Utterly and unashamedly opulent, the sensual character of Rose & Oud recalls a secret garden. Framed with Jasmine arches and combining the lingering fragrances of mature Geraniums and opulent Roses … is it real or imagined? Oriental Oud adds to the illusion with exotic Amber, sultry Musk and romantic Patchouli creating a richly-scented ambience. This fragrance is the most intense in the range. The most rare and expensive of oils for fragrances, Oud is also known as liquid gold. The oil is derived from the tropical Agar tree, originally from India. While the trees are rare and rapidly becoming a threatened species, Oud can only be obtained once the wood is infected by a parasitic mold, Phialophora Parasitica, which causes the tree to produce a dark, fragrant resin which is melted to create Oud. Only 2% of Agar trees are affected by this mold, hence the extreme rarity.
Oud has a rich, warm sweetness to it reminiscent of balsamic. Highly complex and aromatic, it marries exquisitely with the sweet floral scent of Rose, Jasmin and Geranium. Praline adds a hint of caramel and musk while the incredible richness of the base notes gives further intensity… the woody notes of Cedar, Sandalwood and Amber, grassy Vetiver, earthy tones of Musk and Patchouli together with the sweetness of Vanilla and Raspberry.
Top Notes: Oud and Clove.
Heart Notes: Rose, Geranium, Jasmine and Praline.
Base Notes: Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Amber, Musk, Vanilla, Patchouli and Raspberry.
Learn more about this candle in Neill’s blog post.