Dove was one of the aoud pioneers (it can also be spelled "oud"), launching the first of his smoky fragrances in 2011. Other best-sellers, such as Acqua di Parma’s Colonia Intensa d’Oud, didn’t come to the market until a year later. Tom Ford’s Oud Fleur was launched in 2013.
— Read more at Roja Dove, 'the nose', on creating a Western aoud cult at The Telegraph. Tom Ford, of course, launched Oud Wood in 2007, and did M7 for Yves Saint Laurent in 2002. I was personally so sick of the avalanche of oud scents by 2011 that I started the please-no-more-oud tag that very year.
Oud: returning after a short absence, this note delivers a rich, musty, woody-nutty scent to create a sultry Middle Eastern backdrop to compositions.
— From Seven Predicts Fragrance Trends for 2015/16 at GCI Magazine. I was initially confused about the "short absence", but since these trend predictions are for next winter, perhaps this means oud will take a well-deserved vacation in the early part of 2015.