Blue Oud (2018)

Blue Oud by Lattafa
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Blue Oud is a new perfume by Lattafa for women and men and was released in 2018. The scent is oriental-woody. Projection and longevity are above-average.

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Scent

8.8 (2 Ratings)

Longevity

8.0 (2 Ratings)

Sillage

8.0 (2 Ratings)

Bottle

8.5 (2 Ratings)
Submitted by Darkbeat, last update on 17.07.2018
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Bottle 8.0/10 Sillage 8.0/10 Longevity 8.0/10 Scent 9.0/10
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Precious new Blue Oud fragrance by Lattafa
Usually I tend to appreciate Oud fragrances less in the opening stage and more in the drydown stage. This new oud offer from Lattafa pleases me as much in the opening as in the drydown. This is quite an achievement because Blue Oud is far from being a linear fragrance; that's a plus for this perfume.
It's a unisex fragrance but I really think that it leans a bit more to the masculine side.
The only notes description I found, came from the UK Lattafa reseller where I bought this perfume:
Top Notes: Cambodian Oud
Heart Notes: Blue Musk
Base Notes: Indian Agar Oud
I am a bit suspicious about this notes as they are the same listed for Blue Oud from Arabian Oud and the fragrances are not similar. I enquire Lattafa about the notes and I will edit this review when I get an answer.
I don't have any doubts that I get a different oud scent in the top and in the base notes. In the top the oud projects more and it's harsher than in the base. Actually the two oud scents kind of melt into a single very agreable oud scent in the drydown.
With the heart notes I get a faint animalic note - probably good quality musk - and some spices - saffron and probably vanilla or benzoin for the existing sweet touch. Some wood besides oud is also dectetable in the heart and base notes. It seems to be guaiac wood and/or sandal wood, but it is a woody accord disguised by the stronger oud scent.
The fragrance comes in an EDP concentration but it has slightly less performance than other Oud fragrances by Lattafa. Nevertheless it has a respectable longevity of more than 8 hours with two sprays and 5~6 feet sillage, projecting for three hours with the same two sprays.
The oud notes are really wearable and agreable. There is some subtleness associated to the fragrance strenght that make you really enjoy and love the fragrance as it very well behaved, without any hint of "barnyard scent", "pee" or "urinal cakes".
The flask is very original and it's made of heavy glass, lacquered with strong "azure" or "king blue" color, with a metal medal "à la Versace" and a very good metal cap and sprayer.

Let's check the different rates I attribute to this Lattafa Blue Oud perfume:
Scent Opening: 8.5 (my judgement; nice oud opening, a bit heavy and harsh but very pleasant)
Scent Dry Down: 9.75 (my judgement; fantastic drydown with a great velvety tamed oud and woody scent)
Longevity: 8.5 (2 good sprays may last 8+ hours)
Sillage: 8.0 (5~6feet at its peak with just 2 sprays; projects for three hours and slowly becomes a skin scent by the sixth hour)
Uniqueness: 9.0 (Quite unique and enjoyable for an oud fragrance; I did get some minor similarities with Aoud Safran by Montale although I prefer this Lattafa fragrance)
Wearability: 8.5 (A three seasons scent for both outdoor or indoor, day or night; just avoid the summer hot days; a lot better than any average good oud fragrance)
Versatility: 8.25 (An "all around" versatile unisex oud fragrance; That's a strange comment for an oud perfume, but Blue Oud is one of the most wearable oud fragrances I have ever tried)
Compliments: 8.25 (This fragrance it's not a compliment magnet, but it's alluring and an above average pleaser, specially for an oud scent that has not been disguised by citrusy, flowerly, fruity, pepperish, spicy or sweet notes)
Quality: 9.0 (Above average quality, quality ingredients, nice flask, nice sprayer)
Presentation: 8.0 (no faults, elegant flask in a glass strong "azure" color and a good metal cap. I just think it is a bit strange for the cap to have the word "opulent" written in a similar way as in Lattafa Opulent Oud. Is this a new "Opulent" family of perfumes by Lattafa?)
Price: 10.0 (100 ml non tester for £ 12,5 + shipping, a real bargain)

Overall rating: 8.75/10.00 ------ up to 5 = avoid it;
------------------------------------------- between 5 and 6 = under average;
------------------------------------------- between 6 and 7 = average;
------------------------------------------- between 7 and 8 =above average;
------------------------------------------- between 8 and 9 = recomended;
------------------------------------------- bigger than 9 = don't miss it;
Advice: If you are not familiar with strong oud scents, do buy it only after you try it; I recommend this fragrance to ALL oriental oud fragrance lovers. if you really like an oriental oud fragrance you don't even need to try it before buying it. I do believe this fragrance will become a landmark for Lattafa.
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Carlitos01 127 days ago
Lattafa Blue Oud it's alluring and a pleaser above average for an oud scent not disguised by citrus, flower, fruit and spicy sweet notes.+4
Bottle 8.0
Sillage 8.0
Longevity 8.0
Scent 9.0
Darkbeat 95 days ago
This perfume is an amazing fusion between Invictus and Sauvage, with the addition of pure Oud, an authentic beauty.+2
Bottle 9.0
Sillage 8.0
Longevity 8.0
Scent 8.5

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