Oud 24 Hours Ard Al Zaafaran Review: A Lasting Elegance

Written By: Ahmed Farah
Reviewed By: Lisa Basso
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Overall Rating★★★★
Top NotesDark Chocolate, Mandarin, Bergamot
Middle NotesSpicy Accords, Floral Notes
Base NotesAmber, Vanilla, Oud
Scent Score★★★★
Scent in Three WordsRich, Complex, Addictive
Price Value★★★★
Lasts8-10 hours
Best SuitedEvening/Special Occasions
Affordable for its QualityPoor for Warm Summer Days
Great PerformanceStrange Bottle Design
Unique Fruit and Chocolate ComboNot Very Masculine

Oud 24 Hours by Ard Al Zaafaran gets 4 out of 5 stars from me. I was impressed by the balanced blend of dark chocolate, citrus, florals and spices that evolved beautifully on my skin throughout the evening. The luxurious base of amber and oud gave it a truly unique air of mystery, while excellent longevity and sillage proved it was worth the moderate investment. While certainly not for those who dislike strong scents, or are just looking for a casual summer scent, Oud 24 Hours delivers high-quality ingredients and a complex layered scent

Now, I’ve dabbled with quite a few fragrances in my day, ranging from high-end boutique exclusives to those hidden gems tucked away on the lower shelves of a downtown shop. When you’re as hooked on finding the next great scent as I am, you leave no stone unturned. Is it like Tom Ford’s Black Orchid, you ask? Well, that’s the word on the street, and there’s a dash of truth to it. Oud 24 Hours does have a familiarity that fans of Black Orchid might recognize, but it charts its own course with a more pronounced bergamot kick, adding a refreshing twist.

Despite its reasonable price tag, this fragrance holds its own with a sophistication that rivals those punchy, luxury colognes. It’s robust without being overbearing and unique enough to stand out in a sea of sameness.

Now while those looking for a more masculine Arabian scent may be better suited to an Asad or a summery Hawas, this fragrance still holds its own with a sophistication that rivals any, luxury Arabian cologne. This cologne, like any other, has its perks and drawbacks, so keep reading to see our in-depth review!

New to buying colognes? Read our Buying Guide for everything you need to know!

First Impression

Let me share how Oud 24 Hours by Ard Al Zaafaran made an entrance into my collection. It’s all about the immediate allure, from the moment you lay eyes on the packaging to the very first spritz on your skin.

Packaging and Bottle

When I first got my hands on the box, I was struck by its elegance. The aesthetic truly channels the regal vibe you’d expect from a luxury perfume, without costing an arm and a leg. If you’re like me, you appreciate when a brand puts effort into the presentation, and Ard Al Zaafaran doesn’t disappoint. The bottle itself? It’s a centerpiece. It sits weighty in your palm, with a spray that delivers the perfect mist – it’s not one of those frustrating dribbles or overbearing squirts.


Now, let’s talk about what’s inside this bottle. The first whiff was honestly a pleasant surprise. You’d think something with Oud in its name might be overpowering, but it’s a skin scent that’s just right. On my skin, it opens with a zesty mandarin that transitions into what I can only call a spice bazaar of rich fragrance notes, without that synthetic feel you get from some ‘affordable’ scents. It’s intense, sure, but not in-your-face. And if you’re hunting for a TF Black Orchid clone, this one’s got that vibe without trying to be something it’s not. I’m talking dark chocolate and incense notes that bow to the warm amber finish. Whether you want to feel confident in a board meeting or you’re out to impress on a date, this scent’s got your back.


When I first came across Oud 24 Hours by Ard Al Zaafaran, I was intrigued by its promise of a lasting impression. In my experience, this isn’t just another body spray that fades away; it’s more like a companion that stays with you, making a statement wherever you go. Let’s get into what sets it apart in terms of performance.


I’ve tested Oud 24 Hours multiple times, and each time it amazes me with its endurance. Its longevity is simply impressive; the scent lingers for hours on end. With its robust composition, this perfume oil attar has shown:

  • Lasting power: Easily spans an entire day, sometimes even beyond.
  • Consistency: The intense depth doesn’t falter as the hours tick by.

Real talk – it’s quite something to apply a fragrance in the morning and still catch those rich notes by evening without reapplying. To learn more on how to make your perfume scent last longer, read our expert-reviewed guide here!


This is where Oud 24 Hours truly shines. Its sillage is just above average, and I mean that in the best way. With this attar, you’ll leave a trail that is:

  • Noticeable: It’s strong enough to be perceived by those around you.
  • Pleasant: Despite its potency, the fragrance remains sophisticated, never overwhelming.

The projection is bold without being invasive, striking that perfect balance where your presence is known but not overbearing. It’s the kind of sillage that has people asking, “What are you wearing?” And isn’t that one of the best compliments to receive?

