from King Super grade agarwood on your favorite incense burner,
glistening with bubbling resin and radiating waves of narcotic
a sufficiently accurate description of Kemegahan.
let's delve deeper.
were twin distillations from
identical raw materials harvested from the
An ancient tree near Taman Negara in Malaysia, almost a century old, is
the source of the wood (see here)
the wood was distilled gives the twins very different characters.
was distilled in copper pots, giving it a creamy delicious oudiness
reminiscent of the sweet aroma you smell in a room several hours after
you have scented it with the smoke of gently heated sinking-grade
Kemegahan, on the other hand, was distilled using stainless-steel pots.
And its aroma takes your nose 5 inches above a live bubbling agarwood
it a matter of simply deciding to use copper pots for one oil and
stainless-steel for the other? Far from it.
in particular was far trickier to craft. Hydro-distilled in
stainless-steel pots, every variable had to be carefully planned and
because the resulting oil could smell like sweet bubbling agarwood...
or rotting banana peels, or burning rubber, or diesel, or something in
Using a carefully designed fusion of techniques implemented for
distilling AgarAura's Indian, Indonesian and Thai oud oils, the result
is ironically quite simple: transferring the scent of bubbling agarwood
into an oil.
Sempurna, Kemegahan is sheer oudiness. But its more incensey, more
serious, and darker. It is awe-inspiring and humbling, and
seems to capture all the experiences this wise ancient tree
has one of the most soul-stirring, mind-whirring character of any oud
we have ever
offered. If you are one of those people who is always hunting for ouds
extracted from the most ancient of trees, chances are it's this quality
you are after that you just don't find in ouds distilled from younger
If that sounds like you, Kemegahan may be your holy grail.
for a limited time
only, every full bottle purchase of Kemegahan will ship with a free
wood chip from the actual raw materials collected for distilling
the two oils. This is your chance to see for yourself the high quality
of the raw material
used for crafting this oud oil.
others are saying about this product:
Wow! This oil is a beast-
one sholdn´t place one´s nose to the wrist, unless one wants to be
overwhelmed by is power!
Right from the beginning sweet Yemeni myrrh, sugary sweetness, roasted
hazelnuts. I love this oil!
May I ask you to reserve another bottle for me?
I need to have a replacement (and I consider buying even more bottles
spent the last
couple days wearing Kemegahan. It is quite potent and
its scent a fair approximation of its appearance. It is a
stormy fragrance, that billows and spreads thickly in the lower
register, without ever really reaching any whistling heights.
What I find especially fascinating about this oil are its introductory
notes: cypress nestled in rich leather! Green, spicy, and
balsamic, spilling over a freshly tanned hide. The true heart
Borneo woods echoes steadily, but always steered by its gateway
duo. Beautiful masculine scent. If only more men
Eh bien comme tu le vois
, j'ai finalement craqué pour Kemegahan.
Une odeur de bois pur, sublime ! Dans le style de Sempurna, mais
meilleurs encore avec une odeur plus marquée et je pense,
complexe. Très portable, également, quelque soit
The Kemegehan and Sempurna have become my go-to oils for the classic
oud smell (at least as far as my nose is concerned).
I get huge amounts of
chocolate at the opening that make you want to apply more and more. 2
hours after applying my roommate, who doesn't wear perfumes, asked me
what smelled like burning wood. I had to smile on the inside." so
thankful you allowed me in on this gem of an oil!
Chocolate, darked, woody
and smoky, but also clean, smooth, sweet,and strong.
Very pleased to have Kemegahan and Sempurna, 2 incredible oils.
Using the analogy
of a superhero I see Sempurna as Bruce Wayne (clean cut rich dude) and
Kemegahan as Batman, Sempurna is sophisticated, light, pleasant,
astonishingly floral and I see it as more of a summer oil. Kemegahan on
the other hand is darker and more edgier (the smokiness) its just grabs
you from the first second you sniff it. With Sempurna its like taking a
stroll in a field of flowers while Kemegahan its like walking in a
forest (you dont know whats around the corner but you know its
The steel distillation is entirely different. It has a mightiness that
isn't in its - if I may- sister :) It's bolder and firmer, smokier and
more punchy. I get a chili pepper smell that I love in ouds but rarely
find. I feel as though it is a more "true" reflection of the towering
tree in the photo you so kindly sent to me. I feel as though it is
shaking its fist at heaven.
This oil is dark, but glossy and shining... like polished mahogany or a
star- pricked sky. It has opening notes of black coffee and dark
chocolate and stout beer. In fact, the first time I put some on, I had
an urge to take a bite of my wrist! After a while, I could detect a
tiny hint of something fruity... perhaps an Asian pear, crunchy, half
tart, half sweet; this scent contrasted so nicely with the bolder ones,
weaving itself in an out, not lasting long. The lingering notes, that
last for hours, are those I've come to love in good oud... smokey,
This oil is very cultured and "grown up". When I wear it, I picture a
gentleman in his private study, smoking a pipe, sipping whiskey while
he reads from a leather-bound book.
As with all of Taha's oils that I have experienced thus far, Kemegahan
is rich and heady, but not heavy. Each one is a precious jewel,
transparent and many faceted!