Byredo’s Accord Oud presents a striking set of olfactory opposites. The warm sweetness of blackberry and boozy rum pair with a camphorous glow from patchouli. And saffron’s rounded softness is set against the sharp and smoky birch of a leather accord. Powdery musks resolve and fill in some of these opposites, and notes like clary sage complement the birch and patchouli.
A resinous, aromatic, fruity leather, Byredo’s Accord Oud suggests that oud is as much a mysterious set of olfactory characteristics — sweet, medicinal, soft, and dark — as it is an actual perfume note.
Blackberry, Saffron, Rum, Leather Accord, Clary Sage, Patchouli, Powdery Musks
I have an affinity for unisex fragrances, preferring somewhat boozy, leathery, musky scents to those usually targeted to the female wearer. This scent is sexy, transportive, elegant. I wish I could afford to buy a bottle, but I'm thrilled to have experienced it.
It's kind of like oud wood good stuff