ROYAL CHEN XIANG
Heard a lot about the legendary agarwood
Kinam/Kyara, but never experienced it?
Or perhaps you already have a stash of it, love it, and wish you had an
oud oil that smelled like it.
Either way, Royal Chen Xiang will give you
reason to rejoice.
is the closest thing I have ever smelled to the aroma of gently heated kinam, but in the form of an oil.
Opening with an otherwordly ethereal and
serene quality, it is instantly reminiscent of powdered red kinam
that Chinese agarwood aficionados often carry with them for medicinal
use... and for times when they need to get their minds into a different
space, and zone out from the stresses of life.
Deeply penetrating yet gentle and
smooth, upon application Royal
Chen Xiang first unfurls sweet 'green' woody notes, immediately
followed by the soporific combination of honey, vanilla and sweet
condensed milk -- a combination I have smelled in every
kinam I have ever tried, and yet don't hear mentioned too often. And
there's that sweet almost-like-baby-powder aroma as well, like a cross
between iris and coumarin. Again, something I always detect in
all genuine kinams and yet don't hear any mention of (perhaps out of
fear of being accused of sacrilege).
Chen Xiang is 100% Burmese oud, extracted from great agarwood no doubt,
but certainly not kinam. So why the surreal similarity to kinam?
you know, Agar Aura has been
investing a lot of time into scientifying the art of distillation. We
have discovered numerous techniques for amplifying certain scent notes more than others, and in the case of this oil, the unique
extraction techniques directly resulted in achieving this aroma. That,
and the fact that I believe the raw material was Aquilaria Sinesis, which many
Chinese sifus believe to be
one of the few agarwood species that have the ability to produce kinam.
So, by carefully designing the
extraction process to naturally increase the concentration of the
desired aromatic compounds, and applying it to Aquilaria Sinesis raw
materials, we got an oil that is in my humble opinion the closest thing
to the scent of kinam.
Myitkyina, our first product from Burma, was the definition of
classic Burmese oud. Then came Ahmwei-Do
and Taw-Twin Yatanar,
and the unique distillation techniques used for crafting them unlocked
the doors to some of the inner dimensions of agarwood from Burma.
Royal Chen Xiang kicks all the doors down and takes your senses to
places never before trod by oud oils.
What others said about this product:
I compared a swipe of RCC to an actual sliver of Yamadamatsu Kyara gently heated and it is pretty dead-on with deep inhalations.
There's something compelling and mysterious about it - keeps drawing me back for a sniff.
Allow me to say
that Royal Chen Xiang is LITERALLY an out of this world oud. The Kyara
vibe is rinning in the background and sending waves of green
airiness, menthol, zest and peace the kind of which I only
experienced with […], and this one surpasses it by going the extra mile
of selling it for a faaaar reasonable price!
A.J. (Saudi Arabia)
Having tried Myitkyina and Yanatar before, am amazed how the same
Burmese (yes believeably) A. Sinesis in RCX brings out yet another
wonderful Kyara personality to this oud!
Getting wiffs of kinam from my beard :D
"Royal Chen Xiang" has such a peaceful and somehow "royal" vibe to it -
it is so sublime, immediate tranquility, like a warm summer breeze..
Very earthy, wise sort of energy.. A strong green note in this one -
took me a bit to decide "yea, I like this" - and now, I love it!
I like starting like that, it gives me a general idea about the oil.
What I got was a softest, enigmatic, most unusual oud, it took 20 min
to open up and it felt like falling upwards through clouds.
moments frozen in time
like smelling a real live flower up-close with amazing clarity. You
inhale and the world stops. And it's somehow inside out, just don't ask
what it means, don't know. Very personal oil, one you want to keep for
Whiffs of smoke
Whiffs of tuberose. It could be Bhutanese, by the lightness and soft sweetness.
p.s. every time I reach for Royal Chen, I stop myself and think, oh no
it's too precious, I should refrain from using it as to keep it
I received the samples you sent a couple days ago and I am thoroughly
intrigued by them all. One in particular really captivated me. That
being the Royal Chen Xiang. I am writing to request a full bottle of
this elixir. Preferably in the plain glass bottle. This is one oil I
can't pass up!
The scent is beautiful and captivating! It is also very deep and seems
to reach right to the core of my being. When it gets there it has a
very calming and centering effect. Great for introspection and
meditation. I am picking up the powdery notes and the vanillin. I also
get hints of tree sap, dandelion, and a subtle hint of sweet cigar.
Very impressed with this one!
Subhanallah such an exquisite specimen your chen xiang, intoxicating!
I had what I can only describe as a transcendental experience!
That Chen Xiang is wonderful…
Royal Chen Xiang…
Burst forth with the emerald scent of violet leaves
That struck my nose with pleasurable force
And closed my eyes without my knowing,
And sent me the image of a black bird, flying across a yellow sky.
(Don’t ask me why that happened or what it means;
Agarwood gives what it gives, and I receive it…
With gratitude and not too much question).
When things mellowed and the dust settled,
And I came back to earth
And took another sniff,
A floral bouquet sprung, like magic, from my wrist.
Then I smelled licorice,
And saw a bright light… a lightbulb light, the kind with an old fashioned chain,
And I thought the words,
The Royal...everytime I
think I am starting to understand the scent...it undergoes some serious
progression revealing its complexity and I stand wondering. At some
point I start to get notes of the Yanatar but then the scent rises to
deliver it's olfactory haymaker in a 'higher way'. I can almost taste
it when I put my nose to it...
Bro the royal chen
Xiang, I'm lost for words! fantastic job you done with
that, the littlest of swipe got me buzzing