I adore oud-based fragrances and this was the first perfume that started my obsession with the oud fragrances. People who are not familiar with oud, it comes from the wood of the tropical Agar (Aquilaria) tree. The tree is believed to have originated in the Assam region of India, and from there spread throughout the Southeast Asia. When the wood of this tree gets infected with a certain mould variety (Phialophora Parasitica), it reacts by producing a precious, dark and fragrant resin, which is the perfume ingredient “oud” (also called agarwood). This is one of the most expensive ingredients in perfumes.
The new version of the Gucci by Gucci fragrance from 2007, also known as Gucci Ambre, is following the trend of the oud-orientals and is named Gucci Oud. The perfume comes out in July of 2014 and it is announced as a unisex fragrance that is glamorous, opulent and mysterious. Rich and intense, the composition contains essence of oud from Laos, which is 100% natural.
• Top notes of pear, raspberry and saffron
• Heart notes of bulgarian rose and orange flower
• Base notes of natural oud oil and patchouli
My Experience with Gucci Oud Eau de Parfum:
It comes housed in a translucent black glass bottle with a golden cap as a stopper. The bottle looks beautiful and classy. There is a little chain that runs around the neck of the bottle and contains a little tag with “Gucci” written on it. The name of the perfume is mentioned at the front of the bottle. Overall, I like the packaging.
I think Gucci Oud EDP is more feminine than masculine. I doubt a man would love to wear this scent. This perfume is quite unique; it’s a strong fragrance. For some it’s quite intoxicating. On the first sniff, you get raspberry and pear mixed with saffron with a hint of rose. When it dries down, then you can smell the woody rose in a perfect tuning with oud.
On the base note, you are going to get oud oil and patchouli. Gucci Oud EDP smells delicious, sexy, warm and smokey. Overall, it’s a beautiful and classy fragrance. It’s more of an evening perfume. This lasts for days afterwards. It definitely lingers throughout the day. It is a very long lasting scent.
Pros of Gucci Oud Eau de Parfum:
- Unique fragrance
- Classy and chic packaging
- Long lasting; in fact, lingers for days
- Smells delicious, sexy, warm and smokey
Cons of Gucci Oud Eau de Parfum:
- Availability in India
IMBB Rating: 4.8/5
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Gucci Oud Eau de Parfum?
Gucci Flora Eau De Parfum
Gucci Guilty Eau De Parfum
Gucci Envy Me Perfume
Tom Ford Tobacco Oud Eau De Parfum
Victoria’s Secret Seduction Dark Orchid Eau de Parfum
Forest Essentials Oudh & Green Tea Bath & Shower Oil
MUA Cosmetics Twelfth Night Eyeshadow Palette