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. 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

8.3672 Ratings

Longevity

9.1634 Ratings

Sillage

8.8633 Ratings

Bottle

9.2621 Ratings

Value for money

6.7269 Ratings
Submitted by Taamii, last update on 15.10.2021.
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Giggs1980
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Less helpful Review    3  
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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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

16 Reviews
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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Very helpful Review    9  
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

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Static
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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!
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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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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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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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Topfpflanze3Topfpflanze3 1 month 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 3 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 4 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.
PauljaegerPauljaeger 5 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 5 months 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 6 months 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.
MrHonestMrHonest 8 months ago
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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 9 months ago
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A slightly leathery, yet rather linear, warm and smooth spicy/sweet oriental-woody Fall fragrance, balanced by a gentle musky-woody base.
NicSealNicSeal 9 months ago
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An intoxicating, mysterious, and unique fragrance.
MariaSMariaS 11 months ago
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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!
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