Oud has been popular in this region for centuries, but in recent years it has also become one of the most popular notes in fragrances for men. Fashion houses and fragrance designers have incorporated the Middle Eastern staple into many of their leading lines and even created some specifically with our region in mind. Here are our recommendations for oud-scented fragrances that encapsulate the classic regional note.
The Best Oud Fragrances for Men
Oud Wood This scent opens with exotic rosewood and cardamon before giving way to a smoky blend of rare oud, sandalwood, and vetiver before ending with additional tonka bean and amber for added warmth.
The One Royal Night Part of the oriental woody scent family, this has an olfactory blend of spices and is a fine interpretation of Middle Eastern ingredients. Distinctly masculine, it's strong but with a blend of smooth, traditional, and contemporary.
Oud Satin Mood Eau De Parfum You get the familiar notes of oud upon first contact, but then it opens up with layers of Bulgarian rose essence and Turkish rose absolute, before softening out into a rich, vanilla-scented amber with patchouli and violet.
Oud Immortel Eau De Parfum A sophisticated woody fragrance with patchouli and papyrus blended to bring out a smokiness. The tobacco leaves and moss add depth all centered around oud and a dark wood aroma that sustains a complex fragrance.
Wonderoud Eau De Parfum This is a fine combination of Texas cedar wood, oud wood, Indonesian patchouli, Australian sandalwood, Haitian vetiver, and guaiac wood. But despite the big aromatic ingredients, this unisex fragrance won't overpower you and is surprisingly subtle.
Versace Oud Noir A big combination of bitter orange, neroli, black pepper, saffron, olibanum, oud wood, patchouli, and leatherwood, it's like a greatest hits of dark, masculine olfactory notes.
Polo Supreme Oud A more rugged and masculine scent, this blends together spices, deep smoky oud, and rich woods to create a long-lasting and bold fragrance.
Eau De Nuit Oud Eau de Parfum An oriental woody eau de parfum with notes of classic Italian bergamot, sophisticated iris, and saffron accord based around a natural oud aroma. This is a classic evening fragrance.
Man Black Orient This blend of an amber accord, tuberose, and oud creates a fragrance with a sensual and recognizable aroma as warm, woody, and spicy notes combine.