Royal Oud 2011

Royal Oud by Creed
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Ranked 55 in Unisex Perfume
8.2 / 10 1491 Ratings
A popular perfume by Creed for women and men, released in 2011. The scent is woody-spicy. It is still in production.
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Main accords

Woody
Spicy
Fresh
Resinous
Smoky

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
Pink pepperPink pepper BergamotBergamot GalbanumGalbanum LimeLime
Heart Notes Heart Notes
AngelicaAngelica CardamomCardamom CedarwoodCedarwood CloveClove
Base Notes Base Notes
AmbergrisAmbergris FrankincenseFrankincense Gaiac woodGaiac wood MuskMusk Vietnamese oudVietnamese oud

Perfumer

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8.21491 Ratings
Longevity
7.61304 Ratings
Sillage
7.11305 Ratings
Bottle
7.91235 Ratings
Value for money
6.1658 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 16.06.2024.

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Chizza

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Top Review 23  
Distinguished, exquisite, royal: my Creed favourite
I usually see Royal Oud at the bottom of the Creed shelf, it doesn't seem to be the favourite at Parfümerie Pieper auf der Kö in Düsseldorf. At that time, before Corona, I did a side trip here and there during the break, if there was still time. Relaxed I went to the shop where I was usually met by an eager lady. Often they didn't have what I was looking for, so you can see that the real world of fragrances doesn't always match the perfume hit lists.
For this I got Creed recommended there every time, always Viking, Himalaya also very gladly exactly like VIW. All scents I do not appreciate. I nodded towards the lowest shelf, dropped a sentence towards Royal Oud, but no reaction. Didn't matter, because I already had it and just wanted to point out that there must be more than the three Creed scents and the Montales next to them. And also more than the perfume of the Ruhruni. By the way, here I bought the absolute perfume for my wife, something Musk von Montale. In the store ok, at home I was not exactly happy about it after spraying it on. But that is another story.
Well, Royal Oud is my favorite of Creed's. Why is that? Probably because the oud is staged very dimly here and that also rather for the European area. Much more you can smell the cedar, which smells really wonderful. It seems a bit unapproachable, you could say royal, because of its fine balance. Anyway, so the oud is well captured and garnished with a scent that I couldn't get hold of for a long time. In the background a pleasant spice smoulders along, almost something sweet without being sweet. Just like chocolate with a very high cocoa content, at least the perfume in me triggers this association. I can well imagine that the melange of angelica and galbanum is responsible for this. In any case, it lifts the fragrance for me into elevated spheres. Even if it all sounds very sober: Royal Oud inspires me!
The scent and all this seems all very distinguished and in fact I feel wrong with the scent when I reach for sneakers and wear my football hoodie. This is not royal oud. Whether it is selffulfilling prophecy or whether this aura really exists, I don't want to judge. Anyway, I only wear it with at least a polo shirt and chino, otherwise royal oud seems too oversized.
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Pflanze

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Top Review 21  
Words don't come easy
I've been searching for the right words to express my affection for this fragrance for a while now. But somehow the words have not been enough in my imagination so far. But now I want to try it.

It started with a sample, which was enclosed to me to a perfume order. The name Royal Oud appealed to me first not particularly, because I'm really not a big fan of the eagle wood. But of course I wanted to test it anyway. Said, done and it was done around me...
In the first moment, a small bitter green monster hunts in my nose and shows itself quite abrupt. Nix lovely or gentle it has baggage.
(Nevertheless, I found the smell interesting from the first moment and was open-minded and curious for more)
Citrusy and woody notes quickly soothe the little green monster though and it becomes elegant. Really really incredibly elegant.
The woods start to subtly smoke over time, without me calling the scent 'smoky'. But there is this irresistible subtle smoky hint that blends with the woody, citrusy, spicy components and, just sniffed from a slight distance, blends with them impossibly harmoniously. The fragrance radiates a cozy warmth without becoming sweet or too soft, it remains distinctive.
This melange is so sublime, beautiful, casual, appealing and fabulous that I almost forget there are any other perfumes at all.
If you look up the word 'fabulous' in the dictionary, there should be a photo of Royal Oud's bottle next to it ;-)
For me, an absolutely unisex fragrance. I would recommend every person to try a nose of it. If you love exclusively sweet and/or very floral scents, you might not quite warm up to Royal Oud, or it might be your first approach to another scent... who knows.
Oud, by the way, I can not perceive here at any point.

