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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

The Ultimate Benefit: How Oud Can Make You Healthier

It’s that time of year where you might not be feeling your best. Flu season runs amok and even through early Spring, the bitterness of Winter can have you feeling the blues no matter where you live. With work, family, and other commitments, you may find it hard to take the necessary time to care …