If you’re looking for a warm, woodsy scent to add to your collection, the best oud colognes are a bold, classic option to try! Oud is a resin that is found on agar trees in India and the Middle East, and it’s one of the most popular scents around the world. It smells woody, smoky, sweet, rich, and works well for both masculine and feminine scents. Before we get to our reviews, here are some things to consider before shopping!
Gender: While many oud fragrances are unisex scents, some are created especially for men or women. This doesn’t mean you have to choose one that fits your gender – you can mix things up and go with whatever smells best to you!
Bottle Size: To ensure you’re getting the amount of fragrance you want for your budget, we let you know the size of each bottle. That way, you know you’re getting exactly what you pay for, and not an ounce more (or less)!
Type: The type of fragrance determines the overall concentration of oils or extracts added to it. As a general rule of thumb, Eau de cologne is 2-4%, Eau de Toilette is 5-15%, Eau de Parfum is 15-20%, and Perfume is 20-30%.
Spray: A few different methods are commonly used to place scents directly on the skin. Most fragrances we reviewed use atomizer spray bottles, while others may use rollers, droppers, or glass sticks to place the scent exactly where you want it.
Fragrance Notes: In addition to woodsy oud, each of the colognes we reviewed is paired with different complimentary scents to add depth and interest. We’ll let you know which other scent combinations are present, so you can choose what you like best!
Bottles: To help you budget, we also let you know how many bottles come with each order. Some brands offer options to buy multiples or just one bottle. There’s no point in ordering 4 bottles when you only need 1, right?
Now that you know more about all the available options out there for oud colognes, let’s get into the reviews! We found 10 of our favorites that are complex, intense, fun, and luxurious. There are scents for every gender, budget, and scent preference out there – you can even try a few or give as gifts! Short on time? No problem! We started with our Top Pick and Budget Pick, so start there and come back when you have more time!