Peranakan® Oud is the very heart of our collection. This unisex, deep soul-searching, unexpected and poetic scent is a collection of unique and surprising olfactory notes, which freely explore new facets of emotion.
Peranakan® literally means "Child of the Land". Today it is often used to describe families with Strait's Chinese and Malay partners, fusing the two dissimilar cultures into one. This perfume celebrates the unique aromas of the Peranakan culture.
This fragrance takes the classic Oud and makes it slightly soft with Tonka bean, Praline and Green Tobacco leaves.
This fragrances is for both men and women. It touches the heart and speak directly to the senses, with sobriety and intensity.
Oud is called "musky luxury" for a reason. It is afterall one of the most expensive perfume ingredient in the world. Oud is an arabic word and is extremely popular in Middle East, but it is a resin from the tropical tree that grows widely in SE Asia and is thought to have originated in Assam, India.
It is one of nature's cleverest & rarest creation. When agarwood tree becomes infected by phialophora parasitica, the tree produces a dark, dense and fragrant resin to protect itself. This resin is oud.
Different agarwood resins from different plant can smell different and the best one, and the most pungent one, is from Cambodia. A kilo of agar wood yields just 1ml of resin, whcih can cost $250-$300.
Why I Love It:
The Peranakan Oud is a strong, intense perfume - it really packs a punch. As far as Oud perfumes go, the Peranakan Oud is definitely interesting due to the addition of Peranakan spices (which gives it a lighter note than most Oud perfumes) and tobacco. It’s also relatively affordable for an Oud perfume!