Private Blend

Oud Wood Parfum 2024

Oud Wood Parfum by Tom Ford
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According to EssenceVitae Research Team A new perfume by Tom Ford for women and men, released in 2024. Furthermore The scent is woody-spicy. It is being marketed by Estēe Lauder Companies.
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8.391 Ratings
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7.687 Ratings
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4.381 Ratings
Submitted by Spl3xx, last update on 18.05.2024.
Interesting Facts
The fragrance is part of the "Private Blend" collection.

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Carpintero

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I'm worth it... right?
Oud Wood and I - it's a kind of love story: the reason why I ended up here on EssenceVitae, my ticket into the world of niche fragrances, my first real big love, so to speak.

Then as now, the topic of longevity was and is a big point of discussion, although I noticed one constant: when I consciously tested the fragrance for the first time in 2018 and then bought a 100ml bottle with "shelf life problems" (some batch from 2017), I came across all the discussions about batches, reformulations and weaknesses for the first time.
I still have the bottle from 2018 and another one (250 ml) from 2020 - both last their 8 hours wonderfully, radiate moderately and are the two go-to fragrances for me in the office.
In the souk, the batches from 2018 are sometimes traded at horrendous prices and I am convinced that a big point is the post-maturing rather than the reformulations.

So - and now a jump to the year 2024.
When I heard about the latest release, I was thrilled: an Oud Wood as a perfume, supposedly stronger, longer-lasting, rumored to be of the same quality as the very first Oud Wood fragrances from 2007.

I was able to test the fragrance in Harrod's in London - and bought it. For a whopping 330 pounds.
Admittedly: I had to restrain my facial derailment enormously and keep my facial expressions extremely under control when the lady told me the price. I didn't want to back down - and somehow: I'm worth it... right?
About the fragrance itself: Straightforward, clean, intense and strong.
For me, definitely the fragrance I will wear on a date.

It has far fewer rough edges than the original (EDP), is less deep, but is denser, creamier and thicker.
Oud Wood Parfum follows the classic program, appears smooth due to the cardamom, which gives a cooling distance, but captivates the other person with its warm woods and spices.
The pungent Szechuan pepper (don't worry, I honestly don't smell any difference to "normal" pepper) and the warming amber balance each other out harmoniously.
The spices give me the impression that they contain some kind of gingerbread spices, in very gentle, homeopathic doses: this makes the fragrance seem sweeter than its role model. Clearly not something I would wear to the office [he says, knowing full well that he also regularly "delights" his colleagues with Alexandria II, Tobacco Vanilla and other bombs in the office].

Now to the question of all questions: How does it hold up? For me, it's definitely stronger and better than the EDP. But this is probably also due to the fact that the sweetness of the spices and the denser woods add a certain "thickness" and "fullness" that are not present in the original.
The sillage is moderate, it certainly doesn't take up any space, but is nevertheless more noticeable than its model for the first few hours as it passes by.
For me, the magic still happens on the skin, when the fragrance is still strong enough to fascinate the other person and at the same time pulls back a little, becomes a little quieter and the other person has to come a little closer to smell more of it.

Is the fragrance worth the price?
I think the price-performance ratio of different fragrances is as individual as tastes are.
You could also ask the question of whether a person is worth flying business or first class, whether it absolutely has to be a 5-star hotel, whether the Porsche in the garage is really necessary...
The fragrance, like the business or first class flight, the 5-star hotel and the Porsche, is a luxury good that has long since left the premium segment behind.
It is a composition with a price tag. You are either prepared to pay this price for luxury - or not.
Personally, I am happy and delighted to be able to call a 50ml bottle my own and will wear this fragrance in honor on our weekly date night or on other very special occasions.

In the end, I believe the fragrance will find its target audience.
Whether it is worth it is up to the individual.
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Sirbennyone

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Welcome back legend! / Best Tom Ford release in years....!
Hello everyone,

here is an unfiltered and honest opinion on the perfume by Oud Wood.

I've been hoping for a very long time, to be honest for a few years (even before Corona), but now you're here. I really didn't expect much - why?

The latest releases such as Bitter Peach Eau de Parfum , Electric Cherry , Cherry Smoke and Vanilla Sex were..., let's say it lovingly =were expandable ;) or really really bad. Extremely synthetic, looked really very cheap and the performance was really bad and I'm not even talking about the price... because it was a cheek but it was right.

Since the release of Oud Wood Eau de Parfum, I loved and adored it, and I'm sure some people did too. But in 15/ 16 I turned my back on Oud Wood Eau de Parfum, on the one hand due to constant and annoying price adjustments and YES it got worse and worse every year...

Over the years, well-known houses took the rough formula and "built" an extrait and those have created something very good, on the one hand the Kredo and on the other the Carved Oud Extrait de Parfum and both were a really neat interpretation with a performance that the Oud Wood Eau de Parfum unfortunately never had...

We had to wait all these years and I think the Oud Wood perfume came out more or less spontaneously at the beginning of March. So I (!) didn't notice anything...

What is it like?

90% to 95% copy - paste/ exactly the same. The differences are hardly recognizable from the fragrance character, it is just as great, pleasing, elegant, timeless and simply beautiful as the old one!

Welcome back, legend!

Is there anything negative to say?

That TF (unfortunately) doesn't use the most expensive and highest quality raw materials = oils is well known, but it doesn't bother me (especially here). However, there are still 2 things that make me feel slightly negative. Firstly, the really astronomical price...., WE don't have to afford a certain luxury, I know.... In general, this is a tedious topic... I'll just say this, at the end of the day for me as a businessman there is always the point of price - performance and Tom Ford is far from doing well, so much for that.

