Oud Minérale 2017

Oud Minérale by Tom Ford
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According to EssenceVitae Research Team Oud Minérale is a popular perfume by Tom Ford for women and men and was released in 2017. Furthermore The scent is aquatic-woody. It is being marketed by Estēe Lauder Companies. Pronunciation
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The face of the advertising campaign is the American model Anthony Thomason.

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Carpintero

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Private Blend VS Resort Collection (New!)
Dear Oud Minérale fans:

During my last stay in NYC, I finally had the opportunity to buy the Oud Minérale from the Resort Collection - a tester was unfortunately not available (anymore), so I bought three bottles (two 30 ml, one 50 ml) blind.

Why equal to three - Because the fragrance from the Resort Collection against all my expectations has not yet been re-released in Europe and I do not know how long it will take and at this moment was also still unclear if and when I come back to the States in the near future.

Whether the investment was worth it and whether and what differences there are between the Private Blend line and the Resort Collection, I would like to share with you based on my experience and with a subjective assessment:
FLAKON

Private Blend
There was (was unfortunately discontinued and is only very occasionally in selected perfumeries to get) in 50, 100 and 250 ml. Flacons were the Oud series from the Private Blend line according to gray tinted, transparent glass with a plastic cap on top, which was provided with a mirror with the inscription TOM FORD.

Resort Collection
Comes in 30 ml and 50 ml. Flacons are the Resort Collection according to frosted frosted glass, the Oud Minérale is gray. The lid is also frosted gray and made of plastic, this is also provided with a mirror on top with the inscription TOM FORD.
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Private Blend
The opener starts off harsh, unconventional and expansive:
We're in Halifax, right on the Atlantic coast. It's a blustery, grey day.
A spritz or two of the scent and we find ourselves on a wooden jetty, just outside the aforementioned small town. The rugged Atlantic coastline before our eyes, the rugged wind blowing sea salt and seaweed smelling air around our ears, we look out at the roaring sea and grey sky. The waves so gigantically high that you can not see the horizon.
At the jetty is a modern speed boat, which is just being repaired, however. One smells quite strongly and clearly the engine oil and the fuel, with which the boat is to run later.

Resort Collection
Here we are in the Hamptons: In contrast to the Private Blend line, the opening in the Resort Collection is less dark and punchy, but a little fresher, woodier and far more likeable: here, too, you are on the North Atlantic, but the sea around the Hamptons is now calm, shallow and there is much more driftwood on the beach. This wood, however, is soft-surfaced by the endless waves of the ocean, is smooth, and the smell of motor oil and fuel is absent for the time being.
HEARTNOTE

Private Blend
We are now on the aforementioned boat, heading out to sea. The sea has calmed down in the meantime and the waves are fortunately no longer as high as a house, but it still rocks violently and again and again the rough spray whips around our ears. You can smell the salty water of the sea quite clearly and also the algae do not hold back. I don't hear the engine oil so much, but I do hear the fuel with which the boat thunders over the waves and its exhaust fumes, which alternate with the smell of the sea around my nose. There is a lot of rough driftwood in the boat, quite impetuous and rough, soaked with sea water and here and there a dried alga is still hanging. The driftwood in the boat smells strongly of the sea: of salt, of fish, of shellfish, of algae and also a little of rot. But the combination of all the scents also makes it somehow irresistible not to reach for it. Yes, it smells like freedom. Of adventure. After mysticism and after the endless expanses of the rough Atlantic.

Resort Collection
Here, too, we take a boat trip out to sea, only the sea is as smooth as an eel, not a single wave in sight. Also the sky is bright blue and not, as assumed in the above scenario, gray and foggy. It doesn't rock, it doesn't wobble, and you indulge in a sip of champagne - whose creamy alcoholic notes are quite perceptible in the heart note of the fragrance, though not as the main character. This is also here the salty sea air. Seaweed, motor oil and fuel are present, but less loud and much more scaled back than in the Private Blend. In return, the woody notes of the finely ground driftwood are stronger. Only this wood is already completely dried out, was probably even already processed, with sandpaper and sealing varnish: one smells the wood clearly stronger, it is creamier and softer, rounds off the fragrance wonderfully and gives it a business-suitable character for the office.
BASE NOTE

Private Blend
Back on safe land with solid ground under our feet, we settle in on the sofa after a hot shower and a nice warming drink and survey the driftwood. Again and again the above mentioned notes rise and the longing grows to go out again first thing tomorrow. But that's not possible... tomorrow it's back to the city, back to the conference room where hard-hitting negotiations take place. The scent as my signature and my constant companion.

Resort Collection
In the base note, the fragrances are hardly distinguishable, with the difference that the fragrance from the Private Blend line a little "louder" and despite all the coziness still has corners and edges, which in the Resort Collection much more polished and rounded - and thus also much more suitable for everyday use and office compatible - come across. The fragrance from the Resort Collection is here significantly smoother, flirts more with the counterpart and is also ready to compromise.
F A Z I T
Both fragrances have the same DNA, but differ in intensity and sillage: here the Private Blend is clearly louder, stronger in the foreground and far more radiant and also becomes less quickly skin, but it is also rougher and sometimes more expansive and angular. The Resort Collection, on the other hand, is smoother, finer, creamier and for this also somewhat quieter in intensity and sillage: In the first two to three hours also clearly present, then skin close.
In the durability, however, they are absolutely not inferior to each other: Both create it with me on a hot summer day in New York (31 degrees) on 8 hours and on a moderate day in Zurich (19 degrees) on 12 hours. On clothes, both last until the next wash, although the scent from the Private Blend line is much more noticeable. Do you have to buy three bottles of the Resort Collection? No, definitely not.
Would I prefer the Resort Collection to the Private Blend line? Also a very clear no.
Am I happy to still own a half-full 100 ml and a full 250 ml bottle from the Private Blend? Yes, absolutely.

