‘Inspired by the cultural melting pot and fragrance hub of the Ancient World with its bustling markets and port. Combines oud with the freshness of a cologne tradition. Classical.’
Chris Maurice has worked with the house to create a trilogy of three fragrances using a composition of orange blossom, cypriol, and 100% natural Laotian oud and Suyufi agarwood tinctured by the perfumer.
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After falling in love with Loudo, it is time to check out the other parts to the Oud Trilogy, starting with the first of the collection; Symmetry.
You can recognize a similar style of oudy scent here by Chris Maurice to the one you will find in Loudo, but this is a competely different scent profile.
Whereas Loudo instantly balances out the skankiness with vanilla, in Symmetry, the wearer is more exposed to a slightly funky, dry oud. Instead, Symmetry pairs the oud with a neroli-heavy, green citrussy brightness.
It’s an interesting juxtaposition between the fresher notes that give off a fresher overall feeling, and a more barnyardy scent at the same time. There is a sweetness here as well, but it’s not moving near gourmand territory at all; it has a hint of sweet, watery, ambroxan to my nose.
So instead, you get a sharper, higher frequency wear that makes me picture being outside on a farm, near water and mostly on a cold day. It is very citrussy, but not necessarily a Summery perfume for me. There’s something crisp about it though.
After the opening, this is just as accessible as Loudo, with both having a similar vibe from the oud, albeit two completely different fragrances. Loudo’s gourmand direction is a lot more cozy, whereas Symmetry’s cologne direction is more refreshing. I personally prefer Loudo, but both are great releases and I enjoyed Symmetry more than I expected.