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    Oud Legends

    The oils listed here were the LTDs of yesterday.
    Join me on a journey down memory lane...

    Here you’ve got the chance to turn back the clock and add a number of legendary oud profiles to your palette. Oud that can otherwise only be found from private collectors who – let’s face it – have every right to be a bit reluctant about... explore ››

    $830$599

    Jungle: Kelantan
    Aged: 17 Years (2001)
    Were we to redistill sinking-grade Kelantan wood today, the price of a bottle would be no less than $10,000. And that’s without a decade and a half worth of aging! But we didn’t have to dish out $30-50,000 / kg for the raw materials like we’d have to today (as if people have... explore ››

    $2,085

    Jungle: Vietnam
    Aged: 4 Years (2014)
    I know of only two recent attempts at distilling Vietnamese oud. Both batches commanded $1,500 - $2,000 / 3 gr, and both yields were minuscule (I don’t need to tell you that wild incense-grade Vietnamese agarwood is rare and expensive)... explore ››

    $1,250

    Jungle: Malinau
    Aged: 13 years (2005)
    Borneo 50K doesn't smell like Kyara. It's not supposed to. Instead, 50K is sweet like Borneo 3000, celestial like Borneo 4000. Since you want to enrich your collection a thousand-fold, know that this is vintage Oud at its finest ... explore ››

    $365

    When the wealthiest man of all time wrote his Song of Songs, Indian 'Aloes' was not only not endangered and on the verge of extinction - it was the only oud known. The caravans made their way to the Holy Land from the East, carrying musk pods... reminisce ››

    Final Bottle Sold

    Jungle: New Guinea | Borneo
    Aged: 4 Years (2014)
    Sultan Abdül Hamit is a milestone in pure oud distillation and modern perfumery. When Ernest Beaux set out to create Chanel No 5 he looked beyond the norm of single profile scents. He wasn't out to capture the essence of rose or jasmine anymore. ... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Meghalaya
    Aged: 9 Years (May 2009)
    Unlike other Hindis, the generally sharp barnyard character is less pronounced and the top-notes less pungent. Instead of the gradual change in the oil's profile, the aroma remains marvelously monotonous, for those occasions where you simply want an essence... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Sumba | New Guinea
    Distilled: 2016
    If only we had more materials to work with, I’d be distilling New Guinea-Sumbas non-stop. The scent is just so delectably perfumey – I’m not exaggerating when I say it’s even more accessible than Oud Yusuf, and just as floral – without losing its oudy zing one iota... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Meghalaya
    Aged: 9 years (2009)
    Even Oud Nuh's mellow appeal is slightly smokier compared to the sweetness of Oud Isa. Even the airiest Borneo has to fight hard to compete with its liveliness; the fruitiest Cambodi has to dig deep. To the Western palate, Oud Isa might well be the most... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Bhutan
    Aged: 6 years (2012)
    Nirvata Muana is all exotic high-mountain wildflowers. Rich, lush, expansive. Spicy, pollenesque, white chocolate vanillicious, injected with tuberose, frangipani, and freesia. Mysore’s smooth cream, coupled with the tenacity of forest honey... reminisce ››

