Introducing Precious Oud – the first fragrance that I have added to my collection from Van Cleef & Arpels and I already know that it wont be the last. It is a unisex perfume which is part of the Collection Extraordinaire line. Precious Oud was created by, Amandine Clerc-Marie, who was taught by renowned perfumer, Michel Almairac, the nose behind some incredible fragrances including many from Bond no.9, the classic Gucci Rush from my younger days and the unusual Zadig & Voltaire This Is Her! that I raved about in this post.
If you’re unfamiliar with the Parisian design house, Van Cleef & Arpels, they were founded as a jewellery company in 1896 and are pioneer in their field, combining knowledge and experience to create the most beautiful, iconic jewels that are still instantly recognisable today. The House of Van Cleef & Arpels is built on strong values, specifically of elegance, femininity, creativity, excellence and style. The fragrance line mirrors the philosophy of the jewellery collections as it brings together an array of rare notes to create compelling, memorable scents that are presented in perfectly crafted bottles that possess their own Van Cleef & Arpels magic.
The couture perfumery collection from Van Cleef & Arpels, Collection Extraordinaire, consists of rare and luxurious fragrances inspired by the beauty of nature, which is also the muse for Van Cleef & Arpels high-end jewellery.
When developing this scent, Amandine Clerc-Marie sought to accentuate Oud notes within floral ones for a result thats wearable for men and women alike.
With top notes of bergamot, pink pepper and frankincense and a heart of jasmine and tuberose, its clear to see where the strong floral notes lie with this fragrance, before it is warmed by a woody base of patchouli, vetiver, sandalwood and the signature oud. Rich and heady, oud scents always take me right back to my time spent in Dubai celebrating my friends birthday. Oud smells are in abundance there!
Oud scents are ideal is you love rich, luxurious scents that are long lasting and linger for hours and hours on this skin. Precious Out fulfils that description perfectly.
Every fragrance in the couture collection comes in a classic flacon-shaped bottle and Precious Oud is no different. The sculpted glass is heavy and luxurious, topped with a black lacquered cap and a stamped hanging tag. Classically elegant and again, suited to all, making it a fabulous gift for someone special or the perfect treat yo’self purchase.
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How does this scent sound to you? Have you tried any other Van Cleef & Arpels fragrances?