Oud Khôl – Eau de Parfum
A pitch-dark, leather-toned interpretation of oud wood
Magnified by aldehyde enhancers, Oud Khôl stuns with its leathery, charcoal-tinged accord that seems to darken the woody resin even further. A moss accord with glints of carbon and a deliciously unexpected note of caramelised praline add richness to the palette. Here, hypnotic black knows how to tempt desire.
The fragrance artist’s touch
“If it were a colour, it would be the pitch black attributed to Anish Kapoor.”
In reflecting on how to create the superlative of black, Thierry Wasser sought to amplify the intensity of oud as dense and deep as kohl. According to the Perfumer, this ultra-black scent trail is reminiscent of the creations of Anish Kapoor, wherein black pigment is made absolute. This radical vision of black reflects the daring artistry behind Oud Khôl.
Black by nature, oud is considered to be one of the most mysterious materials used in perfumery. The penetrating fragrance of this precious substance lies in its resin, secreted from the core of the wood.
Grown sustainably and harvested by hand following a time-honoured ritual, the oud chosen by Guerlain Perfumers is sourced from the forests of Bangladesh on the border with Assam. Its essence exudes elegantly woody scents with leathery, subtly animalic tones.
With Oud Khôl, oud wood unveils its darkest facets.
In the Perfumer’s words
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