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Van Cleef and Arpels Perfume review and Score Precious Oud

by Therapeutic Fragrance


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Who? I See Wearing the Fragrance

Joel Mchale

Where? I Use the Fragrance

When? The Season I Use the Fragrance

All Year Long

What? Occasions or Events I Use Fragrance


Amandine Clerc-Marie


Price Per Millileter

210 75ML

Perfume Classification

Eau De Parfum

How? I Apply the Fragrance

3 to 5 Sprays

Precious Oud Notes bergamot, pink pepper, incense, jasmine, tuberose, patchouli, oud, sandalwood, vetiver and ambergris Fragrance Quick Story Sweet aromatic house accord. Unfortunately they put the oud in the name so extra critiquing there. They even on there website talk about how oud is formed and growing using it’s great story as it’s marketing. This is crap and I hate companies doing this. Only if you use real oud you should tell the story and use it for your marketing. Calling them out here take oud out of the name and actually let people no you are putting synthetics in your perfume with either 0 oud in it. Maybe original versions did, but this doesn’t and it should be illegal to market like this. Fragrance in my opinion compared to Perfumes Notes There is a gourmand accord that stayed from beginning to end. I have had this before with a Van Cleef & Arpels. Slight soft citrus opening in the form of bergamot a dash of pink pepper for the aromatic. Incense is of jasmine and the sweetest of tuberose’s ever. The patchouli note is perfect it never comes forward just used as a backbone for the fragrance. On the other side of that oud comes out. I know it’s an accord that a ton of houses use it’s a welcome change to the dry down as this is so sweet for the first 90 minutes. Sandalwood & Ambergris accord are there. Overall this is a sweet powdery incense wearing that turns a little dirty in the end with the oud, sandalwood, ambergris accord. The patchouli shows up a little more in the dry down making this my favorite part over all. Alright apart from that I will critique very fairly as a composition. Vetiver and Patchouli play off of each other with oud and synthetic ambergris accord.

Bottle Presentation

Company:Van Cleef and Arpels
Perfumer:Amandine Clerc-Marie
Classification:Eau De Parfum
Pricing:$2.80/fluid ml

Therapeutic Fragrance Score Chart

Precious Oud

& O.G. Factors
Projection & Sillage 4/5
Longevity 4/5
Composition 20/25
& Price per ML


TOP: 7/10
HEART: 3/5
BASE: 9/10


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  1. Hi, I was wondering what are some Oud fragrances that you would recommend?? Some that you would say have a close representation to authentic oud? Thanks

  2. hello, can you recommend it for the men? i´m affraid of too feminine vibe !!!! i tried black orchid (which is probably similar) but didn´t like that harshness …
    but i love collection extraordinaire – havin´ Ambre Imperial, bois d´iris , bois doré … and wanna buy precious oud (but don´t wanna anything too feminine floral – it´s a blind buy )

    1. @Therapeutic Fragrance and I have just ordered it … So hopefully it's wearable for men, I hope so … The other one easily are … Except moonlight patchouli … Feminine

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