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Winter’s Favorite Fragrance Note: Oud

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Oud or agarwood, the provocative fragrance note has been solidly trending for the last three years. The demand for this enticing scent has cemented oud’s place in both mainstream and niche perfumes.

Oud is derived from the Southeast Asian Agarwood tree, which forms a dark resin in order to protect itself from a specific strain of mold. Oud is then extracted from the resin, and blended into the heartwood.

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10 Dos and Donts of Storing Perfume

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Perfume is delicate: The fragrance oils, essential oils, and alcohols in perfume can easily break down, causing the scent to change or disappear. A name-brand is an expensive purchase, and the buyer usually intends for it to last for a long time. However, when a fragrance turns, whether from excess heat or simply sitting too long, it can smell completely different than at the time of purchase. Larger bottles of perfume, which take longer to use up, are even more susceptible to the effects of poor storage. So, it might actually be cost effective to buy a smaller bottle. Fortunately,...

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