Oud Reviews

Discussion in 'Oud Reviews' started by Ouddict, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. Mario P.

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    Imperial Oud Tinsukia - i wear this wonderfull oud oil 7 days in a row, such a beautifull conconction, hindi oil with hind ADN but i would say very different than traditional hindi oud. Start very strong,deep wood,deep leather with zero barn,very little smell from fermentation maybe. The oil perform great on skin 8 -10h with noticeble projection and sillage in first 3, but aroma will hit you all day long. Once is settled down, the beautifull oil show his face,is very but very close smell to one of traditional drink in Romania ,basically is wine but before become wine ,in traditonal style we smash the all the grape with our feet ( never do it but i see on grandfather), the first juice come out from red grapes name is "must" and is very very sweet with addictive aroma, in time they left that juice on fermentation and become wine,so this oil smell exactlly 90% like smashed grapes on fermentation with touch of leather. Fruity smell comes to my noose all day long when i move my arms
    Lovely ,nice job again Imperial Oud team !![​IMG][​IMG]

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  2. Mario P.

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    Imperial Oud Borneo Wild - start quite medicinal,sharp and pungent , this oud is change quite fast into great green spicy covered in a dark vanilla ,performance are not the best but the smell is satisfyng. When i wear it , my mind goes to bali indonesia

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  3. landscape of desire

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    agar aura mardelong:

    mardelong is enchanting…
    sweet and spicy oudy cherry vanilla cola, rhubarb sichuan pink peppercorn dynamic opening that morphs into a jammy floral spicy balsamic rose as the vapors clear… then dives back into cherry cola, prune, vanilla, marzipan…. with this ever present smoldering oudy spicy masala deep wood base… its an amazing ride and very unique…. i cant get over the ever changing dance of sweet and spicy..
     
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  4. powdernose

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    Bio Kyara - FeelOud

    I tried this as a blind sample a while ago. Great intensity, this one opens big and stays big, the first notes I get are of wax varnish, so my guess went immediately to Sri Lankan walla patta, which of course was dead wrong. As it progresses and opens up I get a very green aspect to the oil, a combination of eucalyptus, camphor and cooling green almost minty. This is the phase I like most, it has a freshness that tickles the nose, a pulsing vitality. Further along I get a fruity hint, what I guess some might call a guava note, for lack of a better descriptor, I'll use it too :), there is also a sense of a jungle exotic floral note and an underlying sweet spicy hint of cardamom. All good here. But slowly a strong oudy resinous quality becomes stronger and stronger until it reaches a pungent phase. Very oudy really, nothing I've tried recently is as resinous as this aside from Sumatora Janguru, which also has an acrid inflection. I'm not keen on this kind of resinous feel, even though it is oudy, it reminds me of lesser ouds on a burner at high heat. I'd guess this is steam distilled as was Janguru.
    I can appreciate the quality of the oil especially regarding complexity, depth and intensity, and I like the top notes, but when the resinous pungency mixes with the vapourous winter balm aroma, I get bilious. It feels like a complete mismatch, a bad pairing like fish and ice cream. I only start to enjoy it again in the dry down when the pungency fades a bit.
    That being said the dry down is marvelous, I have a piece of tissue with a drop of this on it from weeks ago, and it still smells of the most comforting oudiness possible. Also, even though I like only about 70% of this oud, the fact that it is Vietnamese and cultivated completely fascinates me! I thought about that for days and days, I still wonder about it in fact; about how Adam managed to coax this result out of a Vietnamese cultivated wood. Kudos.
     
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  5. landscape of desire

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    agar aura phurbkala: another one of those AA adventure ouds, the opening starts out in a Himalayan kitchen.... old lacquered wood cabinets, stove smoke, pu-erh and tsampa.... light rhododendron flowers wafting in the window.... levels out into an ancient monastery, comforting, serene, pure... next phase moves you on to a jungle trail... dried fruit, sweet decay, tree flowers, and an opalescent blue green wetness... the dry down is pure forest floor after a rain in an agarwood jungle...
     
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  6. powdernose

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    Pencerahan - Agar Aura

    This was another blind sample I tried a while ago. Big raw peanut shell and vegetable oil opening, at first sniff I thought it might be a Borneo oil, but I didn’t get the subsequent development I might expect. When the peanut shell settles I get a vaporous oily feel, part motor oil, part epoxy resin. Further on there is thin streak of green pine, then fresh sawdust. Mid scent it settles to the comforting aromas of sweet wood and a golden oudiness, very pleasant, my favourite part. In the dry down I get a hint of mustiness, some dry earth, and light smoke. On a couple of occasions I actually got a very earthy vibe which made me think of a Papuan touch, but I don't always get such a pronounced earthy note. It is a pretty light oil, lighter than I prefer except for the loudish first couple of minutes. I could enjoy this with heavier applications, it has a nice feel to it mid-phase when I feel like it puts me in the middle of a carpenter's workshop. The vaporous and skeletal oud form that I got reminded me of Ensaroud offerings.
    I enjoyed this oud but for me it didn't quite match up to the hype I'd read about. Apparently this was a 2nd batch/fraction of Pencerahan and the original batch is a heftier oud. With a stronger presence, I'd find more appreciation for this oud.
     
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  7. Oudamberlove

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    For a while, I thought you got your hands on some counterfeit Pencerahan, but at the end of your post, you mention that it’s a fractioned 2nd batch.
    ..........carry on..................:Thumbsup:
     
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  8. landscape of desire

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    agar aura- jerai.....



    honeysuckle!

    pollen, wax, and wood...



    blue menthol acacia honey and flowers, slight vaporous musk...

    the sweet honey note is amazing...



    medicinal and astringent notes emerge and dissolve.....



    thai herbal clinic, tropical flowers, tiger balm and palm sugar.



    dry down is a slow boil of cane sugar, propolis, vanilla custard, and whispers of neroli....



    final resting place is pure honey wood.... on a bed of ethereal pine needles..
     
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  9. powdernose

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    You're welcome to send me a taste of the original batch ;):)
     

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