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Al Hashimi: Malinau

Discussion in 'Al Hashimi' started by Alkhadra, Jul 27, 2018.

  1. Alkhadra

    Alkhadra "Master Kafeel" Resident Artisan

    Assalamu Alaykm and hello everyone!

    As promised yesterday, two new releases today! Here's the first release:

    Malinau
    https://alhashimi.com/product/malinau/

    Malinau Sinking.jpeg

    Borneo, the third largest island on Earth, split between three countries, Malaysia and Brunei in the north, Indonesia in the south. On the northern front, Brunei reigns supreme due to it’s unique aroma, the smell of freshly chopped mint presents itself clearly within the wood, adding an exceptional cold temperament to it’s aroma. Then comes the neighboring jungles, Lawas to the east and Miri to the west. Although they share the Bruneian profile, they lack the sheer regality and complexity offered by Brunei, which stems from the age of it’s jungles coupled with the maturity of the trees there.

    On the Indonesian side, things are split into five provinces, but I’m here to talk about the northern province bordering Sabah. Within North Kalimantan lies Malinau, the only other Bornean Jungle that parallels Brunei in fame and fortune, in terms of Oud at least.

    Throw some on the burner, you’re getting that same brilliant Bornean profile, but with an unexpected twist! The undertones are all different. Instead of getting the typical jungle aroma, you’re getting undertones of pears, honeydew, green apple, vanilla powder, pine, and patchouli, all intermingled in an overtone of warm tempered earthy-Oud-delight.

    As is the case with Brunei, many people try to pass Oud from neighboring regions as Malinau, but once you try the real deal, you’ll be like Maliwow!

    Get yours today at: https://alhashimi.com/product/malinau/
     
  2. Alkhadra

    Alkhadra "Master Kafeel" Resident Artisan

    Oh, I forgot to mention that our Malinau is being offered in two grades. Both Sinking as well as double super. :D
     
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  3. Ashfaque

    Ashfaque Analogue Oud

    Malinau DS (Impression)
    An incense with fruit

    These wood chips are positively unique for me - i.e., found a few new things in it (in my limited oud chips burning experience). I put a tiny and thin chip on the burner at around 8 volts. It lasted about 40 minutes! I'll try higher temperature with the charred bit (another day) to see if I can detect anything else.

    Initial stage
    - I get a beautiful cinnamon note and a smell of freshly cut hays.
    - There is a hint of vanilla, followed by a dry and somewhat earthy smell similar to saffron's dryness, occasionally leading towards petrichor and tobacco.
    - There is also hint something floral too - probably ylang ylang's dry down stage. But I am not certain about it! There is some other florals too - I just can't recall at the moment! I need to burn more next time for that!

    Later stage (~ 5+ minutes)
    - I then get the typical oudiness => cinnamon's occasional wafts along with something caramel-like (vanilla type), woody, dry leaves and petrichorish.
    - I can also detect a similarity with aged patchouli.
    - There is a hint of ripe apple too! Imagine an apple kept in the kitchen for few weeks (in colder weather of course). If you eat it then you'll see that it is sweeter and has a stronger smell. I get that kind of smell, but with less intensity. None of that too ripe facet in it. :)
    - Overall, I get a lovely smell of apple note at the end, along with sweet amber and vanillic oudiness. The pleasant lingering smell reminds me of Zdravetz CO2 (Total), especially when I come back to the room after few minutes.

    People will love this stuff. :)
     
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2018
  4. Alkhadra

    Alkhadra "Master Kafeel" Resident Artisan

    Thanks dear Asfhaque for the great review! I'm very happy to hear you've enjoyed it. My favorite note is that apple note that transpires in the end.. Utterly beautiful.

    Our sinking Malinau is all but sold out! But we still have a remaining 10grams of Double super Malinau for only $95 + shipping. You can grab it here: https://alhashimi.com/product/malinau/
     
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  5. Dani Rahebi

    Dani Rahebi Whats this Oud About?

    I Love Malinau very much
     

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