I won't say much about it, as the aroma and profuse energy of Hindustan
No.1 are not something I can do justice to, by putting
The wood hailed from the treacherous highlands of the Mokokchung
region in the Indian state of Nagaland, a very unique
sub-category of Indian agarwood. Much like Malinau in Borneo,
Nha Trang in Vietnam, or Pursat in Cambodia.
On my skin, the oil lasts 24+ hours.
The top notes are chords of blue lotus and wildflower, that give
way to a massively fat round heart of creamy wood (similar to
old Mysore sandalwood), while the drydown boasts the classic
Indian notes of berries, dry hay, moist tobacco, sweet wood, and
spices warmed under a summer sun.
These are but feeble metaphors to express the aroma in words.
A more accurate description: the unmistakable mountainous 'blue'
aroma of Mokokchung agarwood.
As for the sheer energy of the oil, I can't put it in
words. You have to experience it for yourself.
No clever tricks or tweaks were used to warp the aroma, neither
to improve upon nor to diminish it. Just a meticulously
choreographed distillation with the sole aim of preserving what
nature had to offer.
This is Mokokchung agarwood bottled, aroma and energy intact.
Here is a video of a conversation I had with a visiting oud
lover after he got to smell the first two pulls of this oil:
We really enjoyed trying the last three samples of your
ouds. All of them are rich and great and have the best
qualities we’ve ever tried. But... after trying Hindustan No.1
no one of us could say ANY word! And we still cannot...
Simply one of the best Ouds if not the best oud I have ever
This is an oil which is hard to describe. In some way it like
no hindi I have smelled and in another way its like most of
the good Hinid's I have smelled, combined. As an overall scent
assesment, this oil has so much going on it is difficult to
fully try to comprehend. What is does, and I cannot figure out
how, is manage to be a clean non-barn Hindi, a barn Hindi, and
a non-barn barn Hindi. On top of that, you have an almost
"chilli" mountain air quality, a haunting blue note,
underpinnigs of dark cherries, spices, tobacco and leather.
Just to name a few. This may be the most complex smelling Oud
oil I have ever experienced. This is like a combined Masters
and PhD course in oud oil study, all in one. And that means, I
am going to have to hit the books.
Sacred and just sacred it is.
Seriously this is the lightest color Hindi oil I have ever
seen. Also the most beautiful I have ever smelled.
My experience with the Hindustan has only been on several good
wearings but what I get is a top to bottom prism of layered
scent elements which to my nose cover the essence of Hindi
agarwood. With the remarkably crisp mountainous air and the
haunting blue note which faintly teases you if you wait for
it. The oil has a crisp clean profile but in no way does it
lack the deep and animalic aspect many of us adore Hindi Oud
for. It is unmistakable Hindi Oud. Yet, it is so
sophisticated. This oil is appropriate for a classy night on
the town, and certainly special occasions.
Hindustan No.1 this morning...incredible Hindi oil. The core
Hindi scent is there, ala [...], but with more complexity. To
my nose, H1 is airy and uplifting. A masterpiece from Taha and
The oil is special and encapsulates a wider genre of Hindi
Ouds in a single oil. Considering its young age it seemed like
a pretty mature oil without being sharp or too loud. Bright
sunshine hay, honey sweetness, toffee and caramel incense,
very gentle antique woodiness. Im not sure when/if this is
being realised but it would be a benchmark Hindi.
This oil is unbelievable... Psychoactive effects like kinam!!
Just picked it up... It’s clearing out my brain seriously
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh the Hindustan!! I think I can live in
this oil. The sheer depth and beauty is indescribable. The
inner and outer component mix so well together. It seems they
were made for each other.
Hands down this oil just catapulted to the top of all my
wow! this is a serious wow oil. [...] like body/style but a
slightly to moderately different and prettier of a scent. high
mountain, glacier like scent. i see that something blue but
not that obvious (which i am happy). super refined, super
fine, and terrific hindi. to come from me i guess it means
something. the hay is there. that coumerinic note. the super
clean barn. but it comes and goes and it is so light on its
feet. this stuff is awesome. price is high, but a small
purchase is a must for every one. mark my words: this will be
a benchmark oil for all to be comapred to for years if not
decades to come. this will be a legand. a masterpiece and even
more so than philipina no 1, the quadro of vietnamese oils...
this is even considered on a higher plain in my eyes and
experience than syed ascent or even much beloved royal
this is unmistakable agalocha from high country. but also
unmistakable taha signature that manages to bring ethereal and
elegant qualities to all agarwood of all origins. and is also
unmistakable hindi to my nose. is not burma or laos. wearing
hindustan 1 gives me ecstatic feelings with a path to reach
euphoria. it makes me realize and be reminded of all the
beauty in this world despite all the nasty and help focus more
on the beauty.