Thursday, June 23, 2011
The fragrance house of Creed has introduced Royal-Oud, a woody oriental scent that is the newest member of the Creed family and one that appears likely to join Green Irish Tweed as its most popular.
The official Royal-Oud scent pyramid features spicy fresh top notes of lemon, pink pepper and bergamot; a heart of angelica, bitter green galbanum and Lebanese cedar and a base of oud, sandalwood and musk. That means when first applied it smells of fresh cedar and spices and later develops tones of vetiver and sandalwood. One reviewer called it a re-imagining of Creed's Bois du Portugal with oud added in, and most men will find that to be a very good thing.
Like other Creed scents, Royal-Oud has good sillage and longevity, and just a hint of something metallic that should not be there.
$300 at Creed's online boutique.