Taking the brightest star in the Phoenix constellation Ankaa as a symbol, we are taken on an adventure into a completely unknown world: a world that is both dark and bright. For creating this impression, some of the best selected natural oud extract has been selected, to unveil the dazzling side of the profound ‘black diamond’ – oud.
Oud Ankaa is a rare oud perfume for exclusive perfume connoisseurs. Overdosed with aged genuine oud oils, an exceptional creation symbolising the glowing stars!
Enlightened, audacious, heroic.
Vincent Micotti's Take on Oud
Oud, with its long history of cultural influence inspired many for more than thousand years. For Vincent Micotti, delving into the true origin of Oud, and its distinctive context played in the social and cultural environment, is a key factor in creating a Oud perfume.
In the past years, Vincent Micotti has released four perfumes which took the most precious Oud oil as the main character: Oud Ankaa, Théros, Théros Elixir, and Point Mort. They all have its unique identity and challenge the status quo in today's Oud world.
The broad olfactory spectrum exhibited in these perfumes identify its distinctive characters and its artistic value. "I am not a Oud dealer, I use Oud just as using any other raw ingredients, selecting only the best suitable ones for a specific concept I have in mind. If people want to own Oud as "Oud", my perfumes are not for them. There are large markets out there dealing all kinds of Oud, but my context is not at all the same," says Vincent Micotti. "For the Théros Elixir, we even made our own extraction with a historic piece of Kyara oud, that was a crazy one-off project. And unsurprisingly, all kinds of Kyara Oud appeared on the market since then."
As beautiful as any other creations from nature, Oud deserves an artistic interpretation of another kind.
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