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Oud Assam Wild E.O
Adam Michael has this to say “The opening of this Oud Assam is cresole, varnish, dark woody, somehow soft but also powerful and non-offensive animalic. As this aromatic develops and softens coffee, dark bitter chocolate, woody resin, spice, aged tobacco and peppery tonalities emerge. This oud is a complete beast on the performance front, in fact I start to think generally Hindi ouds are not only the most beautiful of all, but also the most naturally longlasting due to the animalic backbones which seem to always be castoreum and hyraceum themed, regardless if the overall composition is deemed clean or skanky. Without digressing too much, social conformity often drives people to register such a profile as gross, like that of many animalics including civet. My point, however, is that they are not gross smells at all, in the same way many so-called weeds can really add character, charm and beauty to a garden. Simply I am genuinely in love with this aromatic, overwhelmed honestly, this oud only has a handful of strings yet it plays the most spiritually bliss inducing symphony for nearly twelve hours on my skin and over a week and counting on the strip.
The dry down of oud Assam is full of castoreum, hyraceum and tobacco effects with floral DNA plumes, clay bricks heated by the sunshine and heavy aged leather. One year aged, wood used estimated at 50 years old, 5 year resination time, 30 day soak, 10 day distillation in a steel pot.
The only other aromatic that can penetrate deep into my brain like this is sandalwood, something I have realised only properly across the past few years. I know it’s easier to scoff at something we don’t understand, to ridicule, to make jokes, but sincerely if you want a journey of illumination from within, an aromatic that can override you, then like me, I encourage you to try hindi oud, from me, or from others, but to just try and live the experience for yourself as it is indeed an experience to behold and cherish.”
Botanical Name: Aquilaria agallocha
Alcohol Soluble: Yes
Oil Soluble: Yes
Wild Material distilled in 2021