Absolus d’Orient Oud Essentiel EDP Perfume Review & Score

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Who? I See Wearing the Fragrance

Chris Evans

Where? I Use the Fragrance

When? The Season I Use the Fragrance

All Year long

What? Occasions or Events I Use Fragrance


Thierry Wasser


Price Per Millileter

200 125ML

Perfume Classification

Eau De Parfum

How? I Apply the Fragrance

3 - 5

There it is one of my first introductions to Guerlain. The say it’s oud, but it don’t smell like oud. But it is a great heavy duty perfume that offers great projection and sillage. Cedar, agarwood, leather are the primary sniff off the cuff. Saffron is a nice top. That is really what I pull through the whole sniff. Anth the signature guerlain scent is very strong in this one almost like an extrait. Fragrance in my opinion compared to Perfumes Notes Here we have a take on an all to common combo from the east that Guerlain is taking on. Rose, Oud, Leather. I don’t smell an ounce of real naturals in this compared to the many others I own and have tried with the 1,2,3 combo that is a standard for eastern perfumery. They are trying to take what is so dynamic and do it synthetically. There are a couple ways to handle this review let’s go to composition. Let’s be honest if you are even looking at this fragrance most likely you know guerlain and want there take on oud. There DNA house accord I with way to many others adore. I am a fan of Vintage and modern accord. So you spray this on and it is more sillage and projection that I am used too with Guerlain. The oud comes out right away. My nose will not let me believe there is any actual real oud in this, but there charging so much there has to be. I have to say no. It’s a pleasing accord with no mental depth or medicinal benefits through the whiff. The rose is a very familiar red that I have smelt to many times. No real wood of depth came through just that guaiac one note off. All notes hit and are not really attempted at being to well blended in my opinion. Okay this is Guerlain it is a pleasing accord with aforementioned notes. I like it, I don’t like price I am going for real ingredients all day long. If this were like Mugler at the less than a $1 an ML I think I would be more excited as this is where this deserves, quit pricing luxury if you are not providing luxury. Not going to pay triple for synthetic because your name is Guerlain OKAY Rant over.

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Perfumer:Thierry Wasser
Fragrance Family:Oriental W