Many people said they loved oud, but have never smelled it alone. They wish they could isolate the "oud" scent in niche perfume. They heard of this so-called "Wood Of God" before and tried to get their hands on. They want to know what is so special about Oud to have that name. They spend days looking for a store that has the real stuff from one store to another. Before the age of the Internet, it is challenging to get their hands on authentic agarwood oil because of the below reasons:
There are multiple ways to wound the Aquilaria trees for it to secrete its defence mechanism: Agarwood. But have you seen the below before? I bet not many.
You have seen drills, and fungi inducing method. What about this technique? It is laborious and risky because it involves fire.
The spear is red heated around 400 degrees Celcius. A skilled worker ("striker") then hammers to penetrate it THROUGH the tree.
Many growers have given this up because it takes so much time and effort. Some only do it on a smaller scale.
What unique feature does it add to the Oud scent profile?
Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you this special cultivated oud oil: The Warming Sun.
The material used to distil this oud is from the wounded Aquilaria Malaccensis trees. To create this special agarwood, workers penetrate "red hot iron rods" to the tree. Once the temperature decrease, he pulls the rod out and let the tree does the rest: natural agarwood creation.
The "strikers" need to know where the safe spot to hit, the trees may die if the spear hit its dead spot. Imagine growing the tree for 10 years, and killed it in a strike? One tree it might be ok, what is going to happen if ten trees die? What if a hundred tree die? Devastating of course.
Not only that, this method, "The Red Hot Iron Technique" does not involve with fungi or any inoculating method. It takes a longer time to have agarwood and less yielding than any contemporary method. After three years, local farmers saw the tree down, scrapped out the white oud.
The main purpose of this painstaking method is to create an exceptional smell using the forgotten way. The Hot Iron Spear method will add "fire" element in the wood chip. If oud distiller used these chips to distil, what would happen?
As soon as you open the bottle, the volatile compound will vapour. If you are within an arm range, you can smell the oud in an instant.
Take a small dab from a bottle on your wrist or a cotton pad.
The magic happens at the moment you take a sniff and inhale deeply from either your wrist on a cotton pad. A sensational pleasant feeling washes through your nose. The accord includes warm woody, a hint of spice and herbaceous, subtle floral. After several hours, it dries down to balsamic vanillic ouddy. Warning: it is super addictive.
You can dab on your shirt, your wrist, behind your ears or your neck. With this price, you can wear it daily. All you need is a dab.
Although it is not available in the primary department or perfume stores, thanks to the Internet, Oud lovers could have the comfort of sitting at home. Just a few clicks, their orders will be on the way.
This oil has no barnyard, dental clinic or sour balsamic starting notes, it starts with many different wood notes. I can smell cedar notes, a hint of sandalwood and even pine notes in it. It's the purest wood that I ever smell in oud oils, warm and soft, completely different experience
Best site for buying authentic agarwood oil.
I tried the 0.5ml sample, it is bright woody. I am surprised for its consistency. It does not change much after 15 minutes. If you are a perfumer, you will love this. This woody is very different from the Evergreen and Smooth Thai. I don't have enough words to describe but if you are thinking of trying this, I strongly recommend you go ahead. I have just ordered a 1.5ml one.