Oud by Robert Piguet
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7.5 / 10 220 Ratings
Oud is a popular perfume by Robert Piguet for women and men and was released in 2012. The scent is woody-spicy. The longevity is above-average. It is being marketed by Fashion Fragrances & Cosmetics.
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Main accords

Woody
Spicy
Resinous
Earthy
Smoky

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
SaffronSaffron
Heart Notes Heart Notes
Fir balsamFir balsam MyrrhMyrrh StyraxStyrax
Base Notes Base Notes
PatchouliPatchouli OudOud Gaiac woodGaiac wood

Perfumer

Ratings
Scent
7.5220 Ratings
Longevity
8.7179 Ratings
Sillage
7.9175 Ratings
Bottle
7.1151 Ratings
Value for money
7.345 Ratings
Submitted by Profumo, last update on 22.03.2024.

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8
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9
Scent
Meggi

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Meggi
Meggi
Top Review 33  
The bottling terminator
At the end of July 1995 the bottling terminator came into my life. Although I didn't know anything about this special ability back then. On the contrary, everything began very peacefully: A dreamlike summer day was running out and three friends or acquaintances celebrated their birthdays together on Falckensteiner Strand on the Kiel Fjord in the late afternoon. The main guests were students, all of whom had been tried and tested in fetuses and dependencies. No wonder considering the relaxed university life at that time; studying in Kiel brought (except for the heating jets) in summer the so-called "SoS" semesters with it: "Beach or statistics?"

I, for example, had been eagerly visiting the said beach for weeks, because I had had the feeling of what I had achieved after handing in my last major housework before my exam. The slightly curled hair had become a little longer, brightly bleached by salt and sun. And a tan that could have competed with that of a Sicilian farm worker, which - and I didn't think that up - made my eyes shine impudently blue. Actually, my today wife didn't want to go to the party at all. That she did was one of those magic coincidences that make Parship & Co. look pretty old
To this day, I highly appreciate her for having remained loyal to me, even though the paint soon flaked off, so to speak. It would have been perfectly permissible to grumble about a pretence of false facts. But maybe it is a late revenge that she shoots me away now and then buy candidates?

These are mostly fragrances with the participation of Patchouli. And that puts us in the middle of something. In 'Nouvelle Collection - Oud' I perceive patchouli to a large extent, if not predominantly. In any case, I consider it a kind of backbone, a basic tone, which unites with its numerous facets the manifold aromas, which, moreover, seem to set different emphases on different test days.

Of course, Oud should not be neglected too much. A bit of cowshed wood from the tube and something medical directly after spraying made that immediately clear. On the second day of testing, however, I was already thinking of light-dusty, almost woody patchouli, gently seasoned - saffron fits. A third test revealed a spontaneous thought of Leukoplast-Elemi.

The progress was again somewhat more uniform. Tanne. Forest floor with needles on it. A grasp into musty-modd soil, in the beginning old-fashioned. I think Kostus is responsible for this, see 'Tellus - Eau Arborante' by Les Liquides Imaginaires. Later I smell unexpected sweetness, almost like cinnamon. From the patchouli, his own "chocolate" is winking at me, while in the background again (or still?) a tiny idea cowshed rumbles around, on the threshold of imagination. Close to the skin something resinous-sour is wafting, "duro-like" it could be called

Slowly the sweetness turns further in the direction of honey - fir honey, of course. And suddenly there is an intense aura over the fragrance, similar to the one floating over liquid honey. She explains why on one of the many test days I involuntarily thought of the otherwise completely irrelevant lavender(!), because it also has such a distanced and metallic appearance. So the scent reminded me of lavender without smelling of it. That's great. Company Piguet makes me despair of my nose.

In the course of the afternoon, more creamy aspects come into play. Guaiac? It would be free of H-cream. I find it rather sandy, but give up sometime, flee me rather again in my chocolate patchouli with a blob of medicine and cowshed and let it carry me into the evening.

Well. That sounds terribly confused now. In use, however, it is not at all. Even the sometimes adventurous-sounding swings seem obvious at the moment of the event, with just the right amount of variety. On top of that, with a reasonably careful dosage, the Sillage can be regarded as mediocre, so that nobody has to feel overtaxed out there.

Except for my wife. Several times I have tried to secretly slip her the scent - no chance. Always the same diagnosis, according to Malles' 'Monsieur.' another buy candidate: Cat piss! Maybe I'll try again once or twice, but I have little hope. I'll probably never call this beautiful scent my own. I gave away my 'Monsieur.' bottling with resignation...

I want to thank Terra for sharing.
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8
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9
Longevity
8.5
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Taurus

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Taurus
Taurus
Top Review 18  
The woody variant of the oud
With every test of an oud scent the question arises somehow, which constellation is awaiting you now, respectively if it's the umpteenth infusion of the always dominating theme, or if a new variant is actually opening up.

I have heard a lot of positive things about this oud scent in advance ... and in combination with the perfume brand Robert Piguet you can expect only good things from it.

And in fact, this eau de parfum occupies a small special position in the world of oud fragrances. But before the ingredient that gives it its name reveals itself, after spraying it on, a neat, musty-sweet patchouli cloud appears, very much reminiscent of Patchouli Impérial from "La Collection Privée Christian Dior".

