Be Careful What You Wish For
Perfumery dialect: Fruit oudh woods
Top Notes: Pink grapefruit, juniper berry, peach
Heart Notes: White oudh, raspberry, strawberry, guaicwood
Base Notes: Patchouli, vanilla, plum, dark oudhs
Ingredients: Alcohol denat, Parfum, Limonene, Linalool, Farnesol, Citral.
We had decided not to make an oudh fragrance, mostly because there are so many already. (Actually there is oudh in 4160 Tuesdays’ perfume The Lion Cupboard, but we chose not to mention it because we didn't want to look like we were jumping on the bandwagon.) Then about the time we were thinking of making our Crimes of Passion range, we were in Dubai, and bought five different oudhs from the soukh at the creek and decided to change our minds.
It's different from most though - a citrus fruit oudh with guaicwood and patchouli, plus a new wood oil which is being called white oudh by the French supplier; it's from a tree that grows in Indonesian mangrove swamps. Five oudhs give it a deep, animalic woody feel, but it's not got the overwhelming typical smell of decaying woods. There's not much point making an oudh scent that smells like everyone else's though, is there? So a fresh fruity oudh, that's what we have here. Surprise yourself.