There are many different types of oud perfumes, each with its own distinct scent. While some oud perfumes are light and fresh, others are rich and smoky. Oud has gained popularity and interest among complex fragrance formulation lovers. Oud is often a base note in perfume composition. This allows the scent to remain on one’s skin long after other layers of scents have dissipated. Oud base notes can be heavier or more intense and lasts long for up to six hours. While they have a smell of their own, they also enhance the fragrance of other ingredients in a perfume composition.
Oud perfumes often have a stigma of being very strong or that it’s not suitable for the weather in Singapore. On the contrary, oud fragrances are all about how and where you wear them. While they can definitely be on the intense side of the perfume notes spectrum, there’s a time and occasion for these special perfumes to shine, in Singapore’s weather or any other climate around the world!
Characteristics of Oud Perfumes
Oud perfumes are gems that have an air of mystique and leave layer after layer to be discovered. These fascinating scents have a warm and woody allure that can definitely make you stand out in a crowd and make you memorable to anyone you come across. Woody notes are usually known for their earthy qualities, however, oud imparts an almost sweet smell. The fragrance of oud can be simultaneously pungent yet pleasing. This diverse scent invokes warm, smokey notes with a hint of woody musk. Oud perfumes can be blended with floral and fruit for a subtler touch while more intense oud perfumes permeates the senses and creates a sense of luxury and opulence.
When to Wear Oud Perfumes
Some oud scents are best suited for daytime wear, while others are more appropriate for evening wear. Ultimately, it is up to the individual to decide when to wear oud perfumes, but they can be sure that their perfume is bound to catch the attention and senses of others.
However, there are a few general guidelines that can be followed. For example, lighter ouds are typically more suited for daytime wear, while heavier ouds are suited for evening wear. Optimally, oud perfumes are best worn in the early evening or night as the temperature is slightly cooler.
Additionally, it is important to consider the occasion when choosing an oud perfume. A more formal occasion calls for a more formal scent, while a more casual occasion can be accentuated with a lighter, fresher oud.
Oud Perfumes For Your Collection
Aurel Singapore has an array of oud fragrances from beginner friendly to extremely intense. So whether you’re looking to dabble and discover oud scents, or you’re a seasoned fan, we’ve got something for everyone. The best way to choose an oud perfume is to experiment with different scents until you find one that suits you best. Here are some oud perfume recommendations for all levels.
Level 1: Estiara Crazy In Oud
Lasts 3-4 hours
Crazy In Oud is a unisex perfume and has a unique Tiramisu fragrance note that will that anyone would take a liking to. This is a light gourmand beginner oud fragrance that has coffee and creamy notes, making it not too overpowering and deliciously easy to wear.
Level 2: Jenny Glow Velvet & Oud
Lasts 4-5 hours
Another unisex perfume, the Velvet & Oud is a popular TikTok trending pleaser. It has a rose oud wood scent that is both rose sweet yet has a base of wood. Beautifully balanced, the woody base comes through while not overpowering the delicate rose. You’ll be enchanted with its warm and sweet earthiness.
Level 3: Armaf Club De Nuit Intense Woman
Lasts 7-8 hours
Despite its name, the Club De Nuit Intense Woman is actually a unisex perfume that will entice the men as well as the ladies. If you’re a fan of Tom Ford’s Noir De Noir, you’re going to love this fragrance! A floral and rose oud scented concoction, this perfume is bound to catch a lot of attention. The boldness of an exquisite spice blend and sweet earthiness will fill the air, encompassing you every step of the way.
Level 4: Afnan Supremacy In Oud
Lasts 9-10 hours
Want to be guaranteed compliments when you head out? Then don’t forget to spritz on this marvel of a perfume. This unisex perfume will definitely get both the men and women compliments wherever they go. Made for fans of Innitio Oud for greatness with a Baccarat Rouge 540 twist, the Supremacy In Oud has a candy sweet open that will innocently whisk you away into a warm base of oud wood.
Level 5: Rasasi La Yuqawam Tobacco Blaze
Lasts 10+ hours (be careful with this one!)
Now here’s a warm, dark and intense choice created for the sophisticated, contemporary man. The La Yuqawam Tobacco Blaze is the ultimate beast mode oud fragrance. Fans of Tom Ford Ombre Leather will appreciate this perfume that has more sweet tobacco leaf notes instead of burnt smokey tobacco. For those who can handle this extremely long lasting perfume, being irresistible is the reward.
Shop for Oud Perfumes
If you’re wondering where to buy perfume online in Singapore, Aurel has you covered. Discover our oud perfumes as well as our wide selection of fragrances to suit all tastes and occasions. Besides being an online perfume retailer who brings unique perfumes to our customers at an affordable price, we also offer an Experience Centre to test out fragrances and find your suitable match. Book an appointment to visit us!