Reviewed & updated: March 28, 2023 by Jamie Wilson BA
Fall is approaching, and you know what that means.
Time to bust out the oud colognes. If you’re looking for a scent to match the early setting of the sun, you’ve come to the right place.
What Are Oud Colognes And Which One Is The Best?
If you haven’t heard of oud before, you might’ve heard of aoud or agarwood, which is the same thing. Oud colognes have been popular in the Middle East for quite some time, and are finally making their way over to the West side of the world. This dark-scented fragrance comes from a mould infection from the Southeast Asian Aquilaria tree, which we know doesn’t sound very attractive, but the smell it gives off certainly is. The infected tree is a rare find, which is why the oud perfume it produces is so sought after and thought of as a luxurious, rich ‘liquid gold’. Although they often come with a hefty price tag, its deep, masculine smell makes it the perfect fragrance for men.
So if you’re looking to switch from your spring or summer cologne, we’ve hand-picked these best oud perfumes for you to give a try.
Valencia Eau De Parfum By Oud Perfume Artisan Swiss Arabian
One of the fresher scents on our fragrance list, Artisan Swiss created this oud wood perfume inspired by the city of Valencia. With strong notes of mostly bergamot as well as the zesty smell of lemon and apple, a mix of flowers such as peony and roses, and a base of musky oud from the middle eastern agar tree, we think this is one of the best oud fragrances for the transition between summer and fall.
Acqua Di Parma Colonia Oud EDC Concentree Spray
Presented by Acqua Di Parma in a classy, luxury bottle, this scent comes across as very masculine. If you are not sure you are a fan of oud in perfume just yet, we think this would be the best oud cologne to try out. It has a base of oud, but it is not too strong and instead will smell like a blend of leather and agar tree wood, with almost a hint of black pepper. You can trust Acqua Di Parma to give you a long lasting fragrance, and would serve perfectly as the daily scent.
Gucci Intense Oud By Gucci Eau De Parfum Spray
One of the bigger names on our list of best oud perfumes for men, Gucci offers one of the eau de parfums that will have a stronger blend of oud wood. If you prefer a darker, stronger scent, then this might just be the one for you. It’s definitely up to you, but we think of this as one of the oud fragrances that is more well suited as an evening fragrance. Although it is one of the pricier items, it will definitely give you a run for your money as a little bit goes a long way; the scent is sure to stay put.
Versace Pour Homme Oud Noir 3.4oz Eau De Parfum Spray
If you like your brands, why not consider buying your next oud fragrances from Versace? With higher notes of the oud wood, this perfume would smell like liquid gold from the middle east on any skin type. It smells strong, almost spicy, and has an underlying scent of honey and lower zesty notes. So if you like your blend of strong, masculine scents but want to still feel fresh, this could be your next go-to.
Tom Ford Private Blend Oud Wood Eau De Parfum Spray
This fragrance consists of a large blend of woods, such as the oud wood as well as rosewood and the softer sandalwood scent. Its distinctive smell will make you stand out of the crowd, without the scent being overpowering so that it can be paired with any deodorant easily. A classy, new go-to fragrance for any man with any skin type.
The One By Dolce & Gabbana Eau De Parfum Natural Spray Fragrance For Men
Dolce and Gabbana have captured the middle eastern scent and put it in a bottle. With oriental notes of basil, coriander and grapefruit, this is one of the fragrances that will remind you of a holiday abroad every time you smell it, and all the memories will come flooding back. The centre notes of ginger and orange blossom is what gives it its masculine smell, as well as its dark oud and cedarwood base notes. This fragrance is the one for you, without hesitation.
Byredo Oud Immortel Eau De Parfum
If you were on the hunt for a rich, deep new cologne, you’ve found it. Byredo has created one of the best perfumes, oud wood being the most recognizable scent. The top notes include Cardamom which is often used in Indian incense, and heart notes include papyrus brazilian rosewood, but the base notes of tobacco leaves and moss is what gives it that dark, masculine smell.
Jo Malone Oud & Bergamot Cologne Intense Eau De Parfum Spray
A nice, woody fragrance that we recommend you wear for casual events, and could easily become your new daily scent. The top note of bergamot is a very pleasantly fresh smell, and understandably makes a great fragrance. The pairing of the middle cedarwood note and oud base note is what will make this fragrance one of the most easily wearable fragrances, perfect for the man that prefers a not too strong cologne.
Kalemat Brown By Arabian Oud Eau De Parfum Spray Unisex
Notes of rosemary and kashmir wood accompany the base notes of musk, honey leaves and sweet amber seamlessly. The unique combination of fragrances in this perfume creates a musky, almost smoky scent that is very masculine. An ideal fragrance, and what’s more is that the packaging is truly exclusive and inspiring, which is what would make this one of the fragrances perfect for gift giving.
The Art Of Shaving Cologne Intense Oud Suede
This eau de toilette balances oud wood and cypriol perfectly to create a long lasting cologne. If you’re into your more mild fragrances, this might be the perfect blend of oud wood in cologne for you to try out. The notes are kept simple, which makes it very wearable and appropriate for any occasion.
Our Favourite Oud Colognes For You To Try
It’s our favourite time of year: time to start experimenting with different oud fragrances and finding out which one best suits your style so that you can start wearing it in the transition from summer to fall. An oud cologne will surely qualify as your new companion as its deep, rich scent makes it the perfect fragrance for the cooler months of the year. Here is a selection of our favourite scents:
- Valencia Eau De Parfum By Oud Perfume Artisan Swiss Arabian
- Acqua Di Parma Colonia Oud EDC Concentree Spray
- Gucci Intense Oud By Gucci Eau De Parfum Spray
- Versace Pour Homme Oud Noir 3.4oz Eau De Parfum Spray
- Tom Ford Private Blend Oud Wood Eau De Parfum Spray
- The One By Dolce & Gabbana Eau De Parfum Natural Spray Fragrance For Men
- Byredo Oud Immortel Eau De Parfum
- Jo Malone Oud & Bergamot Cologne Intense Eau De Parfum Spray
- Kalemat Brown By Arabian Oud Eau De Parfum Spray Unisex
- The Art Of Shaving Cologne Intense Oud Suede
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