Agar Attar is what ‘oud perfume’ ought to smell like.
Ouds from various regions of the oud producing world were blended with precision with the aim of allowing every oud profile to play a role in the symphony, without any erratic notes jutting out or awkward transitions as the scent evolves on your skin.
If you have yet to experience real, well-distilled, high quality, high grade oud oil (and your only reference to oud is what’s called ‘oud’ in mainstream perfumery) prepare to be amazed.
Boasting the most diverse array of aromatic compounds of any natural substance, oud is NOT a perfumery ‘note’ as it has been reduced to in mainstream perfumery. Nay, oud by its very nature is a complete perfume, nature’s very own work of art. And Agar Attar is a summation of the oud experience.
How there can be blueberries and blue lotus in Bruneian oud, or clementine and vanilla in Malinau oud, the addictive cola and pepper in west Malaysian gaharu, the heaven-meets-jungle-meets-earth in Papuan aloes, that heart-melting iris in Maluku sirsak, and how about the mouthwatering dried fruit in Cambodian khlem chan, the vanilla and mint in Vietnamese oud, the rugged wood and zesty herbs in Thai and Laotian kritsana, and the infamous sweet hay, leather, and sweet spices in Indian and Myanma oud… and then some… and THEN some…
…it is the reason why real, well-distilled, high quality, high-grade oud oil is often the last step of the ladder for many fragheads, who end up falling out of love with their massive collections of perfumes.
Nothing comes close to oud.
Not all oud oils blend well with each other, so it was no easy feat putting Agar Attar together. What you have here is the ‘universal’ oud aroma that covers every brilliant facet of the gem we call oud, in a seamlessly blended perfume (with other essential oils acting as bridges between the different facets).
If you’re new to oud, there is no better way to dive headfirst into the world of oud than to make Agar Attar your launchpad. In fact, you could spray this on right before a business meeting or social gathering and no one would find it objectionable in the least. On the contrary, you might get lots of folks asking you about the source of the enchanting aura surrounding you.
Agar Attar… oud perfume redefined.
Notes breakdown (note: if you’re new to real oud, consider this your crash-course cheat sheet):
• 7Up, cola, pepper and strawberry: West Malaysian
• Umami & oceanic & breezy: island oud species (Borneo, Sri Lanka, et al)
• Patchouli-like jungly green with milk and mint: South Kalimantan (Borneo)
• Vanilla and milk and mint: Brunei & Vietnam
• Plum & fig & pipe tobacco: Cambodia and Thailand
• Sweet spices & hay & leather & fleshy plums: India
• Tangerine creamsicle with vanilla & cinnamon: Brunei / North Kalimantan / Sabah (Borneo)
• Bittersweet rugged wood & herbs & tea: China / Laos / Myanmar
• Dry woody & jungly green & earth: Papua
These are listed in no particular order, as different skins will reveal the various notes in different sequences.