Leave it to the always-playful, always-daring Juliette Has A Gun line to say what's on everyone's mind:anotheroud? We're the first to admit that the trend is growing a bit long in the tooth. But in perfume, as with all art, there's nothing new under the sun- what matters is how you execute, and Another Oud, all joking aside, is a refreshingly light spin on the style, a fruit-inflected, luminously light oud scent with youthful style and fun to spare. Opening with a juicy melange of citrus and tart, sweet raspberry, Another Oud presents a version of agarwood that's miles removed from the loud, dark, overspiced medicinal ouds that make up so many mediocre recent releases. This is an oud that's light on its feet, velvety-soft with a cool spiciness that never overwhelms or screams at top volume, and deftly incorporates the sweetness of the fruit-laden opening for an additional dose of playfulness. Cradled on the drydown by an ambroxan-led muskiness that's well at home amongst the other Juliette releases, Another Oud is an all-seasons, all-occasions appropriate fragrance that maybe- just maybe- justifies keeping the oud trend afloat for a little while longer.
Another Oud Notes: Bergamot, raspberry, oud, norlimbanol, musk, ambroxan