In all honesty, if you’re after a fragrance that marries longevity with commanding sillage, Oud 24 Hours is a standout. It’s the intense, long-lasting character of this perfume that grabs your attention and keeps it. It’s more than just a scent; it’s an experience.

Price Point

Hey there, fellow fragrance enthusiasts! I’ve got some insights to share on the wallet-friendly wonders of Oud 24 Hours by Ard Al Zaafaran. You’ve probably heard the buzz, or maybe you’re on the fence about adding it to your collection. Let me break it down for you; when it comes to getting a bang for your buck, we’re talking serious value here.

AspectOud 24 Hours by Ard Al Zaafaran
Value for MoneyExceptional
AffordabilityHighly affordable
VersatilitySuitable for various occasions
Blind BuySafe choice for most
ValueHigh-quality scent at a low cost

Did you catch that? I’ve had bottles that cost an arm and a leg, but this hidden gem gives them a run for their money. It’s not just about the price—I’m talking a luxurious scent that doesn’t skimp on quality. I mean, where else are you going to find that warm amber mingled with rich dark chocolate and spices without having to consider taking out a mortgage?

Let’s be real. We all love a good deal and Oud 24 Hours delivers. It’s like that cool jacket you stumbled upon at a thrift store—a total steal. Whether you’re spritzing for a night out or just a casual day, the versatility is top-notch. And a blind buy? I’ve done it with this one, and it didn’t disappoint!

In the swirling world of scents, it’s rare to find a fragrance that’s both affordable and versatile—that’s what makes Oud 24 Hours a champ in my book. This is one of those colognes that I reach for when I want to feel like a million bucks without actually spending it. Trust me, your wallet (and your nose) will be thanking you.


Sometimes, even when you’re a die-hard fan of scents, not everything in a fragrance ticks the right boxes. Let’s chat about where Oud 24 Hours by Ard Al Zaafaran might not measure up for everyone.

Beach Wear

You know that feeling of warm sun on your skin and the salty ocean breeze? Oud 24 Hours is like wearing a leather jacket to the beach – it just doesn’t vibe. The scent is heavy with amber and incense, which can feel out of place when you’re lounging by the waves. I tried wearing it on a beach day and it just competed with the freshness around me.


Unisex fragrances are tricky – they’ve got to strike the right balance. In my experience, Oud 24 Hours leans more masculine, thanks to the strong oud and woody notes. It’s marketed as a unisex fragrance, but some of my friends who prefer traditionally feminine scents find it a bit too bold and overpowering. When I wear it, it feels right on me, but I can see why for those who are looking for an Ultra-male scent, it might not be their cup of tea.

Looking for another Arabian Uni-Sex scent to try out? Read our review of the infamous Khamrah!

TikTok Reviews

Ever stumbled upon a fragrance that just captures the room and makes everyone ask, “What are you wearing?” That’s the story of Oud 24 Hours by Ard Al Zaafaran, a scent I’ve been raving about on TikTok and the buzz it’s creating is real. TikTok’s not just dance moves and lip-syncs, it’s a goldmine for off-the-beaten-path reviews, and boy, does this fragrance have folks talking!

  • Sillage That Commands Attention: My trusty followers know I’m all about a scent that leaves a memorable trail. True to its name, a little spritz goes a long way, and TikTokers agree – they’re loving the longevity!
  • Affordability That Surprises: High-quality oud typically hits the wallet hard, but TikTok users can’t stop praising its cost-effective allure. It’s a steal, honestly.
  • Scent That Defies Gender Norms: Now, I’ve noticed both gents and ladies on TikTok championing its universal appeal. It’s rich, it’s robust, and yeah, it suits me as well as it does my sister!

Here’s the lowdown in a quick TikTok-style breakdown:

  1. Scent Complexity: TikTokers dig into those top notes of Mandarin Orange and Bergamot paired with a heart of Jasmine and Gardenia, all settled on a base that’s a mélange of Patchouli, Sandalwood, and the star player – Oud.
  2. The Vibe: Casual yet luxurious, it’s perfect for both day adventures and night escapades. The feedback? A collective nod for its versatility.
  3. Performance: You bet it lasts! I’m seeing TikTok duets and challenges with folks spritzing in the AM and still turning heads by nightfall.

Wondering about firsthand experiences? Take it from a cologne aficionado – this juice has a unisex charm that’s snagging compliments left and right. Remember, whether you’re well-versed in the world of fragrances or just dabbling, TikTok’s candid reviews are a treasure trove, and when it comes to Oud 24 Hours, they’re spot-on.

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About The Author

A cologne lover and reviewer, Ahmed has reviewed over 45 colognes on the site. Finding the best perfumes and colognes for our audience, review and ranking them as well as looking at all types of data, from price, longevity, silage to uniqueness.

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