Shaghaf Oud (2016)

Shaghaf Oud by Swiss Arabian
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Shaghaf Oud is a popular perfume by Swiss Arabian for women and men and was released in 2016. The scent is oriental-sweet. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesSaffron
Heart Notes Heart NotesRose, Oud
Base Notes Base NotesPraliné, Vanilla, Oud

Ratings

Scent

8.5 (51 Ratings)

Longevity

9.0 (49 Ratings)

Sillage

8.5 (49 Ratings)

Bottle

8.0 (50 Ratings)
Submitted by Schakaa, last update on 19.08.2019
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DrGourmand

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DrGourmand
DrGourmand
Helpful Review    4
Waiting is worth it, but not always and certainly not more often - Shaghaf Oud
If you write a comment or a statement, you are of course curious and you already have a look at the effusions left behind by other perfumes. I often have doubts about my own or other people's perceptions. Shaghaf Oud is a candidate for such skepticism, because I expected a vanilla praline gourmand for the winter, with rosy, woody oud tones and somehow with saffron. Would've been great.
The beginning was terrible for me! Alcohol pure plus metal in strong intensity (a good sip of prima spirit from an old aluminium sheet bread can). I had applied well and was very relieved that this spook ended after about a quarter of an hour.
What remained was a fine oud aroma, woody, delicately smoky, discreetly spicy and gently pinkish. Rose and saffron hide each other behind each other and both behind the oud, but remain soft as butter and support the aroma sensitively. This fragrance adheres very firmly and is a mild, pleasant companion for a long time.
Suggestions of graceful, sweet notes have been permanent since the initial alcohol abuse. They may come from saffron and/or oud, perhaps the base is already present, but too much sweetness, even intense praline, chocolaty vanilla or lively, gourmand flair are not present for me. To the rear, the oud becomes even stronger, the vanilla well recognizable, but discreetly remaining. A praline gourmand never develops for me.
I say, if you wait for the first "crazy" minutes, with Shaghaf Oud we have a very fine, restrained oud scent without any dominating tones, which lies pleasantly on the skin for a long time. If you wait longer, nothing continues to develop - little conspicuous, hardly pronounced, not characteristic. Really not a bad perfume, but there are much better ones! Even at a small price!
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Emorandeira

58 Reviews
Emorandeira
Emorandeira
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Sweet & tasty rosa-oud
I blind bought this perfume and i couldnt be more Happy. It went Direct to my top 10 without any kind if doubt. I LOVE vanilla and i can find here louds of very nice vanilla mixed with praliné and spices which brings me Direct to the nirvana. But this is not the tipical western vanilla perfume, It has the oriental character which gives to It an especial and exotic character. The scent is smooth, Deep and has an incredible performance (more attending to his price). One of the best middle east perfumes i have tried. I tried some amouage, Kelsey Berwin, lattafa, al haramain, rasasi... And although i have found some that i like a lot as Well... Not as much as i like this jewel... Gold perfume into a gold bottle...
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Antidotte

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Antidotte
Antidotte
4
Fine praline
After I tested the brother Abyad and found him very good, I was very excited about this candidate.
Packaging and bottle are the same as the white brother, only in golden colour.
But the opening is much more subtle, not so aggressively smoky, also the silage is a bit more discreet.
While Abyad doesn't go through a big transformation, but simply loses intensity and you can guess some more lovely chords in the base, this scent changes very well.
Although only 5 components are listed here, this fragrance is more complex, the vanilla is perceived, but this perfume can really be described as "Gourmand".
For the winter the best perfume I know.
You are wrapped in a powdery vanilla blanket all day long.
Also here applies, an absolute purchase recommendation at the ridiculous price!
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MissGuerlain

5 Reviews
MissGuerlain
MissGuerlain
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Beast mode!!
Comparing it to "Oud Bouquet" by Lancome. The rose is clearly more dominant in "Oud Bouquet". While "Shaghaf Oud" is much sweeter with more praline, however, no overtaking oud. I'd say "Oud Bouquet" is more elegant & floral all through. And Shaghaf Oud has much more of the praline & feels sweeter over all. And yes they are veeery similar. I have a decant of "Oud Bouquet", and decided on a bottle of "Shaghaf Oud". The far better price of it where I live made me buy it. Longevity/Sillage/Projection: Beast mode!!
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NicosV

11 Reviews
NicosV
NicosV
1
An amazing fragrance at a ridiculously low price
Shaghaf Oud form Swiss Arabian is an excellent fragrance. Powerful, refined, unique with an amazing clarity of notes and quality. The bottle is the definition of gold shining, entirely lacquered in gold! It opens with a fantastic Saffron note and Oud. Then comes a strong note of rose with praline and vanilla at the bottom.
It has beast longevity and sillage and all these at a ridiculously low price!
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Darkbeat

139 Reviews
Darkbeat
Darkbeat
Helpful Review    4
Oud Bouquet de Lancome at ridiculous price
Getting away from the designer perfumery is getting easier knowing this type of perfume. Perfumes of bestial quality and excellent performance, both in duration and in wake.

The output is a very intense and medicated saffron, over which light chocolate and woody halos revolve, but very subtle and deep, an authentic oriental beauty. Then, the saffron lowers in intensity, and a shy rose begins to emerge, at the beginning a dusty tinge, and then, slowly, it disappears and acquires very natural velvety nuances. This mixture of rose and saffron is adorned on a faint background of oud, very woody, medicated and creamy, with subtle reflections of chocolate vanilla and very controlled sweetness. Little by little, this background acquires prominence, and the rose diminishes in intensity, recreating the aroma of a light vaporous rose, which is submerged in a source of vanilla and praline, with a lovely woody and smoky undertone. I love this type of aromas, and in spite of the vanilla and the praline, you do not feel a cloying or heavy gourmand, in this aspect it is very well balanced. A beautiful Arabian perfume, a somewhat more gourmand interpretation of the typical Rosa-Oud combo, delicious.

