5 reviews for Oud Thailand Royal E.O (Fruity)
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€100.00 – €299.00
Adam Michael has this to say “So this is my third offering of plantation oud, two year aged, and this one hails from the Trat region of Thailand. As with quite a lot of heavy base notes, this one is a muddled mess at the start. As such you need to apply this to a test strip.
For the first 40 minutes you are greeted with dark woods, clouds of horse, and many other nuances categorised by most as animalic.
I have to add this 40 minute experience is bizarre, almost as though you are being tested out, and if you stick it out, if you pass the 40 minute test, you are transported to oudy heaven and get to preview what it is like breathing the finest aromas the universe offers. Yes that sounds bonkers but sincerely this is a real trip you have to experience.
As soon as that 40 minute test is out of the way, you are hit with lots and lots of varying woody qualities, nuances resembling spiced incense, aged Virginian cedarwood, fleeting aspects of smoked guaiac wood, gorgeous smooth woodyness comparable to the aroma of a diluted aged Mysore Sandalwood heart. And lots and lots of resinous warmth that is like putting your nose into a bag of warm myrrh resin. This combo of notes, the way they hit you like a continual tidal wave, the sheer beauty and perfection of these notes and how they interact, how they suck you in to a bed of never ending calm, is such a captivating, rich and profound experience. Plus you get those reliable plumes of warm exotic fruits, softly bursting in front of you like some kind of aromatic fireworks display. Just incredible.
Within the development I have also encountered cocoa qualities, so good you momentarily imagine devouring chocolate bars. And those fruit notes, yes classic and in keeping with oud, but at some stage they have a pungency that reminds me of peeling a mandarin, the smell of the rind, the zest, the tartness, it’s just yummy. And yes I encountered more notes, if you try this, see if you too can pick out the nuances comparable to diluted plai, nagarmotha, aged leather and spikenard.
The dry down on the strip is a week plus and consists of woods, floral tones that are best associated with cistus and labdanum, plus amber, and warm enchanting rich exotic fruits. To be more specific, the amber aspects are very similar to smelling the amber sweetie we still exclusively offer.
The wood was soaked for 2 weeks prior to steam distillation, and the colour is dark amber and of a slightly thick but pourable consistency. Another scent profile that favours colder temperatures and one swipe applied to my wrist has lasted approximately 7 hours. Stunning material and highly recommended.”
Botanical Name: Aquilaria crassna
Origin: Thailand (Provence of Trat)
Plantation Material (6 Year Aged as of 10th August 2021)
Ulrike S (verified owner) –
I ordered some the moment that this appeared on the site at long last. All I can say is Adam’s description is spot on in every detail. It is a must for all in search of the Holy Grail of Oud.
Esta Bån (verified owner) –
Ok this was my introduction to real oud. I was anticipating the olfactory journey as beautifully described by Adam – which inspires the experience of this amazing material. Yes it takes a while to calm down from a decaying matter sweetness to a broad vibrating leather or a fruit I have never smelled before a jack-mango with dried peach skin! Diluted in alcohol is sparkly and nuanced less challenging and like and extremely expensive niche perfume. Oh, and it lasted approx 12hrs on my skin.
Kristina M (verified owner) –
I am really a fan of Oud wood essential oils and this one is another e.o. that i enjoy really a lot.
As long as it regards my perception it opens with slight barnyard and strong but really pleasant and calming medicinal notes.
It is minty balsamic and pleasantly animalic after a while.
After few hours on a perfumers strip it opens with bitter spikenard, angelica root, woody, earthy and that familiar wet soil.
As time passes by i can even detect some tuberose absolute and some other florals.
Reminds me a little of Cambodi Oud from Adams and Eleonoras “Hermitage oils”, but softer and less barnyard notes.
It is a real pleasure to have it on your skin as a perfume alone – so pleasant and fruity, so comforting, fresh and clean when it dries down.
And i’m really curious to know how wonderful it will become after some years of aging.
Just Love it !
Jolie T (verified owner) –
I decided to partake in the very generous offer on the Jungle Rose, but I needed to up the dollar amount to get it to the states. So I got tiny amounts of the other three ouds. I am very happy I did.
Even if I never get to buy another drop of oud again , the experience these six have given me will last my lifetime. I’m ow their is “better “ oud out there,I am pretty sure I couldn’t handle it: these have already blown my mind. I know these materials are ridiculously expensive,but I have spent far more on my materials- and I absolutely have nothing that compares to these ouds. I adore essential oils and absolutes, but if I had started here, I might not have ventured any further.
This oud starts fruity and a tiny bit confused, not crazy diffusive at first,but definitely a presence. It isn’t cloud layered like the other plantations: it has a complex profile that emerges, fruit, cherry, almond, dark bright woods. Chocolate or cocoa – and the myrrh is a gourmand almost low maltol. A bit ( tiny ) of wet dog- but another anamalic- warm- maybe the horse Adam is talking about.and musk. This is crazy first 15minutes- then it opens up- and all that is still there, but now it makes sense, and I want to cry.
These ouds are as close to a religious experience I have had in a very long time.
Charalambos Charalambous (verified owner) –
Rich and spicy with heavy fruity notes blended with bitter chocolate and a strong sweet animalic basenote creating a rich cocktail of something heavenly..im amazed..