Oud – or Oudh – is one of the most expensive raw fragrance ingredients in the world and has become an inherent part of the culture in the Middle East.
While it’s often used in its traditional aromatic form in households, luxury oud fragrances are also some of the most popular in this region.
With an instantly recognisable scent, here’s some of the finest luxury oud fragrances to invest in.
Royal Oud Dhs1,910 Creed
Fit for royalty, this exceptional fragrance is inspired by the luxurious elements of a Persian palace – wood, leather, marble, and gold.
Divine Oud Eau De Parfum, 100ml Dhs1,040 Roberto Cavalli Perfumes available at OUNASS
This fragrance elegantly blends animal, fruity and woody facets, creating an intense yet hypnotic scent.
Accord Oud Eau de Parfum, 100ml Dhs990 Byredo available at bloomingdales.ae
Accord Oud from Byredo is a decadent fragrance with a unique character and undeniable elegance.
Oud Palao Eau de Parfum 75ml Dhs560 Diptyque
Combining oud, rose and vanilla, this Diptyque fragrance takes you on a sensory journey.
Oud and Bergamot Cologne Intense Dhs760 Jo Malone available at bloomingdales.ae
Combining the precious elements of oud with bergamot, this fragrance is like no other.
Oud Satin Mood Dhs1,087 Maison Francis Kurkdjian available at sephora.ae
This scent was created by Francis Kurkdjian in 2016 and has continued to be a best-seller for the fragrance house. This eau de parfum perfectly embodies the intensity of oud, conveying a shimmering and desirable Oriental mood.