You’ve smelled Malaysian oils that smell
like raw agarwood — the likes of Kemewahan. You’ve experienced
the vibrant Cantik Candan, and Oud M1 with its lighthearted
bright and jungly character.
After presenting to you the three
primary permutations of Malaysian oud, we now present to you Pencerahan.
This oil represents all three of the key
updates in Agar Aura’s distillation philosophy.
The raw material used was the finest ever used, for any Agar Aura oil
produced here. Not only in terms of the wood’s rich oleoresin content,
but also based on the qualitative
aromatic factor (fans of the Japanese Monko
tradition will appreciate this the most).
At the pot level, we used not one but two
different copper alloys as well as stainless steel for the richest
aromatic conversion from wood to oil. A massive ultra-efficient glass
condenser and fractional collection system was used for quickly
converting the rising biosteam to liquid.
Finally, Agar Aura's new distillation techniques
were implemented, which transform the menial task of cooking agarwood
into the process of creating a work of art.
What's most fascinating about this oil
is that the
extraction techniques directly resulted in the amplification of the
(powdery, creamy sweet), benzylacetone (herbal-fruity, floral) and
furan (cinnamic-peppery, spicy-sweet) components. Which is perfect...
because these three aspects were the best features of the agarwood that
this oil was extracted from.
Perhaps you are now starting to realize
why we consider Agar Aura's new distillation techniques to be a union
of art and science.
But enough technical talk, lets explore what this oil has to offer.
is a fascinatingly accurate approximation of the aroma released in the
vapor of heated high grade agarwood. This
overcome your senses until all you can think about is the glowing aroma
emmanating from you.
does it smell like? Smoking Super King grade agarwood, period. To
describe it any other way would be to do it injustice, so instead, I
will describe what the agarwood
Recently, some of you managed to acquire
some Super King grade wood from us. Pencerahan smells identical to
that, I mean absolutely
The wood had spicy notes, somewhat like a combination of nutmeg and
cinnamon. There were sublte floral notes, not like any particular
flower, rather 'floral-agarwoody' would be the best descriptor. It also
had a sweetness, not fruity, floral, or candy-like, but again
'sweet-agarwoody' would be the best descriptor. The closest metaphor I
can think of is a combination of dried mullberries and vanilla.
I am very excited because I have finally
discovered the secret to perfectly
capturing the aroma of Malaysian agarwood
in oil form. You must forgive us for our over-zealousness, because we
ended up using such high grade agarwood that the cost of this oil is
quite high -- but now that we've discovered the perfect distillation
setup and techniques required to capture the elusive aroma of heated
Malaysian agarwood so perfectly, you can expect to see more oils of
this nature at more affordable prices as well, with region-specific as
well as species-specific scent profiles.
For now though, rejoice in the fragrance
of the finest offering of Malaysia: the aroma of Super King grade
agarwood, in a bottle.
others are saying about this product:
know that feeling you get when your favorite sports team or, race car
driver pulls off a miracle and, you feel blessed to have been there, in
that moment. Its the type of exhilaration that makes you cheer and,
jump out of you seat with uncontrollable joy. That's the feeling that
washes over me when I smell Pencerahan.
The hands down mirrored effect of burning chips is just mind boggling!
I'll need some time with
Pencerahan, but it's the best oil from Agaraura I've ever tried. Has
that vaporous Kinamy opening
These oils have a certain transparency and clearness about them, it's
difficult to put in words.
It’s hard to believe Pencerahan is Malaysian! It’s quite unlike any
other Malaysian oil I’ve smelled, being totally devoid of the mulchy
damp notes I’m accustomed to associating with them. It soars with clear
and crystal terpenes, rindy notes of neroli brigarade, bright citrus
notes of lemon myrtle, tender balsamic notes, hints of the ripe
sweetness of golden nectarines, the nutty scent of sunflower seeds and
a trace of premium Madagascan vanilla. After a while some deeper notes
of moist tobacco and sweet clover begin to surface and there’s a soft,
powdery dry down that reminds me of some favorite notes when heating
wood. It’s sunny, energizing, playful and dynamic- the kind of oil I
want to wear when I’m anticipating meeting a favorite friend, on my way
to a long-awaited event or when I’m in a super good mood and feeling
Brilliant oil. An
excellent balance of sweet, smoke and spice with no off notes.
Pencerahan has the best longevity in dry down of all oud oils I have
ever had the pleasure of.
I'm sort of enamored with this one. Took about a day to get there, as
it was powerful and sort of masculine at first (which really isn't
something I'm normally concerned with but somehow this time had an
impact). It's so very very different, and time and time again, as I
catch whiffs, it just really strikes me how reminiscent this is of
burning chips. I mean I put my nose to it, and it instantly takes me
Pencerahan is an amazing rich medley of spices, mouthwatering dried
berries, permeated with unmistakable scent of burning chips.
Pencerahan est pure ! Cette huile m'a rappelé Sultan´Solace : la pureté
d'un bois lumineux mais en mieux encore... Il peut y avoir une petite
odeur moisie , au départ ( et je sais que celle-ci peut en rebuter
quelques uns) , mais vraiment , après , lorsqu'on porte cette huile ,
cette odeur finit par disparaître pour donner un parfum addictif , très
distinct . Et le fond , incroyable ! Je ressens une odeur très étrange
, que je ne parviens pas à qualifier , spécifique au Oud . Ce Oud , qui
à l'origine , m'a profondément attiré , mais sans qu'il y ait de notes
caravane , ou basse-cour.
Pencerahan, crystal clear
vapour and powdery resin, a heavenly smell, nothing to take nothing to
add to it. This is something one always hopes from an oil but rarely
gets. Like smelling some crazy flowers that have only one chance to
attract whatever insects could pollinate them and a whirl of fantasy
berries, resin, and more resin, no wood at all. Wild strawberries and
raspberries, pomegranates producing vaporous and cooling incense,
narcissus exuding resin. And it doesn't stop doing that, releasing
vaporous stream. Makes me want to forget words and just enjoy. and then
it gets a little green fresh, like smelling fresh roses with leaves
still on them, or accidentally discovering unknown small impossibly
fragrant flowers. This oil is complex and yet at times deceivingly
simple, faint lilac-likeness during short inhalations, later moss made
of petals, temperament of kewda, presence of nature, softest peppery. I
could continue listing what it reminds me of, but it still wouldn't
explain what I'm smelling.
The scope of fragrance
somehow expands in high quality oils, there are high and deep notes not
usually present in oud. That elusive ethereally transporting vaporous
note in the opening, only exceptional oils seem to possess, and I don't
mind calling it kinam. In short, your best.
Oh how lucky the one that can manage to save a drop to mature, as, it
is, an everyday oil. When the dry down hits is where I'm finding the
scent of fresh super king chips, the scent of the wood as gentle heat
is first applied, marvelous! Smelling my arm is bliss but, the gentle
teasing scents I keep catching in the wafts as I move about my house
are, unreal and, not to be missed. I really could go on and on as its
my favorite oil that Agaraura has ever made! I thought about pulling
back a bit on this review but, after 4 days of wearing the exp.,
remains the same.