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Many years ago, in an afternoon of June, a hunter discovered a century-old Aquilatree, which he believed contained the most expensive form of Agarwood: Ky Nam (literally means the Strange Thing in the South). On the market, a kg of Ky nam is from 500,000 USD. I once witnessed an auction of 312g of Ky Nam, and it was sold at 180,000 USD.
It is extremely unlikely for an Aquilaria tree to have Ky Nam because not every tree could form Agarwood, let alone Ky Nam. In the wild, it could take 100 years or more.
For an Aquilaria tree to have Agarwood: the tree has to be wounded for many months.
To have decent quality agarwood: it takes at least 2 years.
In the wild, Agarwood continues to form. Decades later, the Agarwood is hard enough that it makes the wood dense. So dense that it sinks underwater.
Many people use this test to test the quality of Agarwood, although it is not quite accurate.
For Agarwood to become Ky Nam, we do not know the exact conditions, but we know that it takes around a century.
The hunter knew the value of this tree, but he did not take the tree down for his own benefit for some unknown reasons. He decided to call a scientist. Many hunters thought he must have lost his mind to “let go” of this fortune. Some of his associates even called him an insane guy.
No one understood his action: Instead of lopping the tree and selling it for millions of dollars, he decided to call a scientist.
First, this scientist collected some of its seeds on the ground. Then, with the hunter’s help, he cut many branches of the mother Wild Aquilaria tree that contained Ki Nam and brought them back to an agarwood plantation. He named these branches as WKB-Wild Ky Nam branches.
The following day, the scientist rooted these WKBs into the ground. Meanwhile, he gave the seeds of the wild mother tree to the agarwood farmers to plant. After four weeks, WKB (Wild Ky Nam branches) developed roots, and many seedlings started to show.
A few weeks passed by, the scientist knew that WKB (Wild Ky Nam branches) were healthy enough, so he decided to do something unimaginable: to Clone the wild mother tree with Ky Nam.
Can he do it?
As a horticulturist, he has been grafting many trees, so he decided to give this ago.
CLONE them by grafting
This technique will increase the possibility of having Ky Nam of the Aquilaria trees when they are wounded.
With the help of agarwood farmers, the horticulturist has cloned hundreds of them.
Our farmers nurture them daily for 12 years, no matter rain or shine.
Life goes on, and 12 years have passed.
I am going to reveal to you what it is like after 12 years of hard work.
These incredible chips will be pulverised to go through our Super Critical Co2 Extraction process, and the oil that comes out is known as CKN-Cloned Ky Nam Oud Oil.
Unfortunately, I will let you know CKN - Cloned Ky Nam Oud oil is not the same as wild Ky nam oil without hesitation.
Let me explain
Genuine Ky Nam is genuinely rare. Think about it, it takes a century or more to form, and this CKN Cloned Ky Nam oud oil only takes 12 years. To say it is comparable to the wild version is a joke.
However, this should not let you down because some special notes of wild Ky Nam oil are available in this CKN Oud Oil.
How do I know? Because before releasing this CKN oud oil to the market, we have asked and gathered the opinions of many experienced users. They told us they could tell a creamy note unique to wild Ky Nam, which is available in this oil.
This is a CO2 extracted oud oil with Extreme purity and a clean woody note.
It has a thick viscous body and golden honey in colour.
It is a quiet, still, and elegant oud note.
Please note this oil is “slow”. It means the moment you dab it on your wrist, and you may not feel it immediately.
Please be patient with it. After 2 to 3 minutes, you will feel the subtleness of the oil.
When you breathe out the oil, you warm it up. When you breathe in, you feel the subtle and creamy woody scent of this incredible oil.
Then this oil is NOT for you.
Remember the story of the insane hunter and the genius scientist above? It turns out that they are not insane at all.
They form a team and create cultivated CKN (Cloned Ky Nam) trees to sell these trees to the farmer. Each tree that is successfully grafted cost a lot of money.
You see, usually, if the farmers raised their own trees using their own formulas, they do have to pay extra cost. However, since this is a new invention, it is not free to use.
After all, the scientist and the insane hunter have been waiting for more than 12 years to get their return.
Although CKN oud oil is the same as the wild century-old Ky Nam, it contains the unique creamy woody note that only Ky Nam has.
And with wild Ky Nam, my friend, to experience the genuine oil distilled from it is a big challenge.
Think about it, who would want to distil something that is half a million dollar per kg into the oil? Even if there is, with such low yielding, you are looking at the price tag of $6000 USD (approximately 7,745 AUD) per g of Wild Ky Nam oil. Andyou have to get a minimum of 1g.With this price tag, only a few people could afford to try.
With the invention of CKN, it significantly lowers the entry barrier. What if I tell you that:
(*) Please note this figure does not include shipping and GST (if you are in Australia)
Kyara/Kinam is truly a once in a lifetime experience like no other not only because of how rare it is, but also because of its unique profile and therefore, it is very hard to put into words. Like my wife simply put it "It is like walking into a jungle". I have tried Kinam/Kyara before and when I saw that Trent brought out unfair copy i was like "How is he going to pull this one off?" I seriously had to try and I was not disappointed. If it is from your wildest imagination, Trent will find a way to pull it off! This oil ticks ALL the boxes, no doubt you are getting a quality Kinam/Kyara. If you heard about Green Kyara on online forums and Youtube, then this is it. Dont think you can smell the colour green? Why not try it for yourself? With this oil, there are no sharp woody notes, no fermented notes. It is extremely smooth to the point that it sneaks up on you. As soon as the drydown kicks in around 10 mins, you are presented with a complex, yet well balanced fresh scent of the forest. Very clean and surprisingly fresh for an Oud, What stands out about Kyara are its bright minty notes that sit on the smooth forest notes we mentioned earlier which brings a bit of liveliness to it. No dark earthy notes, no fermentation, no 'skanky/dirty' scents. This is one of the cleanest Ouds in existence. Another key feature of this oil is that it is well balanced. It does not hit you then taper down or have a sharp finish like you would get from a fermented or a barnyard Oud. As you are breathing it in, you get an even scent distribution throughout inhaling it. It does transform over time to give you a green profile with a hint of honey-like finish with rounds of the experience with a bit of sweetness but maintains its strong profile. Last but not least, the C02 extraction is the cherry on the top the provides the wearer with a very resilient oil both in terms of Oud profile and scent longevity. I believe its both the extraction and the Oud profile is why the wonderful oil refused to rub off even after washing my hands 15 mins after application! This is one of the very few Ouds that you will sniff over and over again. You have been warned!
The more I sniff the CKN-Unfair Copy of the Wild, the more I love it. As I've spent more time with it, I've come to realize that it is the scent of heating the highest quality kinam wood at very low heat. Incredible! It is so phenomenal that anyone who is a connoisseur of top-quality Ouds must have this! One of a kind, and priceless.
This is a revolutionary product! A sustainable source of kinam? At a time when the forests are becoming bare? Wow! This a very gentle, subtle, creamy kinam scent. Just lovely.