Wild Oud of the Year Winners Again, it seems that fate tied the three Vendor of Year 2018 winners together with an equal amount of votes for their winning Wild Oud of the Year 2018 final entries. Kuzen by AgarAura. An amazing oil for the price and now sold out so if you can bag yourself one from a private collector, consider yourself very fortunate. Crafted from Wild Cambodi wood by Taha himself, this oil is a revelation and rightly deserves to win the Gold Award for Wild Oud of the Year 2018. Ibn Zamrak by Al Hashimi. While I think that Kanz is the finest Al Hashimi oil currently on sale, the Ibn Zamrak is a tour-de-force of an oil. This was custom distilled back in July, 2017 from high grade wood and has in the short period it has been ageing, it has really hit the spot for the few private buyers who managed to buy it. It will only improve with time and garnered many votes for this vendor. Tigerwood Royale by Ensar Oud. Ensar did it yet again. Somehow, through his enviable and vast network of agarwood contacts, he managed to find an ancient treasure. Tigerwood Royale has been on sale for a while and it is not certain how long it will be around for, but if you consider yourself an oud connoisseur, this is one Oud you must experience. Organic Oud of the Year Winners Trad by Al Hashimi. Al Hashimi are unabashedly out to reclaim and represent the tradition of the Arabian Oud houses in their heydays. They have pulled off a coup here with a blend of over a dozen aged Thai oils from different parts of an agarwood trees aged over 25 years, to present the full olfactory spectrum available from Trat oils... in one special oil. Natural Perfume of the Year Winner Euphoria by Tyson Lee Mortensen. Along with Al Hashimi, Tyson is another emerging vendor who has grown on Ouddict and amazed fellow members with his truly artisanal essential oils distilled by him in person. I am probably not the best person to speak about Euphoria as I have not tried it, but judging by other oils I have received from Tyson and from the way that Euphoria stormed into the lead in the first and final voting rounds, I have no doubt that it has to be a very special creation indeed. Hoping to see more of the same from Tyson in 2019.