is the difference
between oud and attars/mukhallats/perfumes/colognes?
oud with other fragrances?
heard oud is
very strong, and I'm afraid I will be overwhelmed
oud will I like the most?
do different ouds smell so distinctive?
long will the scent last on my skin?
long will a bottle of oud last?
oud gender specific?
should I use oud?
known as agarwood, aloeswood and jinkoh, oud is nature’s most
exquisite fragrant offering.
in a Far Eastern jungle, an evergreen tree is attacked by an infection.
Much like our bodies’ immune system produces white blood
cells, the tree starts producing a substance to combat the infection.
the years, the infection grows – as does the substance the
tree produces. This is agarwood.
are few natural aromatics that have as complex a scent spectrum as
agarwood (oud). Natural ambergris, musk and rose also rank as some of
the most valuable natural fragrances, but none come close to oud in the
sheer transcendence and sublimity its fragrance boasts.
than just a scent, oud can be mentally and spiritually engaging. In
fact, specimens from different regions also seem to have an effect on a
person’s emotions. Indonesian oils induce joy and frivolity,
while Indian oils have a deeply pacifying quality which makes them
popular for use with meditation. Go to our product catalog, and begin
your own oud journey!
is the difference between oud
and attars/ mukhallats/ perfumes/ colognes?
mukhallats, perfumes, colognes and other commercially sold fragrances
are a combination of different ingredients.
In contrast to the above, with regard to its composition, pure oud oil
is itself the fragrance, not being blended with any other ingredients.
was in regard to the composition. As for the difference in their
scents, then none of them can be compared to oud. While many attars and
other fragrances can be quite pleasant, oud is more than just a scent,
and it engages the one wearing it on many different levels.
combine oud with other
you are new to oud, you might find that you like it better blended with
a cologne, attar or mukhallat because oud itself has a very powerful
smell. You might want to tone it down a bit.
once you get more and more accustomed and addicted to the fragrance of
pure oud, you might become more reluctant to mix it with anything else.
And that is, in fact, giving oud its due right!
is very strong, and I'm
afraid I will be overwhelmed
true that oud has one of, if not, the most powerful smell in the world
of perfumery. But it is usually the initial hit after application and
smelling it right out of the bottle that can be overwhelming for the
unexperienced nose. That is why, we strongly recommend starting off by
applying very tiny amounts, and not smelling the oils directly.
time, as your nose gets used to the smell, you will find the smell of
oud an absolute delight in its entirety, from application to the dry
will I like the most?
recommend you get samples of the different ouds. Many people absolutely
love the earthy, barnyard and slightly fecal quality of Hindi (Indian)
ouds, while others are all for the sweeter, more ethereal Indonesian
you may find that you like ouds from all the regions since they all
have something unique to offer, even if they all vastly differ in their
characters and scent profiles.
do different ouds smell so
climates the trees were grown in, the age of the trees, the
distillation and aging techniques all have an effect on the smell of
more information, please check out the Ouducation section.
long will the scent last on my
oud oils have different scent lives on the skin. You will find some
ouds that are of very high quality whose smell will fade before that of
much lower grade specimens. The same oil, however, might be incredibly
long-lasting if applied to clothes, bracelets, etc.
general, every oud oil, if applied for creating the Agar Aura, should
be discernable to your nose for a good 2 - 3 hours. After that, your
nose may get used to the scent, but those around you will still be able
to smell it for hours to come.
long will a bottle of oud last?
short answer is: it depends on how frequently you use the oil, and how
you much you apply.
for personal enjoyment, a bottle could last you a whole year or more
with daily use.
for the ‘broadcasting effect’, you are probably
looking at half that time. (Refer to our article, How to Apply Oud Oil,
to read more about these techniques) Oud, however, is generally not
used as an every-day scent and so a bottle will probably last you much
the Gulf countries of the Middle East, where oud oil is most celebrated
and used, men use oud for special occasions, parties and things of that
sort. In Yemen, a gift of oud is an expected part of the dowry that the
bride receives from the groom
is more than just a 'scent', which could be classified as masculine and
Rather, it has so much more to offer, and gender requisite is not a
condition to be able to enjoy the offerings of this precious gift of
I use oud?
may initially find that you want to use oud for special ocassions.
as is usually the case, you may find yourself loving oud so much that
you will want to use it daily. In fact, some people even use it several
times a day because they can't get enough of it.
doubt, there are numerous sellers out there that claim to sell 100%
pure agarwood oil. A few of them even do. Sadly, with sparse
competition comes the urge for sellers to charge hefty prices.
Agar Aura, you can rest assured that you are getting a good bang for
your buck. In fact, we welcome you to shop around and compare
competitors’ products. We are confident that you will find
that we strike a perfect balance with the price and quality we offer.