Amber Oud (2012)

Amber Oud by Kilian
Bottle Design: Carré Basset
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Amber Oud is a popular perfume by Kilian for women and men and was released in 2012. The scent is oriental-woody. It is still in production.

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Perfumer

Calice Becker

Fragrance Notes

Amber, Benzoin, Spices, Oud, Vanilla, Cedar

Ratings

Scent

7.9 (174 Ratings)

Longevity

7.5 (129 Ratings)

Sillage

6.6 (131 Ratings)

Bottle

8.3 (132 Ratings)
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 27.09.2019
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"Has little amber and no oud, but I still like it!"
... and everything that rhymes is good :) In fact, that's true in this case. As you know, there are many species of "amber" (whether Labdanum-vanilla mixtures, ambergris or other), and here it is clearly the first for me. In short, Amber Oud is for me a very pleasant vanilla fragrance for men, because he has just the right amount of scratchiness to be interesting.

I primarily perceive a slightly woody vanilla, no more, no less. A long time ago I had the need to test Labdanum fragrances, and there were many classics (e.g. MPG Ambre Precieux and the Ultime version), modern fine interpretations (e.g. Diors Mitzah), but also very dark, resinous representatives (e.g. SHL O Hira). In the end, I ended up with the first fragrance I tried in this direction, and that's Kilian's Amber Oud. Not complex, not complicated, not extraordinary, but simple: beautiful. And that's allowed to happen, especially if you test yourself from time to time through various obscure scents that are more works of art than wearable. After all these years, I still like it a lot.

My rating:

Joy: 30 of 30
Quality, depth, vitality: 20 of 30
Shelf life: 17 of 20
Portability: 10 of 10
Flacon, packaging, presentation: 9 of 10

Total: 86 of 100
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Thatsmr2usir

61 Reviews
Thatsmr2usir
Thatsmr2usir
Amber with an illusion of oud
I have had my sample for a long while & have used it on/off for sometime. So now that I am wearing it to bed, I decided to write a review. Kilian tires to create a nice Amber/Oud concoction since it seems as if the rest of the fragrance world is going into that direction.

I find that Amber Oud is made with good ingredients, & the presentation is nice as well. As far as the liquid is concerned, upon first spray I get this nasty cedar/oud combination with the slightest touch of Amber. I realized long ago that alot of Cedar can ruin a fragrance for me. Here it is no exception.

However, after about 5 minutes, the cedar calms down somewhat, & out comes the synthetic oud with amber. It appears that the oud & cedar are going head to head with the cedar dominating this show with the amber lurking in the background keeping the game somewhat sweet. I find that this composition could have done very well WITHOUT cedar since it is one of my least favorite notes.

The silage is modest & longevity on me is roughly 8 hours. I would not spend the asking price for this fragrance because I feel there are so many fragrances that do this type of thing better. On the flip side of things, it does have this classy vibe about it & I can see how many will find this appealing. If it was given to me, I'd wear it every now & a blue moon with a suit or dress like attire.
jtd

484 Reviews
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Helpful Review    7
simplicity?
I love sweets, but there are times I would trade one of those stylized, mouthwatering desserts made from the kitchen full of component parts for a perfect croissant.

Plug-in whatever other $300+ perfume for the dessert, Amber Oud is the croissant. Forget that it costs the price of a ticket to Paris to get said ideal croissant, Amber Oud is the perfect combination, the ideal calibration of amber and oud (big amber, little oud) that makes me want to sniff myself all day. A croissant is the product of superb quality simple ingredients, understanding of the role of the ingredients and skill. All the bad croissants in the world tell you that simple doesn't mean easy. Ditto for AO. The problem is the price and my lust for more perfume. If I could afford Amber Oud I first have to make the Odyssey across the following dessert courses:

Histoires de Parfum: 1804, Petroleum and Noir Patchouli
Parfumerie Generale: Cuir d’Iris, Felania and Tubereuse Couture
Andy Tauer: Loretta, Carillon pour un Ange and l’Air du Désert Marocain
The entire line of les Nereides

None of these choices is slumming it. It's not as though I'd be taking a loaf of Wonder Bread instead of the croissant.

Set against this competition AO wouldn't stand a chance.
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Delphine67

81 Reviews
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More amber then oud
Today a sample of amber oud came with te mail. A small present from Kilian.
When I spray it on I smell the dry scent from the oud, but only briefly.
The amber and vanilla are very prominent. This is a sweet woody scent, but oud? no.
SystemeD

58 Reviews
SystemeD
SystemeD
Helpful Review    7
Vanillic amber, but no oud
I was truly surprised by Amber Oud, because I actually expected oud. But instead, I got a very pretty amber, comprised of vanilla and benzoin with a dash of spice.

This amber is nicely balanced, and it smells like the base of a classic, well-crafted oriental. Perhaps that is the intention of this fragrance: you get the name "oud" on the bottle, so you're trendy without actually having to like oud.

But if you're expecting a deep, beautiful oud, as I was, look elsewhere. Like Montale.
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Statements

OPomone 4 years ago
No oud in Amber Oud? Who cares?
It is nevertheless the sexiest veil a human skin can wear.+3
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Hermesh 4 years ago
Warm, pleasant and cozy wood-amber combination. Oudy note can be smelled at best in the beginning. 'Amber Oud' meaning 'Amber Wood'?+1
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