Spotlight on Oud!
In this region – when it comes to fragrance – there’s no doubt that we are the experts! Whether we’re spraying on our classic Oud, trying out a new perfume from of our favorite brand or maybe even layering both at the same time, we can’t leave the house without our signature scent! Wojooh is proud of its origins and loves oriental smells but also enjoys the prestige of international brands.
We are therefore glad to report that Oud has now become a hot trend in the world of fragrance where more and more international brands are using the distinctive scent in their fragrances. The likes of Tom Ford, Yves St Laurent, Chopard, Roberto Cavalli, Givenchy, Lancome, Valentino, Ralph Lauren, Rochas and Hugo Boss are embracing the world of Oud and developing new scents that cater to our regions taste.
A Brief History
Oud – also known as Agarwood – comes from the wood of the tropical Agar tree, believed to have originated in the Assam region of India. The wood of the tree produces a precious dark aromatic resin – which is what we commonly know as Oud Oil. Since its discovery, Oud has been highly valued by most perfumers of our region for its strong, woody, aromatic and distinctive scent – and has become a staple in our cultures beauty rituals passed down from generation to generation.
Some of Our Favorite Oud Fragrances
Spotlight! Chopards Rose Malaki
The new Rose Malaki - created by perfumer Amandine Clerc-Marie – is part of the Malaki collection from Chopard, inspired by the Orient. The Malaki collection, named after the Arabic word “royal”, was the first of its kind to come from the luxury brand. Encompassing oriental and leather characteristics, the Rose Malaki provides an oriental and spicy composition where the scent of the rose plays the main role. A symbol of romanticism, the Damascus rose blooms in the heart of the fragrance with soft notes of petals spiced with saffron. Cedar is present as a deep and elegant note in the base of the scent. The union of the ingredients creates a familiar scent of Oud but with a romantic twist!.
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