Van Cleef & Arpels Precious Oud Eau de Parfum

When it comes to luxurious jewelry and valuable timepieces, Van Cleef & Arpels delivers them with detail. Each luxury product is made with the utmost perfection one can ever imagine. But not only does the brand delivers on the jewelry and timepiece end, its range of parfum are also one of a kind.

The bottle I will be introducing to you today is Van Cleef & Arpels Precious Oud from the Collection Extraordinaire.

The bottle is available at 75 ml for $185.00, exclusively at

Precious Oud’s main feature is the Oud itself. The wood comes from aquailaria which is a tree found only in India and parts of Asia. The scent is so special that it only reveals itself when a special fungus settles in the wood. After it settles in the wood, the scent is quite powerful.

While opening the box, the feeling was one of opening a box of a luxurious jewelry. There was a little booklet describing the parfum and the collection, just like a little certificate of authenticity. The bottle of parfum was securely sitting in place with an legendary look.

The bottle looked bright in a golden cognac color. Wrapped around the neck of the bottle is the brand’s logo charm.

You might noticed from previous photos, the bottle didn’t seem to have a straw. Well it’s an invisible straw that’s blended well inside the perfume bottle. I did try to capture it, but it’s harder than capture a shooting star.

The cap of the bottle weighted fairly heavy compared to its fellow competitors. The material on it was like a solid metal of some sort.

On the very bottom of the bottle the engraved signature of the company is what seems to be done backwards. The purpose of it was to show the logo from a top down perspective. In simpler wording it meant having the bottle stand up and what you want to do is face the top of the bottle looking down through the parfum. The details and bottle design is speechless. It is so magnificent that it almost had me thinking of it as a jewelry.

Besides the work of art bottle design that mesmerizes, the scent itself is a striking combination of woody and sweet tuberose. The scent isn’t bothersome overpowering, rather it is a pleasantly sweet with woodiness to it. After my initial spray, 2 hours later the scent mellows while providing a subtle ambiance. You don’t really smell the scent from where you directly sprayed on, instead it’s like the scent has traveled over your body, providing an overall scent of Oud.

Other notes include: bergamot, pink pepper, incense, jasmine, tuberose, patchouli, oud, sandalwood, vetiver and ambergris.

Van Cleef & Arpels Introduces Collection Extraordinaire Precious Oud

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8 Responses to Van Cleef & Arpels Precious Oud Eau de Parfum

  1. Michelle Wilson November 22, 2011 at 5:58 AM

    Oud seems like to be everywhere. I wonder how it goes with the heady tuberose.

    • admin November 22, 2011 at 3:20 PM

      Oud is refreshing, it does provide a nice scent with the mix of tuberose.

  2. Lauri November 22, 2011 at 7:12 AM

    The perfume bottle looks so pretty, I’ll have to give this a sniff.

    • admin November 22, 2011 at 3:21 PM

      It’s available at Neiman Marcus.

  3. Tina Lawrence November 22, 2011 at 9:19 AM

    I have a bottle of Van Cleef & Arpels mini gift sets that has the trio. I really like Oriens the most. I’m thinking of getting a full sized bottle of it. But this one also got me interested.

  4. Debbie November 22, 2011 at 9:44 AM

    I love woody and floral combo. How strong is the oud scent compare to floral?

    • admin November 22, 2011 at 3:23 PM

      The oud is there but not overpowering. You can still smell the other notes.

  5. Gloria C November 22, 2011 at 11:10 AM

    I love VC&A jewels but never tried their perfumes. It seems the bottle is really detailed and the scent you described is unique but still wearable. I’m kind of tempted.


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