Back in Blackbird is Al Oudh, L'Artisan's eponymous Oudh (Agarwood) fragrance. Who would have thought a fragrance named after a wood could possibly smell so animal! Al Oudh comes out blazing with the savory essence of Oudh, a wood held to the highest esteem since the beginning of civilization. It then adds an aromatic leather undertone, before opening up to reveal it's more subtle layers: a background of mixed florals surrounded by dried fruits and spices, fading into smoke. By the time your surrounded by these flavors, you feel like you're in a Marrakesh marketplace until the myrrh, sandalwood, tonka bean, patchouli, civet, and castoreum notes corner you in the casbah with an offer you can't refuse.
Al Oudh EDP 100ml