released many ouds from the
far-west regions of Borneo island, the likes of Keelokan
Koh, and from the prized
Malinau region of Borneo, most notably Kencana
the far eastern reaches of Borneo,
known as Kaltim (short for Kalimantan Timur), is a region from which we
have only brought you two oud oils in AgarAura's entire history, namely
Kalimantan LTD. Both products
were an instant success and - not surprisingly - were sold out very
jungles are virtually dry now.
Western Borneo is the stronghold of Chinese agarwood dealers. But as
for the east-most region of Borneo, it is home of the most sought after
Borneo agarwood by Arab connoisseurs.
perfumery is no stranger in
today's world. Its mysterious and exotic character has pretty much
become a new genre in western perfumery now. One of the hallmark
features of Arabian perfumery is the strength and potency of the aroma,
and this preference is something Arabs like in their ouds as well.
Supreme is one powerful
Borneo oud. Its where
gritty woodiness meets furiously bubbling resin. A blast of jungly
notes intermingled with penetrating airy top notes. There are (very)
accents of fruit and wild flowers in the background, but its really the
wood and resin aspects that are the most salient.
Supreme has been quietly aging
for a long time but I felt the time is now right to release it, as the
quantity has been slowly diminishing.
with the previous two Kaltim oils Borneo
Kalimantan LTD, the
incense-grade wood used for crafting Kaltim Supreme was collected by
the distiller's agarwood hunting team from the very same region where
they live, so they were able to get very high quality wood. Had the raw
materials been collected from a different region, an oil of this
quality would have commanded almost double the price. So in Kaltim
Supreme you not only have great quality, but great value as well.
others are saying about this product:
Supreme is well
named, I'm astonished every time I shift position and get a whiff of
it! Really beautiful oil, Taha!
The Kaltim is lovely, very fresh and lasts for ages too which is
I'm wearing Kaltim
This is a beauty! Starts with a very pure, high Borneo note, but soon I
detect rich chocolate undertones. This is so smooth, so beautiful!
Complex but harmonious and not like anything else I've tried. I've only
been wearing it a couple of hours but it's already a favorite!
Thank you for bringing all these beautiful oils to the West!
Kaltim Supreme is
also a very good oil! smells like malaccensis, wild for sure, hints of
Zamrud and Kencana.