Oud Nagaland Wild Signature Gold E.O

Adam Michael has this to say “Oud Nagaland is one of my favourite aromatics to wear neat on my skin. Understated, very simple, non-attention seeking and just a very beautiful unisex clean Hindi oud with great staying power throughout.

The opening consists of plumes of delicious smelling sweet cresole, clean yummy woodyness, fruit jelly and warm floral jammy tonalities with a gentle astringent finish. The mid to base notes are more of the same albeit the floral qualities shine through more prominently, reminiscent of a voluptuous jammy freshly distilled bracteatum helichrysum e.o with warm mulled fruit, damiana and davana esq effects. Within this aroma profile I also find stunning Tuscan leather nuances that are of a particularly bright, smooth and honeyed character, along with a cumin-caraway infusion, following with balsamic undertones, comparable to benzoin, peru and toasted vanilla. The backbone here is dark, smooth, sensual resinous woody oud. This is so good in my opinion thus bestowing this aromatic with Signature Gold honours.

To finish, I have evaluated Nagaland productions from many big names that I respect greatly, initially for educational purposes and then because I came to realise Wild Hindi Ouds generally provide a layered scent profile that I derive great personal enjoyment from. Written because maybe it is nothing more than good fortune, but I have managed to source another true trophy piece aromatic here that I would think even the most demanding oud connoisseurs will appreciate.”

Botanical Name: Aquilaria agallocha

Origin: India

Alcohol Soluble: Yes

Oil Soluble: Yes

Wild Material distilled in February 2019