Lancome are the latest beauty powerhouse to dip their toes into the oud market. Fast becoming the latest type of fragrance to have on your makeup table, this new offering L’Autre Oud does not disappoint. From what I can gather, it’s been on the market for a while but has only just made its way to the Middle East.
It’s quite a powerful fragrance, so definitely not one for more fainthearted fragrance fans. The main notes, as you’d expect, are a heady mix of patchouli, moss, spicy saffron, Turkish and Bulgarian rose, and of course, oud. Having tried quite a few of the new oud fragrances on the market from European beauty houses, I feel that this one is the most interesting. Mainly because they really stuck with oud as the main ingredient and didn’t water it down with fifty other things, and also because the bottle is to-die-for. Seriously – just look at it!
It’s available now online from Harrods or in the usual locations in Dubai and it retails for around Dhs660. Spendy, but if you’re an oud fan I’d recommend it.