To choose the fragrance that suits you best in a perfume store, start by spraying scents onto test strips. Then try your 2 or 3 favorites on the inside of your wrist. Since its one of the places in yur body where your circulation is the closest to the surface, that will allow the fragrance to develop to its fullest. If you still like the scent by the end of the day, then it's got your name on it!
Precious Oud opens with bergamot and pink pepper. Right from the start, you’ll also discover an opulent frankincense accord. The floral heart pairs jasmine with tuberose, and the ambry-woody trail reveals oud wood combined with patchouli, sandalwood and vetiver. Perfumer: Amandine Marie, Robertet.
At a glance
When oud wood meets flowers…
A woodsy- floriental composition, Precious Oud is the latest fragrance in jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels’ luxurious ‘Collection Extraordinaire.’ It pays tribute to ‘oud wood’s intense, woody and balmy scent, which has leathery and earthy accents as well.’ Van Cleef & Arpels has chosen to pair this exotic wood with flowers for a warm and sensual scent.
Eau de Parfum 2.5 oz.
The sleekly elegant bottle reveals an orangey juice. On the label, the bottle’s name is followed by the number 04855AM. According to the house, the number refers to the formula that was chosen out of the various options the fragrance designer proposed.