Dior Oud Ispahan is part of the Orientals Collection. These evocative and intense fragrances evoke scenes from an Oriental dream. Smoky trails, leathery notes and sparkling oud reveal a world of deep emotions to experience. Fragrances in this collection include Feve Delicieuse, Purple Oud, Oud Ispahan, Ambre Nuit and Leather Oud.
It was created by perfumer Francois Demachy. Christian Dior loved the Orient - the color, the smells - and he incorporated that into his designs. Francois Demachy has this to say about the fragrance: "Oud Ispahan is like opening the doors of an Oriental palace with ochre walls and being struck by its fragrance. The smoky scent of burning wood blends with that of sweet floral water on washed hands. That's the scent of this smooth atmosphere, where rose, frankincense and resin linger. The perfume is velvety and sensual, like the roses of the Orient."
Oud Ispahan features a top note of labdanum absolute, a middle note of patchouli essence from Indonesia and bottom notes of oud essence from Laos, rose essence from Turkey and sandalwood essence from New Caledonia for a warm, spicy reinterpretation of Eastern locales. It is an eau de parfum, edp.
Dior’s luxury fragrance line La Collection Privée has been reimagined for 2018, offering a new way for you to be dressed in Dior. Rebranded as Maison Christian Dior, it goes beyond a collection of fragrances to become a somewhat ritualistic concept; that of perfuming and embellishing spaces and moments in your life. “When I create perfumes I flout technical constraints, schedules, fashions and trends,” Demachy explains of his artistic process. The fragrances in this collection are formed in families of Orientals, Florals, Sensuals, Light Florals and Fruity Florals, non-specific to gender but without being labelled ‘unisex’.
Reviews of Dior Oud Ispahan
From Influenster - "Timeless! It’s mysterious, exotic, opulent, and very addictive! This one turns heads all the time, and even after multiple washes the scent will still linger! It’s a westernised version of a typical classic oud perfume, a perfect scent for occasions. Definitely one of my favourites."
From Bois de Jasmin - "The amber with its honeyed sweetness plays up against the earthy patchouli and warm resins. It smells of tree sap, Indian sandalwood beads and incense. Some oud accords smell so medicinal to me that they end up being repulsive, but Dior’s oud is mild and velvety. It lingers gently and feels as appropriate for an office as it does for an evening alone."
From Basenotes - "I love Oud Scents, I have many Oud frags.... But this is a complete Masterpiece.
Beastly performance and I love the complexity of the Sweet and the Dark vibe, with the perfect mix of floral and Woodiness. Complete Masterpiece from Dior. So if you like the Oud Rose combo... Go sample this Perfectly complex Scent. Starts up very Rosie then turns Dirtier and dirtier minute by minute...."