Hi everyone, welcome to our vlog about Oudh. Oudh is a very popular ingredient in perfumery its origin lies in Arabic and Asian cultures… for centuries Oudh was burned as incense in rituals and ceremonies. Oudh is a type of tree. It belongs to the genus of the Aquilaria. Growing in subtropical forests around the equator. When this tree is infected by disease… a dark resin is produced, as a counter attack. This part is the precious, aromatic resin known as Oudh Infection happens when the tree is damaged… either by natural processes… and recently also in plantations. Where humans inject the fungus in the trees… to stimulate the resin production. What does it smell like? In the Western world we do not know Oudh from rituals To me, it smells woody, leathery… almost a bit musty, like old books or basements… but in combination it gives a wonderful touch. Perfumes with Oudh as a centre piece. Oudh Sublime, oriental, powerful, with that Nicolaï signature. Dusita, dirty, with a kick, and not for the faint-hearted. Nooud contains synthetic Oudh but has a distinct Oudh-ish character nonetheless. Satori has Japanese Oudh, Kyara… which delicately whispers to you. A beautiful combination is Oudh with roses… rose gives a sweet, silky feeling and Oudh makes it darker. In Saffron Rose by Grossmith saffron completes this combination. Rose Oud by Nicolaï is elegant and captures that contrast OUD silk mood in a eau de parfum and extrait The extrait has more the Oudh-ish feel but both are extremely elegant. Oudh in combinations For example Corso Como from Milano… MariaL Aramesh… And Francis Kurkdjian’s first OUD fragrance Oud Bukhoor by Baruti is a roomspray inspired by the Arabic rituals of burning incense. Thank you for joining me in this vlog about the most precious type of wood. Bringing so much depth to the palette of perfumers. We invite you to browse through our collection online… and in our boutique in Amsterdam, where we have many more perfumes with Oudh and find out whether Oudh is your type of wood.