Shaghaf Oud Abyad

Shaghaf Oud Abyad by Swiss Arabian
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Shaghaf Oud Abyad is a popular perfume by Swiss Arabian for women and men. The release year is unknown. The scent is smoky-oriental. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still in production.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Oregano, Pimento
Heart Notes Heart NotesAmber, Frankincense, Opoponax, Citrus notes, Myrrh
Base Notes Base NotesLeather, Oud, Patchouli, Sandalwood

Ratings

Scent

8.1 | 197 Ratings

Longevity

8.7 | 187 Ratings

Sillage

8.4 | 188 Ratings

Bottle

7.2 | 190 Ratings

Value for money

9.1 | 17 Ratings
Submitted by Irini, last update on 17.01.2021.
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MrHonest

75 Reviews
MrHonest
MrHonest
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~~ Burned meat, warm 'n' sweet. ~~
Picture yourself going to the butcher's, picking up a fresh steak (with the skin still on), taking it home, dunking it in oregano and salt, throwing it on the BBQ and burning the edges. Then, with a careful hand, cuttin the burned edges away and holding them up to your nose. That's it. That's this scent exactly. Leather, oregano, incense, with just a smidgen (yes, that's a real word) of sweetness in the background.

It's definitely an Interlude clone, and a decent one at that, albeit a bit more reeled-in. Begins with a harsh cacophony of oregano, smoke and leather and dials it back after about 30 minutes before the incense really takes over the blend. On paper, descriptions of it being akin to a messy spice cabinet are bang on. But that incense PROJECTS boiii. Definitely a "mysterious" type of scent that turns heads, but not the kind that drops any kind of undergarments. In fact, up close, you might as well smell like a BBQ chef or firefighter. Well....I suppose ONE of those might be considered provocative. LOL

Projection is piercing and longevity is excellent, so I would never recommend more than 2-3 sprays, lest you feel like social distancing. Wouldn't consider it on the level of Interlude (especially in density), but it'll still fill a room. In essence, it's basically an herbal leather with incense tendrils that seek out the closest nose and tickle it to start asking questions. Nothing really complex, but oddly addictive in its own way. For the price, it's definitely a winner in my book. Budget Interlude approved.

Batch code - SM079149D (08/2020, made in UAE)

Update: It's strange, but the more I spray from the bottle, the warmer and richer the amber becomes. Literally didn't happen the first week I wore it, but now it's rather obvious. Needed to amend the title to reflect this, but it seems as though the leather is now enveloped by a warm amber blanket. Sometimes it even reminds me of a melted toffee - not in a gourmand sense, but a wonderful balance to the smokiness and herbs. It's now become closer to a love for me, and as a result, sure, what the hey, 4-5 sprays!
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KimJong

46 Reviews
KimJong
KimJong
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Slightly different from bottle to bottle
I bought two more backup bottles and noticed that there were slight differences between them.

One bottle was purchased from fragrancex, and very similar to Interlude, but more smoky and less sweet from the opening. It smells like a bonfire and it's a dark smoke bomb, but the resinous sweetness is constantly subtly sensed at its source. It is a 2018 batch.

The other was bought from an Israeli seller on ebay, and it's woody herbal soapy water flowed out from the opening and gradually become animalic resin scent. Its opening is slightly reminiscent of Narciso Bleu Noir for my nose. The smoky side in it is much less, and the amber stands out more than the frankincense/myrrh in the drydown. If I can say this, it only has a slight touch of vapor, and there is no dark smoke at all (except for the drydown). Nevertheless, the lush woody vibes that seem almost refreshing still make this mystical. It is a 2019 batch.

The first one is the smoky resinous version, the second one is the herbal woody version, I call. This difference may not be the difference in the year of production due to reformulation, but may be just a subtle difference between each bottle. The two make a noticeable difference only in the opening, but over time they both become equally similar to Interlude, and both are very luxurious.

