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The Different Company Oud Shamash & Oud For Love ~ fragrance reviews & a quick oud poll

The Different Company Oud Shamash & Oud For Love

I’m not vexed by (more) oud perfumes hitting the market…I’m bored with perfumes that proclaim their oud affiliation on their bottles: oud-this, oud-that — Oud! Aoud! Oudh!

If a fragrance is heavy on orange blossom or cedar or sage we usually don’t see those ingredients listed on labels ad nauseum. Perhaps the only other ingredient besides oud that is as advertised in perfume names is rose. So: when I hear an announcement of another oud fragrance, I don’t frown or sigh, I give it a try. Just this year I fell in love with, and bought, Diptyque’s Oud Palao.

The Different Company could not resist the tide of oud-named fragrances, and has given us TWO…

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Grandiflora Queen of the Night ~ fragrance review

Grandiflora Queen of the Night brand visual

Hello, favorite lusty floral of the moment! That’s me talking to Grandiflora Queen of the Night. (Hey, some people talk to plants. I talk to perfume, all right?) Another floral fragrance might come along to take its place, but for me, right now, the rich floral, black fruit, and pollen-powder notes of Queen of the Night are what I crave.

Perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour developed Queen of the Night…

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