Our perfume review this week starts on a slightly sombre note, Angela Flanders sadly passed away in April this year at 88 years young. It was only in latter years that she began to create her own fragrances having been self taught in the art of perfumery. She leaves some beautiful fragrances for us to enjoy and if you haven't had the chance to try some we would suggest you seek them out.
Oudh Noir is, at last a fragrance that although you can detect oud it is a pleasant aroma. There is that slight twang of elastoplast that oud offers, but because this has been teamed with deep smoky aromas it makes this fragrance enjoyable!
Even though it contains juniper, we weren't able to detect this in its own right. The rich deep warm and smoky elements courtesy of vetiver, spice (our aroma of the week) patchouli and guaiac wood all combine with oud to give a subtle fragrance.
We were somewhat surprised that this turned out to be such a soft fragrance -given the very powerful ingredients contained. If we'd known what was in it before smelling it we may have been far more wary! If you haven't yet found a fragrance in the woody / smoky genre that is to your taste we whole heartedly suggest you try this one.
Angela, we thank you.