A Rolls Royce in a sea of Volkswagens, Roja Dove’s Amber Aoud sets out to best every other rose-oud out there by sheer dint of superior raw materials and blending. Expensive this may be, but Roja Dove puts his money where his mouth is. Taking a regally sour, spicy Indian oud, he buries it deep within the folds of a jammy rose, and then tucks the whole thing into the pulpy insides of a Moroccan fig. Almost obscenely rich and opulent at first, it wears like the inside of a red velvet cloak lined in ermine.
But look closely and you will see the artful balance between sweet and sour, dusty and moist, sharp and smooth. There is structure and discipline within the avalanche of richness. Birch tar and incense resins and gums provide a smoky fade-out that proves to be excellent ballast for the jammy sweetness up top. No wonder that many oud aficionados cite this as the best example of Western oud perfumery- a point we’d find hard to dispute.
Amber Aoud Notes
Bergamot, lemon, lime, fig, jasmine, rose, ylang ylang, ambergris, aoud wood, birch, cinnamon, civet, musk, oakmoss, orris, patchouli, saffron, sandalwood
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makeitsowhat (verified owner) –
Amber Aoud is the most mass appealing oud fragrance I’ve tried. It is not animatic instead it is citrus based and crowd pleasing it is still oud so it is not for everyone but definitely worth sampling
VonP (verified owner) –
The scent itself is a 6/5.
With the name, you might expect a completely dark, resinous stinky oud but what you get instead is a PERFECTLY blended lovely oud embalmed in ambers with wisps of heavenly florals and citruses. A must try for anyone who likes ambers and ouds.
The price of a full bottle is obscene, very glad I was able to sample this at an attainable cost.
sheldon (verified owner) –
when i read the description of this cologne i new right there this is what i have been looking for and its hard to find words to describe this so wonderfully beautiful