In the beginning, there was oud. Powerful in its shadowy darkness. A wood animated by a fragrant soul so unique that is stands out amongst all other: intense, raw and hypnotic. A mystical wood that conjures exquisitely refined, exotic luxury. The coveted centrepiece of every fantasy, in just a few years, oud has shifted from rare to endangered, from precious to protected. Maison Lancôme defies the very laws of perfumery with L'autre Ôud, a sublimely crafted fragrance that recreates the scents of this unique note without ever using the mythical ingredient. The wonder can come true thanks to the most beautiful raw materials, including essential oil of Cypriol, Cistus absolute and Gurjum balm. A dream of opulence, rarity and mystery. The leather, animal note is generously enveloped by an absolute of richly smooth roses, the fragrance forever oscillates between oud and rose, light and shadow, strength and softness, masculine and feminine.A precious, enigmatic fragrance, lifted by a saffron pistil accord as delightfully spiced as it is intriguing.