Oud by Parfum-Individual Harry Lehmann
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Oud is a popular perfume by Parfum-Individual Harry Lehmann for women and men and was released in 2015. The scent is woody-spicy. It is still in production.

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Scent

8.1 (64 Ratings)

Longevity

7.5 (55 Ratings)

Sillage

6.6 (56 Ratings)

Bottle

6.4 (49 Ratings)
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Greatly helpful Review    23
On Oudist Beach Part 4 - I'm so c(o)u(d)te!
The comments that have appeared so far on this fragrance are all highly worth reading and each one is completely accurate in its own way - which is not surprising, as they all come from top perfume authors. And if this elite of testers and commentators here unanimously awards between 8.5 and 9.5 points, then it won't come as a surprise that I also find this fragrance very beautiful. Especially since I have a weakness for Harry Lehmanns products.

This is a real "Lehmann" in terms of linearity, honesty and wearability; he is atypical in terms of strength-raising. "Oud" is a rather quiet fragrance with moderate durability and sillage, absolutely suitable for everyday use and offices, which is a bit ironic, where even the Hesperidics (like "Orange" or "Springfield") among the Lehmann's EdPs like to have a, let's say, old-Berlin clear projection ("Hoppla, here I come") and at least 8 hours durability on their legs
"Oud" is characterized by an interplay between a very fresh, at times citric, at times almost water-like, then again rather eucalyptic-mentholig seeming pole (also something ambry I think imaginable) and a more abysmal and exciting counterpole, which is probably the actually "oudige" one. As far as this opposite pole is concerned, you might think you can recognize a "typical animalistic oud stinkiness", sometimes the whole thing (more precisely the half) goes more in the direction of a gas station-like stinkiness. But although the separation here falls after "diesel" and not before "bliss", the potentially ugly here remains so suggestive that it does not appear unpleasant or even repulsive at all, but rather adds tension and fascination to the beauty.

To my own astonishment, I noticed that although I am anything but an oud lover and oud connoisseur, I have already commented on six oud scents here, namely the three from the Oudistenstrand series, Singular Oud by Urban Scents, Oud 27 by Le Labo and Wood&Spices by Montale. This Lehmann here resembles, as others have already stated, among these six most strongly the (also Berliner!) LeFebvreschen "Singular Oud"; with which likewise a quite powerful, sometimes almost medicinal herbal oil-like dragon-cleaning freshness plays against a moderate, portable, but not boring (and thus very successful) stinkiness.

The striking difference, however, is that the Lehmann (with similar durability and Sillage) is lighter in character, but above all much softer and brighter. The two aforementioned poles are here, as a third, united and integrated by an all-encompassing, almost creamy, warm gentleness, which lets the idea of a gourmand arise moment by moment (but what "Oud" is not, would also be a funny idea to bite on a piece of eagle wood).

Conclusion: Lehmann offers insider tips and niche world marketable fragrances at a small price, not only for the old recipes from the Roaring Twenties (Russian Juchten, Sminta and others), but also for the news from the 21st century, such as this exciting but overall gentle Oud.

The real Zappa fans (I honestly can't count myself among them either) may forgive me if I borrowed the song title from "Sheikh Yerbouti" for the title of this commentary; I don't know exactly why, but it seemed to fit me
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