Sufian has been let down by “stink” Oud, and it makes him a headache.
Sufian lives in Oman, and he is an Oud collector. He loves clean Oud oil, but quite often he still detects a bit of “animalic” “pungent” “cheesy” smell.
Too many people in the Middle East, pungent, barnyard oud is heaven, so most of the Oud oil sold there has this scent profile. Unfortunately, for Sufian, that is a challenge because he does not like this type of pungent cheesy decomposed oud oil.
He is a simple man, and he is sensitive to the strong odour. He loves sweet oudy scent withnon-barnyard odour.
Last week, he saw an expensive Oud oil from a vendor listed on a market place. This listing said “pure Dehn Al Oud with woody smell”. So he bought it.
He ordered this oud and waited for 2 weeks. Once the parcel arrived, he called his friend over, and they shared.
The Oud was overwhelming for him; it has a strong fermented animalic scent. While his friend enjoyed it, he walked away because it caused him a headache. He ended up giving his friend the entire bottle as his friend appreciated the scent, but he did not.
His requirement was simple: Sweet Woody Oud, absolute no barnyard. Yet he rarely found the right oud for him for many years. He saw many commercial ads; he tried many and was let down by many. They either too pungent or adulterate Oud oil.
He thinks to himself if it is really possible to get a simple Oud that smells sweet, and pleasant, that has no other odour that caused him “headache”.
Through a review online, Sufian found Grandawood and asked if we had anything for him.
As he had been let down many times, he was doubtful that we had what he wanted. Besides, the price of this oil Zen Path is halved compared to many of his past unhappy purchases.
But he decided to give this oil Zen Path ago, and it was the right decision he has made.
5 days later, Sufian received a package.
He could not believe it his nose. He invited his friend over, the one he gifted his expensive oud oil.
He wanted to make sure that the good fragrance from the oil was not from his imagination. So he called his friend for a second opinion.
Sufian's friend told him that he could only feel the woodiness and sweetness in this new oil Zen Path. Although Sufian's friend prefered pungent oud, he also enjoyed this oil.
Finally, Sufian found what he always wanted, with half of the price he paid for.
About 100% pure Oud oil Zen Path
Made: Supercritical CO2 extraction:
the wood resin is double compared to hydro or steam distilled, resulting in a super sweet woody note. It is much less volatile and unlikely to cause a "headache" attack.
Extracted from two different types of agarwood
There are two types of Agarwood used to make this super clean sweet woody oud oil.
Both are from Hainan Island
One is sweeter than another.
One is woodier than another.
We combined these two in a distilling pot, and the result is a phenomenon. Super Clean Sweet Woody Oud Oil
Scent Profile: What to expect from this oil
First apply, a hint of wood, but let it developed.
Within 5 minutes, the sweet woody notes surface.
The scent is very soothing, sweet and woody, and it remains for many days on a cotton pad and clothes or several hours on the skin.
If you want an Oud oil that smells clean, sweet, aromatic wood, this oil is for you.
It smells very clean, like moss or very fine compost. More "nature sweet" that "sugary sweet". It is very consistent and doesn't develop much after application. There is nothing wrong with it, but it doesn't develop to the intoxicating scent after a few hours that I love about oud (like the Misty Forest). Maybe a bit too flat in terms of wearing it by itself, but this makes an excellent base note.
Anything that you don't like?not much scent development after 10 min
It somehow resembles the triple happiness co2 extract but as the scent profile is simple and straightforward. It reminds me of the scent around buddhist temples/monasteries. 100% barnyard note free. A little does go a long way.