Fans of earthy, nutty, somewhat-masculine fragrances know that oud is a wonderful note. Originally derived from the resin of agarwood (which is considered the most expensive wood in the world) most commercially produced perfumes contain synthetic oud scents, but this hasn’t put a damper on their popularity or price tag.
Oud can now be found beyond the fragrance counter, too, and Philip B. has an entire haircare range devoted to the scent. The latest addition is the Oud Royal Thermal Protection Spray, which the company is touting as “time-released hair perfume with benefits.” Among the upsides: Plumper strands, hydrating botanicals (think safflower oleosomes, mongogo oil and artichoke leaf extract) and an amino acid complex that helps prevent and reverse damage. This lightweight mist can be used as protection before heat styling, a detangler or a leave-in while basking at the beach or pool, but no matter how you use it you’re guaranteed to get a sweet-smelling treatment for your tresses.