WHAT I SMELL: More of Oud opens with a soft cashmere blanket of warmed and somewhat soured neroli and ever so slightly sweetened yuzu blossoms. It’s not citrus in a light and juicy vein, but is citrus that seems to be warmed in the heat of the middle eastern sun. The oud is there from the beginning, but it’s not heavy, nor does it draw all of your attention to itself. Instead, it provides a warm creaminess that rests under the flowers along with what seems to me to be patchouli although it’s not cited in the official notes. As the perfume settles, it shines with florals and white musk through a haze of oakmoss and oud along with a lightly worn leather. It’s really comforting and beautiful and it seems to radiate off the skin with a quiet intensity. There are no longevity issues here and a small spritz goes a long way. More of Oud doesn’t submit the wearer with lots of development twists and turns. Instead, it presents its beauty from first spray and envelopes you with its magic spell.
From the Emirates Pride website:
More Of Oud is an intense scent of zesty blossoms in the air mixed with lush oriental odor. Shining bright with a warm concord, the juicy succulence explodes in the whoosh of Neroli, and Yuzu blossoms at the top, with a sparkling sunny gleam. Awakening your senses masterfully with an earthy note, the oakmoss roundup extravagantly in the heart. Sashaying the base with the luminous modernity of white musk and Agarwood leaves us with an inner warmth of lightness and peace.
Like a prism refracting light into a splash of colors, More of Oud beams and illuminates us with the spectrum of a futuristic oud. This is an explosion of light… This is the radiance of Modern Oud…
Top Notes – Neroli, Yuzu; Heart Notes – Oakmoss; Base Notes – Agarwood, White Musk
WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME: A modern take on oud…a nod to the past with an eye to the future.
THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE MORE OF OUD: spellbinding, comforting, unique
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT MORE OF OUD: No written reviews found.
BOTTOM LINE: As I was writing this review, my better half came into the room and asked what I was wearing because it smelled amazing. THAT NEVER HAPPENS! I don’t know if I can make any more of a ringing endorsement than that. I will say however, that More of Oud is a perfume that creates an amazing cloud of sillage without being overwhelming. Instead, it’s like an ethereal being that follows the wearer wherever they go. Finally, don’t let the name More of Oud scare you. The perfume is “just the right amount of oud” being that it’s a lighter and non-animalistic oud creation. As an extra bonus, the bottle and packaging are gorgeous and in addition to receiving the eau de parfum, an 8 ml bottle of More of Oud perfume oil is included. More of Oud is a dream of a perfume.
- Bone Rating: 4.5 out of possible 5 bones
- Scent: Woody Aromatic
- Classification: Unisex
- Expense: Approximately $149 for 100 ml eau de parfum and 8 ml perfumed oil from the Emirates Pride website. Worldwide shipping available (location and shipping costs totaled at checkout).