Purple Oud 2018

Purple Oud by Dior
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7.9 / 10 171 Ratings
Purple Oud is a popular perfume by Dior for women and men and was released in 2018. The scent is woody-smoky. It is being marketed by LVMH.
Goes well with Terra Bella
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Main accords

Woody
Smoky
Spicy
Oriental
Leathery

Fragrance Notes

Pink pepperPink pepper OrangeOrange OudOud SaffronSaffron

Perfumer

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7.9171 Ratings
Longevity
7.9156 Ratings
Sillage
7.5156 Ratings
Bottle
8.3156 Ratings
Value for money
6.669 Ratings
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 24.02.2024.
Interesting Facts
The fragrance is part of the "Maison Christian Dior" collection.

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Weihrauch

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Weihrauch
Weihrauch
Top Review 29  
Leathery-orange in oud fur
Hello, you crazy people,

after a long time again a comment from me, okay let's have a look, lean back...

Munich. January 2019. Stachus. Oberpollinger. Sometime between 5:00 and 7:00. A confused and overstrained perfume addict is looking for new prey.
He's hurrying through the shelves. The glassy gaze beats from wristwatch to shelf and that to the beat of the saleswomen's clattering high heels.
His nose teases, he tries to console himself with coffee, often in vain. She screams, "Cut the crap! I want to go home!!".
His otherwise favorite organ (yes.) becomes his worst enemy. -Where's Archilles when you need him?-
Memo. Parfums de Marly. Roja. Vilhelm Parfumery. Creed. Penhaligons. Tom Ford. Initio. Kilian. Replica. One gets better than the other. And yet not.
"Oh ne now nevertheless too sweet and heavy", "oh ne for the money me too linear", "oh ne for the performance I do not pay 280 euros!", "Oh ne there I get myself a bottling!".
The scent strips pile up in his pockets, his trembling fingers cut into the fresh paper. Thoughts of "Edward with the scissors hands" appear: "away with it" he calls out loudly, "I have to wash my arms, I don't have a projection surface anymore!!!..." Mothers take their children by the hand in fear.
But what is there...a bright...inviting sales area...
"Dior? I can't stand a sauvage any more...but just...I know these flacons...PRIVÈ!!!!", the scream attracts a lively saleswoman, she hugs the boy, sweaty and wheezing man.
"Come, I'll show you one of our new fragrances..."
Liliane liquid. Two sprayers on the skin. The man smells... closes her eyes...sees oranges. Dry oranges. Packed in an old leather bag. Stored in the warm humid air of a cellar, in Normandy...
He's waking up. At home on his couch. His fingers are covered with Dior patches. He's in a diorama robe, freshly washed. Look at the clock, 11:32. Smells his skin no matter where, leather. Orange leather. Light tobacco. Linear, but creative and of high quality.

A distant voice makes him jump, "Excuse me, are you all right?" He's at the register. In one hand the perfume, in the other his purse. The pretty salesgirl confusedly asks him, "Where were you with your thoughts?" The man answers smiling, "in the scented sky"...

He happily leaves the store...

...but then he remembers... "but in addition to the leather scent I would need a real tobacco scent, after all it's winter...", he turns around and enters the shop...

Thanks for reading!
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Serenissima

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Serenissima
Serenissima
Very helpful Review 18  
City-Oud à la Christian Dior
Oh, I am downright thrilled!
Back from shopping, well heated by pulling the small, fully loaded cart on this still early summer morning, I already put on my second scent robe of this day.
And what can I say?
I "fish blood" finally bring up enough heat to let oud blossom.
Not just "so a little", but properly to the spicy-animalic nen!

Now, however, I must also put this into perspective: François Demachy (now in good fragrance friend of mine) has chosen with "Purple Oud" for Christian Dior a city-suitable variant of this fragrance note.
Here reigns neither the dunghill in the country nor the heavy beguiling warmth of a cow or camel stable!
He managed to imbue this composition with a natural animalicism that neither repels nor dominates, but only lightly, yet noticeably stimulates/brushes the senses!
For "Summer in the City" feeling much more appropriate and portable.
Surprisingly harmonious is its liaison with the fruity-fresh and juicy oranges.
Their fragrance bubbles and tingles so pleasantly invigorating, even slightly high-spirited.
Of powerful freshness is the aroma and gets special companions to the side: noble saffron and fine-spicy pink pepper.
Skilfully peppered with these, the fruity oranges roll cheerfully through their oud surroundings.
They thus leave their very own scent traces and ensure a special fragrance creation.
Fresh-spicy orange oud at it's best!

You don't have to like "Purple Oud." Oud purists certainly don't!
But the very idea of putting these fragrance notes together and offering something other than heavy and opulent eroticism and sensuality around this animalic scent power for once is noteworthy.

I like, as you can tell, "Purple Oud" very well!
Who wants a little more than a fresh-fruity fragrance garb on a hot summer day and due to higher temperatures do not want to give up that certain something, could experience a pleasant surprise with "Purple Oud".
(No, don't! I'm not going to start making recommendations now, too: Who am I to advise purchases to other people?)
I admit, however, that I always approach Monsieur Demachy's fragrance creations a little more open-mindedly and sympathetically: all too often I have not been disappointed by him so far.
Be it Christian Dior or Givenchy - I like his world of ideas captured in fragrance!
Perhaps this is also a kind of personality cult ...

It is unnecessary to lose only a word about sillage and durability; the name Christian Dior stands for quality here too.
"Purple Oud" is present, but does not bother; it does not belong to the category of fragrances where "perfume woman wears" comes to light and that makes it, despite its full-bodied-lustful composition summer-worthy!

I think I have sufficiently expressed my enthusiasm, well-scented packaged in "Purple Oud".
So it only remains to wish you a relaxing and not too warm summer day.
And stay at your whim fragrance wrapped!
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Villo

15 Reviews
Villo
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Often rotated...
This is the first Dior which doesnt match a smell with colour and even the name. There is nothing about purple & oud. This is an orange rooty vetiver. This fragrance does its job well. You can wear it to the office, out or even on the way to a church. It is versatile, warm, dusty, dark but not in a scary way. Get this and forget about Sycomore.
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Stefangch

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Stefangch
Stefangch
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Purple Oud
Purple Oud starts out with a blast of juicy red orange and leather.
After about 15 - 20 minutes it starts to develop through mid with the smokiness adding to the leather accord, orange completely fades away and a very slight skanky oud note peaks up. Nothing too skanky just the tip of the skankyness.
I would say this is a leather / smoky fragrances with a hint of some oud.
Performance is average with about 5- 6 hours on skin, but projection is strong due to the note structure.
Highly recommended for fall / winter weather and for formal occasions or nights out!

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Chicagoan

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Chicagoan
Chicagoan
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Perhaps an ode to Alberto Morillas from Francois Demachy
This smells as if Kilian Musk Oud (2013) and Gucci Guilty Absolute (2017) both Morillas creations had a baby giving us this guy Purple Oud (2018). This to me is a more smoother version of GGA with less of that “hospital smell”. Personally I prefer Musk Oud because of its richness but this one is definitely a solid release
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ShemsmellerShemsmeller 10 months ago
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Sent la bergerie comme oud ispahan et oud rosewood ,agressif animal repoussant écoeurant.old fashionned,surrated
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KimJongKimJong 4 years ago
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Reminiscent of a mixture of Oud Wood to a little of Encre Noire. Not very oriental, so it's easy to wear in everyday life.
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