At the heart of this new collection is the rare and beautiful ingredient Oud, the aromatic resinous heartwood from the evergreen Aquilaria trees native to southeast Asia. This rich luxurious resin is valued in many cultures for its distinctive and unique fragrance.
The Oud Collection fragrances are:
Ceremonious ~ "Heavy with wet fruit, nectar and honey, Ceremonious blends agarwood with grassy, balsamic notes to create this divine scent. Dedicated to the beauty of narcissus and Oud..." With notes of grass, narcissus, cassis, oud, tonka and guaiacwood.
Courageous ~ "Combining a rich fruity-peachy heart with ginger and a long-lasting base of Oud, musk and sandalwood..."; additional notes include bergamot, and mandarin.
Elaborate ~ "...an uncompromising and dominant perfume. Combining an earthy, sexy blend of Oud, leather and animal notes..."; additional notes include violet, labdanum, leather, musk and civet.
Enchanting ~ "...an intriguing and richly spiced blend of camphoracious notes against a heart of pepper, Oud and patchouli"; additional notes include rosemary, fir, ambergris and musk.
Ethereal ~ "Probably the most luxurious fragrance in the world. This extraordinarily rare perfume combines the intoxicatingly powerful scent of agarwood with precious ambergris." With notes of lemon, rose, jasmine, nutmeg, oud, guaiacwood and ambergris.
Enticing ~ "...a youthful, deliciously attractive fragrance that balances delicately between the sweet and the balsamic. Seductively close to chocolate..." Featuring notes of linalyl acetate, costus, lily, rose, oud, ambergris, musk and frankincense.
Exquisite ~ "A modern fragrance with a fruity twist, Exquisite sets a white floral heart of lily and jasmine against a rich woody background. Reminiscent of sunshine on a heady May afternoon..."; additional notes include citrus, rose, oud, patchouli and vanilla.
Pioneer ~ "A truly masculine scent, Pioneer is constructed around a rich leather note and combines bergamot, galbanum and the balsamic richness of labdanum leaving a fabulous soft Oud dry down." The notes feature bergamot, galbanum, oud, cistus, labdanum and cedarwood.
The Boadicea the Victorious Oud Collection fragrances are £225 for 100 ml Eau de Parfum, with the exception of Ethereal, which is £450 for 100 ml Eau de Parfum. (via harrods)