With hand washing and hand sanitising becoming our norm as we emerge from the 2020 global pandemic, you may be missing your fragranced hand creams as you are forced to use clinical smelling or fragrance-free hand sanitiser to stay protected and yet you STILL have dry and cracked hands?
We have just the answer. Made with the same protective chemistry as our bsafe range of hand sanitisers, our luxurious aromatic Oud hand sanitiser is made with warm, spicy bergamot berry oil, amber, frankincense and sandalwood, which evokes a deep woody scent and still offers protection against harmful bacteria.
Oud has long been used by Royalty in the Middle East as premium gifts on special events as well as peace offerings during trade missions and cultural exchanges. In the past few years, Oud has developed a following in the UK with perfumiers proudly using this luxurious ingredient in their own branded perfumes. Due to its unique fragrance and extraction process, Oud has gained popularity among royals, celebrities and artisans worldwide searching for fragrances that take the senses to a new level. It has become synonymous with a scent of utmost quality, layering, depth and premium sophistication and luxury.
Using the same wonder ingredient benzalkonium chloride that’s in all our hand sanitisers, London Imperial Oud Sanitiser remains on the skin killing 99.99% of bacteria, germs and common viruses for over 2 hours. Offering the benefit of cleanliness as well as the moisture and scents of a hand cream.
London Imperial Oud sanitiser is a fast-drying, alcohol-free foam product that leaves hands feeling refreshed and naturally moisturised without any stickiness, residue or need for water. Leaving a long-lasting luxury aroma.
Originally, the word “oud” refers to the generic Arabic term for incense, or resinous heartwood taken from the exotic agarwood tree, located in specific areas in the world – Malaysia, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia and Brunei. The wood in these trees is of tremendous value, as the resin within them is distilled to create pure Oud scents.
Furthermore, the trees that bring the most value are those left to mature for hundreds of years adding to the rarity of the fine scents. The tree must be attacked by a specific mould that diseases the heart of the tree, leaving it dark, incredibly oily and dense. It is from this bark that ‘Oud’ is created.
The word ‘Oud’
The general term for Oud can refer to two elements used in the world today:
- Essential Oils (Oud Perfume) – The Oud scents that are available to purchase in the world today created from essential oils derived from the wood of Agarwood.
- The Wood Itself (Bakhoor) – The derived wood is gently burned on specially designed wood burners that emit a natural fragrance in homes. Bakhoor is used extensively to rid odours and used as a natural air freshener. The more expensive Bakhoor are highly sought after as the scents are full of layering and depth.