The House of Oud Empathy Eau de Parfum Review

Review of The House of Oud Empathy Eau de Parfum

Luxury niche fragrance brand, The House of Oud are behind an array of utterly unique scents with exquisite bottle designs. And sure to set any fragrance fan’s heart aflutter is their 2017 perfume, Empathy Eau de Parfum; it features a true-to-scent raspberry tone that has been elevated to a whole new level of musky dreaminess.


This Fragrance Smells Like…

The sweet scent of raspberry flowers and pear blossom open at the top of the fragrance, with this breath of sweetness enhanced by the ripe rose-like raspberry accord at the heart. Tobacco also sits at the heart of the fragrance to add a delectable fruity smokiness before the heady amber base wraps us the fruity-musky scent. The base includes silver fir, Irian oud, benzoin and transparent moss, while a special touch of scorched wood maintains a lingering earthy smokiness.


What’s The Story Behind This Scent?

A new addition to The House of Oud’s Klem Garden collection, Empathy honours the individuals in our lives who give themselves freely and without reservation. It’s a reset in a bottle, offering you a chance to settle down and listen to another’s soul as it reflects on the importance of emotional attention.


You Will Love This If…

If you love fruity fragrances but you’re looking for a sophisticated twist on this classic fragrance family, you’ll love Empathy’s additional smoky, musky and earthy tones that perfectly complement its sweet fruity florals.


This Perfume Smells Similar To:

The House of Oud Empathy cleverly combines a range of notes from different fragrance families to create a raspberry-infused delight that smells like a fruit-filled feast in the heart of the Arabian world, surrounded by the rich woods and heady flowers.


Is Empathy Unisex?

Any fragrance can be enjoyed by anyone, regardless of gender. Empathy does admittedly have a more traditionally feminine feel to it to start, which is due to its fruity sweetness. However, it’s classed as unisex – as are all THOO perfumes.


What’s The Longevity Like?

Empathy’s woody-musky side takes longer than most to come to the forefront of the fragrance, giving the sweet raspberry and floral notes time to shine. As the fragrance settles on the skin, the deeper tones become more prominent with the fragrance lasting for over eight hours when I tested it out on my wrists.


What’s Special About The Bottle?

Everything about The House of Oud fragrance bottles are special – and Empathy is no different. A swirl of luxurious pinks and rich red hues atop a decadent rose gold stand, The House of Oud Empathy feels like a prized possession even before you first spritz it.



The outer box is recyclable.


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