Bottom line: what you have here is
now, you would have realized that Agar Aura's focus is producing oud
oils that accurately capture the aroma of their origin: agarwood.
Clean, sweet, woody, and resinous.
The presence of barnyard notes in an oud
is generally the antithesis of Agar Aura's preferred way of doing
the source of the barnyard note you typically encounter in ouds is
due to unsanitary distillation practices.
But the question is: is that always the case? The answer is no.
Say namaste to Hindi 1.
A classic Indian oud with good ol' funk - but distilled under
conditions *so* pristine and
clean that they would rival a surgeon's scalpel platter.
The standard rule is that the
barnyard aroma arises from bacteria, fungus, mould and yeast growth triggered by
soaking the raw materials in drums of dirty water (the longer the soak or the
filthier the water, the stronger the barnyard aroma).
But the way we decided to do it was
totally different. To understand how, let's talk about how fermentation
A pile of rotting fruits cannot be
compared to the careful and
precise fermentation of the finest Bordeux grapes in a controlled
setting. Fermentation can be triggered by
yeast, fungus, or bacteria. Each type of fermentation produces
different aromas (and flavors, in the case of fine wines). Furthermore,
different strains within each
category produce different results (fans of fine cheeses should know
exactly what I'm talking about).
We introduced, nay designed, the barnyard notes
differently in this oud compared to every other funky Hindi you can lay
your hands on today.
Imagine the effects of careful agarwood fermentation triggered only by the
very fungus that triggers the production of the
agarwood oleoresin inside the tree itself, and not by foreign strains
through unsanitary distillation practices.
Hindi 1 has glorious leather and hay, by
the bucketloads. This is a full bodied, rich, classic Hindi. Yes, there
are undercurrents of spices, cocoa beans, cream, and the slightest hint
fruits, but the spotlight
is always on the barnyard elements together with rich, dry woodiness.
My own theory is that the first-ever Indian ouds of the funky genre
utilized a fermentation process similar to Hindi 1. In fact, if you
have ever smelled Indian ouds distilled a half century ago, you will
instantly notice the resemblance between them and Hindi 1 (think Hindi
Brut scent profile, with Hindi Qademe
This is an oud that captures the
life-and-death struggle of the agarwood tree. A battle with the fungus
that can one day kill the tree, but a battle that makes the aroma of
oleoresin more beautiful and captivating with each passing year.
More than just a scent, this oud bequeaths an experience: the story of the tree.
Hindi 1. Classic funk, Agar Aura style.
Note: Please see this blog post, to truly appreciate the uniqueness of this oud. There is simply nothing like this oud in the market.
What others said about this product:
had to write you to tell you what a beautiful Oud you have in Hindi 1
all the way through from the first swipe to the dry down.
barnyard is all animal leather and hay to me without being fecal. Dark
and dense. The dry down is a musky, burnt wood. There is very little
sweetness in this oil but it is surprisingly smooth, at least to my
nose. This is very different from the floral and fruit forward Thai and
Cambodis that are out there. Give it a try if you are looking for
something bold to add to your collection. I also layer this with Ta'if
oil and it is amazing.
Hindi goes back to the “old” oils I used to enjoy and that nobody is
making any more. There’s smoke. There’s wood. There’s a bit of fruit.
And there’s even a hint of that ether notes in these “modern” light
oils. I like it’s darkness and I like its edginess. This is not an edge
that doesn’t seem to belong- that seems like a weed in a flower garden.
This is an edge that is integral to the design, a cornerstone, an edge
that juts out with dynamic pride and maybe even a hint of scorn. It is
an oud that flexes its muscles but it’s not a bully. It has aplomb and
distinction. It stands tall.
The Hindi is also amazing, and I do not care for barnyard notes. It’s
very special. The only reason I can see that it might not sell out the
first day also, would be if folks have not had an opportunity to try it
incredibly refined for a barnyard Indian oil! I think this could've
been such a huge hit at its given price point. It scent is like
overlapping Sasora with a more traditional Hindi; roasting woods, but
without smoke, subtle sweetness, but without being saccharine, gentle
freshness, but without overwhelming hay notes -- very very nice!
one potent oud! And I really, really, really like it! It has so much
character. It is super grizzle-y!!! Now, I know everyone these days is
loving these floral oils, and the first time I smelled them I kind of
keeled over myself because they were so unsual, but I MUCH prefer this
Indian oil. It, to me, is the real deal!!!
Taha, this is
spectacular! Funk, leather, some fruit, maybe a bit of musk and
wood. Some more leather and wood. Thank you!
Well done with this man, mashAllah.
A very deep sweetness to it. Yea man I'm really glad I went for it. A nice addition to my Hindi collection.
It's less barny than I was expecting from te description crazily enough. I was worried it would be unbearably barny.
J'ai essayé et vraiment ,
superbe : un bon "vieux"oud classique , comme on connaît d'habitude...
Effectivement , une entrée en matière qui peut être rude pour quiconque
n'a jamais senti de oud. Mais je trouve que l'odeur s'arrondit assez
vite et se fait même addictive. (3-4 heure plus tard , une note de
réglisse...). Je trouve également ce hindi 1 parfait pour ajouter une
touche personnelle "animalisée"à nos parfums plus classiques.
Oooh je crois que je suis
tombé en amour de hindi 1 ! J'ai eu l'occasion d'essayer plusieurs fois
et , incroyable...! Je le redis , il devient vraiment addictif et après
30 minutes , je le trouve comestible. Dans mes goûts personnels , il
vient supplanter Jumanten !