If there’s any single oud responsible for the exploding oud scene in the West, an oud that sparked all the micro distilleries that are mushrooming everywhere, it’s Green Papua.
Green Papua is to Oud what Leaves of Grass is to poetry – there’s no American poetry without it. An all-time classic. It’s the oud many consider my signature oil, especially fellow distillers. I used to bathe in it several times a day, and it was the one oud I tended to apply most frequently. I know at least one guy who quit his accounting job to start a career as a distiller right after smelling it…
To me, there are two ways to do Papua oud. There’s the Port Moresby, Chen Xiang Qi, Kyara Sayang way. Then there’s a much less well known technique we used only in the beginning, before we became obsessed with chasing the green dragon of kinam smoke.
We ditched the latest ‘techniques’ and dived back to 2004 to re-distill that green legend. And here we are, at the birth of a new decade and I’ve got an oil for you that’s so old school, so Oriscent, you’d better get your resignation letter ready!
Here’s your chance to dig your nose into that aboriginal, wild, uncut and green aroma that’s served as a definitive guide to many an oud lover over the years, with a ripple effect on the oud world like few other ouds can boast of.
Ground costs for raw agarwood sure ain’t what they used to be over sixteen years ago. Not to mention distillation costs. Make no mistake about it, this oil should be selling for no less than $750. But I want this magical scent to be shared by as many people as possible. To enjoy, to reminisce, to bliss out on. And not in the least… to learn from.
I had apportioned part of this distillation to be used in my perfumes (its vibrant profile makes it a multinote component that can act as a stand-in for several ingredients at once—or be used to enhance them). Fortunately, I ended up with a little left after I finished the blending. So, here’s your opportunity to order a bottle and discover why all the reviewers below are so passionate about this legendary oud.
Green Papua was distilled from live and vibrant gyrinops, legally harvested, and incense-grade to give you an oil that’s as pristine green, as rich, as minty floral as if you’re back in 2004, smelling Green Papua all over again.