London Oud by Fragrance Du Bois
What Does London Oud Smell Like
Upon the first encounter with London Oud, one is welcomed by the brisk, crisp scent of spearmint, paving the way for the lightly sweet and citrusy hints of bergamot and lemon. It's a refreshing, sensory awakening that sparks intrigue.
As the top notes slowly subside, a marine essence becomes the dominant player, adding an aquatic freshness that mimics the coolness of a sea breeze. The marine notes blend seamlessly with the floral bouquet of lavender, jasmine, and white blossoms, achieving a green, fresh heart that is full of nature’s beauty.
As the perfume progresses and the floral elements fade, the base notes come into play. The fragrance evolves to reveal the subtly sweet and spicy aroma of cardamom, the warm, earthy scent of cedarwood, and a distinctive brush of nutmeg. The scent of oud, a rich and musky note, weaves itself subtly throughout the base, giving a depth and persistence to the fragrance. The perfume concludes with the earthy, slightly sweet fragrance of patchouli, providing a perfect conclusion to the aromatic journey.
In summary, London Oud is an olfactory tapestry of crisp citrus, fresh marine notes, floral freshness, and spicy, woody nuances; a journey from a mint-filled English garden to calming seaside, ending in the depth of a spicy forest.
Review of London Oud
Fragrance Du Bois' London Oud is a scent that truly embodies the spirit of the modern man, with an equal appeal to women as well. Released in 2014, it has become a favorite among mature audiences who appreciate its woodsy and spicy aroma profile. The perfume exhibits an inviting freshness, highlighted by a subtle aquatic undertone that whispers of spring and summer days spent outdoors.
The scent opens with a surprising burst of spearmint, a hint of zesty bergamot, and a touch of refreshing lemon. It then subtly navigates towards a heart dominated by marine notes, evoking images of a serene seaside stroll. The dry down is marked by the distinct scent of oud, a precious ingredient that lends a rich, deep, and somewhat mystical quality to the perfume, complemented by the warmth of nutmeg and cedarwood.
While the perfume has a reasonable longevity, the sillage is not overpowering, making it perfect for those who prefer a more discreet scent trail. While it is well suited for leisurely outings and daily wear, its universal appeal extends to business environments and evening events as well.
The value for money, however, may not be its strongest suit. Considering the price point, while the scent is certainly pleasant, it might lack the complexity and depth that seasoned perfume enthusiasts often seek. Moreover, while it's marketed as unisex, the scent leans more towards masculine olfactory preferences.
Overall, London Oud by Fragrance Du Bois is a versatile perfume, offering a fresh, spicy, and woodsy fragrance that, while may not be groundbreaking, offers comfort and familiarity - especially appealing to mature, modern men.
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