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 7 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?
Part 7: The Smell of Oud by Terroir
In Part 7 we explore the areas in the maps above to see how the scent of Oud can be differentiated by the place that it is grown.
Examples by Terroir
Oud Bengal – indescribable jungliness mixing with the tobacco-suede notes.
Oud Idrees – wild sinking-grade distillation from 100-yr old trees. – sunshine in a bottle.
Borneo Kinam – wild-harvested – bold woodiness.
Oud Kampuchea – wild-harvested – radiant resinous core, sweetly penetrated by notes of fruit.
Chinese Exclusive – a wonderful whirl of soft vanilla with tobacco’s earthiness, and a sharp edge of musk slicing through.
Bhavana – wild-harvested – plenty of barnyard character.
Papua New Guines
Maroke 2004 – a pulsating jungly oud essence.
Oud Yusuf – organic and ethically harvested – a floral dream.
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)