“Is real oud oil much expensive compare to oud scented perfume ?”

Hello and good afternoon Indonesia time for you dear readers,

The weather is still hot outside and it hasn’t rain yet and it passed it’s usual period of dry season. And hoping it will be get raining soon. How I much I missed rain. OK let’s get ourselves into our topic of today. Is real oud oil much expensive compare to oud scented perfume ?

Well the answer to me is “I don’t agree with this statement.” Why ? You should be wondering why? Because I am an oud oil distiller ? The answer is no…not because of that,  rather when I see at western oud scented perfumes they have an enormous size. But mostly they go by either EDP or EDT rarely Perfume Extrait…and they are mix with other things that basically not oud at all!
The real oud percentage could be less then 5%..and they priced highly expensive above 100 US$ for 50 ml of their juices, Remember this oud perfume rarely can reflex real oud oil as an EO, either they are too dull or too sharp or too smoky.
Smoky oud is bad my fellow friends… it is a sign of charred burned oud oil with poor distillation method. So oud smoky ? Blame the house for buying the low end oud and in the end the perfumer will perceive that oud is that way because the procurement people whom in charge for the raw material didn’t understand oud all, only based on GC-MS test and they passed it away.
So let’s back to EDP and EDT and extrait, this is according to wikipedia.

Perfume types reflect the concentration of aromatic compounds in a solvent, which in fine fragrance is typically ethanol or a mix of water and ethanol. Various sources differ considerably in the definitions of perfume types. The intensity and longevity of a perfume is based on the concentration, intensity and longevity of the aromatic compounds (natural essential oils / perfume oils) used: As the percentage of aromatic compounds increases, so does the intensity and longevity of the scent created. Specific terms are used to describe a fragrance’s approximate concentration by percent/volume of perfume oil, which are typically vague or imprecise. A list of common terms (Perfume-Classification) is as follows:

Perfume extract, or simply perfume (extrait): 15–40% (IFRA: typical 20%) aromatic compounds
Esprit de Parfum (ESdP): 15–30% aromatic compounds, a seldom used strength concentration in between EdP and perfume
Eau de Parfum (EdP), Parfum de Toilette (PdT): 10–20% (typical ~15%) aromatic compounds, sometimes listed as “eau de perfume” or “millésime.” Parfum de Toilette is a less common term that is generally analogous to Eau de Parfum.
Eau de Toilette (EdT): 5–15% (typical ~10%) aromatic compounds
Eau de Cologne (EdC): Chypre citrus type perfumes with 3–8% (typical ~5%) aromatic compounds. “Original Eau de Cologne” is a registered trademark.
Perfume mist: 3–8% aromatic compounds (typical non-alcohol solvent)
Splash (EdS)[citation needed] and aftershave: 1–3% aromatic compounds. “EdS” is a registered trademark.

From information given above, that most western oud scented perfume were EDP or EDP, so you can imagine how expensive it is compare to real thing. 0.5 ml of oud oil is can be use at about 10-15 swipe, and lasted up to 8 hours depend on skin condition, the ambient of the applicator weather and so on. 1 spray of oud scented perfume? is equal with how many droplets of real oud oil ? If it is EDP the fragrance component is only 20-30% as for others they go for alcohol… you can imagine how much profit these people get. You can do the math for your own, and it is getting worsen and worsen if it goes below EDP.

So real oud oil is expensive ? Think again.

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