Oud Malaki 2012

Oud Malaki by Chopard
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8.1 / 10 290 Ratings
A popular perfume by Chopard for men, released in 2012. The scent is woody-spicy. It was last marketed by Coty.
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Main accords

Woody
Spicy
Oriental
Resinous
Sweet

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
LavenderLavender GrapefruitGrapefruit
Heart Notes Heart Notes
SpicesSpices LeatherLeather TobaccoTobacco
Base Notes Base Notes
AmberAmber OudOud

Perfumer

Ratings
Scent
8.1290 Ratings
Longevity
7.9252 Ratings
Sillage
7.4257 Ratings
Bottle
8.3259 Ratings
Value for money
8.5157 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 16.05.2024.

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Coutureguru

223 Reviews
Coutureguru
Coutureguru
Very helpful Review 7  
Royal Oud
I have, recently, picked up the questionable habit of shopping On Board Duty Free while flying to and fro from various destinations for work. The latest such acquisition made just a few hours ago is an 80ml bottle of Chopard's Oud Malaki and it's really fantastic!!

Dominique Ropion, IMHO, is a genius of the perfumery world. I don't own all of his creations, but I have tried most and some of his most lauded work graces my collection. There is an inevitable stamp to his perfumes, once again evident here in the beautiful Oud Malaki (Malaki means 'Royal' in Arabic.)
A bracing and bitter top note of Grapefruit and Artemisia (mugwort) is short lived, but M.Ropion gets into the Oud nitty gritty of this fragrance almost right off the bat. It is surrounded by a beautiful pipe tobacco sweetness, banishing any medicinal quality it may have and reminding me somewhat of Amouage's Opus V for a few short minutes before a relatively raw leather note creates an animalistic purr similar to Opus V's soft civet note. It's extremely agreeable, soft and completely encased by an incredible sweet tobacco ... like a pipe filled with Cherry Tobacco waiting to be lit.
Ropion's command of spices is magical, with a faint trace of what my nose perceives as Cinnamon and a touch of Ginger present here. By this stage I am reminded of my favorite Ropion creation, Costume National Homme, but muted ... as if looking at it through roughened glass. The Oud here is ever-present but not 'in your face' ... it feels as if a gossamer veil of the stuff has been drawn over this fragrance, supported by other precious woods.

Oud Malaki is a unique take on this 'note du jour' ... a very accessible fragrance with great sillage and longevity. I am rather blown away that this is produced and distributed by Coty ... albeit their prestige line. Highly recommended ... and it doesn't break the bank either ... mine cost under $100.
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Elysium

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Elysium
Elysium
Very helpful Review 8  
I Want To Know What Oud Is
I wanna know what oud is
I want you to show me
I wanna feel what oud is
I know you can show me

I took these few lines from the lyrics of the Foreigner song, in which I replaced the word love with oud. Why? Because the note of oud is hardly hinted at here. Perhaps the rationale behind this is because Oud Malaki means “Royal Oud” in Arabic, which implies that we face a more refined, structured, and complex sensuality than traditional oud fragrances. The perfect balance between its components means that no note stands out more than the others, but that all are essential to get this delicious aroma. We are talking about a very purified Oud, quite docile compared to most Middle Eastern offerings.

The scent is a spicy woody oud-based, which immediately gives me an explosion of citrus and creamy accord. Clean, almost soapy lavender blends beautifully with sweet and sour grapefruit. The result is milky, with a pleasant barber touch. Mugwort soon takes over, and a sort of herbal and mentholated flavor blends with the persistent creaminess. That initial goodness lasts a few minutes.

The heart is all about the spicy undertones. No roses or other syrupy stuff are present to sweeten the heart, but it’s unnecessary. Among the parched spices, I can pick up non-annoying sweaty cumin, some caraway seeds with a hint of fresh rye bread, definitely a freshly ground black pepper that pinches the nose, and also an earthy and penetrating note of celery seeds. The strong, dense, and decisive spiciness is a recognizable sign of Ropion’s hand. But the spices are just one side of the heart. Not outstanding, I get a sweet touch of mature and wet tobacco leaves, as if you were sitting in a Shisha bar, with leather undertones palpable yet not outrageous. Oud Malaki is not an in-your-face oud scent. Nor is it a rich tobacco scent.

