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Ilham SoOud for women and men

Ilham SoOud for women and men
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Total people voted: 34
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male 25- 25+

I have it: 23 I had it: 4 I want it: 43

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warm spicy

Ilham is the new fragrance by soOud: in Arabic it is the sound of the word whose corresponding meaning is “Inspiration”. A complex and intense olfactory pyramid, notable for such precious and unusual ingredients as saffron, grey amber, tree musk, the Indian spice Nagarmotha or the Malaysian essential oil Gujum.

In soOud, the sensuality of oriental fragrances, profound, intriguing and passionate, typical of the Arab world, encounter a soul refined in its western manifacturing. Two precious raw materials conceal rare essences dedicated to the exploration of the senses, divided into two lines: Nektar, true high-concentration, rich, precious extracts, and Eau Fine, intense and delicate on the skin.

The names chosen are the phonetic translation of Arab words: on every package you can discover their meaning in English and French. Every fragrance extols inner beauty: the bottles almost entirely lacquered – except for the central part where a strip of transparent glass appears – to remind us of the niqab veil, which leaves a glimpse only of the eyes of the person who wears it. The stopper with its half cut recalls the sloping lines of modern buildings in the Middle East, completing a masterful blend of traditions and contemporaneity. Ilham was launched in 2014.

Perfume rating: 4.45 out of 5 with 34 votes.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Leather Peach Red Berries Saffron Caramel

Middle Notes
Labdanum Cypriol Oil or Nagarmotha Pink Pepper Woodsy Notes Ginger

Base Notes
Agarwood (Oud) Benzoin Musk Patchouli Peru Balsam Vanilla

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Ilham Fragrance Reviews


If you are like me and cant pick apart every little note and and just can tell what the overall smell is like well let me tell you. You are basically gonna get this sweet caramel and vanilla smell then you will get in the mix of that this sweet fruity smell.That might not sound like a good mix but trust me if you like sweet juice this is for you.Its not overly sweet or overaly fruity its a very nice blend of both and is perfectly unisex.Very nice fragrance perfect all year around in my opinon.


honey , plenty of honey , very balmy as well


the top note and when first sprayed it goes extreme virgin Pena colada. the fresh pineapple and white Indian coconut with a hint of caramel and a bit of vanilla to splash the taste. then goes a bit calm in away the saffron and the pepper raise up a bit to settle in the middle, the red berries peaches and leather comes also in the middle and the base note as well as what makes it harsh and dark is the balsamic effect with the help of patchouli but saffron is quite harsh in here as once it's out and never leaves and i guess that what the saffron always do. but surprisingly the saffron hold up in the same line with vanilla, peach, berries, and the patchouli and maybe a bit backward to make it balanced and less strong than the caramel.
this fragrance is like a long blood red dress with a living fresh berries, and scoops of caramel beaches creme with thin twigs of vanilla as it's leaves are patchouli. quite strong and lasts forever, and to be honest it's strength gives me headaches.

one last thing, this fragrance needs to be strong so in my opinion never go for the white bottle which is the Fine, go for the small black bottle which is the extract, it's a bit more expensive, less in ml (around 30ml), but saves you more of the enjoyment.


I like this one, sadly my lack perfume knowledge will prevent me from describing this scent with much accuracy.
But here it goes:
I get a sweet balmy smell, with just a tinge of the medicinal Oud-ness. It seems dense without being heady.
I'm testing from a vial and I don't find the projection too strong but that might change if I were to spray it


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