And would I buy the fragrance from the Resort Collection again if I ran out of bottles from the Private Blend line? Yes - but probably before: I wear the Private Blend privately, on a date or even when it comes to business negotiations, where I have to show presence and strength. I prefer the Resort Collection on the quieter, more comfortable days when I'm preparing for the tough negotiations
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Force of nature, captured in a bottle
Now I dare to make my first comment - on a perfume that captivated me in a very short time and made me aware of the range of a fragrance and what it can trigger.

I'm relatively new to this enthusiasm for fragrances (and here at EssenceVitae) and it took me some time to find out which fragrances I not only like and like to smell, but which ones I like about myself. So I, like many others, probably searched this platform and more and more often perfumeries without interruption and eventually came across oud minerals. Once I smelled it in a perfumery, I found it so fitting that I bought it - despite the then really proud price and my just beginning weakness. Well, in retrospect I would do the same over and over again, and just recently I had a 100ml bottle follow with the news that Tom Ford had discontinued this fragrance. For me really unimaginable, even if he is not a pleasing TF suitable for the masses - but now all the more rare.

Before I try to describe the scent, I would like to take a little time to get out of the line of fire: I don't have a great deal of expertise in scents and composition, I still find it difficult to single out individual ones. But for the beginning this is forgivable, as I think, because the scent is rather linear and I'm more concerned with the feeling or memory that Oud Minérale evokes in me.

In the opening I perceive a similar oud chord that I know from Oud Wood or Oud Fleur, although not so warm and balsamic, but cool and a bit more scratchy and in combination with the rest so much more fitting. The dark grounds this otherwise rather aquatic scent, so I don't feel like I'm floating on the open sea - much rather with some driftwood on the beach.
But in the end, what fascinates me most is the salty, light, freshness, which fortunately lacks any shower gel vibe. Maybe also because it was my first fragrance that could imitate the smell of salty seawater so well, I don't know.

But every time I spray it on myself or even smell it on the atomizer (and this often happens), I have the feeling of standing in a spray cloud on the cliffs over the Atlantic Ocean...

...and how valuable it is that a scent can trigger such a thing.
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Robbymax

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My number one niche scent because....
Actually, I wasn't going to write a review of my favorite scent, Oud Minerale, since it seems to be off the market..

4 weeks ago I wanted to buy a new 250 ml pouring bottle of TF and had to discover that it no longer exists..

For me, a moment that actually felt like something being taken from me.

This fragrance was adored by me. In my opinion, there is no comparable aquatic fragrance that is so unique. Everyone who is friends with me always said... "what an apparition".
Compliments without end...Even I had to smell my wrist from time to time.

It reminds me not of ONE moment, but of all the beautiful days. It was like a companion through the day.

What more can I say. I'm more than sad that this masterpiece doesn't seem to have found enough acceptance in society to become a best seller.

For similar fellow sufferers, I'm sure it's understandable and if it does exist....

Here's someone who's hooked.

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Marquise27

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Strong surf
A very present and really long-lasting fragrance, it smells of rough, fizzy sea, salty, dark, strong and stunningly beautiful. A compliment to the man who wears it and to whom it suits. It's not for gentle, reserved and careful men. I think he draws you right into his spell with his somehow cool metallic expression. Seaweed and spray - this becomes green, a little bit bitter, strong fragrance immediately dispersing into the air rises from the sea, which one pulls deep into one's lungs - great! Very unusual, the oud is bound in a way that it doesn't smell very woody but rather like ancient ship planks with all the stored smells that have ever touched the ground. A fragrance for me with a very high recognition value. For men who still want to live out this unpolished and sometimes also rough soul and then return to the always welcome warm harbour of their beloved. A piece of this pirate soul we women love very much....but also has its price even if you need very little. But here you hold a special treasure in your hands !
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Sousuke

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The driftwood
On those distant northern shores,
Where fern moss jungles
encountering the cold ocean,
There's a gray driftwood One of the great big ones
That now rests there and thinks for itself:

Where am I here?
How did I get here?
What all happened? Where did the waters take me? what have I seen?

Wasn't I once
So beautiful and strong,
So full of life, full of pride?
But now the wind has broken me Now I'm just old wood!
What am I rotten and bleached,
Overgrown by algae.
Washed out by salty spray!
But my core, my true self I'm not losing the wood!
And on these northern shores Where grey sky falls into the sea,
It's always full of storms there.
But today there are wafts of mist They soften everything around me
Now I'll rest here >br /> And dream softly,
than the tide change ball,
that new life sprouts from me
If only by moss infestation.
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PedroCabralPedroCabral 2 years ago
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Good fragrance! I recommend testing it, for the completely unusual construction, for the performance and for the varied interpretations.
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HermeshHermesh 7 years ago
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Authentic smelling sea water, well combined with dense tart, slightly fruity notes. Rather masculine, stylish & nice to wear.
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Patj1994Patj1994 3 months ago
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Kind of an odd smell, a bit too “artsy” for me to wear. Longevity is insane and projection is strong too. (2023-2024 version)
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Danniet4Danniet4 9 months ago
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Such an awesome scent. Very mineral/beachy like. Extremely long lasting on my skin. Don't know anything that smells even remotely similar.
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BoBoChampBoBoChamp 3 years ago
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A gently smoky, yet rather dry and airy, salty aquatic-woody Spring fragrance, balanced by a fresh and salty/spicy green opening. Masculine.
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