChamp 6 months ago
8.5
Scent
9
Longevity
8
Sillage
A slightly leathery, yet rather linear, warm and smooth spicy/sweet oriental-woody Fall fragrance, balanced by a gentle musky-woody base.
NicSealNicSeal 7 months ago
10
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10
Longevity
10
Sillage
10
Bottle
An intoxicating, mysterious, and unique fragrance.
MariaSMariaS 8 months ago
10
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10
Longevity
10
Sillage
10
Bottle
If you could smell words, this is how the word “greatness”would smell. It’s more male perfume but I can’t just not recognise the perfection!
LasagneLasagne 9 months ago
Expected wonders, but... Strongly reminded of Swiss Arabian Casablanca, just a tad bit less sweet.
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