There are two types of oud in the world. There's the so-called 'oud' of the auction and bazaar websites, which consists of low-grade agarwood oils diluted with DOP (dioctyl phthalate) and other highly toxic chemicals. This oil is known by its harsh leathery aroma, lack of coherence, linearity, utter lack of a spiritual dimension, and unharmonious drydown.
The second kind of oud is as rare as the first is common. It is the aroma of class and refinement you would smell if you got very close to the Sultan of Brunei, or the King of Bahrain. Sheer elegance and impeccable taste mark its aromatic quality, as it is devoid of all harshness, leathery notes, and dull linearity. Much more than a costly fragrance, this oil possesses a spirituality that has been cherished by the messengers of God since time immemorial.
The prophet Solomon (peace be upon him) sings its praises in the Song of Songs, and prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) taught that Indian oud contains the cure for seven diseases.
If you are looking for the first type of oud, I am afraid I can't be of much help. But if your search is for the second type of oud – then you have certainly come to the right place. And you need look no further than Sheikh's Borneo for the ultimate in class and refinement.
I love this oil. My persistent impression of it is one of resonantly clear woods with a very distinct high note that I can only describe as pure unadulterated propolis (especially one of a wild flower harvest). It is complex, rich yet so clean and expansive: it seems as though the scent would evolve forever if only our ability to inhale was unencumbered by physical limits. – C. Giglio, IL
The warm, honey-like quality of this Oud is deeply calming yet mysteriously stimulating. Clean and bright, it is like sunlight – a bridge to one's spiritual essence. – L. Nichol, NM
Today I received the Sheikh's Borneo. It's very pleasant and confortable aroma and beutiful presentation. A real treasure for Sheikhs. Thanks for fast shipping and service. – Alejandro Rodriguez, Japan