The Oud is Ayesha’s second scent which she created shortly after her original fragrance Irum. The Oud is the polar opposite to Irum with punchy sweet and spicy notes, followed by a burst of fresh fruits which in turn settles into a stunningly smooth balsamic sandalwood aroma. 

On the other hand, Star Anise adds an aniseed sweetness which is why The Oud bursts with a candied freshness you’ll find nowhere else. Originally known as Illicium verum, native to Vietnam and China, star anise are dry fruits of the star anise tree (illicium verum). 

Ancient history tells that Arabian perfumers were heavily seduced by sandalwoods, intense and exotic smell many centuries ago. In India, they use sandalwood in spiritual traditions as it’s known to aid meditation and to soothe a stressed mind. 

If you’re a lover of the luxury of The Oud then you’ll know that you’ll immediately smell a vibrant and aromatic burst of sweetness with a mature depth, if however, you’re new to Ayesha Ziya’s perfumes then here’s all you’ll need to know about the evocative warmth of The Oud. 

Furthermore, the heart notes of The Oud delicately unravel a perfectly balanced blend of blueberries and fruity notes. Perfectly jam-like, blueberries are notorious for enhancing the tale behind a fragrance by adding a rejuvenating scent which is sure to awaken your senses. 

Finally, the everlasting scent within The Oud is Oud itself. As to be expected oud has a very warm, woody aroma, however, it is particularly powerful due to being sourced from timber, therefore, injecting a ravishing smokiness to the fragrances it is added too.

The top notes immediately grab your attention with an opulent dose of rich nectar intermingled with fragrant spices, think of Nutmeg and Star Anise. When you think about the aromatic profile of Nutmeg, you’ll find a light, sweet-spicy warmth which is the perfect alternative to the clove, cinnamon and vanilla combination. 

Once, settled into the base notes the sensations you’ll feel will be a clean, yet woody aroma left behind by the balsam and sandalwood. The history of resins and balsams are among the most ancient components used within the perfume industry. Balsam materials, are not like resins, balsams are derived from flower pods or bushy twigs. 


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