Oudh has become one of the ‘hottest’ fragrance notes around. With its roots in traditional Arabian perfumery, oudh is now being used with he deftest touch – skilfully blended with other precious notes, to create complex and intriguing fragrances – of which this is a heart-thumpingly romantic example…
Top notes of bergamot immediately give way to the freshly crushed pink peppercorns and a soft whisper of incense. Heart notes of jasmine and tuberose are decadently wafted forth as they warm on the skin and a creamily smooth finish is achieved with the delicately balanced oudh, sweet patchouli, sandalwood and a kiss of vetiver that melts into the amber base.
Only the most noble materials are selected for Van Cleef & Arpels’ luxurious Collection Extraordinaire, and here perfumer Amandine Marie has reflected the multi-faceted, intricately worked gems that define their priceless pieces, making Precious Oud a jewel in our Hidden Treasures Discovery Box to be sprayed and admired for many hours on the skin.
Van Cleef & Arpels Precious Oud from £126 for 75ml eau de parfum
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