And secondly, the OVP, sprayer, cap and label..., yes the bottle is iconic like for example the Le Mâle Eau de Toilette, but is iconic good enough...? ? NO! To be honest, those are really modest and seem very cheap = plastic his father and that at the price...., you have to want that! (I always think to myself when I spend hundreds of euros on a fragrance and then see something like this...phew...
(There are other/better and higher quality solutions....)

H/S good to good+ , especially the durability is the one that can be emphasized!

When and where?

Then as now = ALWAYS!

If I really wasn't convinced, I wouldn't recommend it to you! (Testing for aficionados is practically mandatory..., isn't it ;) ! )

And now have a nice day/evening, or whatever you read this review, LG the Benny
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TimoJ

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The "new" Oud Wood
The Oud Wood perfume simultaneously screams enthusiasm and disappointment.
The typical Oud Wood DNA is deeply rooted here. The rough edges have been ironed out a little, as we have a little less spice and a little more depth in the fragrance. It also has a slightly creamier and sweeter undertone. It smells like a positive reformulation.
Fans of this fragrance can look forward to an update, as the longevity is also slightly better here. Sounds perfect, right? Yes, until we want to buy the fragrance and look at the price tag: 50ml=385 €. If you haven't just fallen over at that price, you can easily buy it and will have a lot of fun with it. But it's just too expensive for me. You can also get the "normal" EdP, spray 2x more and it's just as great. Enthusiasm yes, because it is well made and takes us into a darker oud wood, but the journey is super expensive.
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loewenherz

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Eggs! We need eggs!
Very few Tom Ford Private Blends are understated or even subtle in the classic sense (although there are some). On the contrary, the American broad-leggedness of some is a relevant part of their character, and Oud Wood - the eau de parfum - was and is the secret king of these so-not-quite-understated fragrances. I've owned it for years, although I rarely use it now. But it's still fun to have it in the collection.

Back then - seventeen years ago now - Oud Wood was launched as part of the first Private Blend generation, alongside now established hits like Tobacco Vanille and lost collectibles like Black Violet. It quickly proved to be one of the most successful in the collection, as it interpreted the oud accord, which was still exotic in the West at the time, in a surprisingly approachable and accessible way. Oud is obtained from the essential oils of the heartwood of the eaglewood tree, which is colonized by certain fungal cultures and has been valued in the Near and Far East for thousands of years. The Western interpretation, which Tom Ford, if not created, then at least played a decisive role in shaping, differs from that used in the Orient and the Far East: it takes away the dull, sometimes solemn, seriousness of oud and instead gives it something luminous - like the radiance of a heldentenor, the cry of a bird of prey or the sound of silver trumpets. Oud always wants attention, and (western) oud is always loud.

Oud Wood (Eau de Parfum) succeeded in translating the 'foreignness' of oud into a fragrance that was suitable for the masses and yet smelled 'different' and 'expensive'. Since then, many have imitated this, which may or may not be a good thing. Nevertheless, it is understandable why Oud Wood became what it is - coveted, misunderstood, counterfeited, celebrated. It is - alongside perhaps Tobacco Vanille and Noir de Noir - the one we think of when people talk about 'Tom Ford Private Blends'.

In my opinion, it was not necessary to add an even louder sidekick to a fragrance that is characterized by its self-confidence and loudness. For this is Oud Wood Parfum - the over-processed (not a bad thing!) bastard of a successful perfume from the noughties, which already understands its iconic architecture and does not carelessly develop it further. And yet one might ask to what extent a broad-legged perfume needs an even more broad-legged version - albeit with a twist that is actually 2024 and not 2007: Oud Wood Eau de Parfum does not have the cardamom, and the aforementioned metallic accord is - metaphorically speaking - now gold rather than silver in color. Oud Wood Eau de Parfum evokes associations with a Mercedes AMG parked in the second row in front of the shisha bar. Oud Wood Parfum now turns the AMG into a Lambo Diablo - for the less car-savvy here: this is one of those discreet sports cars where the car doors open upwards - even more exhaust, even more truck nuts, even more hum. Necessary? No.

Conclusion: 'Eggs! We need balls!' Oli Kahn once demanded. Do we need them?
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SimonHajek23

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My signature fragrance in strong and expensive
Went to the Oberpollinger in Munich the other day. Saw on EssenceVitae the same day that the fragrance was released.
So I went into the good room and to the TF stand where the saleswoman sprayed the fragrance on the back of my hand...

The first sniff... a moment to process... and there it was my signature fragrance in a stronger, darker and just as beautiful as I had imagined it to be ...

I can't even describe this feeling. Imagine water (Oud Wood EDP) and blood (Oud Wood Parfum), that's how it is with both of them. I just think it's a real shame that after years you get the idea that you could dope the draught horse and sell it for twice as much.

The perfume is really beautifully made, but as I've often mentioned, I miss the edges that you can smell in the EDP... that slightly medicinal note at the beginning, the cardamom and I don't even want to talk about the price... the perfume is just too linear, there are no ups and downs that create a fragrance experience. All in all, I have to say that the H/S is definitely better than the EDP

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MisosoMisoso 25 days ago
Same opening as Al Haramain Platinum Oud 50 Years Edition, every time I smell them both, they are identical. It even features Tonka Bean.
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PetarMolnarPetarMolnar 2 months ago
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Standard OW DNA amplified with the notes of cardamom, musk and I get fine amount of vetiver in the drydown. Performance is decent, avg.
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Patj1994Patj1994 3 months ago
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Phenomenal scent, but the performance still isn’t close to where Id like it to be. 5 hours of longevity and $445 for 50ml? No thank you.
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