Today I received the beautifully crafted Oud Royale (Sri Lanka).
‘Ahhhhhhhh!’ and ‘Ohhhhh ya!’ came out after smelling this magnificent Oudh. Oh my gosh, this oil is of some different breed! When I opened it, I smelled Sinharaja X and said, wait a second, it’s there but not there. Next, I smelled Kyen, that too was there but not hitting very hard. Next, I smelled Sultan Salman but again that came and went.
I began wondering what other notes will come out. After 3 hours or so, the oceanic sea breeze started coming out. The incense Walla Patta notes are just so dang delicious that you feel like drinking the bottle up. The Oil also has Ensar’s signature on the front middle and end notes, being very unique and different. Bravo Ensar for this magnificent Oudh. The name is very appropriate for this oil to be named a Royale. – Shaykh Abdul Wahab, USA
My Oud Royale finally made into my grubby little mitts. I have had the blessing to possess several other Walla Patta oils so I have a pretty good sense of what they are and how they tick. I was not prepared how great this oil is, especially for the price. Unmistakable Sri Lanka oud but different. Like Ensar’s other oils, richness of the scent is a characteristic of this one, but… it kicks up the richness a level or 2. This oil has a lot of heart and base emphasis, while not sacrificing the top. Some Sri Lankans shine because of their ethereal breeziness and oceanic airy notes. This one does it with a Walla Patta oudy thickness. Absolutely a beautifully integrated profile with no funky or off-putting vegetal notes. A really tremendous achievement. – Phil, USA
Interestingly a few months back, I mentioned to Ensar that it was going to be very challenging to match Oud Royale 1 in terms of its sheer ‘oudiness’.
‘Wait till you try my latest Oud Royale SL...’
To be honest I was skeptical at that moment but now I stand corrected. – Melvin, Singapore
I can see why Ensar named his new Sri Lankan oil Oud Royale. The latter will likely age to a similar caliber to its predecessor. Sadly, few folks would probably fully appreciate it.
Bravo to the master of raw oudiness. – Ammar, USA
I recently swiped "the" Oud Royale No 1. I can detect a considerable facet of Oud Royale 1 in Oud Royale SL.
ORSL was probably juiced with the Taiwanese Wizard's technique kept in mind. The result........ a narrow banded resinousness, with oudiness as its focal point. It delivers a smooth performance alongside a modest incensy backbone. During drydown, a yummy piece of sweet candy enters front stage, and as I relish it for several moments, exits gently backstage. Post drydown defaults to a mix of other Walla Patta notes, but is of no consequence... the show ended at drydown. – Curt, USA
Oud Royale Sri Lanka baby.
I have had lota exposure to lota different walla patta oils, tinctures and agarwood chunks and chips from various suppliers. This oil somehow comes across as an embodiment of all those scents in one.
I get the ethereal green blue oceanic subtle beauty of Suriranka Senkoh. But I get that supe frosty minty very green hirta in the mix too that is quite clear. Mango skin papaya and dried mango, but in a more integrated and less overt style. I get the cinnamon and orange peel vanilla ice cream notes of Malinau oils as well as Sri Lankan oils. There is a toffee caramel sweetness and a super high resinated walla chip on the burner at medium, plus notes that becomes more front center after 30-45 min post application. Best walla patta chips I have come across so far. Thick resinous tiny crystallized nuggets. This oud heart has those chuncks on medium, plus heart note. That classic bitter green gently medicinal mind buzzin Ensar signature in oils like Kinamantan, Port Moresbey and Sultan Abdüs Selam is also present here. Like a gin and tonic kind of bitter medicinal note but one that actually tickles the mind.
This is as much of a medicine, and mild to medium strength psychoactive oil, as is a great scent. I am experiencing out of body like experience. Seeing myself and my surrounding from a bird's eye point of view. I.e. in a complete present moment meditative state. – Rasoul, Canada
It has been interesting for me since I have applied it daily since I got it. The second day, the oil was different than the first, and today it is more like the first day. Not sure what’s up, but I suspect it has something to do with skin chemistry, surgery scrub days, etc. Although the travel shock, temperature, and environmental acclimation may also be at play. The second day the oil took on a much more cucumbery element than the first day. More bitter, less sweet. Today, those notes are very, very toned down and a beautifully rich and deep walla patta incense prevails with an integrated blue-green sweetness. The drydown has been beautiful. This is definitely a more oudy concoction. Definitely high-quality wood IMO and I suspect it will improve with time. No proof of that, but it just feels like it will. Those looking for the more airy and delicate Sri Lanka experience may not prefer this one. Those that are looking for a walla patta with some balls, this will do just fine. – Phil, USA
Take a glassy fast sinking Walla Patta chip,
snap it in half,
smell the aroma,
Oud Royale Sri Lanka – Curt, USA