L'Oudh is a smoky, leathery take on oud. Andy Tauer has not created an oud fragrance because he disagreed with the way oud synthetics were being marketed to customers as real oud. He was able to obtain a sustainable source of real oud from a Laotian plantation.
L’oudh opens with an inky, raw leather note that’s smoky and soaked in spilled gasoline. With no use of rose or amber, which are traditionally blended with oud, there’s nothing here to soften the bluntness of the oud, but it still comes across as smooth. There is a metallic facet of the Laotian plantation oud that gives L’oudh a cool industrial vibe that suits the Tauer aesthetic. It's animalic but not fecal. Castoreum emphasizes the warm, rubbery facet of oud, cypriol its inky smokiness, and Java vetiver its brooding, rooty character. L’oudh is an essay in darkness, but despite the darkness, it is the sexy, lived-in scent of a black leather jacket that’s been around a few campfires. L'Oudh features notes of Laotian oud, cypriol, castoreum, Java vetiver, Mysore sandalwood, morel, cistus and musk.
Smoky, fierce and animalic, this is one all oud and Tauer fans should try.
It is an eau de parfum, edp.