May 06, 2022 2 min read

Oud in Calvados | Oud en Calvados

It’s that time again to delve into the exciting origins of our latest Scent of the Month! This time, we have an incredible creation from Natasha Cote-MouzannarOud in Calvados!

Our fragrance line is designed to help redefine our relationship with nature, utilizing a unique blend of perfume and distillation methods.Oud in Calvados is a trailblazing celebration of our signature scents and materials, combining the decadent and sensual textures of Oud with the artisanal qualities of Calvados.

In today’s blog, we’ll be exploring the concepts surrounding this fragrance and the materials that bring this daring aroma to life.

Read on!

What is Calvados?

Oud In Calvados 2022 Collection Gift Box

You might be wondering just what Calvados is right about now. Don’t worry; it’s not a drink as mainstream as brandy, though it has a very similar history.

Like Brandy, calvados originate from Normandy, France, where apples are used to create a unique flavor instead of grapes. Sometimes, apples and pears are used together and remain popular depending on the region they’re made in. The reasons apples were made stretches back to the 19th century, when famine devastated vineyards in Europe, leading to the usage of apples to make brandy rather than grapes.

As apples are the main ingredient in calvados, it should be no surprise that the drink is essentially a distilled form of cider. In fact, the cider that calvados is made from is aged in oak barrels for approximately two years before being sold. However, the maturation process can commonly go for several years longer.

Calvados Fragrance

Oud in Calvados Candle

As a result of the distillation process, Calvados is remarkably well suited to our signature barrel-aging approach when making our own fragrances.

As a result, the scent is built from the ground up using calvados as the base for the entire experience – giving a profoundly fruity undertone that incorporates a soft and resinous quality from the oak barrels the calvados was initially aged in. Additional spices of Pink Pepper and Cedarwood lend this fragrance a bourbon-like personality, giving a bite in the heart notes.

Oud is crucially added to the bouquet to compliment calvados' smooth, citrusy qualities, adding a further layer of decadence with earthy notes of leather and spice. The final product of this stunning scent is a full-bodied, enriching aroma that can ideally frame social occasions as well as intimate moments.

As a perfume,Oud in Calvados works beautifully as part of an evening-wear ensemble, adding a final touch of olfactory decadence to your entrances. As a candle, the scent is perfect for home use in living rooms and dining rooms, where social gatherings or family occasions can benefit from the fruity, spicy, and earthy tones.

That’s it for today’s blog, be sure to check back in the week as we delve deeper into the exciting world of luxury barrel-aged scents for home and personal use.