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    Origin: Thailand
    Aged: 2 Years (2016)
    Taigo Senkoh bites with the same tenacity as its wild brothers. The delectable aroma keeps pulling you back for thirty whiffs a minute. As with all our Senkohs, the scent is level and linear, with a gently-bitter, zesty incense heart note that runs right down to the... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Borneo
    Aged: 12 years (2006)
    Imagine Port Moresby changed DNA and metamorphosed into a Borneo oil – while retaining all of its kinamiferous virtues. What do you think that would smell like? Kinamantan stands right next to the 4000; next to Kyara LTD... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Borneo
    Aged: 8 Years (2009)
    A continuous medley of orris, wild fig, blackcurrant, persimmon, and the softest powderiness spontaneously drives the fragrance, adrift a wave of resinous Indonesian incense, with a hypnotic pull calling from behind the smoke ... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: China
    Aged: 11 Years (2005)
    We didn’t play around in those days. We distilled oud the way it had been distilled for centuries, only with a different kind of obsession and attention to detail – just a tad more OCD than the old timers had. We weren’t out to re-invent the wheel. We just wanted to... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Sri Lanka
    Distilled: 2017
    I’ve been enamored, seduced by— and in love—with this Naya. You crave it day in, day out, all night. The white champaka kisses, a rejuvenating summersault into its aquamarine Ahhhhh! Serene, tuberose sweet, suckled by... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Papua New Guinea
    Aged: 13 Years (2005)
    Focused on the same theme of narcotic kinam smoke, Port Moresby takes the gargantuan scent of heated green kyara chips notches higher than its famed twin. The dense-resined New Guinea Gyrinops that went into it made Port Moresby a historic masterpiece... reminisce ››

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    Jungles: New Guinea | Brunei
    Aged: 4 Years (2014)
    The physical lengths we went through to make Sultan Ahmet isn’t something anybody just does to make a bottle of ‘affordable’ oud. The fatigue and disregard for counting pennies and pounds only hits you afterward when you see your... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: China | India
    Distilled: 2016
    The scent is all zen. It’s unitone and lasts for hours. The smell of sinensis half-grew on Indian soil — that sinensis’ essence, not its distillation apparel… i.e. super slowly heated chips, listen closely. Even if we made a hash of the distillation, the... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Malaysia
    Aged: 15 years (2001)
    Enter an olfactory Time Machine and go back in time to experience what real oud ought to smell like. This is Perfume. The quintessential heart of that ecstasy that grips your chest when you inhale something of incredible beauty ... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Vietnam
    Aged: 12 Years (2004)
    These were not oils that you sold to make money. Scents like these are impossible to attach a dollar figure to, because they are priceless. These were brand builders. Oils that not only made a company but spurred an entire market where there was none before... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Yunnan
    Aged: 13 years (2003)
    If there’s anything in the world of Oud that’s even rarer than Vietnamese Kyara, it is Yunnan Oud. Yunnan Oud is so rare, I’ve only smelled one batch in my entire career. It so prized amid Chinese collectors it commands the same price as wild Vietnamese oils... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Pursat | Koh Kong
    Distilled: 1976 | 2014
    Kambodi 1976 is an insanely great Pursat distillation that’s older than many of us, and last sold for $3,500 a bottle. The Pursatian quality adds the final vintage flare to our rendition of old-school Koh Kong for an oud scent you would have had a hard time finding even... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Sumatra
    Aged: 30 Years (1985)
    Our distiller didn’t have a crystal ball to tell him this wood would be worth thousands per kilogram somewhere down the line. So he did the best that he could for the time he was in, which was to cook the absolute best oil. That was his luck, and this is now your luck... reminisce ››

