TOMFORD: Oud Wood
Sometimes, it does not have to be anymore: Instead of copious variety, Tom Ford uses the intensity of a single ingredient in some of his recipes. Therefore, a perfume of the American fragrance designer must be no less opulent or puristically, as the coveted Oud Wood from the high-priced line Private Blend for ambitious perfume lovers proves. In this case, the selected substance is Oud - one of the most rare, most precious and expensive perfume ingredients in the world.
Obtained from the resin of the eagle tree, the distinctive Duftharz is more expensive than gold: For purified Oud, customers pay up to 50,000 euros per kilo. (Also, the heartwood of the tree - agarwood - smells pleasantly warm-spicy. It is the most expensive wood in the world.) In oriental and pre-Asian countries, Oud is traditionally used in incense, such as in the temples of Bhutan. The fragrance is also the epitome of erotic perfume: very characteristic, warm, sexy, almost animal. The perfumers of the occident discovered his enormous power only a decade ago, including Tom Ford, then responsible for fragrances of Yves Saint Laurant.Parfumlounge says: Tom Ford mixes in his exotic-woody gentleman's breech (may also be worn by strong women) to the smoky oud green vetiver, exotic rosewood, warm sandalwood, sweet tonka beans and beguiling amber. For the certain something spicy cardamom provides. All in all, therefore, admixtures which do not compete with the unique aroma of Oud, but rather only express its warmth and sensitivity. A unique masterpiece, Mr. Ford! Pure eroticism!
Parfumlounge fragrancw pyramid: TOMFORD Oud WoodHead note: agar, oud and vetiver
Heart note: agar, oud, cardamom and rosewood
Base note: sandalwood, tonka bean and amber
Parfumlounge wiki: distillationHow does the fragrance of the precious agar wood come into the bottle? How do perfume experts gain the fragrant oil from rose, cedar and sandalwood? During the distillation, boiling water dissolves the fragrances from the flower and plant parts in a process which is often repeated for many hours. The condensate contains essential oils and leads to the intensive oils "Huiles Essentielles" after cooling down.