Oud Wood



I was at Holt Renfrew last week and  was passing through the perfume department where I never stop as I am not into synthetic perfumes. But I was not at any department store and my eye caught sight of the word Oud Wood. Ooooh, I love Oud. It is a fragrant wood and the word in Arabic actually means wood.  In our culture Oud is used on charcoal to create an intoxicating fragrance for festivals, celebrations and weddings. I have not found any good Oud recently so have not smelled the authentic version in a few years. Then I got to smell Oud Wood from Tom Ford's Private Blend Collection. Swoon! It is rich, warm, seductive and sensual. It is a blend of essential oils of rosewood, cardamom, Chinese pepper, oud, sandalwood, vetiver, tonka bean, vanilla and amber.


Private Blend: Noir de Noir Tom Ford for women and men


The lady at the counter told me that Noir de Noir also contained Oud Wood and I found it  even more beautiful and addictive. It contains saffron, black rose, black truffle, vanilla, patchouli, oud and tree moss. If you love Oud as much as I do and you can't make it to a lavish souk in Dubai  then seek out Tom Ford's counter.  This is what Tom Ford says about his collection: PRIVATE BLEND is my own scent laboratory: it's where I have the ability to create very special, original fragrances that are unconstrained by the conventions of mainstream scent-making. PRIVATE BLEND is designed with the true fragrance connoisseur.

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