Khalis Oudh Woody 100ml fragrance bottle

Oudh Woody is an interesting one from Khalis. I can see what they’ve tried to do with the bottle, but that label makes it look a bit tacky. What you get with this one is a dry, resinous, woody (duh), soapy, incense vibe with a hint of smokiness. Sweetness is absolutely minimal, but still there. It’s a heavy fragrance suited for cooler days.

I did see a wholesaler account on Instagram claiming it’s a clone of YSL Splendid Wood, but having not smelled the original, I’m none the wiser. It’s not like I can even compare notes between Oudh Woody and YSL Splendid Woods because notes for this one are a bit tricky to pin down.

Many retailer sites are suggesting these as the notes:

  • Top: Plum, Strawberry

  • Mid: Rose, Magnolia, Jasmine, Lily Of The Valley

  • Base: Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Guaiac wood, Patchouli, Ambergris, White Musk, Vanilla

And others are stating:

  • Top: Dry Wood, Amber Heart

  • Mid: Smoky notes

  • Base: Oud, Some spices

However, the official Khalis website states these as the notes:

  • Top: Pepper, Mandarin, Pine

  • Mid: Nutmeg, Patchouli, Oriental

  • Base: Woody, Leathery, Mossy, Musky

Not the most comprehensive notes list going, so there’s some serious confusion going on as to whether this is a clone and what it is cloning.

Taking it on face value, I like this one a lot. It’s an unusual scent – rich and very masculine. But I’m a little stuck for exactly when and where to wear it. It feels way too heavy to wear in the warmer months, yet it feels too fresh to be a cosy winter scent. Hmmm. I’ll have to do full wears and see how it goes.

Have you tried Khalis Oudh Woody? What do you think?


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