Burnt tires, leather and wood. I haven't smell anything like this before. If you are perfumer maybe you can do the miracle mixing it with other oils
This is an absolutely fantastic oil, albeit not agarwood - it should be noted that it really doesn't need to be. A soft, vegetal aroma, creamy and somewhat smoky, it has light, refined animalic leathery qualities - it reminds me strongly of a very high grade soft leather or suede, with slightly horsey nuances; like an immaculately kept, but well used and loved saddle or riding boots, but with soft creamy woody notes in the heart. As an oil its soft, supple, smooth, lightly animalic with leathery hues and smoky overtures which creates a plush ambience when worn, it has such beautiful, tender qualities and is definitely worthy of stand alone use. I love it!
This product is very nice but also not Agarwood however this isn’t a bad thing. It’s hot and spicy with pepper notes a earthy almost vegetal quality to it and a little smoky. With an almost Sandalwood like creaminess through the middle, not as creamy as Sandalwood and not as resinous as Agarwood a good balance between the two of that is what you’re after however if you expect it to smell identical too either it’s not it will also probably not replace those two, but as a note in a blend or perfume it should work well it doesn’t have the “skanky” characteristic of wild Oud and would be a good substitute.
I had not heard of white oud before, so when it came up in the Grandawood newsletter I was intrigued. Research revealed that is known by other names such as Gaharu Buaya and Crocodile Eaglewood, but that it is not an agarwood species at all: this has created some confusion and where the "oud" reference crept in. As an essential oil collector I was intrigued however and wanted to give it a try. The scent is striking and changes after a while. Initially it is reminiscent of rubber, but evolves into a sweeter almost floral smell. The rubber note remains throughout however. All the while the wood undertone is present (the oil is distilled from wood after all), but in a much less apparent way than agarwood. There is a masculinity to the smell that is intoxicating.
Thank you Mikhael for your feedback as always which we are very grateful for