Noblesse Luxe Publishing
THE LUXURY OF OUD
Floris of London
Honey & Leather
FLORIS LONDON, one of the world's finest niche perfumeries launched two luxurious fragrances for the FLORIS LONDON PRIVATE COLLECTION.
Honey Oud and Leather Oud Eau de Parfum were created EXCLUSIVELY for Harrods of London which debuted on July 30, 2014.
I know you may be wondering why an Oud fragrances for the summer but Honey Oud and Leather Oud provide a soft and appealing scent to the rich and woody scent of Oud.
Oudh or better known as "Agarwood" has become the new trend in fragrances but Oudh is an ancient fragrances and has been around for thousands of years.
Its like pomegranate is so popularly used in skincare and hair care products and yet, this delicious fruit has too been around for thousands of years.
Apparently, FLORIS LONDON find these two fragrances to be very sacred and felt that Harrods of London would do their bidding good.
I find this truly an honor for Harrods of London and I am very sure that Honey Oud and Leather Oud will be received well by fans of FLORIS LONDON from around the world.
In my estimation, it will take some leg work to get your hands on a bottle of Honey Oud or Leather Oud. This will require some networking from family, friends and social network "friends" in the UK to get a bottle or two for you.
I know a few trusted partners that I could contact to do me the honors or perhaps get me a few samples, at least.
What I do look forward to with these two fragrances is the precious aromas of Oud with the unique scents of sweet honey and leather.
Actually, for Honey Oud, FLORIS LONDON refers to it as 'English Honey'. This oriental-woody fragrances is a gourmand accord with hints of vanilla, Oud Oil and sparkles with the scent of rose.
Top Notes: bergamot, English honey
Heart Notes: Oud, patchouli, rose
Base Notes: amber, labdanum, Oud, musk, vanilla
I personally like the smell of leather. It that rich, soft and shiny material that reminds me of luxuries items such as a leather jacket, car seats and shiny shoes. Now having that combined with Oud should be a momentous occasion for me.
Leather Oud from the fragrance notes provided by FLORIS LONDON, is a deep rooted woody scent with a bright hint of amber. The Oud (Agarwood) used in both scents are certified-sustainable source of oil. Its is a very expensive oil and one of its kind.
Top Notes: bergamot, leather
Heart Notes: carnation, geranium, Oud, patchouli
Base Notes: Oud, vetiver, woody, amber
I find the exclusivity of Honey Oud and Leather Oud sold exclusively at Harrods of London to be quite exciting. What is the story behind this partnership and why? Well, I would like to find out and bring that fragrance story to you. - Felicia M. Hazzard
P.S. Did I fail to mention the elegant labels on the bottles!
What is Agarwood?
"Agarwood, also known as oud, oodh or agar, is a dark resinous heartwood that forms in Aquilaria and Gyrinops trees when they become infected with a type of mould.
Western perfumers may also use Agarwood essential oil under the name "oud" or "oudh".
Note: Photos of HONEY OUD and LEATHER OUD are courtesy of Google Images. Photo of organic Agarwood courtesy of www.ensaroud.com. Information on the description of What is Agarwood comes from www.wikipedia.en.
Word To The Wise
If you are seeking pure and organic Agarwood "Oud". I would suggest going to www.ensaroud.com
It is the BEST and yes it is costly because it is genuine. Samples are available as long as there is still oil. These are LIMITED due to nature. Also, this website offers valuable educational information on Oud.