2012 Creation
Mixed Gender
Woody - Spicy Olfactory groups

Olfactory pyramid

Top Notes : Elemi, Saffron
Heart Notes : Oud
Base Notes : Patchouli, Vanilla Note
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The fragrance opens with a spicy, almost frankincense-like effect, created by elemi and saffron. The heart is composed of oud, a wood that grants a slightly animalic effect. The drydown offers a hint of the drier tonalities of patchouli plus woody-leathery waves of Atlas cedar, as well as a sweeter facet with just a hint of vanilla.

At a glance

Francis Kurkdjan’s dream of Arabia


‘Oud,’ by Maison Francis Kurkdjian, is an invitation on a voyage to a thousand-and-one-night palace in the silence of the desert. Oud, the fragrance’s key ingredient, ‘has something rough and primitive about it, an untamed animal quality that needs to be ‘sensualized’ … like wrapping a big cat’s soul in silk’, the perfumer explains. Francis Kurkdjan describes Oud as a bewitching, mysterious and narcotic scent that can suit men and women equally. For more information: www.franciskurkdjian.com


Eau de Parfum 2.3 oz.


A sleek, square, bluish-gray bottle adorned with a golden cap.

  • Popular perfume 09 july 2015

    profond, vibrant, mais pas entêtant.

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  • No rate for this perfume 11 april 2014

    vibrant fragrance francis, i m big fan of F.K this frag spcl very much appreciated in DUBAI UAE. >>>>

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  • No rate for this perfume 09 october 2013

    I am curious Kurkdjian. Master of the art of perfumery. While Oud doesn't feel like a woman's scent, this sounds fantastic for a man who loves woods and wants something different for a change. A mischievous cat wrapped in silk is "like the cat's pajamas" as we say here in USA.

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  • No rate for this perfume 23 july 2013

    Amazing Woody Fragrance ! Very nice - very good

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  • Exceptional perfume 07 march 2013

    Un oud pas comme les autres, un oud cocon, voilà ce que pourrait être le Oud de F. Kurkdjian. Intéressant, car pas du tout brutal, chassant les facettes un peu âcres et animales du bois de oud derrière une tempête de cèdre, d'iris, de violette, de muscs blancs et de notes vanillées, il dévoile une douceur à laquelle on ne s'attend pas quand on nous promet un 'oud'.

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