Some of our ouds come in very limited batches, or they simply sell out before you’ve had the chance to get your hands on a bottle. Or, you’ve just recently stepped foot into the world of artisanal oud and wish you could get a whiff of one of those oud legends you keep hearing about that have shaped this niche arena in some way or other.
Here you’ve got the chance to turn back the clock and rewire your nose. These legends have been the definition of quality oud. They are the apex, the emblematic benchmark, and the ultimate reference guide for oud aficionados. And up till now, they’ve been in the hands of private collectors who – let’s face it – have every right to be a bit reluctant about handing out free swipes…
.15 gr Purple Kinam – Malaysia, 2011
.15 gr Ertugrul Gazi – Pattani, 2017
.15 gr Oud Ahmad – Kelantan, 2001
.15 gr Maroke Ceylon – Papua | Sri Lanka, 2017
.15 gr Borneo 50K – Malinau, 2005
.15 gr Kinam Rouge – Vietnam, 2014
.15 gr Maroke SQ
This extraordinary selection lets you smell ouds from the remotest corners of the oud world that have sent oud lovers flying in olfactory wonder for years and years. Each one of these is a benchmark distillation to which other oils can be compared and through which your own appreciation for this magical scent will be refined.
If you factored in the age of these oils, along with their scarcity and rarity, you’d be looking at thousands of dollars just to buy these on the market. We want to make these otherworldly fragrances as accessible as possible so each vial contains .15 grams, enough for you to wear multiple times.
How I now wish I had more Chugoku Naya, or that twenty-five-years-aged Malaysian to turn to! Smell the ooze of powdery incense-green gushing from the most soul-stirring Borneo I know of. Experience the jungle heat of Maroke and feel the power of the vintage Kelantan oud.
You’ll have to hunt down collectors and bargain until you’re blue in the face for them to at best let go of a drop of one of these. Here you get eight oud legends that have stood the test of time. They’ve been revisited and reviewed and the vote is unanimous: “This is as good as it gets.”