Unveiling its most ravishing, crimson facets, black oud wood is lacquered with a red cherry note. Between red and black, a potent new olfactory hue is exalted through a duo of roses at the fragrance’s heart, composed of honey-toned Turkish rose absolute and Bulgarian rose essence.
Embraced by a dusky leather accord, the rose darkens and falls under the scandalous charms of oud. A vibrant chromatic encounter between mysterious black and powerful red.
Capacity :100 ML
The fragrance artist’s touch
Oud wood blushes red and is freed of all inhibitions. In this tantalizing olfactory transgression, Delphine Jelk has tinged intensely black oud with a lacquered tone of red.
"If Cherry Oud were a color, it would be glossy red by Jeff Koons.”
For Delphine Jelk, the cherry laced with provocative charm at the heart of Cherry Oud calls to mind the bright, glossy red that Jeff Koons uses to coat his creations. Crafted in chrome steel, this artist’s most iconic works are then finished with gleaming, vivid red. Cherry red, of course.
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-honored 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 Cherry Oud, oud wood is dyed with a cherry note.
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In the Perfumer’s words
“In this creation between mischief and magnificence, I wanted to play upon contrasts of rarity and mystery, bringing the dusky quality of oud up against the brazenness of cherry.”
Delphine Jelk, Guerlain Perfumer
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