Certain notes in fragrances start trending during particular seasons: Gardenia in spring, citrus in summer, patchouli in fall—and now, we’re declaring oud for winter. The heavy, hypnotic scent has been used for centuries (fun fact: it’s mentioned in the Bible), because of its incomparably long-lasting and unique qualities. Obviously, Diptyque took notice of this, because the brand just unveiled its newest unisex fragrance, Oud Palao. Blended with exotic scents like Bulgarian rose, Madagascan vanilla, Spanish cistus ladanifer, and Indonesian patchouli—the result is abstractly luxe and intoxicating when spritzed on skin. Ring in 2016 smelling like a total badass.
Diptyque Paris, Diptyque Oud Palao Eau De Parfum, $145, available at diptyqueparis.com