did surpass my expectations! Especially the sweet, almost
lilac-like aroma overwhelmed me.
new scent for me. Fell in love immediately.
Amazing sweet, bitter woody combination that lasts and
love it, and actually met it before but never pure. for some
reason it makes me think of Indian ambrette, does it make
sense? the top notes actually feel like heart notes and
there is this glowing warmth oil is projecting. my nose is
weirdly wired today, there are whiffs of espresso, deeper
has that quality like mugwort or cedar leaf or thuja or
sage, this opening deep warmness I very much enjoy. perhaps
you call it friction.
From the vial it's warm sweet powdery vanillic ambery
resinous, but I only get wood later. you know each one of us
has differently wired olfactory perception.
really enjoying the Hirta, especially the dry down, which
has mellowed into a beautiful woody fragrance. It's not just
the typical flashy top notes I associate with many Borneo
oils. This one has some serious legs too; it just
lasts and lasts on me.
just ordered the Hirta oud as it grew on me and now I've run
out of my sample I realise I love it
Absolutely love it !
like a Borneo with a bit more, and dries down to something
not very Borneo at all - kinda Malaysian and almost Hindi?
Taha for this pleasant conclusion of your series :) My
favorite species of the four. It reminds me in the middle
notes of Pancerahan which is a personal favorite. Woody,
incensy, and oudy in a perfect balance with a touch of
sweetness that makes me wonder how this complexity came from
a single species distillation. And your description is spot
on regarding the sweetness/bitterness holding together to
the end as the oil does not end up to the usual generic
dusty wood I found in many Kalimantan/Indonesian oud oils.
one starts with the top notes from a Borneo oil, but then
settles into this long lasting agar wood incense like
fragrance that just cruises along like there's an electric
burner in the back ground gently heating agar wood. A really
Hirta gave me memories sumatora Jinkoh , am thinking to get
a full bottle , just amazing , I don't how you pull that
Japanese vibe out of your oils , but feels like am in
a Dojo with a samurai meditating.