The Scented Hound

Abbreviated perfume & fragrance reviews from one man's perspective

Royal-Oud by Creed

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Ahhhh, Christmas, the time of the year when gift giving is plentiful and the worries about spending too much money are put aside.  Some time in November my partner and I were shopping at Nordstrom and we were given a spritz of the new Creed Royal-Oud scent.  I liked it, but at $300 a bottle, I didn’t think I liked it all that much.  My partner really loved the scent, so I decided to surprise him with it for Christmas.  I have found in the past that Creed fragrances typically don’t wear well with me, so I have held back from them in the past.  But the first time my partner put this on, I absolutely loved it on him.  It goes on very green and woody, but as it dries it warms and has more of a light musk smell.  It smells expensive, but I’m not sure it smells $300 expensive and I can’t tell if it’s long lasting or if I my nose just easily become accustomed to it.  But as long as my partner is happy with it, so am I.

Scented Hound Barks:

  • Bone Rating:   4 out of 5 possible bones
  • Scent:  Woody/Musky
  • Classification:  Masculine/Warm
  • Expense:   Very

From the Creed Website:

Wood, leather marble and gold,” elements of a royal Persian palace, inspire Olivier CREED, sixth-generation master perfumer of France, an architect of fragrance, to create new Royal-Oud for men and women.  Rare, hypnotic, sumptuous oud, an ingredient coaxed from Agarwood trees of India –- and more costly per ounce than palladium –- lends its power to this blend.  CREED Royal-Oud gives the contemporary American man and woman a touch of the splendor of palace life, Persian and Parisian™.

Characteristics:  Universal and modern. Luxury both Persian and Parisian™.

  • Top Notes: A crown of Calabrian lemon, pink berry and Sicilian bergamot.
  • Middle Notes: Cedar, galbanum and angelic root.
  • Base Notes:  Regal Indian oud, sandalwood and Tonkin musk.

Author: The Scented Hound

Just a normal guy with the nose of a beagle!

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