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    Jungles: Malinau / Jayapura
    Aged: 2 years (2014)
    Companies have advertising budgets. They invest in PR events. Sometimes, they sell a product at a loss, just to prove a point. If you think you could offer high-grade wild oud at this price without seriously loosening up on your ... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Pursat
    Aged: 11 Years (2005)
    I’ve used and abused, tested, reviewed, and distilled more Cambodian oud than I can remember. ‘Cambodi’ is probably the profile I’m most familiar with – as an oud man in today’s scene, you have to be… ‘Cambodi’ must be the most... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Sri Lanka
    The Sri Lankan market makes me think of car prices in Singapore… for the price of a low spec Kia, you can drive an E-Class in the States. In Ceylon, you have to pay incense-grade oil prices for grade C oud oils. Even the ‘higher’ grade ouds still contain a good dose of... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Borneo
    Aged: 4 years (2012)
    Each batch in the project contained only wild-harvested agarwood. We didn’t settle for just ‘wild’ either. We sourced a variety of aquilaria subspecies—not just malaccensis or microcarpas—to capture more of the complete Borneo scent spectrum ... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: New Guinea / Sumatra
    Aged: 1 Year (2015)
    You can Kodo the daylights out of an oud chip for hours on end, or you can fry it on a scorching coal and be done in a minute. But an untrained nose has trouble picking up the subtleties of low temp heating, while a trained nose hates to... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Cambodia
    Aged: 5 Years (2012)
    I’m hard-pressed to think of a better Eid gift. This is the only Cambodi we ever distilled in Taiwan. Three Gurus had to join heads to design this distillation, so you already have an inkling what kind of oil this is going to be... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Assam
    Aged: 5 years (2012)
    The sensual allure of the original Borneo 3000 meets the meditative power of the highest calibre Indian agarwood to create an olfactory wonder that sets a new record for Indian Oud. The sillage is great and unobtrusive, ideal to wear anywhere for anywhere ... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Cambodia
    Aged: 6 Years (2011)
    I searched high and low, traversing through distillery after distillery to make this oud. I smelled the good, the bad, and the downright ugly… all until I laid my hands on this batch. This is probably the most yummy Cambodi you can... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Maroke
    Aged: 11 Years (2004-5)
    Royale No 5 doesn’t just share the ‘vintage agarwood liqueur’ facets of the first Royale, like the '85 did. This is an actual Maroke and the distillation style is the same as Royale I. The royal incense profile never quiets down... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: New Guinea
    Aged: 6 years (2010)
    You wanted Oriscent back, so here you go! Kyara LTD, re-done from New Guinea gyrinops in 2010. This is the oil that triggered the entire Sultan Series and its unlimited takes on PNG gyrinops – and the only one out of the series that was distilled 100% Oriscent style... reminisce ››

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    Koh Kong Province
    2013
    To understand how old school Cambodis used to be made meant visiting every veteran distiller we knew. Each one had some wisdom to share, but they all agreed on one thing: “If we could make that kind of oud oil today, we would,” they’d say. “But those days are gone”... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Maroke
    Aged: 10 Years (2006)
    Sandalwood’s been my pet love since before Mysore became as barren of wild sandal as Hainan has of wild aloes. For me, doing a sandaloud fusion was something personal; an OCD itch I needed to scratch. But here’s the catch: you’re shackled by... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Koh Kong
    Aged: 2 Years (2014)
    The Great Cambodian Experiment was all about capturing the vintage red aroma of old time, now no more, Koh Kong ouds. Laced with Mr. Nhek’s red well water, the oils in the series – Kambodi Kuwwa, Kambodi X, Chen Xiang Khmer, and... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Maroke
    Distillation: 2015
    I’ve said it before, Maroke ouds are a nightmare to distill! The yield kills you every time and supply is scant. But, as with Maroke Sultan, we tried to cut the cost at no expense to the quality, to craft an artisanal Maroke oud that belongs on the ... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Sumatra | New Guinea
    Distilled: 2015
    Apart from some astounding new scent chords that were created by this synergy, the weirdest thing for me is that it smells almost exactly like some top shelf Malaysian oud that has nothing to do with either New Guinea or ... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Koh Kong
    Aged: 2 years (2014)
    He wouldn’t part with either of them, not for love or money. The Koh Kong one impressed me so much that my whole focus turned to capturing that same smell again and it’s the scent that’s become the benchmark for all the Cambodian ouds I’ve made since... ... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Myanmar
    Aged: 7 years (2008)
    As unique a profile as Oud Khidr, Oud Nuh and Assam Kinam. There is a softness, a powderiness and an altogether different character to it. Deep down that bottomless goodness lay blood orange zest, musk, ancient woods, civet, animalic elixirs from other eons ... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Hainan Island
    Distilled: 2004

    Ancient perfumery regarded the natural scent of the body as the ultimate love scent. Rather than hide it by any means possible, it aimed to enhance it and make it louder. Far from an embarrassed cover-up, Chinese Exclusive celebrates our archetypal pheromonal

    ... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Nagaland
    Distilled: 2013
    It is all about the scent of wood. Warm wood. Smooth wood. Lustrous wood. An amulet sheened by rubbing fingers, features now formless humps, pulsing with eons of hopes and desires. The scent is so soft, so powdery, so gentle. It is weightless warmth and ... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Koh Kong
    Distilled: 2014

    Koh Kong was the Mecca of Cambodian oud distillation. Now, the oud scene there is dead, with rusted pots piled up and stowed away. You get distillation going on in Pursat and elsewhere and these have their own scent profile. But they’re not proper  

    ... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Papua

    The green of sitting in the backseat of a taxicab taking you from the ginseng and oolong tasting room to the distillery in the Taiwanese countryside... beaded bangles carved out of precious old Vietnamese stock ($150,000 for 8 or 9 mm beads)

    ... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Sumatra
    Distilled: 2014

    With this ultra rare batch, we turned that Sumatran oudiness into a jaw-dropping fruitilicious magnificence unlike we've ever experienced ourselves in any oud—our Taiwanese distillations included. The scent is pristinely clean and for a Sumatran distill, supremely

    ... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Sumatra
    Distilled: 2015

    A well crafted Sumatran oil hits just the right balance between earth, incense and woods. I love SS because it's clean cut and to the point. It's Sumatran oud to the bone, with a pine leaf crispness cloaked in an incense heartnote. One of the most surprizing notes you find is a sweet purple

    ... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Koh Kong
    Aged: 2 Years (2014)
    Take a break from the unripe berries and the cherries. Take a step back from those pasteurised ‘Cambodis’. Most of us who come to oud for the first time come from a scentscape that does not approve of oud! (Think back to the time you first smelled those funky ... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Maroke
    Distilled: 2015

    You could steam distill the daylights out of Maroke wood and probably get a much better yield. For sure, you'll save yourself two months of insanity at the disitllery and a lot of money. But the unique hydro/steel set-up we used to juice this beauty turned

    ... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: New Guinea
    Distilled: 2015

    The sencha-mellow, clean kinam incense scent whispers, never shouts. Its therapeutic value is on par with burning raw New Guinea incense straight, if not more. Because the scent lingers for hours, the effect is continuous and thus often enhanced

    ... reminisce ››

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    Cultivation: Thailand
    Aged: 3 Years (2012)

     If you're just starting out in pure oud, Xen Ji fast forwards you to fine artisanal scents that would cost you more to get otherwise. If your olfactory insight is already tuned in to the intricacies of pure oud scents, Xen Ji is one insightful look into just how

    ... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Sumatra
    Distilled: 2015

    Even though Candan is known to produce a powerhouse fragrance, the beauty and purity of the straight Candan scent goes missing between notes of leather and plums when co-distilled with other species of aquilaria, and ends up giving you a

    ... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: New Guinea

    Exactly as if you're inhaling bubbling burst of vapor straight from a burning oud chip, dense green heart notes embody Sultan Orhan's agar kernel. This piercing oud wood smokiness makes this oil especially therapeutic, with a scent that

    ... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Maroke
    Aged: 1 year (2014)

    This oud throws you back to the sixties, sends you trekking to a Jamaican village or a Cali commune—wherever you find patchouli and counter culture. It’s an aroma that screams NATURAL. Jungle black. Pure agar core, wild grown

    ... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Koh Kong
    Aged: 1 Year (2014)

    This is the scent that brought oud onto the world stage. With Chen Xiang Khmer as a scent reference, you'll appreciate where all the modern Cambodi, Thai and north Malaysian ouds come from. Age your bottle a little and you'll discover a pure bred

    ... reminisce ››

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    Somewhere in a Shanghai penthouse, a wealthy oudhead is missing an agarwood bangle. A Beijing business baron’s display case stares back empty. Taipei’s illustrious incense tycoon is missing his most sought-after ingredient ... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Papua
    Aged: 7 Years (2007)
    During our collaboration on the Sultan Series, our Thai distiller said to me: “I don’t know how you do it. You can consistently get ‘the green’ smell, no matter what wood you use.” Now, guess what the secret behind the green smell is... reminisce ››

