This scrumptious dark and mysterious fragrance has been enriched its highest quality aoud oil and strong aroma of purple roses, then seasoned it with saffron, blackberry and spicy notes. A drydown of light leather, ambergris, patchouli and white musc to complete this complex fragrance. The luxurious Aouds are fragranced ointments extracted from the oils of the Arabian Oud Tree. Oud is a precious oil from the bark resin of Aquilara - known as Ud (also Oud or Aoud) - oil. Only trees of a certain age (50 years) deliver this essence. A thousand-year-old secret process, preserved in a cave for several years. Its subtlety and richness come from its vintage nature. Aouds are the sole perfume of Arabian kings and sultans since the dawn of time and are believed to possess aphrodisiac properties.Montale is one of the most extraordinary perfume brands of the world. Pierre Montale, the perfumer, has created perfumes for the Saudi Royal Family, including kings, queens, princes and princesses, for many years.