Kyara/Kynam: IS IT REALLY OUD? Since the day I joined certain forums, I have been reading a lot about Kyara/Kynam. Description I have read about the wood and certain oils about it shows it is the best Oud ever found in human history, and we, the twenty first centurians, are the fortunate ones to wear and smell it. Appreciation is almost limitless. Certain things keep striking my mind. Of course, collectively made quest to reach some concrete and solid platform, rather than bombastic descriptions of vendors, is what this Forum has blessed us with. Therefore, for my personal knowledge, I would request for the posts regarding certain aspects: i. Any reference, authentic and valid, about presence of Kynam/Kyara OIL in/ by Arabs and in the Subcontinent? ii. Has kynam/kyara ever been used like Oudwood in Arabian and Asian countries? iii. Had kynam/kyara always been included in Oud OIL array? Or has it been very much in culture since the beginning? iv. Is kyra/kynam really Oud? Has it some similarity with Oud, the Oud that has been considered Oud since ages, or is it a medicine or some fragrant wood like cedar, etc? v. When was kynam/kyara appeared as epitome of Oud, especially OIL? (Burning its wood is a separate topic.) vi. Is kynam/kyara considered a that-much-appreciated Oud (if at all it is an oud) in the Subcontinent, especially in India? Or is it considered even an Oud in traditional Oud OIL area-Hind? vii. Kynam/ Kyara notes generally described are really Oud notes? I hope ‘personal preference’ is not to be considered a yardstick. Above questions are many, but nature is the same. I have been thinking on kynam/kyara for a couple of months, but whenever I read the description, I feel I am going to order chunks of candies, not Oud. Whatever vendors say, that is no recommendation at all as a lot of factors are involved active in the back of mind of vendors. Moreover, a chef’s praise for the edibles cooked by him is the weakest thing, especially when vendors are not master distillers. There are some other things to be explored. But later, I will post about them. I strongly hope I will benefit from all respectable members.