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    Cultivation: Trat
    Aged: 20 months (2013)
    Unless you get all new-age with the distillation, pure kyen-crafted oud is naturally imbued with the aroma of fine clean sencha. Like Satori Kensho, this is a 100% pure kyen distillation. The wood is rare, the yield was low... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Maroke
    Aged: 7 years (2008)
    If you’re a Maroke-and-nothing-but-Maroke connoisseur, this profile adds a gentler dimension to its darker twins Maroke 2004 and Maroke LTD. Faint notes of cinnamon, cacao and guana bana on the back burner make the scent progression ... reminisce ››

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    Cultivation: Thailand
    Aged: 3 years (2012)
    If only pure kyen wasn’t so rare I’d wear Satori Kensho non-stop. Its clean green (dare I say kyara?) makes it a deeply meditative fragrance. It also makes it ideal to wear wherever you go―and good luck trying to explain that you’re wearing oud oil... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Bhutan
    Aged: 3 years (2011)
    White frangipani with a subtle citrus peel topnote, delicate nuances of tuberose laced with ultra fine CO2-extracted Mysore sandalwood from decades ago, and a fruity fusion of apricots, persimmons and candied rotab dates... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Papua New Guinea
    Distilled: 2004
    Wild Maroke agarwood—pitch black resin—distilled in 2004—in Taiwan—by one of the greatest craftsmen the agarwood scene has ever known—and then aged for a decade!... All that, for just $100 more than what you’ll pay anywhere else for oils distilled last month... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: New Guinea
    Distilled: 2014
    The new Sultan Murad is an oil that I enjoy eating as much as I adore putting it on my skin. I took great pains to ensure the oil is edible by manning the pot in person throughout soak and distillation, and this has turned my Great Cambodian Experiment upside down... reminisce ››

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    State of Sarawak
    2012
    I kept inhaling in search of my Borneo, but the rose was all over the night air, everywhere, hovering above us like a cloud. If you opened your mouth you could taste it. Then something interesting happened and I caught a whiff of the wood... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Cambodia
    1989-2013

    Acting like a first time tourist while the customs officer asked for my ID and entry form, I’d be lying if I said my heart didn’t skip a beat every now and then. Missing the meeting would be a greater loss than being sent back to Bangkok with an empty wallet

    ... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: North Cachar
    Distilled: January 2009
    Take Assam Black, multiply its blackness by about three, intensify its oudiness to the point where all typical Assam notes disappear to make way for the woodiest, deepest South Papua oud you've ever inhaled, and you've got - a major problem... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Borneo
    Distilled: 2007

    Unlike inert resin contained in oud wood, distilled oud oil has the ability to mature and age and attain a depth surpassing the scent of lifeless chips. That is the beauty of artisanal distillation. In this little bottle, we have captured the very soul of the tree

    ... reminisce ››

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    Chanthaburi Province
    Aged: 3 years (2011)
    Narcotic a la the finest jasmine, Oud Yaqoub is already the finest Cambodi you'll ever lay nostrils on. Age it a year or two, and you'll be in possession of one of the Greats of all time. Ethereal without being light, an uplifting jasmine note fuses into... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Chanthaburi | Brunei
    Distilled: 2009

    If you were ever captivated by the Oud of the Arabs, or associated Oud with the Arabian peninsula, then you will immediately recognize Kyara Ko-Twe as the epitome of Arabian Oud. The oil which all the little (and big) shops in the Oud souqs are trying to imitate

    ... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Philippines
    Distilled: 2008
    Bolder than Borneo, cleaner than Cambodi, this Filipino personifies more than just a fragrant montage of her neighboring islands. Her soil drinks from the westerly wind, giving birth to a sensual synthesis familiar to all but undeniably her own... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Maroke
    Distilled: 2004
    Just about the rarest oil from Maroke you can ever get ahold of, this is the first distillation conducted by our Taiwanese wizard who produced Kyara de Kalbar, Royal Kinam, Kyara LTD, Borneo 4000, Kyara Koutan, and many other legends which now command much higher... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Jayapura
    Distilled: March 2010
    If Borneo oils take you for a mid-day stroll along a dry forest path on a blue-sky summer day, Oud Emerald invites you for an early morning jog deep into the jungle, where pine leaves glitter with the clean morning dew... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Cambodia, Khao Yai
    Distilled: 2012
    Qi Nam Khmer will never come again, and I myself had no idea what a true incense-grade Cambodi could smell like, until I laid my nostrils on Khmer... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Assam
    Distilled: 2012
    Each exquisite note you expect to find in a bottle of artisanal oud with the label ‘Assam’ on it, you’ll discover in Sur Fleur. Once you become more intimate with the scent’s hypnotic cadence, these recurring themes reveal themselves unexpectedly, beautifully... reminisce ››

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    West Borneo & Trat
    July 2009
    I recall him putting some precious Vietnamese kyara carving dust on his low heat electric burner (specially designed for kyara chips) as he handed me the oil. And he gave me some green kyara powder to chew on and keep under my tongue. With a numbed mouth and a... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Assam
    Distilled: 2011
    There might be no Kyara in Assam. But only in Assam do you find Muana, a heart note of serenity not even Kyara can capture and just as rare. You might have smelled it when burning crazy-grade Assam wood chips, but pick it up in an oud oil... this is a first.... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Borneo
    Distilled: 2005
    Borneo 3000 is bottled bliss, with the sweetness of vanilla, the fruitiness of figs and wild raspberries, the floral tonality of white water lilies and white lotuses adrift on fragrant waters, and the decadence of the most tantalizing agarwood note you will want to die for... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Jayapura
    Crafted: 2004
    Who'd ever think oud could be green? The Arabs, with their synthetic oud 'mukhallats', maintain that oud should be a reddish brown, or as black as possible. Not to mention thick like molasses, so that you could hardly get it out of the bottle... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Burma
    Distilled: 2005
    While green kyara has been traditionally thought to originate in the jungles of Vietnam, the scientific, Latin name for kyara would indicate otherwise. In English, Aquilaria Sinensis translates to Chinese Aquilaria. So the true origin of kyara is China, not Vietnam!... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Borneo
    Distilled: 2007
    Possessing a bold femininity, and a depth that is nearly dramatic in play with its sweetness, Borneo Kinam is far from your everyday Borneo Oud. As the oil dries down, its floral notes come alive - slightly rosy with the fading fragrance of plumerias... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Chanthaburi
    Distilled: 2013
    In effect, what we’re doing is to buy 2000 ten-gram packets from Baiedo’s premium agarwood incense range and then instead of pulling out the burner, we head off to the distillery. This is, according to everybody in the oud producing world you will ever meet, pure insanity.... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Tarakan
    Distilled: 2005
    When I first sampled this oil in our distiller's Jakarta home, I couldn't but fall in love with it. He told me his colleagues were poking fun at him when they saw it: 'Why do you make such costly oud, friend? Have you gone crazy?'... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Bhutan
    Distilled: 2012
    The almost mythical appreciation the Japanese attribute to it has made kyara familiar to anybody who knows something about agarwood, and if you look hard enough you’ll find some. In contrast, this might be the first time... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Assam
    Distilled: 2006
    When the wealthiest man of all time wrote his Song of Songs, Indian 'Aloes' was not only not endangered and on the verge of extinction - it was the only oud known. The caravans made their way to the Holy Land from the East, carrying musk pods... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Chanthaburi
    Distilled: 2008
    Ishaq radiates a suave and smooth presence with fine ethereal sweet woody notes that include tea, frangipani and neroli-like nuances. Out of all the citrus flowers, linden blossom comes to mind. The narcotic spicy floral notes of golden champaca... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Bhutan
    Distilled: May 2009
    In agarwood trees, the resin formation starts off in a circular pattern, growing inwards. The thin layer of hard resin embracing the heartwood is known as seah, while the wood beneath it is called kien. If seah is allowed to mature properly, this is what turns into... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Hong Kong
    Distilled: 2007
    Fortunately for us, the Japanese bigwigs that regulate the trade of kinam have been fooled into believing it only comes from Vietnam. It doesn't occur to them that the scientific term they use to identify kinam - Aquilaria sinensis - denotes another origin for their coveted... reminisce ››

