Papua was the last of the grand scale
distillation project we ran for a special client from the
During a short trip to Dubai, where I had
booked all my Arab clientele meetings, I brought along a
small amount of Royal Papua, along with Cambodian and
Indian ouds of the same project.
Without exception, every single person who smelled this
oil loved it the most - despite
the common bias for Cambodian and Indian ouds in the Gulf
Arab countries. Oil stains on forearms from the other oud
oils I swiped them with were left neglected, as their
noses kept going back to the spot where Royal Papua was
"Ajeeb". *Subhan Allah".
That's all they uttered for the first ten minutes or so,
shaking their heads and clucking their tongues. The gahwa
got cold, the baklava was ignored, but no one seemed to
This is our first Indonesian Gen4 oud oil
(read more here).
So you will find the base notes to be deep and dark (you'd
almost think its laced with birch tar), and at the same
time the top notes brazen, soaring high.
Distilled from the same genus of agarwood
Gyrinops, you will find the unmistakable leafy-green minty
and sweet top notes you have come to expect in oud oils of
But this is Gen4: the distillation was
conducted to amplify the darkness of the heavy base notes
while at the same time maintaining the airier top notes,
unwarped and intact. And so, you will find the peaks
higher and valleys deeper.
Compared to Jumanten (raw materials from the same region:
Manokwari, Papua), there are no marine/salty notes. This
time, there is an abundance of sweet date juice, scorched
spices, cola, and bitter-sweet resin.
Those of you who already smelled this oud
oil at my home or during my trip to Dubai, know how
special it is. I just wasn't able to sell any before,
anxiously waiting for our client to decide how much of the
yield he would get (he funded the project almost entirely,
hence earning the right to choose).
After he got what he wanted, there was some left over, and
that is the only reason this oil made it to the website.
Indonesian ouds are synonymous with 'oud
lite' in most people's minds. Certainly not the case with
this oil, as you'll discover.
This is our first Gen4 Indonesian oud; after smelling
Royal Papua I'm sure you'll know what to expect in our
other upcoming Gen4 Indonesian ouds.
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What others said about this product:
Smelling it had an immediate transporting effect.
I found myself back in the jungle of Tikal several years
ago trying not to get soaking wet by a sudden tropical
rain, running under a tree. Soon the rain started to
release minty, earthy, medicinal jungle scents blended
with the aromatic leaves of the tree I was hiding under,
which proved to be an all spice tree.
I am a big fan of Papuan oud!
Royal Papua is a beautiful oil. The green jungle
dankness that develops after a swipe is mesmerizing. I
close my eyes and I am transported to the bank of my
favorite creek in my favorite forest. A truly refreshing
and calming oil.
Right away, I really liked Royal Papua.
The Royal Papua is developing comfortably. No
shrill notes. No loud wafts. Very lovely bloom and of
The Royal Papua gets better and better every hour! And
it smells at its best ( to my opinion ) the morning
Royal Papua a vraiment éveillé chez moi l'odeur de forêt
humide chez nous dans le nord de la France : du bois
frais , mêlé des feuilles d'automne jonchant le sol ,
avec de temps à autre une petite touche cirée que je
perçois. Je me suis également rappelé de Sultan's solace
,mais cette dernière étant plus "crue" , Royal
papu plus chaude et plus confortable comme
parfum.Je l'ai beaucoup aimée , mais je ne sai.
The Royal Papua definitely has an island vibration. It's
like multishades of green plants and a rain shower mist
of fragrant jungle trees.
Royal Papua is also very good; even though Papua is not
my favourite type that one is very mellowed and
accessible. Very nice and pleasant scent.That one also
is thumb up.
Very earthy and jungly type of oud here... Lots of depth
and richness - I love the combination of minty and
medicinal - the oud is a beautiful syrupy brown color
and is very full-bodied. As with a couple other ouds
from AA recently this one will take awhile to learn and