The herbal woody version is a bit less complex but much wearable for me. There is little difference between the two in terms of performance, but it seems that the smoky version is projected a little further. Both are really high quality, not just cheap clones. I rate both with the same score. The smoky version is much closer to Interlude, but the herbal woody version has another charm.

Add: In the drydown, herbal woody version is like a patchouli powder what is very similar to Molinard Vanille Patchouli. I reviewed one more day and concluded that the 2018 and 2019 batches still share similarities, but the 2019 batch no longer resembles Interlude.
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Schruppen
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Helpful Review    4  
Interlude yes, but not from the beginning
Yes, it is very reminiscent of the scent of Amouage. Still, I must say, not from the beginning. The first spray is intense. Woody, smoky, severe. So it's different from Amouage Interlude. But in the drydown, it gets closer and closer until it catches up with him. Then the two are almost identical. Also in terms of durability. I highly recommend it
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Rquill67

199 Reviews
Rquill67
Rquill67
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My smokey favourite for winter and fall...
This is an amazing fragrance! You don’t need a lot. Maybe one spray. Projects great and lasts a long time. It’s spicy, woody, smokey and dries down into a nice smoked oud with amber. Great oriental fragrance. Mysterious, sensual and foreign. I will buy again!
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Leimbacher
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Top Review    20  
The Saudi Shaft
Long name, short conclusion: "Shaghaf Oud Abyad" is the best "Interlude Man" clone on the market!

A smoking dog before the Lord, this high quality Swiss Arabian therapy is an oriental monster without mercy. Smoky, woody, roomy. A campfire in Oman, the most beautiful forest fire ever, a charred pizza in a leather handbag, a hairy sultan without clothes, a board with teeth, an angular beast with curves. Sounds stupid, but that's how it is! Oud perfectly woven, myrrh like from the holy three, Christmas at the Burj Khalifa. Solid and transcending borders. Not for the faint of heart, not for the sensitive, not for the sensitive nose, not for the beginner. A scent in bass. It's not just the wallet that's happy!

Flacon: typical Cheapie from 'm Orient
Sillage: La Bomba
Durability: does not stop - and that is a good thing! 18 hours?!

Conclusion: the perfect, easily affordable alternative to the beast "Interlude Man". Even a bit rounder and more portable, but very close. Amazing. And good. Very good. Brute and powerful, a furious pocket fireplace!
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Queruccio

6 Reviews
Queruccio
Queruccio
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Excellent fragrance! Still a clone, but very good job!
It is difficult to explain the fragrance, it is quite unique and it is much easier to go to a perfume shop and try Amouage Interlude for Men.
Not a easy and wearable fragrance, but very luxurious and complex. You will stand out from the mass fragrances, as this is something unusual.
In short, a great clone of Amouage Interlude, differences:
- a touch less smoke and complexity in the opening;
- a bit weaker after 1 hour - where Interlude still project 1 mt;
- drydown - after 2 hrs - is not very complex and refined as Amouage.

Performance:
- longevity - my skin 6/7 hrs - clothes 16hr.
- projection - my skin 1/2 hrs - clothes 8 hrs.
After 1/2 hrs the projection is almost gone, still u ve a few cms bubble.