Slightly salty ambergris emerges in the drying, mixed with cedarwood with its characteristic pencil sharpener feel and clean, non-medicinal, or animal oud. Tobacco, spices, and leather give the oud a slightly dusty profile than the infamous skunky smell that upsets many people. What a beautiful deep and sensual trail it becomes, which is more about ambergris as it is quite present, the spiciness is still there at the end and the leather is almost out of reach, just a slight puff, it is more amber than woody at the end.

Not linear at all, the scent passes from an initial creamy stage to a warmer and more spicy central one and finally to amber and salty trail. Powerful, seductive, and passionately masculine, this connoisseur blend expresses the sensual personality of the wearer of the Oud Malaki. It’s mild in projection and not the longest-lasting oud-based fragrance I know of. Recommended in the evening or for a casual night out in the colder strong fall and winter months, I find it a great candidate for the office when applied sparingly. If you are an oriental perfume fanatic who loves oud and tobacco or wants to try an oud-based fragrance and don’t want to be too offensive, try this. It is a very underrated and overlooked fragrance, in my opinion.

This review is based upon a decant I own since February 2021.

-Elysium
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Inbnk

3 Reviews
Inbnk
Inbnk
Helpful Review 4  
Smooth woody oud with tobacco
Oud Malaki is the truly hidden gem. Such a good tobacco spicy oud fragrance. I get the smooth tobacco mix with warm spicy and a little grapefruit(very little) in opening then in oud come in drydown while tobacco still in the background.

Sometime the smell recognized me to TF Tobacco Oud but Oud Malaki is more complexity while Tobacco Oud is more linear and better tobacco quality. With the popularity I think Oud Malaki is very underrated.
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Orlygrazi

9 Reviews
Orlygrazi
Orlygrazi
Helpful Review 3  
Oudy Spice
Upon application the sweet tobacco note takes center stage right along with the spices. This is a richly spicy fragrance throughout it's lifespan. Supporting the main players are the ambergris and the leather, which lend a hand in keeping the fragrance from becoming a spice bomb. The oud and the woods round out the fragrance with the 'woodsy/oudy' notes becoming more prominent later in its lifespan.

This has a similar feel to D&G the One, as both have a sweet tobacco vibe. Oud Malaki however, flaunts its Middle Eastern influences - using the spices, oud and ambergris to create a sharper more pronounced fragrance.
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Rodrigo23

6 Reviews
Rodrigo23
Rodrigo23
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Spicy Sweet Tobacco
Interesting fragrance, it’s not stunning but does the job. It’s mass appealing, but has some quality. You can detect the (faux) oud, but it’s so weak and tamed, even oud haters can appreciate this one. It reminds me a little bit of Bulgari Man in Black, but it’s better. Overall, the smell is pleasant, but I just wish it lasted longer. This doesn’t lasts more than 3 hours on my skin, but you always can reapply several times. Just make sure to get a good deal on discounters. I payed 44€ on mine.
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ElysiumElysium 3 years ago
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We're talking about a very purified Oud, quite docile compared to most Middle Eastern offerings. It's a spicy woody creamy oud-based scent.
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RobbieXRobbieX 2 years ago
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Nice smooth but subtle tobacco. I get woody notes and florals with spices. The dry down is powdery. Performance very good. Classy.
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 2 years ago
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Spices, tobacco with a slightly smoky westernized oud, a hint of leather and a not too sweet resinous amber.
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NeroIncensoNeroIncenso 28 days ago
An excellent daily driver, bringing together the oud and spice market concepts together with a gentlemanly herbal lavender facet. Fair
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InbnkInbnk 3 years ago
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Oud Malaki is truly hidden gem. Nice oud tobacco leather amber mixed with good quality and unique. Niche quality but in designer price.
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