Over the next 14 weeks we will be exploring Oud wood and oil. Not the synthetics that are now a staple of mainstream perfumery; this series will go to the source of the oil itself.
This is the link to Part 6 of the weekly Oud Series which is on Fragrantica.
Fasten your web-belts; let’s go web-travelling…
Part 1: My name is dehn al Oud
Part 2: The Oud Oeuvre
Part 3: How to Burn Oud Wood
Part 4: RealOud – Phoenicia Perfumes
Part 6: What is the smell of Oud oil?
Private Collection: Neeshee Pandit from Oud Impressions
Next week we will explore the regional differences of Oud oil sourced from different terroir such as Papua New Guinea, Borneo, Bhutan and several other places. The links below are some preparatory reading if these scent profile differences interest you.
Oud Idrees – wild sinking-grade distillation from 100-yr old trees. – Sunshine in a bottle.
Oud Yusuf – organic and ethically harvested – A Floral Dream
Borneo Kinam – wild-harvested – bold woodiness
Oud Kampuchea – wild-harvested – – radiant resinous core, sweetly penetrated by notes of fruit.
Bhavana – wild-harvested – – plenty of barnyard character
Scent Bound – Scent Notes: Oud
Absolute Trygve‘s Aromatic Quest
Kafkaesque on Elegant Wood or Medicinal Sexiness?
Enfleurage – Trygve Harris’ shop sells Aromatics from the Natural World
- The End of Oud (TheFragrantMan.com)
- Oud in the Middle East (TheFragrantMan.com)
- The Blood of the Arabs (TheFragrantMan.com)
- What is Gaharu Wood? (gaharuwoods.wordpress.com)
- Arabian and Islamic views on fragrance (TheFragantMan.com)
- Bigger Stink Means Higher Price as Men Crave Rare Oud (bloomberg.com)