British niche perfumers, Miller Harris, have added another fragrance to their Private Collection, which is a line comprising scents made with the finest materials and all made in smaller quantities to give the feeling of exclusivity. Like the other scents in the collection, Oud Eclat is made with unusual materials and essences, exploring the sweet-green spicy aroma that moves away from traditional oud scents…
This Fragrance Smells Like…
Oud fan or not, you’ll love Oud Eclat. The scent moves away from the traditional power of an oud that may dissuade fragrance lovers from wearing them as it counterbalances the usual intensity of an oud with fresh florals and sweet notes.
The fragrance starts with woody tones of agarwood, tagete and cashmere wood, followed by a lightly spiced heart of warm amber, floral transparent facets, fir balsam and fiery nutmeg. After Oud Eclat settles into the skin, it reveals the sensual green undertones of moss and musk, combined with the sweetness of sugar and a rich leather note.
What’s The Story Behind This Scent?
Created by perfumer Emilie Bouge, Oud Eclat is a scent that’s inspired by the balance of contrasts found in crystals. She was inspired by the idea that, in order to create something truly beautiful, you have to have everything in perfect balance. It’s said that, if you look through a crystal, you’ll see both light and dark sides when the light shines through. The eclat (the light) of this scent comes from the sugar notes, while the rich darkness of the ‘oud’ comes from the leather, amber and spice.
You Will Love This If…
If you love powerful scents that have a presence with green-spice undertones and a touch of sweetness, then you need to try Oud Eclat. Don’t be put off by the ‘Oud’ in the name either; oud-lover or not, you’ll adore it. Oud Eclat isn’t one of those ouds that is overpowering; instead, it’s perfectly balanced using a complex combination of contrasting ingredients.
This Perfume Smells Similar To:
The toffee sweetness of this scent reminds me of Ariana Grande Cloud – but a more sophisticated version with more depth, intensity and staying power!
Is Miller Harris Oud Eclat Eau de Parfum Unisex?
Yes this scent is unisex!
What’s The Longevity Like?
The heaviness of this scent means that it has an impressive longevity of around 12 hours.
What’s Special About The Bottle?
Any fan of the Miller Harris Private range will recognise the signature shape and colour, with a matte black bottle that’s offset with a golden lid and plaque engraved with the name ‘Oud Eclat’. The luxurious black and gold bottle feels extremely luxurious and weighty, and it will look great standing in your own Private Collection.