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DerDefcon

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Top Review 19  
A victim of the hypes
If you listen around, look around a little Youtube and browse the World Wide Web a little - best of all to fragrances, of course - you might quickly notice that there have been and still are some hype here and there. We're talking about Sauvage, Paco Rabanes Proll ... uh... Gold bars and then also the old venerable perfume house Creed, which created itself with "Aventus" the Cash Cow par excellence. "Royal Oud", together with some other Creed fragrances, seems to have receded into the background due to that hype - absolutely undeserved, I think.
"Royal Oud has only one thing in common with Aventus. I'm talking about being smooth that just keeps you from getting turned on. Even this test candidate here, who already has the actually very polarizing oud note in his name, is a good candidate for almost any nose. However, this is by no means done by a shower gel freshness that is becoming more and more fashionable or by any Ambroxan escapades, but by the successful warping of spice, wood and creaminess.

"Royal Oud" starts very loud and lively, as it seems to be typical for Creed. The above-average amount that lands on the back of my hand with just one spray should be responsible for this as well. At the beginning I hear a lemon, which is slowed down a little by the presence of bergamot, whereby the olfactory beginning does not become too sour, too biting. The question of the toilet block hidden in the room is thus skilfully avoided. The pepper begins at the same time and gives the fragrance a very pleasant spice right from the start. So you know where you're going.

The citric-spicy character is now changing, as Galbanum and the Lebanon Cedar, highly praised in the scent table, are used. Galbanum helps to give the fragrance a subtle green juiciness that is reminiscent of our native conifers. For me, the whole thing has a resinous component that reminds me of a walk in the woods. The Lebanon cedar enters into a beautiful connection with this resinous one, in that the entire smell picture knows to captivate now by a very soft and above all light woodiness, which distinguishes itself by the aroma typical for cedar only. Thus, the resinous does not gain the upper hand.

It would be interesting to know how the oud is doing. This is available - don't worry. But it's very defused, just exactly according to Creed's aspirations, just not too much to touch. You have to please everybody.
The oud here has neither a medical nor an animal touch. Also, it is not dark and mystical as you would expect from other oudbombs it is. We find it here in a form that is slightly bitter, so light that that bitterness really contrasts this soft and aromatic woodiness in the most beautiful way. Maybe this bitterness is what Creed understands by "rough edges". But please, my dear scent gurus from such a renowned house - these are no "corners and edges", you don't get angry with them, don't provoke, don't cause confusion or overstrained noses. But all right, it's not so bad. The musk and the sandalwood in the base note show that the oud is perhaps only an alibi component for you to do justice to the general oud hype, to earn a little from it. So a little sweetness, caused by the musk, you wanted to integrate into your spicy woody and above all aromatic composition, as well as a creaminess coming from the sandalwood. All this seems to have the function not to bring the whole thing too spicy to the customer. I told you, you're too scared to get a little sticky, not to please everybody. But - I repeat myself - everything is not so bad. Your scent is good, even very good. It also radiates the first three hours extraordinarily and is still clearly perceptible on my wrist after five hours. I guess he'll be there after six, seven, eight hours, but then really close.

To all the perfumes out there:

Try this fragrance, because perhaps you will find here a noble companion, which appears much more serious than a fruity "Aventus". The royal oud may not be particularly spectacular and not too prominent for the niche, but you can't do much wrong with it. Only the account should wrinkle its nose and raise its eyebrow at "do not do much wrong", because it will ask you if you would really be willing to spend so much money on a not too unusual fragrance. But what a lot of money is, what is extraordinary and what is so popular olfactorically should always be answered individually
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Adhead

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Very helpful Review 19  
Heaven?
From sample to sample, I hanged myself and searched for the perfect woody scent.
After several suggestions in the fragrance consultation I came across this one.

So I ordered one rehearsal in summer and another one in autumn. With such expensive fragrances I have to look more closely because a 10ml sample is not enough, considering that the cheapest supplier advertises the 100ml for just under 200€. Accordingly, I was able to compare different batches.
The sample I ordered in the summer (19P11) had on my skin a medium silage but much better durability. And on the last sample the sillage was fortunately better. Now I can also say that the whole thing is ok, because the scent itself is like heaven on earth.

The Royale Oud actually starts with citric cedar wood. The bergamot refines the whole thing really well, there is also a sweet-peppery undertone. So that the whole morsh-(slightly) sweet-citric at the beginning works. Over the course of the fragrance after 1-2 hours we have more cedar, accompanied by angelica and galbanum. What seems so cheerful that the fragrance can't help but radiate level-headedness and self-confidence through the cedar wood, that also lifts the tip of my nose when I wear the fragrance (as already written). In me the fragrance has such a strong balance that I feel myself
Grounded. Through the feeling of having found what I am looking for and through the heavenly lightness through the really well combined notes, I can only come to one conclusion.

