Kilian’s Oud perfumes from the Arabian Nights series have become a big favorite of mine, despite my not exactly big fandom of oud scents in general. They have introduced the next in the series, By Kilian Musk Oud. Created by Alberto Morillas, it has notes of lemon, mandarin, cardamom, coriander, cypress, Bulgarian Rose, geranium, davana, rum extract, frankincense, oud, Musk and patchouli. This will be the last in the Arabian Nights Collection. That makes sense since I’m not sure what else they can mix with oud.
I’m not sure where I put By Kilian Musk Oud in the entire Arabian Nights collection, but I sure do love it. It’s a little more spiced than some of the other oud fragrances, and the drydown is a wee bit smuttier, leaning on the musk for its base, as it should. I don’t think I can say which one of them I like best, they are all just different and will appeal to what you’re trying to express. This one is a little more smoldery than the others. As with all the Kilian Oud fragrances, it is very wearable for an oud, but retains all the oud characteristics it should have, but doesn’t punch you in the fact with an oud fist.
Hey, for a not overly crazy about oud person, this is a feature, not a bug. Now, whether you are feeling a musk oud perfume for summer? I’m not sure I’m that brave. it was fine for testing, but I’m trying to imagine going all day with it. It’s not overpowering at all and has a nice subtlety to it that’s surprising given the notes.
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This week let’s do samples of the By Kilian Musk Oud to three lucky commenters, and you all will also be able to pick one other in the oud series to get a sample. Just comment with whatever you want to talk about today – what you did for Memorial Day, if you love oud, have trouble with it or find it difficult. I’ll pick the winners in next week’s post. Hope you all had a great holiday weekend!