Shortly after that the oud also comes out, partly a little bit strictly animalistic and with this light, still acceptable cowshed note. However, it's not the oud that takes the leading role, but the fir balsam that appears in parallel.
Everything becomes more open, ethereal, wooded and at the same time more concentrated - as if you were standing deep in the spruce thicket and taking a breath ... but with oud and patchouli as olfactory appealing side effects and a bit of myrrh, styrax and guaiac wood.

This steep combination with the eagle wood fungus oil has not yet come under my nose. Here contrasts play very loosely with each other and result in a well-functioning and aesthetic overall composition, as long as you can get on with all the people involved.

It's just a pity that the special tannic-resinous boost lasts only for a relatively short time, because this highlight makes the special charm of this EdP. Very slowly Patchouli takes over again, almost flowing and soft, like a cello sound that crosses an oboe tone
Somehow, one has to like this scent, although it should actually be called "Patchouli" or "Fir" or "Fir Balsam". Let us not look at it so closely here, as therefore, a small masterpiece with a lot of space is revealed.
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10
Longevity
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Scent
Michl49

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Michl49
Michl49
Top Review 7  
Masterly dull mixture with cow stall note
I am a nature lover and enthusiastic hiker. Very often scramble around in the Black Forest. Now I do a tour with Robert Piguets Oud fragrance:

Reduced to dwarf size, I roam through the deepest undergrowth in the dark in drizzle. Where ancient pine needles and mouldy leaves merge into the damp soil, I look for my path through fungus and moss. In front of me and behind me scurry isopods and centipedes. Down here in this dull soil humidity you can smell almost nothing of the fragrant green note of fresh fir needles. Suddenly the deep undergrowth opens, a lonely old Black Forest farm rests on a clearing. Through its open stable windows, a warm cowshed smell wafts into the humidity all around.

In the fragrance description "Tannenbalsam" is highlighted. But in this forest scent I miss a balsamic flattery like I feel in another forest scent, "He Wood Rocky Mountain Wood" by Dsquared. I'd rather smell it.

I know the perfume is highly rated here. My opinion is a minority opinion.

Now I'm in a rating dilemma. The fragrance is certainly a complex masterpiece, but I don't want to wear it. For the composition I would give 9, according to my personal taste 5. Tastes are not to be objectified. Some love spaetzle, others dumplings and third fries. Who's right?

The durability is almost unsurpassed. The Sillage is also very good.
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8
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7.5
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Schallhoerer

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Schallhoerer
Schallhoerer
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David Sylvian's Manafon as a perfume
I have a great "hate" love for Manafon by David Sylvian. This is one of those albums where I'm not sure why my emotional state fluctuates so much. There's improvisation in places, quirky and almost in the realm of "free jazz," if that even exists in the realm of experimental music. And then there are moments of absolute beauty, which flash through very briefly, filling the room with light and warmth, but then again to be slain with absolute darkness and dreariness.

I have the same feeling with Oud by Robert Piguet. It makes me smell a cold, wet forest floor. A clearing soaked in darkness. And then somewhere far back, away from any path, lies an animal. From a distance, you can only make out its outline. But when you approach it, you recognize a deer. A once stately animal that now lies helpless and wounded on the cold forest floor. It breathes only slightly, the body rises and falls with each breath. The life from the eyes is almost completely extinguished. It has now also begun to rain. The fur is soaked by the falling rain. The animal notices me at this moment, tilts its head towards me. An expression of longing. I touch the fur very carefully, feel the individual strands, feel the residual warmth of the body. The body now rises and falls even more slowly than before. The animal senses the closeness. For a fleeting moment, our eyes meet once again. The pain recedes. With the last breath, life fades from the body.

A feeling of sadness mixes together with the hope of having made the last moments of the animal more bearable through the closeness and touch.

Oud smells like cold, wet forest floor. After damp animal fur. After wood off the beaten path.
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8.5
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Burak46

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Burak46
Burak46
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Sought and found
Looking for a woodsy / herbaceous smell was recommended to me the fragrance in the forum and so with I ordered him blindly because he has sounded very interesting. I was not disappointed :)) The scent smells like a very extremely dark mysterious forest and also has something very elegant about it can describe it hard. The scent does not go through different fases like bspw Epic Man that it is sometimes leathery, and then becomes completely different. The fragrance drives from the beginning of the same track to the end! All in one, the whole works together fitting and results in a whole. The oud and patchouli smell a bit like damp earth or reminiscent of a wet forest floor. The performance is quite decent except that the sillage could have been a little stronger... The bottle is really shitty and cheaply made, a pity for such a cool perfume. Otherwise, the fragrance is very good!
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HellenczHellencz 3 years ago
The most realistic pine wood smoke! Feeling like by the fireplace of a wooden house lost in a deep nothern forest...Endless longevity.
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TombbbTombbb 4 years ago
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Dark, mossy, wet ground. Woods, with oud note. Some spices (cinnamon or myrrh). A hint of vanilla. Musky background, synthetic touch. Deep.
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