Last week, I received a package having Assamese Hindi Oud and Sandal oils from Mr Umair (Tabeer). Assamese Hindi Oud: This very oil reminded me of precious and rare legend oils Hindustan 1 by AA and Shah Jahan by IO. The reason I could understand is only one: Non-soaked Agarwood distillation! Prominent Features of AHO: 1. Fragrant trails of foundational constituents soil, fire, air, water! I won't say it smells like Agarwood on coal or Oud resin on subitism. The aroma is so comprehensive that the grace of wood and beauty of Oud oil have become one and the same in this oil. Mesmerising in real sense of the word. Slight oudy crisp (that I rate high above the rest of traits) is breathtaking. Different accords have drastically been unified that top, middle and base note theory seems to be debunked by this very oil. Neither traditional barn nor modern perfumey-ness is there at all. Only a dab is sufficient to live Oud as such. I requested Mr Umair to initiate more batches of one day soaked, two day soaked and three day soaked wood distillations. Then the Hindi Oud Galleria will be complete. A couple of years back I found Mr Umair to source Sandal. He informed me about his Oud ventures, especially about distilling the wood with zero soaking. Both Hindustan and Shah Jahan and Alamgir I had used, so I had decided not to miss this oil. It took a pretty long time to receive oils from India. In the end, I have got it, and the oil proved itself to be worth-loving and worth-living. Hope Mr Umair (Tabeer) would sustain the qualitative approach. Wish him all the best.