Bois Oudh by The Dua Brand / Dua Fragrances
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Bois Oudh is a popular limited perfume by The Dua Brand / Dua Fragrances for women and men. The release year is unknown. The scent is woody-spicy. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still available to purchase. Limited Edition
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Tonka beanTonka bean CardamomCardamom AmberAmber TeakwoodTeakwood RosewoodRosewood SandalwoodSandalwood OudOud

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8.5167 Ratings

Longevity

8.6158 Ratings

Sillage

8.1159 Ratings

Bottle

5.3159 Ratings

Value for money

7.8112 Ratings
Submitted by PanicRoom, last update on 08.05.2022.
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Landshark321

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Landshark321
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Very nice inspired expression
Bois Oudh is the Dua inspired expression of Tom Ford Oud Wood, one of the company’s earliest inspired expressions back from 2016, when I used it very heavily. I’ve never swooned for Oud Wood in the way that I have for other Tom Ford Private Blends (like Tobacco Vanille, Noir de Noir, Amber Absolute), so finding a slightly fresher, more accessible, easier to wear, more affordable variation of Oud Wood was very nice, and it was a great jack-of-all-trades gentlemanly signature-type scent that was very effective at the time. While I gravitate toward more of the indulgent and gourmand-leaning Duas of more recent years, Bois Oudh remains a great staple and an all-time great inspire expression, and I’d certainly suggest that others check it out as a nice alternative and variation to the fresh, woody, oudy Oud Wood by Tom Ford. Also, it remains one of the most affordable Duas, at a full price of $50 for 30ml, with discounts always available.

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Mezei
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Mezei
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"Close" is also over
I can not for the life of me understand why this fragrance is considered by so many people here as a quasi-perfect copy of the original.

I have now tested it extensively and parallel to the original and find that at most the opening comes even close to Oud Wood. In the drydown, where the original becomes heavenly creamy, the Dua remains throughout the mentholigen medicine cabinet vibes of the opening. In my bottle, a really disturbing dirty note is added to this in the course of the fragrance.

Before anyone comments: Yes, the fragrance is sufficiently long "matured", he is now over a month with me and has not changed.

The Bois Oudh is not a particularly accurate dupe overall, in my opinion. At most, people who prefer the opening of OW to the drydown might be happy with it. But just the soft and creamy Drydown is for me what I love so much about OW, and there the Dua fails for me completely.
Bottom line: a mediocre dupe of the first 10 minutes of Oud Wood, beyond that a total dud. And for a price that (with customs) is really not that far from that of a 30ml bottle of the original.
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Stallone97
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Helpful Review    28  
Oud Wood? Never again
It's entertaining to watch people continue to praise Oud Wood so much with his ridiculous 2 hour performance.
In a direct comparison, it is only the first 5-10 min, in which the original smells more profound. After that, this depth decreases and both come fragrance-technically on the same denominator.
The Oud Wood is to be perceived after 2 hours only skin deep, while the sillage of the Bois Oudh continues to make itself felt in the air.
The Bois Oudh, which shows no difference to the Oud Wood after the opening, clearly wins the race in the further course of the fragrance by its clearly stronger performance.
Tom Ford fanboys? Accept that a (small) brand from the USA has eclipsed your favorite fragrance ;-)

Cheers Sly
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Clipnotic
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Less helpful Review    5  
A touch of nothing
I am currently Dua test and start now with Bois Oudh, more will follow piece by piece.

Test 1:
3 sprays, two of them mist shower and one on a sweater, which takes fragrances very well and works perfectly with all other fragrances.

Test 2:
6 sprays the next day, two on the side of the neck behind the ears, two on the side of the wrists and two misting shower

Packaging and bottle:
The worst I have ever seen and at the prices in a nutshell a mess!

Fragrance:
The fragrance smells from the beginning to 99% like the treatment room of my dentist and that remains so, from woods I smell just a pathetic breath, which hides far behind.

Performance:
I stand on fragrances that have power and thus know many in which this is really so. Even with 6 sprays of this fragrance is the inherently sad breath after an hour as good as no longer perceptible, not on me and not even in the room in which I have sprayed him not.

In the work also takes him no one perceives and that with 6 sprayers in an office operation!
I have after two hours about the 6 sprayers then another of another fragrance, which has only a mediocre performance, sprayed and smell this one far more intense than what is left of the Dua.

Conclusion:
From what is so immoderately hyped in other reviews, is with me absolutely nothing to recognize. The fragrance does not smell like the original and also has a miserable performance.

