Gorgeously malleable, L’Oudh is a study in subtle star power. A cypriol-sheer tobacco expresses a powerful dichotomy, paper smooth texture offset by a molasses-like piquancy. Similarly, castoreum is a thickly buttered density that is quietly salty-sweet on the nose. Cistus smolders gently, a purple-pink floral veil through which the core elements of L’Oudh come into focus. Javanese vetiver, unmitigated, verdant strength: recalls rich earth and intense spice; it transports us to an island, where humidity is an explosion of afternoon thunderstorms and the dank, sweat-inducing bite of hot peppers. Conversely, Mysore sandalwood absorbs all of vetiver’s moisture, warming our skin with it’s searing, golden glare. Amber is a glowing patina of savory sugar, a flavor of skin.
All these (and more) elements pave the way towards the phenomenal heart and soul of this scent, oudh. Dark and rubbery yet luminous and energetic, oudh awakens and satisfies our eternal search for a scent that defies definition. This particular oudh (in keeping with the yin yang of L’Oudh) is crisp yet sumptuous, effervescent yet heavy, wild yet metallic. L’Oudh ensures the wearer will beguile and bewitch all who come close enough to catch a whiff of this invisible, ever-evolving mystery.