Velvet Desert Oud (shown) ~ "Like a fragrant breeze blowing through the dunes of Middle Eastern deserts, Velvet Desert Oud floods the senses, permeating so quickly and so powerfully that the chase ultimately becomes an unconditional and comforting conquest. The fragrance opens on a heady wave of incense, almost as if to forewarn: incense is the quintessential perfume of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern lands, intoxicating, permeating and seducing, with no hesitations. A call to action heralding the rich smoky tones of the dark wood and mysterious deep ambery notes that follow. Perception dissolves in the final celebration of the soft musky notes, leaving the hot, heady aroma of a successful conquest lingering on the skin."
Velvet Tender Oud ~ "Like a yearning for the Orient, Velvet Tender Oud slowly unfurls in a voluptuous effusion of velvety, soft sweetness, revealing its heady, mysterious heart, one note at a time. The fragrance opens on the sweet notes of almond which immediately stir the senses, trapping the instinct then wrapping it in a potent and velvety serenade of Damask rose essence and Rosa Centifolia. Almonds and roses coalesce in a soave and mellifluous masterpiece, intoxicating and preparing the senses for the master stroke of the final mystery, where the intense, full-bodied Oud feeling fuses with the lighter, dryer notes of wood."
Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Desert Oud and Velvet Tender Oud can be found now at Harrods in the UK, 50 ml Eau de Parfum for £170 each.