Oud Fleur 2013

Oud Fleur by Tom Ford
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Oud Fleur is a popular perfume by Tom Ford for women and men and was released in 2013. The scent is floral-woody. It was last marketed by Estēe Lauder Companies.
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Perfumer

Yann Vasnier

Fragrance Notes

RoseRose OudOud SandalwoodSandalwood PatchouliPatchouli

Ratings

Scent

7.7155 Ratings

Longevity

8.0133 Ratings

Sillage

7.3134 Ratings

Bottle

8.7145 Ratings

Value for money

6.828 Ratings
Submitted by Freeestyler, last update on 31.05.2022.
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9.5
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
10
Bottle
7
Pricing
Lfc1892

3 Reviews
Lfc1892
Lfc1892
   3  
Stunning
Lovely scent. Beautifully balanced rose and Oudh combo with a nice slightly spicy floral touch to it. I’ve read plenty with regards to performance issues and Tom Ford blends but this is great on my skin in that respect.
This is interesting without being too challenging. Sweet without being cloying. Rich enough without being too dense such that it would become overly heavy.
Great scent
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7.5
Scent
9
Longevity
8
Sillage
10
Bottle
7
Pricing
Carpintero
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Helpful Review    8  
The scent of Generation Maybe?
Admittedly, the title does not promise anything positive, resonates just with the word Maybe a relatively negative connotation.

Years ago, there was once an article about Generation Z, there titled "Generation Maybe", and was about the fact that this generation Maybe has lost itself in the either-or, can not decide, has no answer to any question, would not like to commit.
Why this title and the reference to an article about this generation?
Because Oud Fleur represents exactly that, but without any negative connotations, but full of euphimisms: either-or.
On another platform I read that this could just as well be a DUA hybrid:

Tobacco Oud mixed with Rose Prick.

But is it?

Let's start from the beginning, with the purchase: I acquired the fragrance last week in Zurich, when in a well-known specialty store was just sale and I could purchase the admittedly beautiful 100 ml bottle for under 250 euros.

At home sprayed on me boomed first of all a huge load of spiced oud. Some speak of associations with Tom Ford's London - and these are also absolutely not to be dismissed, even if the cumin (fortunately) is completely absent here and instead cardamom and coriander are to be perceived. Above all, however, the oud is here the tone-setting unit, which makes this fragrance seem extremely loud, strong and masculine in the first moment.

In the next moment, however, the floral units already come into play: here, however, in my opinion, some went wrong with the naming - the so floral a rose may also be, so much all other floral chords are completely missing.
A juicy, completely dark and mysterious rose enters the ring, which wants to fight a battle with the spicy oud. So at least the first impression.
The rose is thereby full-bodied, mysterious, dirty and so not at all sweet and tender. No, the is not only here to play - To fight but also not.
Because she prefers to cuddle.

In the heart, rose and oud unite, complement each other, support each other and hold each other. Completely in harmony they linger - just as if they had been hybridized. So after all Tobacco Oud and Rose Prick?

No. It's not that simple.
Tobacco Oud is beautiful. Rose Prick is beautiful. And they would be the parents of a beautiful child, guaranteed. But should they ever have an offspring, Oud Fleur will not be his/her name.

Oud Fleur is more complex, deeper, more mature than that.
Even if individual chords over and over again remind of the spicy, striking Booziness paired with pipe tobacco and exotic oud, and other chords quite evoke associations with the most seductive rose that the house of Ford has to offer, Oud Fleur does something quite brilliant in the later course:

Sandalwood give the fragrance in the drydown a wonderfully adult, profound and confessed character, which clearly distinguishes the Oud Fleur from all other oud-rose combinations. Completely detached, down-to-earth and sophisticated appears the wonderful combination of rough, spicy, edgy oud with the juicy, dark and dirty rose after the sandalwood brings the fragrance the necessary creaminess, smoothness and calmness into play.
Incidentally, sandalwood is also a component of Tobacco Oud - just in passing.

But that's not all. In the further course of the drydown comes another, completely unexpected component: patchouli. No damp, musty basement patchouli, but real power work: sexy, wicked and dust-dry. This note rounds off the oud-rose combo paired with the sandalwood wonderfully, gives it the final touch, roughens the polished sandalwood again a bit and gives the fragrance once again a very seductive character - nix Maybe, but Definitely Definitely.
Again: Patchouli is a note found in both Tobacco Oud and Rose Prick.

So is it a hybrid after all?
No. It's a standalone, beautiful, and incredibly special fragrance from the house of Ford. Spicy oud, juicy-dirty black rose, deep and elegant sandalwood paired with the necessary wickedness and sexiness of patchouli.

One could think, all the wonderful elements of Tom Ford fragrances have united in this fragrance: Tobacco Oud and Rose Prick right in front, London and Santal Blush a little more in the midfield and Patchouli Absolu in the back rows.
- And yet a very unique fragrance.

The fragrance of the generation Maybe?
No. Definitely not. And yet Oud Fleur beautifully represents indecision, the question of meaning and the eternal back and forth between either and or.

But what is the answer to that?
Does it always need one? - I ask back.
Oud Fleur does not want to be understood, I am convinced of that. Not every question needs an answer. Not every decision needs to be made. Not everything needs to be committed to.
Sometimes it is enough to pause for a moment and enjoy. Existence, life, love and the feeling of not having to have an answer to everything.
And in this moment, it needs a confessed companion - and that is Oud Fleur.
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7.5
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
10
Bottle
Schallhoerer
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The Spice Soud
If you're expecting just another "rose/oud" candidate from Oud Fleur (something the majority of comments and statements here would lead you to expect), you're mistaken. Oud Fleur finds a completely different approach to this already worn out topic.

