I will say that these are definitely game changers for me. I’m looking at the 150+ bottles of attar, mukhallats and oudh that I have collected from many many years in Mumbai a little differently at the moment, but in short, I’m very happy.
I have a great passion and a great deal of respect for the artistry involved in making the aforementioned; so much so that I considered devoting half of my life to it, and started to import the best I could find to share with friends. But that is another story that has been paused for the time being…
It’s hard for me to fathom that these oils are derived from only agarwood, their complexity is mindboggling. Some of the finer “oudhs/mukhallats/attars” that I own seem to touch on what is being expressed in these samples, but Ensar’s are much more refined, articulate and cleaner. – Stefan, Canada
My wife and I just finished sampling all the vials and they are simply exquisite. We started on Valentine’s Day and did one a day for the next nine days. Cracking open a vial, discovering each fascinating new aroma, applying it and inhaling the intoxicating smell all evening long became a rather enjoyable ritual for us. The thrill of what each new oil would smell like is over but it is still quite a treat to just bathe in the olfactory experience of oud oils.
I must admit that I was never a big fan of personal fragrances, but my wife developed an interest in oud perfumes and was wondering what the real thing smelled like so I surprised her with the Ultimate Oud Sampler. She loves them and now I am hooked as well. I had no idea such heavenly scents existed. We both have our favourites, she likes the Oud Yusuf whereas I prefer the Purple Kinam, but we were both blown away by the Jungle Kinam. Such a cruel tease to find that it is no longer on the market though.
These samples should last some time and I don’t know where we will go next. A bottle of one of our favourites, a new sample pack, or perhaps try some of the wood chips. Whatever will be, you’ve opened up a whole new wonderful world for us and for that I thank you. – Michael, Canada
Thank you for these treasures. These oils all feel alive. I tried the other day to wear some Shammamatul Amber and Taifi Rose that I have purchased from an Arabic store, and they felt dead on my skin. Amazing what God has made. If oil from a tree can bring this much motivation to man and joy, imagine what God has in store for those who love him.
“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” (1 Corinthians 2:9) – George, USA
The ouds arrived and they are all stunning. I had a bit of a head cold when they landed, and waited until my sense of smell returned in full force so that the oils' charms wouldn’t be lost. They are all amazing. I’m blown away by how each one really does have its own personality, and how varied the notes are when each has dried down. My favorite is whichever I happen to be wearing. Is this open minded, or fickle? Haha. I do love mossy and green scents, so the Papua is much loved. The mostafa makes a delightful transition from honeyed animal musk to softly suaded leathers. If I get the fund together, and it hasn’t sold out, I may splurge on a bottle of Jing Shen Lu. Thank you so much for including that tester as a gift. It really is beautiful. – Anne, USA
I received the sample pack today. The monk, the other helper / translator and I spent a good 2 hours going through them and having rare tea. It was a very special day… I cannot describe how well oud and the smell of aged puer tea go together! The monk (Master Hong) was extremely impressed, taking 2 full pages of notes of his thoughts of each one and enquiring about getting quite a few himself… He is extremely experienced with these things and very picky… I’ve never seen him show much interest in the oils most incense shops have here in Taiwan but yours definitely struck a nerve with him, a good one! He is also not a fan of perfumes at all but fell in love with the Blue Kalbar. He has been educating me on the quality of agarwood, especially in relation to incense, so it was nice to share with him something of a quality that he could truly appreciate. – Chris, Taiwan
They’re very unique. I’m very stringy to apply them… for now. I compared the smells with other oud oils I bought and your product is very much different. I do not know how to explain it. Unique, rare… I would like to understand why Ensar Oud is different. Let’s say the same wood is used by other distillers to extract the oil; what would be the difference? Temperature? Soaking time? Pot? Please explain this to me, as I very much want to understand. I trust certain sellers, and their most expensive product is around $500 for 3ml. I’m in Malaysia and this is quite expensive for me due to the exchange rate. Their product is 100% from same wood as you use (no mixing with other low grade chips, according to them). Thank you. – Yusof, Malaysia
0-60 in 2.3 seconds. All the packages have a lovely mint julep crossed with some very unique citrus rind you can’t quite place crossed with some tantric Gyuto Monk chants crossed with some cedar/juniper note. Smelling the samples bag gives you an ohhhhhhh shit kind of sensation. Like when your friend gives you a bag of fresh cubensis and you say to him slightly apprehensively ‘I’m really gonna lose it this time aren’t I.’ Definitely some magic is afoot. – Mark, USA
I definitely appreciated that all of the oils received are much higher in quality than all my previous purchases [from other vendors]. – Angelo, Italy
Keep doing what you are doing! Just smelling some of your other creations in the sample pack you sent and am being blown away! Out of this world! Really brings one to appreciate the natural wonders of Allah's creation and can help one when contemplating doing Zikr as well. May the Infinite Noor and Ruh of Allah be with you always and may Allah guide you forever! – GL, UK
By smelling all these type of Ouds, it feels like taking a trip through South East Asia. Ensar was right, ‘While each oud is precious, they are invariably unique.’ My olfactory sensors in my brains are having a party whenever I smell the samples. I personally love them all. For some people they are sensitive to the barnyard smell, hence having these samples will give you a mark to see which Oud is for you & from which region.