I meet the days a buddy who is a fan of the original, it therefore knows well and even better than I do. With him I then make a direct comparison and add the result in this review!
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MrPink
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The magician and the rage speech
Magician
Noun, masculine [the]
1. someone who possesses magic powers; magician
2. someone who performs, demonstrates magic tricks
A conjurer, also illusionist or magician, is an artist in the performing art of magic.

"The art of magic (also conjuring and conjuring) describes a form of performing art that knows how to create illusions in the minds of viewers and feelings in the hearts of people through artistic communication (verbal and non-verbal) and using various techniques and methods. Thereby the performance is not bound to any special space or situation. The more willing the viewer is to be enchanted, the greater the illusion can be created in their mind." - Wikipedia

Welcome dear perfumas and perfumos, I am the great Duadini and I will travel with you into a world of illusions...

Friends, friends, friends - of course I am not the great Duadini, I am Manuel Neuer.
So all joking aside... Why the long intro? I'd like to address a topic that's been bothering me for a long time. Namely, how Dua manages to create the illusion of a good scent.
As should be known to everyone by now, Dua copies fragrances of well-known niche and designer brands. Vorallem by the so-called reverse engineering.

"Reverse engineering (English; German: umgekehrt entwickeln, rekonstruieren, abbreviation: RE; also Nachkonstruktion) refers to the process of extracting the design elements from an existing finished system or a mostly industrially manufactured product by examining the structures, states and behaviors. A plan is thus created again from the finished object." - Wikipedia

This is done by hunting the scent through an analysis tool (probably mass spectrometer or similar, am not a chemist) and in the result then has the exact content composition aka the recipe available.
Now it applies with the "original" recipe, but to create an exact likeness of the original creation and eliminate possible performance weaknesses. Should be feasible, or?
In Bois Oudh obviously served the classic and beautiful fragrance Oud Wood as a model.

Well, did DUA succeed in this illusion? - Yep. Only with trick 17!
Because, although DUA has the exact composition, I believe there are subtle differences involving the choice of raw materials. Of course, it should be noted that Tom Ford is also not exactly known for using the finest raw materials, but rather attracts attention through creations that not infrequently balance on the fine line of provocation.
But back to DUA: What is the most important discipline of a magician? That's right - distraction!
And DUA does that well, distracting with power here. This fragrance starts so incredibly potent, which fills the whole room, even the whole floor. Of course, this makes first impression and suggests quality, but with an extrait you expect that, right? In my opinion, however, the nose is overloaded early on, to such an extent that the fine nuances, the qualitative differences in the course can hardly be recognized. Kind of like eating food that is too spicy! (Sriracha helps with bad university Mensa food enormously ?)
No question - Bois Oudh smells very like Oud Wood, especially in the sillage. But does it smell just as elegant, so fine, so perfectly interwoven and coordinated? No in no way!!!
For me, Bois Oudh but also evaluated independently of Oud Wood - as a stand-alone fragrance - seems coarse and out of round. It drowns out the (inferior) raw materials and overwhelms the noses with a barrage of olfactory impressions. When I smell closely, I always detect a certain mineral oil note. It smells "cheap" and imperfect. It's loud and potent. A puffer, without subtlety. Brutal power without fine tuning. A souped-up tractor, not a Ferrari. But for a layman and casual perfume wearer, an experience nonetheless!

Especially if you try other (clone) creations (bspw. Roja, MFK, Xerjoff) of DUA, this illusion as a sales strategy is particularly clear - but that's another topic.
Bois Oudh (and the DUA company) is a bride in jumper boots. A wolf in sheep's clothing. An illusionist par excellence. A magician. And a very good one, because I admit I was charmed for a while.
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Gandix
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Gandix
Top Review    31  
Let me please introduce myself - a comparison with the original
He picked up my almost lifeless body,
like a doll,
a toy.
From where Louis had left it.
Louis, who in his pain ran away from what he is.
He is different,
he is Lestat,
with his irrepressible will to survive.
He takes what he wants.
His greedy gaze rests on my jugular.
He smells life,
where there is hardly any life.
He bites his wrist,
the elixir of life drips on my lips.
Slowly, drop by drop.
I feel my consciousness returning,
smell the trees,
the lake from afar,
taste the mist.
Everything is much more intense than before, more radiant,
my senses keen, like that of a wild animal.
Even Louis I can smell,
Louis with his beauty, gentleness, brokenness,
also his melancholy.
And Lestat, the evil,
it's all there,
the brokenness now in me.
The good and the bad...
I look down at myself,
beauty too.
In me I feel wickedness,
feel the desire for the elixir of life.
I have yet to learn restraint.
I am Lestat now.
And I am Louis.
Mystical......

