In the Middle East oud scents are very popular, but only over the past few years has this trend made its way across the borders, and is now readily available from most fragrance brands.
The scent originates from the Agarwood tree, known to be one of the most expensive woods in the world. Agarwood trees have been grown for centuries to produce high quality incense and are used for many other medicinal purposes.
The source of the oud is the resin produced inside the tree, which comes from an infected mould. The type of oud produced will depend on the tree itself. It is a very potent scent and is not for everyone.
We think it is suited to older men, but you may be pleasantly surprised. Here are our top picks of oud scents for guys:
1. Hugo Boss Damask & Oud, R1515
2. Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Desert Oud, R3090
3. Boss Bottled Oud EDP 30ml, R1115
4. Gucci Intense Oud 50ml, R1605 (effective 1 March 2016)
5. YSL La Collection Splendid Wood EDP 80ml, R2900
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