The Oud that really put a smile on my face is Oud Sulaiman III. The scent profile is from the Bengal region that connects into Burma. I have a bottle from Sylhet (Bangladesh), and I just have a bit left & thought I will never smell that top note again.
When I received the samples (very quick delivery) & when I opened Sulaiman III & smelled the oil, I almost started crying, tears of joy by the way. It’s the note that I missed & craved. Strong on the barnyard note with an amazing uplifting feel that words can’t explain. It’s definitely a scent from the past that I encountered again. JazakAllah to the whole team at Ensar Oud for all the hard work to put a smile on my heart.
This sample set is like taking a class for Oud scent. I am a Oud addict & having these samples is awesome when I have friends & family over when we discuss Oud oils. Will have to purchase another set just to keep on the side for the kids when they grow up inshAllah. If you are dedicated Oud collector this is a must to have. – Ish, Canada
Thank you for your quick shipping. Everything arrived this afternoon with an extra sample. This is indeed great and refined materials, a true luxury feature, rare and high quality. Now, I have to educate my western taste to fully appreciate the complexity of these oils. So far, I am really happy with what I have received. Thank you for your work. – Ralph, France
The samples are here! That was so quick, thank you for such a fantastic service. I have a swipe of Borneo 200 on one wrist and I swipe of Oud Yusuf on the other and both are sublime. I only wish I could let you smell the utter rubbish that was sent to me by a different company last year and I only wish I'd found you earlier. I'm looking forward to trying all of the samples and finding some perfect ouds to work with for my next perfumes. – Liz, UK
As a new perfume house, we are absolutely head-over-heels in love with Ensar Oud’s superior quality. We have been accentuating some of our eclectic fragrances with your Oud and the results have been nothing short of stupendous! We’ve used the smoky brilliance of Aroha Kyaku to give a lovely and unique mystique to one, and we’re using Mostafa 5’s grandeur to highlight a subtle but exquisite fragrance that is oh so elegant. – Ali, Australia
I am replying to thank you for the samples you are selling, it is such a great opportunity to discover different variants of such a rare oil.
Among the samples I received, with regards to my taste and limited experience, there were three oils I would qualify as simply mesmerizing. It is hard for me to say which would stand apart as my favourite… however, on most days I would choose the Borneo 50K. The other two that I love are Borneo 2000, Purple Kinam.
I also really like the oil named Oud Yusuf, because I get notes of fermenting fruits turning into some very rich and thick eau-de-vie like essence. This oil is very dynamic, full of life, I dare say dionysian. The well behaved gourmand aspect in this one is something that sets it apart. At least for Western people, in my view, it is a timeless scent, meaning it is forever a modern scent. If I were an experienced perfumer, I would try to spiritually bond the respective souls of Oud Yusuf and Roja Dove’s Enigma. – Patrick, Switzerland
As the Arab man stated "After Ensar, by Allah, only in heaven will we get to smell anything of higher quality" so InshaAllah one day I'll order a sample of Ensar and after this life compare it to the scents of paradise. – Abdul Karim, USA
I knew I should not have gone down this road (the Ensar Oud road) because I would have fallen in love with the oils. I guess life is too short to wear cheap oud. – Khawar, USA
My first impressions are very good indeed. Beautiful work here. Green Papua hands down is my favorite, followed by Oud Yusuf (all honeyed hallucinogens, yowzer) followed by Jing Shen Lu (the bitter luxury). I need to spend more time with the Tigerwood though, as I found it majestic but a bit monolithic on my skin.
These are highly evocative oils.
You will definitely enjoy my attention for years to come! – Chris, USA