Amouroud Oud Tabac
The combination of oud with tobacco is a classic one in perfumery as they are two notes that work really well together to produce a smoky / woody effect that I find very appealing. Sometimes though, if not done properly, the result can be harsh and ashy and can very easily put you off from trying perfumes with similar notes.
Oud Tabac by Amouroud thankfully belongs to the beautifully made perfumes that take full advantage of these notes' possibilities and in combination with other ingredients of course, you get to smell a perfume that is creamy and sensual while still maintaining the intense woody / smoky character of the core.
Oud Tabac was created exclusively for Amouroud by perfumer Ilias Ermendis
'In creating Oud Tabac I had in mind something deliciously intoxicating, sensuous, unforgettable and addictive' Ilias Ermendis, Perfumer
Ginger, Coriander, Heliotrope, Saffron
Pipe Tobacco NP, Oud, Olibanum, Amberwood
Alaskan Cedar, Cistus, Vanilla Bourbon, Musk
Oud Tabac opens bright and spicy with coriander and ginger while saffron adds it's lovely smooth hay like spiciness softened by sweet Heliotrope. The bold tobacco / oud combo makes it's entrance pretty soon afterwards accompanied by frankincense and woody notes while vanilla bourbon adds a mouth watering caramel / boozy feeling enhanced by the balsamic properties of cistus. The bold Alaskan cedar with the help of the necessary musk at the base help wrap up the composition in a beautiful way. The fragrance lingers on the skin for many hours as it turns to a creamy soft, aromatic scent reminiscent of an autumn day spent in the woods when the nature has just started changing its colours, you suddenly realise you miss your cashmere sweater and the smell of a distant log fire is barely lingering in the air.
Note: I was not aware that Amouroud fragrances are born out of a very special legacy. They are the evolution of the custom-blending concept that has earned Perfumer’s Workshop recognition for its revolutionary ideas since its inception 45 years ago. If the name Perfumer's Workshop doesn't ring any bells, think of Tea Rose and Samba, their two extremely popular fragrances from the late 70's and 80's respectively. I'm quite sure someone you know wore them !