ps. I have just tried also Ard Al Zaafaran Midnight Oud, differences:
- sweeter than Shaghaf Oud Abyad, a bit sweeter than Interlude;
- Midnight oud has slightly better performance than this, probably due to its sweetness in the drydown.
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Traum76
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Less helpful Review    9  
It's turned out "shaggy."
When I stumbled upon Swiss Arabian by chance, I couldn't help but inform myself and read up on Shagaf Oud Abyad. Whether perfume contestants or ratings on YouTube. Parallels to Amouage Interlude were drawn again and again. And as a dream76 living in NRW, but originating from Baden-Württemberg, and also fascinated by the world of fragrances, the economy fox grabbed me by the collar. The description of the fragrance made me more than curious. I had to order it blind. Two of them. Correctly read... two of them. Blind?! Yeah, blind. Very well. The shipment came... unpacked... with my heart pounding, I held the heavy white bottle in my hand. Big eyes, I had. And bright eyes and a smirk on her face?! Yes and yes! That too! The moment had come... i held the desired bottle tight in my hand. Quickly remove the tightly fitting cap and off you go. Spray head activated. Landing site is my forearm. A herbaceous spice note found its way into my nose. I then held these against my sprayed forearm and... a metaphorical tear of sadness seemed to trickle out the corner of my eye. That's it?! This should be the fragrance that is not wearable by everyone, but that inspires so many scent noses? I left the first sobering impression in the room and decided not to wash off the scent until the evening. Several hours passed... sniffed the forearm from time to time. In the late evening this intense spice bomb was still (negatively) perceptible. Go into the shower and then spray Bentley for men intense deliberately lavishly, especially on the affected forearm. But... even after hours, I could smell the Shaghaf Oud on my skin... and I don't like him. The Bentley was literally beaten by a spice cabinet. Poor Bentley. I'm reasonable... got it. It definitely turned out shaggy
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DubaiDuft98
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burnt soap
I was aware that Opoponax is a very heavy note for me now it has been confirmed again.
Opoponax has been known since ancient times as myhrre resin. It has a wide fragrance spectrum and is therefore difficult to put into words. When smoked, the resin develops an aromatic, sweet, spicy and slightly animal fragrance.
In my opinion such a comment should help the reader to pass on impressions.
For me incense sticks come to mind, but no sweet incense sticks but rather patchouli incense sticks. The Myrre does not smell basically badly only as smoked Myrre I personally like it less. In addition, frankincense is added and the double charge is added to the smoke. The smoked cloud with patch smells a little too soapy to me. Bergamot and sandalwood go down.
However, since odours are perceived very differently, another person may perceive the scent as pleasantly spicy and calming.
I can try it as I want I won't become a fan of Amouage fragrances from any side. And this fragrance for Amouage fans a paradise especially also financially
DubaiPiotr
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DubaiPiotr
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EINDEUTIGER Fragrance Clone
I now have a sample of the acidic Amouage Interlude Man (100 ml - 300 CHF) in front of me. And this is IDENTICAL with the Shaghaf Oud Abyad (75 ml - 20 CHF). I ordered the swiss arabian some time ago for testing purposes. Oud Abyad is a bit smokier in the beginning, but if this smoke disappears, really 1 to 1 !!! That's a big price difference
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Emorandeira

329 Reviews
Emorandeira
Emorandeira
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The resinous oriental pearl
I blind bought this perfume without having tried interlude by amouage. After, when i could try the one from Omán i could ubderstand why so many oeople LOVE this fragance. This is very very similar to interlude but for a 10 parte of his price. And the performance is quité similar too. Honestly i like It but dont LOVE It. I find It a bit too smoky and resinous and, although the performance is very good, i think that his projection is too weird... It doenst make an aura around you... It projects Direct in rect línea from the área where you have aplied It. I think this is a must for Arabian fragance lovers
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EinsteinvEinsteinv 27 days ago
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8
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7
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Creamy balsamic oregano. Very heavy. Not for young people
KimJongKimJong 1 year ago
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7
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The best of the three Shaghaf Oud series. Religious ambience and luxury splendor coexist. Not as thick and diverse as Interlude.
MihaiuMihaiu 1 year ago
8.5
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8
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8
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8
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woody, aromatic and smokey leather. best cheap alternative for interlude
JoaoMartinsJoaoMartins 1 year ago
9
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5
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Spectacular scent for the price. A nice clone of Interlude man
EmorandeiraEmorandeira 2 years ago
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9
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A chance to get the interlude vibe without expending the Big amount of money It costs
CatarinaCatarina 2 years ago
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A good example of how a fragrance can be similar to a hit, and also have a "life of its own". Myrrh, leather and oud to please your senses.
Carlitos01Carlitos01 3 years ago
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Fantastic Oriental perfume. It smells like a million Euros. Swiss Arabian endulged us with a celestial scent for a quite inexpensive price.

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