Oud & Bergamot 2010

Oud & Bergamot by Jo Malone
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Oud & Bergamot is a popular perfume by Jo Malone for women and men and was released in 2010. The scent is woody-spicy. It is being marketed by Estēe Lauder Companies. Pronunciation
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Perfumer

Christine Nagel

Fragrance Notes

Bergamot, Orange, Cedarwood, Oud, Praliné

Ratings

Scent

7.6 | 188 Ratings

Longevity

6.7 | 149 Ratings

Sillage

6.1 | 139 Ratings

Bottle

7.7 | 141 Ratings
Submitted by FrieMo, last update on 28.12.2020.
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4
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Bottle
Angelina90
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A black bottle?
Jo Malone is a perfume label that actually creates very beautiful fragrances, but where there is ONE big problem...
THE DURABILITY and SILLAGE!!

Unfortunately this is also the case with Oud & Bergamot...although it is an INTENSE here (black flacon), I cannot speak of a more intense fragrance experience...unfortunately...because I love the fragrance itself, only it fades away so quickly...
There are days when I can perceive him maybe 1-2 hours longer, even if only very weakly. Then there are days when I lose him immediately! For that price it's not really ok! A bit sad the whole thing...

The fragrance has a masculine touch and the oud is very pleasant and not pungent, biting! It gives a slight freshness when sprayed, but this should not be confused with a "freshly showered" fresh. Rather something slightly noble...a little sweet but only a little bit!
It reminds me a little bit of a pencil smell... a pencil that you just sharpened! Do you know what I mean? :) xD

Because the durability and sillage are not the burner, I like to wear Oud & Bergamot in the gym :) It doesn't bother anyone and you get enough air to lift the one or other kilo more :) I never thought that I would ever take an OUD fragrance to the gym but I guess you can be wrong ;) .... Jo Malone makes it possible!

Greetings
Your fragrance Parfumo-Lover and Scent-YouTuber :)


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Augusto
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Augusto
Top Review    6  
Bergamot with glowing wood
More cedar than oud, soft and richly citric, right on the edge between masculine and feminine. The arc of tension is filled with a little powder and mild resin. Reminds me a little of Woody Mood, but slim. I know Oud & Bergamot was before and Woody Mood is more magically orchestrated. Still. Oud & Bergamot is British, not sweet, totally and utterly unmysterical. The fragrance plays with nothing more than a pleasant, daily wearable combination of very nice citrus and dry smoky wood notes. The bow that the fragrance makes is elastic and round. AugustA likes it a lot, even if you can't deny a slightly bitter sting. But the wood glows beautifully warm and the bergamot note is successful. That's quite enough.
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ColinM

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ColinM
ColinM
Very helpful Review    6  
Poetic!
Christine Nagel at her finest, no surprise she’s been chosen to inherit Ellena’s throne. A charming whiff of sophisticated, mellow, androgynous, hyper-modern, clean yet somehow “mysterious” and moody spiced Oriental orange-infused woods. This is Oud & Bergamot by Jo Malone, a refined, minimalist, very well conceived experiment around the contrast between the aromatic, luscious smokiness of oud and cedar (and suede, I think), and the graceful, pastel, zesty and slightly floral touches of bergamot and citrus, with a hint of cinnamon-like touch of sweet – just as in Fendi Theorema for women, also composed by Nagel. All done with an amazingly well-engineered weightless texture taken to the very extreme – basically, pure thin scented air. It feels like a perfect olfactive rendition of some abstract watercolour featuring harmonic drops and brush strokes of pale orange, pale brown, pale black. All smells even, smooth, airy and pale, yet totally “there” under your nose. It’s like smelling a linen shirt previously sprayed with a hypothetical “true” substantial version of Oud & Bergamot – this is how the actual Oud & Bergamot smells. It’s there, and yet it isn’t. Like the suspended memory of a scent, more than an actual scent, and yet it’s there materializing under your nose. Fascinating to say the least. And it’s all done so terribly right, as all notes manage to smell crisp, smooth and clear, yet subtle.

The scent is very simple actually, basically a fairly linear and “white-ish” sort of musky-suede rendition of (synthetic) oud and cedar tinted with some orange and cinnamon. It’s the way Nagel made it that makes it so special. It takes some guts and skills to take these notes and turn them into an impalpable whiff of watercolour mist (I mean, it takes some guts to do it right and not end up with an ephemeral fart of a constipated princess). More than compelling and more than a scent, a little piece of minimalist art. Obviously not a “bomb”, very subtle but quite persistent, more than one may assume: somehow you smell it around yourself for hours and hours even if it seems disappearing from your skin soon. This close to smelling just dull and weak – and maybe it is, and I’m just overestimating it – but I find it just lovely.

8-8,5/10

Statements

NckesqNckesq 6 months ago
A very soft & elegant citrus wood scent with minimal sillage. The oud is very restrained and pleasant. Love this scent if only it lasted
LillibetLillibet 3 years ago
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6
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9
Bottle
An intriguing & warm combination of bergamot over oud. Restrained & office friendly yet a little earthy. Linear but interesting to wear.

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