This is a continuation of my commentary on Oud Wood,
again borrowed from 'Interview with a Vampire'.
Sequel kind of fits,
because Bois Oudh needs a bit,
to fully develop.
But then he is there,
with full force he is then Oud Wood,
when it's almost about to go bye-bye.
And he has an incredible will to survive,
like Lestat,
is still there the next morning.
In the statement I still wrote,
i would narrowly give preference to the Oud Wood.
I would like to revise this opinion now,
after a second test on the following day.
I like both equally,
however, if you include durability and price,
bois Oudh has then but the nose in front.

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Carlo81
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Thoughts from the forest
Once upon a time, a short time ago, I was standing in the woods and I was cold...
I longed for some warmth and wandered off in my mind, far into the distance...

In search of a woody, spicy scent, I had been prancing around the so highly praised TF OW for some time. However, I must confess that I'm the type of person who dislikes spending a lot of money on something that is short-lived.
Would TF OW 8-10h perceptible, I would probably already call him my own, but I digress.... In my search for an alternative, I was made aware of Bois Oudh. At this point, I thank my good friend Daniel!

Quickly I had to determine that it should be more difficult to acquire the fragrance than I could have imagined. No matter on which renowned platform Dua Fragrances, offered perfumes, Bois Oudh was always out of stock
One day it was then so far and I found a shop the Bois Oudh had in stock. I did not hesitate long and ordered. As an aside, it should be mentioned that when I updated the page immediately after the ordering process, Bois Oudh was sold out!

10 days after ordering:

The package arrived and I opened it eagerly. Was this now the fragrance I had been mentally searching for so long? The better TF OW? Or should it be an absolute failure?

The first spray and disillusionment came up. That should he be? Dry and tart... Woody yes a bit but hardly spicy.

And then it happened. After about 10 - 15 minutes there was an olfactory explosion. Finest tonka bean, teak and sandalwood had joined the party with spicy cardamon and lovely rosewood. Kind of like someone kicked in the door and dropped a 250ml bottle of TF OW.

That's not to say that Bois Oudh smells penetrating or overbearingly strong. It's just the comparison between the quiet reserved TF OW and its Strong twin brother, who likes to make it clear to everyone who's boss here.

On the skin, the fragrance lasts with me between 9h and 11h (3 sprays) . On clothes several days!

If you dear reader like the fragrance direction and have the opportunity to purchase one of these "rare" bottles, strike!

...Back in the forest, in the here and now I know what I have long been missing. A woody spicy fragrance à la TF OW which smells almost identical only can more, warms me on cool days and provides me with the necessary coolness on warm spring days.

Thanks so much for reading! Have a great time, see you soon.
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Carpintero
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Very helpful Review    24  
Oud Wood vs. Bois Oudh - A comparison 3.0
Whoever follows me here knows how much I love the Oud Wood and how big my problems with durability and sillage with this fragrance were.
With my first bottle I had such a poor shelf life that I returned the 100 ml to the seller after 7 days.

In the months that followed, I spent hours and sometimes days researching possible reformulations, batch codes, ingredients, bottle sizes, etc., until in April of this year I decided to give the fragrance another chance and then added a 30 ml bottle to my collection. At the same time a 50 ml bottle was in my nest at Easter, for which I am really, really grateful to my dearest partner.
And what can I say - I simply love the Oud Wood more than anything else! The smoothness, the woods, the coolness... The coolness? Yes, the coolness: It radiates a distant coolness and at the same time a comforting warmth. Cool, aloof wood with subtle nuances of oud. Soothing cardamom. Noble sandalwood. Rounded off by the warmth of the tonka bean and the restrained sweetness of the subtle use of amber. A dream.
If it weren't for the shelf life - 5 to a maximum of 7 hours - then even in the best weather conditions and with the most powerful air conditioning, this fragrance would be over. Unfortunately.

So an alternative had to be found. An alternative for which I would have been willing to spend a lot of money just to get a longer lasting Oud Wood fragrance.
During my research I came across the Bois Oudh from DUA Fragrances. If one believed the reviews, Bois Oudh was an identical clone of Oud Wood, only with massively improved durability. "Oud Wood on steroids" so to speak. When DUA just had another action, I struck: blindly I ordered 3 bottles - who dares wins. And a little spoiler right in front: I have definitely won.

