Illuminum Black Oud Perfume by Illuminum, Illuminum Black Oud is a warm and spicy fragrance for both men and women by Iluminum. Introduced in 2011, this fragrance has an exciting primal quality to it.
The top notes of clove and citrus open the fragrance gently, with a bit of spice and zest. These are quickly followed by heart notes of Cambodian oud, Laotian oud and patchouli, giving off the feel of a tropical rainforest. To finish, the base note is civet. The result is a fragrance that is alluring and seductive.
Illuminum was founded by renowned hairstylist Michael Boadi in 2011. After the success of his first perfume line, Boadicea the Victorious, Boadi turned his attention to a new fragrance line. This time, he focused on minimalism and quality. Each of his fragrances falls into one of the four scent groups (citrus, floral, oud and musk) and each fragrance only contains eight ingredients. Because of the simple ingredient profile, it is crucial to Boadi that each ingredient is of the highest quality possible. The company gained recognition when the Duchess of Cambridge chose to wear its White Gardenia Petals perfume on her wedding day.