1. 5 Must-Have Arabian Oud Fragrances for Men

    5 Must-Have Arabian Oud Fragrances for Men
    Remember last month’s blog post where we highlighted our favorite Arabian Oud fragrances for women? Well, we thought it was only right we’d dish out the same counsel to our fellow gents.   Read on below as we highlight our must-have fragrances for men. Arabian Leather The gold standard of elegant men’s cologne, Arabian Leather offers a combination of intensely...
  2. 5 Must-Have Arabian Oud Fragrances for Women

    5 Must-Have Arabian Oud Fragrances for Women
    Whether it’s for a woman in her 60s or a 30-something Millennial, a signature scent should be classic and versatile, in any situation and at any age. That said, with so many perfumes on the market, finding the one for you can be, well, difficult. Beauty counters and online storefronts are stocked with the latest and greatest from a plethora...
  3. How to Burn Oud Chips Via 3 Easy Ways

    How to Burn Oud Chips Via 3 Easy Ways
    New to burning oud chips? Don’t panic: We’ve been there, too.  As daunting as it may initially seem, burning oud chips is actually pretty easy. What’s more, there are actually a number of different methods you can use to capture the irresistible essence of the wood throughout your home.  Here, we highlight how you can burn oud chips via 3...
  4. Breaking Down Perfumery's Most Popular Top Notes

    Breaking Down Perfumery's Most Popular Top Notes
      Also known as headnotes, top notes are the scents that are immediately perceived upon application of perfume or cologne. In layman's terms, these are the lightest and first notes that form a person's initial impression of a fragrance. While we here at Arabian Oud have an appreciation for all top notes (yes, even citrus!), there are some top notes...
  5. Just Breathe: How Lavender Helps Reduce Anxiety

    Just Breathe: How Lavender Helps Reduce Anxiety
    Long used in perfumes, soaps, and recipes worldwide, lavender also has a long history of being used in medicine. More recently, the plant— known for its floral aroma and gorgeous purple hue— is being used to manage symptoms of anxiety. Yes, really. Celebrated for its ability to create a relaxing atmosphere, lavender can also directly impact the mind. In fact...
  6. The Unique Properties of Vanilla Scent

    The Unique Properties of Vanilla Scent
    Just what is it about vanilla that is so pleasing to the senses and creates a sense of fondness and attraction? While the term “vanilla” is often used as a euphemism for “bland” or “boring,” the composition of both the scent and flavor are highly complex. Here, we highlight some cool facts about vanilla (and why it helps our products...
  7. The Science of Smell: Part 1

    The Science of Smell: Part 1
    Why is pine so much more of a pleasant scent than, say, burning rubber? Both scents are (arguably) inedible, but it’s the chemical complexity involved in each that plays a factor in why or why not it’s a pleasurable smell to begin with. Smells with less complexity behind them (such as pine) are shown to be highly more agreeable to...
  8. The Psychology of Scent

    The Psychology of Scent
    Smelling “good” is much more complex than it sounds. Like the flavor of certain seasonings, there are as many opinions about what can be considered “good” as there are options.  Here at Arabian Oud, our 400-plus products are made with absolute care from the very finest of materials. Still, that does not mean each and every scent is the right...
  9. The Essentials of Oud

    The Essentials of Oud
    Oud.It’s the most lavish perfume ingredient in the world, and by most accounts the very scent of luxury itself. It’s also the number one component of our products here at Arabian Oud (not to mention, our name). But aside from its highly desirable scent, what even is Oud, where does it come from, and why is it so important? Oud...
  10. Oil vs Alcohol Based Perfumes and Why Arabian Oud is Best

    Oil vs Alcohol Based Perfumes and Why Arabian Oud is Best
    Fragrance oils are completely natural and are extracted from organic sources. The natural qualities of oil have a number of benefits, but we believe the most important ones concern your health. Alcohol-based products can dry out your skin, and in some cases, cause irritation or allergies. In addition, alcohol based-products may contain potentially harmful chemicals that have been linked to...

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