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    Bhutan Blue

    Price: $130 $119

    Over the past two years, we've started brewing unique Hindi hybrids like Naga Layyen to shift gears and take Organic Oud to the next level. And the reception has been fantastic. 

    “A very rich and deeply exploitative experience for the price.“

    “The price point is kind of ridiculous. I am so grateful for the opportunity.”

    “Did I mention affordable?”

    Here’s the difference:

    We distilled Naga Layyen to prove a point: That Hindi oud doesn’t have to smell like musty, pickled wood… nor do you need to pay four times the price to enjoy its fragrance. 

    But if mozzarella is too mild for you… if you want your oud to bite with gorgonzola teeth, then who am I to deny you a bottle of Bhutan Blue?

    So, to fuel your love for classic funk, yet round off the harsh edges, remove the overtly stinky twang of lower-grade distills (which is exactly what traditional soaking wants to cover up — the low-grade agarwood in the pot), and add the delicious honeybush sweetness unique to wild, mature Bhutanese aloes, this is the oud for you.

    Bhutan Blue’s distillation philosophy follows that of Aroha Kyaku, but with a higher percentage of wild oud wood. At least 50% of the agarwood used for this distillation is wild, of which the bulk is old, mature Bhutanese batches harvested years ago. On top of the refined aroma this gives you, we calculated the cost of the wild harvests based on prices we paid years ago to subsidize and offer you this low price.

    The way to approach Bhutan Blue is to take a swipe and dig right in. Smell the first minute as it leads into the second into the third, then come back fifteen minutes later to smell its agallochan heart on full display. In fact, the emerging Bhutanese core intensifies by the half-hour as you quickly realize you’re smelling oud oil worth many times more than what you paid.

    The distillation philosophy might be that of Aroha Kyaku, but the scent progression runs the other way. 

    Aroha Kyaku starts with a heavy hit of smoke that slowly evaporates into a dark-fruity heart, whereas Bhutan Blue starts more low-key, with the spice of chai and semi-creamy top notes that steadily morph into its more bestial heart where the honeybush starts to bite harder and the field of wildflowers gives off its rich, warm pollen to let you know you’re in the heart of Bhutan now.

    If you like the smell of old wet socks wrapped around a slab of cheese, then I can’t help you. But if you crave a discreet touch of fermentation, with the pepper-floral bite of agallochas drunk on crassna, then Bhutan Blue is bound to be your go-to bottle. And at this price, swipe to your heart’s content…

    Bhutan Blue is an amazing oil and is quite complex. On my skin, initial whiff: dry hay, leather, some metal. 15 minutes later – dry hay, leather, cardimom + black cardinlmom, creamy. 30 mins – dry hay, leather, mace, creamy. 40 mins – some hay and lots of sweet floral fragrance, creamy. From here onwards mostly floral and creamy. Longetivity was about 10 hours on my skin and the current temperature range in Melbourne is between 5-14 degree Celsius. Overall a really nice oil. – Rehan, Australia

    I am very pleased to have purchased Ensar's Bhutan Blue. The web-site description seems to be right on the mark. I find it to be a very well-balanced fragrance with understated elegance. Delighted with it's beauty. – Edward, USA

    The Bhutan Blue description on the website is spot on. – Riza, Canada

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