Product: Shwe Myitkyina
opening notes of orange blossom, leather and honey, your first
impressions may be that this is a classic East Indian oud. But the
leather note... its not the usual bovine or doeskin leather you find in
traditional Indian ouds. Its an almost serpentine leather.
Clean, supple, golden-brown. Primitive.
The more you sniff, the more you start to realise this is no Indian
oud. The oil starts to develop an incredibly sweet aroma, intense in
its sweetness. This is the hallmark feature of ouds from Myanmar and
And as the oil develops further on your skin, the classic Chinese
Sinesis agarwood aroma shines through with brazen clarity. Bitter wood,
grapefruit zest and oak-aged cognac. As removed from agarwood as they
Article: What is
Oud / Agarwood?
as agarwood, aloeswood
oud is Nature’s most exquisite fragrant offering.
in a Far Eastern jungle, an evergreen tree is attacked by
fungus-carrying insects that bore into the tree. Much like our
bodies’ immune system produces white blood cells, the tree
starts producing a substance to combat the infection.
Over the years, the infection grows – as does the substance the tree
produces. This is agarwood.
There are few natural aromatics that have as complex a scent spectrum
as agarwood (oud)...