16 Rare and Exotic Oud Fragrances
Dark, alluring, and mysterious, oud perfume has been prized for its aromatic and medicinal properties since ancient times.
Derived from the bark of the tropical Agar tree, this rare fragrance carries spiritual significance in Asian cultures with people believing its smoke aids contemplation. Over the last decades, oud’s mystical allure has also caught on in the West, becoming popular for its complex, hypnotic fragrance.
Today, oud is the base for some of the world’s most exclusive perfumes. Its hefty price tag—higher per pound than gold—is due to its rarity in the wild as oud is only found in a small percentage of Agar trees. The result is that its perfume is an extremely precious commodity.
The oud scent uncovers a complex interplay of spicy and woodsy notes with a velvet warmth and an earthy finish. It has an instantly recognizable element yet blooms differently on every person, interacting with individual skin chemistry.
Unveil the mystique of this ancient treasure for yourself with one of these 15 extraordinary oud scents, carefully selected by our editors for their exceptional quality and precious ingredients.