Like Marmite, we either love or hate when brands look to the East for fragrance inspiration – hits include Tom Ford Private Blend Oud Wood and Giorgio Armani Oud Royal, but there are definitely some misses. With Lancôme being the latest to venture into the world of oud, does L’Autre Oud fall into the former or fail to capture the East in a bottle?
Notes? With notes like saffron, Bulgarian and Turkish rose, oud, myrrh, patchoulli and vetiver.
Where? Harrods, Dubai Duty Free and most department stores across the Gulf.
Verdict? With such classic ingredients L’Autre Oud is definitely what you’d expect in a fragrance like it, but it’s how the fragrance executes itself that matters and at the top you get a burst of musk and oud, but the dry down well.. lets you down as there’s nothing particularly head turning about it. The bottle on the other hand is – definitely a piece to show off on the beauty cabinet.