When it comes to oud, we all have things that make us tick. Some of us simply love Indian oud over everything else. Others go all Indonesian. If there’s a hint of barn, it’s not for you. Some prefer flowers over fruit, or woods to wetlands. But for a few of us, taste boils down to the details. So much so that the unique scent that makes you go “Ahhhhh, that’s what I’m talking about!” can only come from... a copper pot.
Take the same ingredients used to steel distill Thai Phalaka － probably the fruitiest smelling oud ever － and run it through copper instead, and you’ve got... flowers, flowers, flowers!
Artisanal oud oil is rich and complex, with scent notes tightly dancing together. While it retains that delicious fruity Thai base, Namasoma brings out a floral dimension in pure oud oil that is unmatched. Its scent progression is slow and gives you plenty of time to get stuck amidst freesias and sweet peas before you’re thrown into a mash of freshly crushed magnolia petals. If you’re a copper connoisseur, there’s no way around not getting a bottle of this.
Because of its super accessible floweriness, Namasoma is perfect to wear around the unaccustomed Western palette. You might just have somebody in the office cry out, “Who brought the carnations?”
This is the long-awaited successor to Saumanasa that showcases the depth and quality we’ve been working hard to capture over the last few years in our mission to produce artisanally crafted organic oud. We’ve fine-tuned our distillation methods as well as our business partnerships in order to take the weight off your wallet and help support the preservation of wild agarwood trees. Join the journey: perfume the world with organic oud!
Namasoma - woody, sharp, coniferous. then it becomes softer and a slight sweetness appears. fruits - no; flowers - maybe a little lilac.
After a while I thought it was all over, but the fragrance sat near the skin for a very long time, even after a shower. – Ramil, Russia
Reviews for Saumanasa & Namasna:
All I can say is cheap does not mean of lower quality. Namasna blew my mind the 2nd time! The scent just lingers and stays for a long time and it's up there with Oud Yusuf! – Muhd, Singapore
Flowery it is, but I get very ripe, sweet fruit - sorry for such a trivial, description but it’s almost like candy - Tutti Frutti bubblegum. On initial application there is burnt pineapple, strawberry, and mango. Dare I say but as much as I adore Oud Yusuf, Namasna could be a near rival if not better. – Mostafa, USA
Namasna has got subtle floral notes, and on my skin evolves in a mixture of rose, narcissus and jasmin dried petals... – Francesco, Italy
Truly astonishing and incredible price/value ratio- I won't hesitate and count it under the same league as Oud Yusuf, and Czar Ceylon, not far off... – Erhard, Austria
For now a minute swipe around the sample bottle on my finger gives a great bouquet of much depth. MasyaAllah the extraction has been done exceedingly well. Have I mentioned the far reaching extent of the bouquet? – Azmal, Brunei
The Saumanasa just keeps getting better and better. What a nice oud this is! I am so glad that I was able to order a bottle of it from you. I'm surprised it hasn't sold out; it easily could be offered at twice its current price or more for its quality. Definitely a treasure. – M. CA
Saumanasa is fruits and lilacs aplenty. I’ve smelled wild Cambodian agarwood oil in the $550 range and this is so identical, and in its longevity as well. It simply cannot be beat in quality & price for less than $200. If you’re into the sweet fruity Cambodian types this is it. – Ali, IL
It has good silage, a mild barnyard aspect with throw, and a joyful nature. Saumanasa has characteristics of both a wild aged oud and a fruity organic oud, yet retains its clarity. That I liked an organic oud this much came as a completely unexpected surprise. It is a personally very enjoyable oud to wear, although perhaps not out in all western crowds. This is a wonderful oil, startlingly so at its price. – M, CA