Van Cleef & Arpels

Precious Oud

Eau de Parfum

Precious Oud Sizes Available:
75ml $212
0.7ml sample $5
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Here's what other people are saying about Precious Oud...
The only thing I can criticize about this fragrance is the misleading name. This scent is not about oud. In fact I don't get any discernible oud at all. Rather, it is a beautifully well-blended Oriental, done in a very wearable, updated style. It does not smell retro or vulgar, which puts it way ahead of most attempts at a modern Oriental perfume. It is delicious but not gourmand, and filled with white flowers but not overtly floral. It has a nice progression without trying to be a party trick, and it lasts without suffocating. I love this stuff, and wear it in every season and with any outfit. A keeper.
By   - Creative Director from Los Angeles on 5/21/2018
I've never smelt anything like this. The tuberose is there, but kept in check by the sweeter jasmine. The oud ties them all in, creating a very sensual scent. Absolutely love this and bought a fb.
By   - Retail Manager from Cleveland on 6/3/2017
Lovely. Familiar, but still interesting. Sadly my skin eats it and it is gone too fast.
By   - Artist from Atlanta on 2/25/2016
There's tuberose. There's pink pepper. For me this is already a combination made in heaven. But that oud - wow! I had no idea what my response to our would be. I am more than surprised as to the connection it makes with the tuberose and pepper, bringing in a lovely grounding quality. 'This is going straight to the pool room.' For those of you who have watched the Aussie classic The Castle, you will know how significant a statement that is. But my pool room is actually closed cupboards brimming with perfume bottles. I think this fragrance is the perfect introduction to oud. It's not too earthy. It allows you time to really get addicted to the our, and will open doors for you by enticing you to try other our fragrances (which I have done so), but I always make sure I have this one on hand. And it's the oud that gives it a little bit of mystery. People love it, but can't figure out what it is. Give it a go. You will find a whole new world out there.
By  on 12/3/2014
I do find odd similarities to black orchid. In any case, I think this is a far superior perfume. It is divine, sexy, gorgeous. Very mature (classy, not age-wise) and womanly. Florals on a sweet ambery base. Woody, but the oud is not too pronounced, so it is easy to wear. I adore this and bought a full bottle.
By   - Broker on 10/7/2014
this scent is amazing i love it very sexy
By   - no from ua on 5/23/2013
This is NOT, as another reviewer stated, a rip off of Black Orchid. I purchased a sample of Precious Oud and was absolutely addicted to it, but the price deterred me. After seeing the other review, I bought a full bottle of Black Orchid and the two scents could not be more different. Black Orchid is young and melon-ey and doesn't have the same lovely maturity of Precious Oud. I will never look for a substitute again...and neither should you!!
By   - from St. Paul on 2/10/2013
I tried the sample today for the first time. I found it warm and sweet and a little unusual. I found it slightly addicting, perhaps because of that unusual edge (I kept sniffing my wrist all day). The scent lingered. It definitely wasn't as powerful 6 hours after I first applied it, but I could smell it without trying too hard. I have never tried the Tom Ford Black Orchid, so I cannot compare, but I was quite happy with this perfume and may consider purchasing a bottle.
By   - dreamer from ATL on 4/3/2012
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