I have already written several comments on other DUA fragrances: F'ing Fabulous and Royal Chariot Attar. Where the former is still easy to guess, Royal Chariot Attar is a dupe of the fragrance Layton from Marly.
These comments were always direct comparisons between the original and the dupe. I have brought down these comparisons into a FOREWORD and then the EVALUATIONS of FLACON, OPENING, HEARTNOTE, BASICNOTE and a CONCLUSION.

And that's exactly what I'm going to spare myself at this point.

Because:

Contrary to all my scepticism and doubts, Bois Oudh is actually an almost identical clone of Oud Wood. Bois Oudh has a subtly sharper (and in my eyes actually better) opening while the Oud Wood is very, very balanced and smooth right from the start. The Bois Oudh is very, very present from the very first moment, not loud but clearly perceptible. It is like a more intense version of the original.

At the latest from the drydown on you can save yourself the "almost" identical - because: The scents are identical. The Bois Oudh is minimally creamier and sweeter, yet a wonderful and balanced scent. A really successful composition by DUA.

While the Oud Wood becomes very, very reserved in its base note, which unfortunately starts very early in this fragrance, and lets the scent fade away pleasantly with amber and tonka bean, the Bois Oudh never seems to leave its heart note and therefore never gets to its base note. From the heart note onwards, the Bois Oudh features amber and tonka bean, which make the fragrance with its beautiful, cool woods appear at the same time fantastically warm and creamy, but this masterpiece only really comes to an end very, very late.

The Bois Oudh is possibly more subtly linear, but at least as fantastically beautiful and multi-faceted as the original.

The big advantage of this fragrance is its durability: I already have an above-average shelf life. While the Oud Wood unfortunately only lasts between 5 to 7 hours, I can smell the Bois Oudh the next day, i.e. 10 to 12 hours later. Then only very discreet and light, but still clearly recognizable as Bois Oudh. But on the clothes it actually stays on until the next wash.
The sillage of the Bois Oudh is also much better than the original, although it is not a sillage bomb. Freshly sprayed on it is still a room filler. After about one to two hours the sillage from the start will subside. However, even after several hours with Bois Oudh one is still clearly noticed at a certain distance and in only two days I was asked three times if I wear Oud Wood. After 7 hours the Sillage still radiates on about half an arm length. - Please read the update on Sillage below. Spoiler: Stronger than described here!

CONCLUSION:

I frankly have no idea how DUA manages to create such ingenious dupes, hitting every nuance so perfectly to the point that you'd think it was the original.
However, I'm absolutely convinced of the fragrance itself as well as the performance in terms of durability and silage, and I think you definitely get more for your money - apart from the ugly bottle.

But I don't want to deny my favourite brand Tom Ford either. Tom Ford is a brilliant fashion designer and for me an undisputedly outstanding artist in our wonderful world of fragrances.
The flacons are worlds more beautiful, elegant and prestigious.

And yet: With the Bois Oudh you get a really great oud-wood alternative with clearly better durability and silage.
However, at this point one must also mention in all clarity that with 50 USD for 30 ml plus transport costs and customs duties it is a discreetly cheaper variant, but it is by no means a chemotherapy.

Peace Oud. Uh... Out.

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I had to correct the sillage from 7 to 9 up.
I wore the scent for the first time at work today - in the morning I had sprayed two times on my shirt and two more on each side of my neck (so a total of four on my neck).
At noon, that is 4 hours later, when another teacher was about to take over my classroom, she asked me if I had taken a bath in perfume today, because the room smelled of it so strongly. She added that the scent was even present in the corridor.

When I came home tonight, about 9 hours later, my partner said she could smell me when I came into the foyer of our apartment (she was sitting in the living room, a good 30 meters from the foyer).

NEWS RESUME:
(Blind) Buy recommendation: 100 %. Dose carefully because of extreme durability and silage. Even now, 12 hours after application, I still smell the drydown extremely intense.

It seems to me, by the way, that the fragrance has "matured" - when I first applied the fragrance a good week ago, it was already very strong in terms of durability, but the sillage was still far from being as pronounced
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VinScentVinScent 4 months ago
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Very nice beginner oud fragrance. Current version is beast mode and super close to Oud Wood. Lots of woods and fresher than you'd thought.
Aquarius1Aquarius1 8 months ago
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Sorry Mr. Ford, but after considerably weakening Oud Wood, I've been driven in the arms of Dua. A lot cheaper, and a 1 on 1 clone of yours.

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