Collection Extraordinaire - Precious Oud by Van Cleef & Arpels
Key Notes of Collection Extraordinaire - Precious Oud
What Does Collection Extraordinaire - Precious Oud Smell Like
Collection Extraordinaire - Precious Oud by Van Cleef & Arpels is a floral, sweet, woody, spicy, and fruity unisex perfume that offers an intriguing blend of scents. The perfume opens with the sharp tang of bergamot combined with the slight kick of pink pepper. These top notes are noticeable, yet not overpowering, instantly creating an atmospheric aroma. As the initial scent begins to fade, the middle notes of tuberose, iris, and jasmine take over, creating a sweet and floral scent which is predominant yet not overly sweet. Tuberose leads the floral trio, dominating the heart of the perfume with its intoxicating aroma. Iris and jasmine are clearly present but do not overshadow the powerful tuberose, adding just the right amount of floral sweetness to the mix. As the floral notes fade, the base notes of sandalwood, oud, and vetiver slowly reveal themselves, providing a warm, earthy and slightly spicy backdrop, lending a certain woody depth to the fragrance. Oud, despite its less prominent presence, lends an interesting twist to the perfume. Its unique scent combines with the undertones of vetiver and the woody scent of sandalwood to give the perfume a grounded finish that lingers beautifully.
Review of Collection Extraordinaire - Precious Oud
Van Cleef & Arpels' Collection Extraordinaire - Precious Oud is a bit of an unsung hero in the world of unisex perfumes, but it tends to resonate more with mature women. The first impression this perfume offers is a floral aura, subtly laced with sweet undertones. As the scent evolves, you pick up an earthy, woody core, complemented by just a hint of spicy warmth. Just when you think you've got the measure of it, underlying notes of fruit and exotic oriental elements tease your senses. The resinous and smoky undertones add an element of mystery to the mix.
While it might not be your go-to for a hot summer's day, it really comes into its own during the cooler months. It's perfect for an evening out or a casual leisurely day, and it's not out of place in a business setting either. Value-wise, it's a solid choice, offering good longevity and a noticeable yet not overpowering sillage. This perfume is for those who appreciate a scent that evolves and reveals its layers over time.
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