You are on the road for a getaway trip.
When you are driving pass the countryside, you noticed rich fresh air with many cool breezes.
These cool breezes carry different aroma: some are floral, some are woody and many hints of farm-like scent. You take a deep breath.
How do you feel?
You then drive past a farm with many cattle, again you breathed in, noticed any stronger scent?
One time, I was on a trip with many friends. One of them asked? "Why this sh!t smell so good?"
It was the manure that the farmer spread to fertilise their land; it could be hay that fed them or a mix of both. Regardless, when the breeze came, the smell went on air, and this particular smell was called barnyard. Some people love it; others don't.
Because this is one of the characters of this oil, and it can be controversial. Some customers told me that "I washed their hand ten times with soap and the smell was still on, I couldn't get rid of it".
Then occasionally, many people loved it. One of the feedback I received from a gentleman living in Holland Park, told me:
"it was so great; I used it on my prayer mat. Every time I prayed, I dabbed it on my clothes and my mat. I felt a good connection with God."
Something that is fermented usually smells like a rotten egg. It is known as hydrogen sulphide (H2S).
Usually, a rotten egg note triggers our brain. It signals your brain that something had reached the expiry date or it has gone bad.
Because of this reason, you may not like this unpleasant note.
But you love fermented note so you tried to put up with it.
What if I tell you that this oil only contains what you love without the H2S?
What would happen if you could smell this oud all days and nights with this "clean" fermented note?
Want to know what makes it possible?
Using copper pots would hinder the growth of bacteria and "neutralise" the formation of sulphur compounds. These sulphur compounds are formed from the fermented pulverised oud wood submerged in water. This formation creates a not-so-attractive scent.
The copper will "clean" and "filter" this issue for you, leaving only the finest fermented woody scent that you have been looking for. This special copper made pot improves the final oud oil odour makes it so addictive without the smell of rotten egg.
This oil is NOT for someone relatively new to oud as he/she would not last for 5 seconds.
However, if you are from the Middle East and you love something "fermented", you know what we are talking about, this oil is for you.
Or if you were living in the countryside, you loved the cattle and the smell of manure which were very different from dogs and cats; you might like this oil.
Rich, intense and addictive if you got hooked on our Sacred Prayer oil, you would love this because it is financially and environmentally friendly. Designing for middle east clients who demand thick, dark woodsy aromatic oud oil and yes, they have a long history of oud using.
This oil was “brewed” (cured) in control from 1-week soaked pulverised cultivated agarwood. This process gave it the first stinky (known as creamy barnyard, as many customers described it) but addictive top note, an excellent smooth animalic. Approximately 3 minutes after, the "stink" note dried up, leaving the strangely addictive woody ouddy.
Compared to Sacred Prayer, the animalic will smoothly transit to a crisp, sweet woodsy note with a hint of floral when applied on the skin. Not too offensive, it is exceptionally well balanced, and the animalic accord gives a fantastic and so addictive result.
“One sniff becomes two, and two becomes three, and later, everyone in a prayer room is using it” Ibrahim, a Kuwaiti client.
Very stimulating, mind triggering Oud oil from the border of Thai and Laos Agarwood Plantation.
Future sustainable agarwood source, currently over 150,000 wounded Aquilaira trees from our partner in Thailand and Laos, enough supply for 20 years ++
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This oud is for people who like the smell of a hot, leather saddle. Good, traditional oud with a lot of depth.
Hoy he recibo una muestra de este aceite, que me ha agradado mucho. pero en la reseña no aparece el tipo de aquilaria que es (¿agalocha, crassna, malecensis...?) ni el lugar de origen (Thailandia, Camboya, India, Vietnan? Podéis decírmelo? Gracias
I'm new to the whole "barn" oud experience. My initial impression of this oil was definitely farm like, but not fecal or cheesey. After a second swipe I'm already in love. This oud opens a little loud but quickly calms down and brings all sorts of scents to my nose. Molasses, toffee, old wood, burning sugar, leather and at the very end an almost green/camphor note that I really enjoy. Nice longevity on the skin, clothing is even better. Great oil for the price.
I just love the tart leathery quality of Grandawood’s oud. The maltiness of aged single malt whiskey with the gorgeous leatheriness.