An Oriental fragrance journey with Guerlain

Guerlain Oud Essentiel: An Oud distinguished by freshness.

He converses with the Middle East; he captures its soul and essences. For Thierry Wasser, every journey is an invitation to poetry, each encounter a source of inspiration. Discover Guerlain’s Oriental journey.

Following on from Santal Royal and Ambre Éternel, the perfumer explorer is continuing his oriental correspondence with Guerlain Oud Essentiel: the Wood of the gods, sinking wood… Extremely precious, oud is known in Asia under several names, oud that you inhale in whiffs of incense, oud that enchants and enthrals, oud that is pure fragrance gold in the Orient.

Today still, it is regarded as one of the favoured ingredients in perfumery and permeates hair and clothing in the Middle East.
With Oud Essentiel, Thierry Wasser is celebrating oriental perfumery, from Oman to Vietnam, through India, Laos
and Cambodia.

AN OUD DISTINGUISHED BY FRESHNESS,
a rare and refined raw ingredient, with a hint of spice that evokes the red gold of the caravanserais.
A saffron note and geranium meet to compose the top note of this woody and leathery accord. Cedar and very green rose deeply combine, exuding an unprecedented fresh and warm fragrance. A sense of enchantment is then created by a leather note paired with the strength of gaiac wood. Finally, the smooth and dry amber accord reveals a precious facet of this fragrance, which is strong, sensual and sacred in one.
After amethyst for Ambre Éternel and black for Santal Royal, Oud Essentiel shines in a refined green bottle adorned with a luminous label reminiscent of the wooden lattices of the Middle East, set off with an elegant green and golden ribbon.
The quintessence of