The duo Accord Oud and Oud Immortelle are both created around Oud, a certain type of wood that because of its use in incense and perfumes, has gained great cultural significance and has gotten its existence recorded into one of the world’s oldest written texts–the Sanskrit Vedas from India. — Ben Gorham
Blackberry is a subtle sweetness that complements the tangier richness of forthcoming elements. Similarly, rum magnifies all, its intoxicating gaze making each successive note in a shimmer as if beautifully bronzed. Saffron is an invisible, internal flourish, its floral-metallic electricity generating a warm blush that spreads slowly and seductively throughout the whole of Accord Oud; like the color rising in a lover’s cheeks, saffron signals flames of desire. Clary sage is starkly aromatic, but its herbal assault is mitigated by the emollient berry-spice-booze top notes. Leather is the hardy soul of this scent, slightly animalic but sweetly polished, this skin absorbs all precedents and renders one smooth, consolidated scent. Patchouli, an earthy, evasive smolder, hints at the historic weight Oud carries.
Accord Oud is an elegant recreation of an irreplaceable substance, a fruity-smoky-animal rendering of one of the most elusive elements in fragrance. As it wears on skin, this intelligent assembly blooms into the funky, sinuous, woody energy that we know and love as Oud. Wear Accord Oud and experience an experiment in supernatural recreation.