Oud, is one of the perfumes Arab women use to smell great for her husbands. Oud is considered as one of the best smelling aromas out there and it has the quality to remain aromatic for a long time.
However, some people have complained that their Oud does not smell the way it should; in fact, it’s the other way around…
It smells bad instead.
In this post, we’ll talk about why your Oud is smelling bad and what can be the possible reasons and solutions to this.
Let’s get started!
Why Does Oud Smell So Bad?
In reality, Oud doesn’t smell bad. If you’re using it the first time you might have been in an impression that Oud is definitely not for you.
But, before you make a quick conclusion you should consider giving it another try or perhaps just know the reasons behind the bad smell…
What You Need To Know First
Many people don’t know but Oud is simply an agarwood extracted from the tree of agar. It’s also considered as an essential oil. The real Oud is quite expensive and might be worth just like gold at the time you’re reading this post but its smell totally worth it.
Reason #1: Smoke
You might have fired the Oud and scented yourself that way. If you’re a beginner this strategy might not work for you. You might not know when to flame the Oud and for how long.
We recommend getting a pre-made product and apply it just like any other perfume out there. Here are a couple of great options:
- Maison Francis Kurkdjian Oud Satin Mood Eau De Parfum Spray 70ml/2.4oz
- Fragrance du Bois London Oud Eau de Parfum 100 ml
- Tom Ford ‘Oud Wood’ Eau de Parfum 3.4
Note: There are products available in the market which don’t justify the price considering that Oud is expensive so we’ve only covered the ones which are indeed good in both quality and price.
Reason #2: Sweat
As Oud is a natural organic element, it forms via a natural process of reaction in different organisms. So it has the ability to react with natural things just like our skin. The temperature of the skin and sweat all can make the Oud smell bad.
And this phenomenon is not just for Oud but with other perfumes as well.
Is there any hack?
You need to apply petroleum jelly right on the spots where you’d like to apply it.
Wrapping It Up
So these are just the 2 reasons why your Oud can smell bad. There might be other reasons like expiry, brand etc which we haven’t covered as it’s pretty common and easy to troubleshoot.
Another reason might be that you haven’t taken a bath prior applying or have applied on the wrong spots on your body.
A quick search will help you identify which spots are great to apply perfumes.
Another matter of fact is that some country people like Oud smell more than the other ones so that’s one more thing that you need to keep in mind.