It seemed like for a few years in niche perfume, there really was an “oud du jour”. Everyone was launching an oud perfume, or at least a perfume with the word “oud” in its title. I don’t know if Amouroud is joking about this or if “Oud du Jour” is a fun thing to say (because it is).
Amouroud Oud du Jour opens with dry spices and a fruity raspberry. This may sound like some sort of fruity-floral opening, but it isn’t. This is the sort of “rustic raspberry” opening of something like Tom Ford Tuscan Leather. However, Oud du Jour is really fruity with ripe red berries and a saffron that adds a “chewy” savoriness. To my surprise, the fruity, berry notes linger for most of the wear. Oud du Jour eventually gets smokier, like leather, dried rose petals and woodsy/patchouli incense. In summary, Oud du Jour has it all – smoke, spices, rose petals, woods, leather and a red fruit compote – but it’s never overwhelming and none of the notes are combating each other.
What I like about Oud du Jour is that it is a “serious” perfume (AKA it’s not a novelty scent); however, it’s having a lot of fun. This is a fruity oud and IT WORKS. It balances these textures, the moods…and the finally product is a really sophisticated fruity fragrance or an incense scent that isn’t about meditation but about energy.
Notes listed include pink pepper, raspberry, saffron, incense, rose, lily-of-the-valley, dried plum, oud, black amber, patchouli and guaiac wood. Launched in 2016. PERFUMER – Claude Dir
Give Oud du Jour a try if you like an idea of a fruity oud. Or if you like perfumes like Tom Ford Tuscan Leather, Shay & Blue Fraise Noire, Parfums de Marly Godolphin, Rasasi La Yuqawam Homme, Montale Aoud Leather and/or Mancera Aoud Sandroses.
Projection is average. Longevity is above average.
The 3.4 oz retails for $200 at Osswald. Samples are also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Fruity (raspberry) oud. Fruity (raspberry) incense. I have enjoyed wearing this far more than I ever imagined I would. It’s unexpected and it really works.
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*Disclaimer – Sample provided by the brand. I am not financially compensated for my reviews. My opinions are my own. Product pic from parfumo.net. Jerry Hall in Versailles pic by Norman Parkinson from British Vogue (1972).