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    Source: Cambodia
    Distilled: 2014
    Agarwood collectors across Cambodia started to cash in on their stowed away stashes when the Chinese market started to boom. Some of them began clearing their display cabinets four to six years ago, while others only decided to give in since a year ago.... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Tarakan
    Distilled: 2005
    Sheer elegance and impeccable taste mark its aromatic quality, as it is devoid of all harshness, leathery notes, and dull linearity. Much more than a costly fragrance, this oil possesses a spirituality that has been cherished by the messengers of God... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Hainan
    Distilled: 2007
    Nutmeg and acacia, wild-honey wafting through the woody iridescence of Chinese Exclusive Oud. Sweet China's zesty, tangy, orange-peel aroma atop a latakia tobacco smell thoroughly evokes a sense of antiquity. Wondering through this aromatic labyrinth... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Meghalaya
    Distilled: May 2008
    Predecessor to Oud Nuh, Oud Isa and Oud Ayoub, Assam Kinam is only preceded by Oud Yunus, in our line of wild, ancient Meghalayan distillations. Mature, exotic and warm, resplendent and rich - it boasts a unique and unrivaled aloeswood character... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Maroke
    Distilled: 2004
    Its dark jungly depth keeps radiating in spicy purple notes for hours and hours on end. Hoping to find the bottom of the scent while comparing it to Oud Royale, you'll feel like a sultan without a crown. Or an aborigine not needing one?... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Assam
    Distilled: 2006
    If you want that wild Indian oud fragrance which is the stuff of legends and wonders of the past, you must opt for the rarities - the exotic specimens of Assam oud which are now harvested in the jungles of of Bhutan, Nagaland and Manipur... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Brunei
    Distilled: 2007
    This question had been irking me for a long time. Especially since our old Brunei Supreme was a co-extraction of Brunei, Indonesian, Malaysian and Indian agarwood. What would the ultimate Brunei Oud offer? What new vistas for the soul to discover?... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Borneo
    Distilled: 2007
    On another occasion we walked into a warehouse where a large supply of wood was spread out across the floor being dried and prepared for distillation. The only problem was that the wood was... well... not agarwood. Good firewood perhaps, but not oud... reminisce ››

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    Crafted: 2010
    Artisanal oud is not for those who wear oud oil just for the sake of wearing some smell. If you have a refined sense for anything perfume, the point is the oud and the bliss it delivers. Oud lovers take pleasure in every minute they spend drowned in its magic... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Michina
    Distilled: 2007
    Without really fitting in anywhere, Kyara Koutan makes for a truly interesting study. Infatuated aesthetes will be unable to resists the oil's tantalizing depth and spiritual allure. Olfactory adventurers will return to it time and again, sure to be enthralled by every whiff... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Borneo
    Distilled: 2004
    When you carefully observe the evolution of the fragrance on your skin, you'll notice that the last note is in complete harmony with the first note. There is no unpleasant 'drop' in the quality of the fragrance, as is the case with other Borneos... reminisce ››

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    Jungle: Maroke
    Distilled: 1982
    Oud oil is normally extracted from wood that ranges from $20 to a few hundred dollars per kilogram. The quality of agarwood that is burned as incense, and which costs several thousand per kilogram, as a rule, never gets used in the distillation of agarwood oil... reminisce ››

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