Created by : Olivier Creed
Date : 2011
Genre : Wood (oud)
Concentration : eau de parfum
When I first put on Royal Oud, I thought it was one of the most beautiful perfumes I had ever tried. I still think that way… for the opening. The combination of citrus and wood notes (oud, cedar and sandalwood) is so very beautiful, I figured it was worth the expensive price tag (over $300 Canadian). And, it impressed me greatly for the first 30 minutes… but then it all but disappeared and I wondered where it had gone. I started to wonder if I had not put enough on. But every once in awhile, it would come back and I’d be reminded of what it had been although the citrus-woody accord had disintegrated to a simple but elegant wood scent.
I’m not going to go on about this one… suffice it to say that Creed’s oud offering, Royal Oud, is beautiful, expensive, slightly boring but smart and elegant. You couldn’t go wrong with it for any occasion and I could see Prince Charles wearing it with great style. It’s not for me because I prefer more complex fragrances but if you are looking for a gift for a man who likes to be very well dressed… and discreet… this would be an excellent choice.
Have a nice week everyone!
Image : Official portrait of Prince Charles released November 2008 to mark his 60th birthday.