Wearable all year round, in summer I was hunted by wasps but hey. I'd fly after anybody who smelled like that. #nosexual

Fragrance 10/10 the sky in a bottle
Sillage 7,5/10 could be better for the price, but the surprise is big if you search forever for the scent on your arm and it comes flying by again because the durability
of 8-10 hours is really good. (8.5/10)

If heaven smelled like this, I'd never sin again...
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Carpintero

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King incognito
Still looking for a good oud scent (my Oud Wood drama could be followed here), a saleswoman praised me a few weeks ago the Royal Oud from Creed.
Admittedly, I can't understand the Aventus hype even after several fillings and samples from different batches, so I was very, very sceptical about the royal oud. If the supposed bestseller can't convince me, how can a fragrance that I've never heard of do that? Nevertheless I had the scent sprayed first on the paper and afterwards also still nicely on the forearm. On my way home, this cloud of perfume surrounded me more and more, but despite its increasing intensity, I couldn't get anything out of the scent.
The lady had given me a generous bottling (thanks!!), which landed on the spot in the storage room of the unpleasant scents. Like many scents before it, the royal oud shouldn't be better off.
After the shopping tour I started Parfumo, typed in Royal Oud and could understand some negative ratings very well. And then spend money on something like that?

A few days ago I unpacked my Royal Oud bottling again, because all other fragrances had become too tired of me again.
Already when I said goodbye to my partner, she asked me what fine fragrance I wear today.

All day long I was surrounded by a cloud of a fresh, very special and still so ordinary wood scent.

If the fragrance starts with me quite intensively and cheekily with bergamot-lemon-08/15 shower gel freshness, it gives way after a short time to a very subtle, dominant and yet unobtrusive cedar note, which takes up a lot of space and still does not restrict me. Angelika, which I couldn't pack at all until now, also delivers something unknown, something I wouldn't have expected from a wood fragrance.
After a few hours these notes give way, leaving a long-lasting, very masculine sweetness through musk. Musk is used so subtly and reservedly that it never becomes too intrusive or violent. This note is accompanied by sandalwood, which gives the fragrance a very soft, creamy and luxurious smoothness, so I would love to smell myself all day long.
And now the oud - I think Creed has succeeded in creating an unconventional conventional oud scent, which is so unconventional, can be used everywhere and yet remains special and conventional.
I can't smell the oud, fact. I can try it so many times, I can't get an oud out of it. But this fragrance still has something that makes it an all-rounder niche fragrance: this small, well-dosed amount of oud that nobody smells but is still there, making it stand out from all other wood fragrances.
I am convinced that it is the oud that evokes this masculine sweetness by uniting with musk and so wonderfully emphasizing the sandalwood.
Royal Oud is a royal gentleman, who shows an above average presence and draws attention to himself and never gets loud for it, apart from the prelude. Do I have to draw a comparison - he is like a king incognito in a tailor-made suit: elegant, royal, special and attractive - without a conspicuous crown, purple cape, coloured robe and loud marching band. And yet one notices that he is a king, even if he never trumpets it out, except when he leaves the palace freshly showered in the morning, smelling like peppery citrus.

Shelf life is with me about 12 hours +, on the clothes also still well on the next day perceptible. Sillage is also very pronounced, the fragrance is initially a room filler, later present at arm's length for at least 8 hours and only then does it slowly retreat, but only disappears completely after a good 12 - 14 hours.
The only drawback that's keeping me from buying so far: The saleswoman gave me a bottle of the 'old' bottle, which still bears the stroke 'MILLESIME'. At the moment I still find flacons in the new design and without this writing again, which makes me fear, this smell could have been reformulated for instance and/or have lost at its breathtaking durability and Sillage
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 3 years ago
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Fresh and peppery opening. I get a woody, slightly smoky scent from the start. The drydown is woody, spicy, resinous, sweet and a bit musky.
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OrigoOrigo 2 years ago
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This is such a special fragrance.

It’s a statement, oozes class and luxury, a forever classic that will always be in my collections.
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JoaoMartinsJoaoMartins 6 years ago
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Woody, not oudy. Smells great, wears very easily but I don't get much oud in there. More like dry cedarwood scent than a oud scent
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Fragaddict12Fragaddict12 2 years ago
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As much as I respect the perfumer but I really hate this fragrance
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Jbl775Jbl775 8 months ago
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A great fresh masculine woody fragrance. Very elegant, could be worn any season. Feels upscale and dressed up. Best Creed.
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