Italian niche line Laboratorio Olfattivo has launched ExpLOud, a new oud fragrance.
"Oud is the quintessence of woody notes. It is unique by its olfactive profile and sociocultural interest. I wanted to work around oud as a multifaceted diamond, the most precious raw material you can imagine. I had the chance to work with an amazing quality of Oud from Ajmal, located in India. It is the perfect balance of all the facets of oud: smoky, leathery, slightly animalic, vibrant, addictive and powerful. What makes this fragrance perfectly unique is the fresh floral Magnolia – Lilybelle accord in the heart, projecting the fragrance to a more bright, enthusiast and joyful place. Lilybelle® in particular, gives an almost aquatic character to the fragrance, which allows the perfume to breathe. Afterwards, I used an overdose of Ambrocenide® and Ambrostar®, that provide a unique sharpness, projection and vibrance. These molecules can virtually make this fragrance last forever. Then, I choose a combination of three exceptional woody raw materials: Patchouli heart fraction to convey the darkness of oud, Sandalwood Album to impart an addictive soft and milky sandalwood effect, and finally our precious Vetiver from Madagascar, that possess an earthy, rooty, and slightly smoky impression. These three elements combined are like an hybrid of the perfect wood. At the end, the addition of Oud Boya underlines the woody oriental character of the fragrance.” — [perfumer] Pierre-Constantin Guéros
Additional notes include black pepper, nutmeg, red berries, coriander, olibanum, gardenia and cypriol.
Laboratorio Olfattivo ExpLOud is available in 100 ml Eau de Parfum.