This perfume I liked a lot, and from the first time I smelled it, I knew I had smelled it before. It smells like "Oud Bouquet" by Lancome, perhaps the perfume of Lancome is somewhat sweeter and a little more woody, but in general terms they are almost identical.

The performance of this perfume is great, exceeding 10 hours in skin, with a very marked wake, at least, the first 2 hours, then gradually lowers. A performance that we could catalog, in general, as magnificent.

The use of this perfume fits better in cold and temperate times, and of course, it is an aroma of nocturnal character, although, we could use it during the day, if the weather accompanies it. What we should avoid, is its use in hot climates, where excess heat could saturate a nose not used to this type of aromas Arabic and gourmand.

I recommend this perfume 100% to those people who enjoy oriental floral and woody with a gourmand touch. A perfume of ridiculous price, for everything it offers, quality of components and optimal performance, with an exact aroma to the very expensive "Oud Bouquet" of Lancome, and that should be in the collection of any good lover of perfumes.

Sorry for my bad english.
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OudSan

2 Reviews
OudSan
OudSan
1
If you like vanilla-sweet-opulent fragrance
The first note that I get when I first spray this is a strange banana like smell in the opening who fade away quickly, leaving behind an odd rose/vanilla/praline combo. Despite the fact that Oud is supposedly present in middle and base note, I dont get any at all. It is basically a very sweet ( overly ) fragrance, very heavy on vanilla. The base note give you a chocolate vibe, but not a good chocolate, one that stayed under the sun for a very long time.

Great performances. Is it Arabian style fragrance ? At 20% I would say, not more.
Hit or miss ? If you like vanilla, vanilla, and vanilla , then go for it. If not, stay away.
The quality of the essential oils used here is great overall.
PS: Absolutely nothing similar with Dark Aoud by Montale
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Carlitos01

232 Reviews
Carlitos01
Carlitos01
Greatly helpful Review    12
A true Arabian fragrance to please western women and men
This is an amazing unisex fragrance from the opening till the fainting skin scent.
It opens with a magnificent Saffron note and Oud. Oud will be present in all the development stages.
The hearth notes surprise you with both a delicate and strong note of Rose (Taif rose??). It's not the powerful Rose used by Montale. Its a subtle Rose that embraces you to keep the Oud leash well tight. Its a very alluring stage with the fainting Saffron still present as well.
With the bottom notes, the global scent sweetens a lot with notes of praline and vanilla. You travel through the dry down with the rosy sweet Oud for quite a long time, more than 10 hours for sure.
The bottle is really nice, entirely lacquered in gold. It shines in the middle of your collection. Middle eastern designers do surprise us either with some tacky bottles like the Craze flask from Armaf or with this type of jewels.
Besides the very good performance, this is a quite versatile Oud fragrance as you may use it almost everywhere and every time except in hot days. I am truly rendered to this perfume.

Let's see the math for Shagaf Oud:
- Scent opening: 10.0 (very good - my judgement).
- Scent dry down: 9.5 (very pleasant but faint).
- Longevity: 9.0 (10 hours+ with 3 sprays).
- Sillage: 9.0 (more than 6 feet for 4 hours with 3 sprays; projects for more than 3 hours); practical skin scent till the 12th hour.
- Uniqueness: 9.0 (almost unique; I only found some similarities with Shagaf Oud Abyad and Lancome Oud Bouquet).
- Wearability: 9.0 (extremely high for an Oud based fragrance).
- Versatility: 9.0 (extremely high for an Oud based fragrance).
- Compliments: 8.5 (surprisingly high for an Oud based fragrance)
- Quality: 9.0 (my judgement).
- Presentation: 10.0 (not discrete but very beautiful, both bottle and card box).
- Price: 10.0 (100 ml for 20 Euros in Notino).

Average: 9.27 / 10.00.
- between 7 and 8 = above average;
- between 8 and 9 = recomended;
- bigger than 9 = don't miss it;
In my top 20? a big YES.
Will I buy it again? Yes for sure.
Is there a similar Oud fragrance I like as much as Shagaf Oud ? Yes, Montale's Dark Oud even if they are not similar; Shagaf Oud is subtle and tender; Dark Oud is stronger and sharper.
Lataffa Oud Boulevard is as alluring as Shagaf Oud (but not similar) and has a similar price. It iis a masterpiece on a pair or even superior to Shaghaf Oud.
Lancome Oud Bouquet is quite similar to Shagaf Oud but cost 3x~4x the price.
Will I recommend Shagaf Oud? a big YES.

Music: Lawrence of Arabia movie theme.

Statements

Emorandeira 35 days ago
Specially recommended to vanilla lovers. A Deep hint of vanilla and praliné which gives to the classical rose-oud a different character+1
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Carlitos01 48 days ago
The fragrance sweetens a lot with notes of praline & vanilla. You travel through the dry down with a rosy sweet Oud for quite a long time.+6
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JoaoMartins 11 months ago
Smooth vanilla oud with a rose opening. Nothing amazin+3
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DavidBraz 11 months ago
Bit off putting with a medicinal oud in the first 15m. Than u get an excellent combo of chocolate+vanilla. Classy gourmandish & subtle rose!+4

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