The Scented Hound

Abbreviated perfume & fragrance reviews from one man's perspective


Amber Oud by By Kilian

Oh my, an amber that didn’t work for me.  I have heard nothing but rave reviews about Amber Oud…but again, oh my.  First Amber Oud goes on sharp, it has a strong bite.  It’s the oud mixed with the bay leaves I am guessing.  I read from other reviews that this fragrance is sweet.  I’m not getting any sweetness whatsoever.  I was hoping that the vanilla would pop out to even out the sharpness of the scent.  It materializes slightly, but never to the point of cutting that edge.  After a bit, the sharpness dissipates and the scent retreats close to the skin.  That’s fine, but all day long all that I was smelling was a sour note.  And not even the amber warmed this for me.  I am truly disappointed, but I will be giving this one another chance.  Maybe it’s just my body chemistry! 😦

Amber Oud Notes:

Amber, oud, bay leaf, cedarwood, vanilla

  • Bone Rating: 2 out of 5 possible bones
  • Classification: Unisex
  • Expense: $395 for 50ml EDP