On my skin, the scent starts off with a decent dose of oud. This reminds me very much of the beginning of Tobacco Oud (without the smoky elements). This has something very spicy with a small shot of boozyness. At the same time you can also draw parallels to Tom Ford's London. Here, however, without the too sweaty cumin note. Nevertheless, the
Opening of Oud Fleur something animalic in the background resonate. No circus tent or pony petting zoo Animalik, but rather quite subtly "piggy".

Only in the course then the rose comes out with me. No soft, bright but a somewhat coarse and slightly "dirty" rose. Paired with this oud accord from the opening of the fragrance, this becomes a very spicy composition, which is completed in the drydown by earthy patchouli.

The drydown then reminds me even more of London. Here, the rose is cut back, the oud also takes rather a place in the back ranks and the fragrance is warm, balsamic and dominated by the patchouli in interaction with sandalwood. The drydown is unisex with little tendency to the feminine.

Oud Fleur, as a whole, has one major problem that runs through Tom Ford's entire Prive Blend line. The naming. Really, this fragrance is not floral in my eyes. Sure, it has a floral approach due to the rose, which becomes one of the main components over time. But the entire fragrance is so much more trimmed towards spices and oud by its make that the epithet "Fleur" should have been left out here. "Oud Spice" would have been a better and more appropriate name for this fragrance.

Flacon: Typical of the Private Blend range. In my eyes sexy.
Durability: without problems 2-digit (after 2-3 hours close to the skin)
Sillage: upper level (no Beastmode)
Carrier: unisex with a clear tendency to the masculine by the animalic opening. The drydown then rather soft, warm and somewhat more feminine.

Oud Fleur is a spicy oud candidate that suffers from an unflattering name. No more Rose/Oud Aufklatsch, but a wonderfully dark, spicy Vertretet the Oud + spices faction.
6 Replies
10
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
10
Bottle
Eboolas
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Eboolas
Very helpful Review    8  
The scent of the mysterious and reserved thinker
Silk. No. Maybe it is. I was sceptical - but it was love at first sight. What's behind that scent is the mysterious. It is not a deep secret that this fragrance carries - but it is the mysterious, it is the thoughtful, it represents for me the multi-faceted and at the same time complicated human being. Whoever wears this fragrance doesn't necessarily want to please - and yet he does. This fragrance is literally a veil, a dark and romantic companion. And by romanticism I don't mean the eroticism of a cuddly scent, it is the romanticism of the ambivalence of being human. The human being who is searching for meaning, and not despairing - no, he feels comfortable in this search.

The fragrance consists of incredibly tasteful rose scents - and these are also enveloped, and I don't like to explain what it is. Sandalwood? Oud? Patchouli? In the meantime I have tested so many fragrances, and it is often easy to extract the beauty of individual components. Here it's different: the interaction of the components creates something wonderful and very unique and for me indescribable.

I have to think of a dark purple - and whenever I wear an elegant shirt - which is not quite black, but rather very carefully immersed in dark shades of red, this fragrance fits perfectly. Do you know which shirt I mean? The official name of my shirt is plum. :-) And this fragrance is perfect for exactly these situations, when you need that certain icing on the cake without screaming too loud or being extravagant. Just like the shirt, which may look black at first glance, but hides something else entirely. That's the elegant side of the fragrance, but for me the fragrance carries something else entirely.

Do you know those, possibly late puberty, young people who lose themselves in the poetry of philosophy - and who are very mysterious in their way, not really annoying but not quite fitting in this world. Also here: This fragrance carries exactly this mysterious component of a mysterious but - for me - young, masculine person. No macho. It is the fragrance of the mysterious and rather reserved thinker
Actually I thought - that's it with Tom Ford, I've tried so much, my journey must continue. And then I get a sample and it goes boom again. The fragrance is so incredibly round and tells a story, it is linear but incredibly interesting. My conflict with Tom Ford is the image of the brand, ostentatious - a real bonze shop. But the perfumers behind these creations create a fantastic escape from this world with fragrances like Oud Fleur and give our stories a fitting scent - and we give the fragrances a story
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10
Scent
10
Longevity
8
Sillage
10
Bottle
VictorLhv

26 Reviews
VictorLhv
VictorLhv
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Rich Velvet
One of the smoothest perfumes I've experienced so far. Very soft oud, just a soupçon, to use a French turn of phrase, in a floral blend that may bring to mind a dark rose or a similarly dark pansy, plus the sandalwood somewhere in the background. Very elegant and distinguished! Something to wear to a formal occasion, to the opera perhaps, if and when that becomes a possibility again.
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8
Scent
9
Longevity
9
Sillage
Hitchslap

100 Reviews
Hitchslap
Hitchslap
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Very soft oud, some rose and incense-like
I'm no rose expert nor do I find it to be my favorite note amongst men's scents but this Oud Fleur fragrance has a nice kind of rose.

The oud is soft while the rose is not the usual dry red rose kind.

Have you ever walked around a rose garden and noticed the difference between various rose bushes? Have you ever smelled a rose, a darker rose where the aroma is fuller, juicier and seems more complex?

That's what Ford seems to have here in this scent, a little incense-like and, yes, like the name implies-floral.

Projects very well and lasts a good amount of time.
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Jazzy76Jazzy76 3 years ago
9.5
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
7
Bottle
A warm and spicy oud made gentler and more feminine by a rose touch.A perfectly balanced scent with a good sillage and a fantastic longevity
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Carlitos01Carlitos01 3 years ago
8
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
Soft and delicate oud and rose combo. It's very agreeable but it lacks the strength of some competitive offerings like Montale's Dark Aoud.
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HermeshHermesh 7 years ago
7
Scent
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Initially almost a floral overkill and animal notes that come from flowers. What comes after this, is a very fine & delicate rose-oud combo!
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