Sultan's Succor

Sultan's Succor





I spy with my little eye, something beginning with 'M'...
Its not dank, its not muddy. Its not terpy, green, minty, fishy, rubbery, petroly, and certainly not swampy.
This would rule out oud oils from Merauke before any others.
And yet, what I'm referring to is none other than... Merauke.

If you've never smelled an Agar Aura Aquilaria Filaria oud oil, prepare to get your socks knocked off. And if you have smelled our old Sultan's Solace, or any of our Syed Series Filaria oils (Merauke and New Guinea), then you already know: we make'm quite different.

Nowadays, 'Merauke' is synonymous with the lowest quality agarwood. The good stuff was virtually wiped out a decade ago, when Chinese sculptors realized its the softest agarwood, making it the easiest to work with. What you typically get nowadays is dead Filaria fished out of the marshes of Merauke. And so, for all intents and purposes, Merauke ouds distilled in recent times should be the last item on any connoisseur's wish list.

Sultan's Succor is one of the rare exceptions.

For starters, it was distilled from an old batch of incense-grade, above-ground Merauke Filaria. This alone should perk your ears. Out of all the species of agarwood, the % yield of oil from Filaria wood is the absolute lowest, a nightmare for any distiller and even more so for someone who insists on only using high quality incense-grade wood for distillation.
As far as I know, when running the test batch at home I was able to achieve the absolute highest, record-breaking yield for Filaria ever achieved, due to Agar Aura's proprietary yield-boosting techniques.
But it was still very low, compared to all other species of agarwood. The cost for that oil: a whopping $500 per gram. And that's just purely the wood cost, ignoring other expenses like gas, water, and electricity (and excluding profit too).

So we did the next best thing for the full-scale batch: we used the Super-grade shavings to extract this oil from, which of course drops the cost-per-ml due to the lower cost of shavings. The aroma of the oil is identical, but at a fraction of the price.

Sultan's Succor is the undisputed successor to Sultan's Solace.
...but even better, I kid you not.

What oud nerds will find intriguing is that this is probably the first oud oil ever distilled that is a simultaneous hybrid hydro and hydro+steam extraction (!), in hybrid copper+steel apparatus (!!!). Its never been done before, and you'll find that the resulting aroma is easily the most complete Merauke profile you'll ever encounter.

Inhaling the aroma, you can't help but picture a sack full of glistening chunks of Merauke agarwood. And sizzling nuggets on a burner.
But the emphasis is more on the ambient aroma of fragrant raw agarwood chunks the hallmark feature of all of our Gen4 oils.

Scent profile-
Bitter resin, sweet wood, charred spices, sassafras root, oakmoss, and agarwood fumes... all wrapped up in a delightfully perfumey composition that you wouldn't feel the least bit self-conscious wearing even to a social event.

If you're a Merauke fan, you simply c-a-n-n-o-t afford to miss Sultan's Succor.
The rarity and quality of this oil make this a true collectors' grade oud.
As many of you who are familiar with Taha's oils can attest, he has a unique style. Very clean with top notes layered on top notes is fairly typical. Well, the Succor is a departure, in a big way. This oils has some serious grunt. An oil with some asynchronous qualities. How can it retain that 'clean' AA style but yet be dark, brooding, powerful, bitter yet slightly sweet at the same time? I have no idea how, but that is what it is. I personally really like Merauke and this oil would satisfy the most rabid fan of Merauke Filaria. It is so deeply satisfying. It's like you are in a dark, mossy, stone tunnel, yet sunshine permeates through to fully illuminate your way. This oil is an amazing achievement. Fantastic!!!
- Customer

Excuse my language but I ******* love the Sultan's Succor. It is my favorite oil of yours that I have ever tried. Meroukean oils touch my soul for some reason. Well good Meroukean oils that is. I also tried the Kalbar no. 1. Also a great one. I will take this week to sample the others and then place an order.
M.S. (USA)

This oil just blows my mind when I smell it. First off, it is the only oil I have in my collection where the scent is almost as good from the bottle as it is on my skin. It is so layered in its complexity. Its dark, and light. Strong, yet delicate. Sharp, yet smooth. Austere, yet sweet. It is like being in the darkest labarynthine jungle, with the ground covered in leaves, the smell of recent rains, interacting with fallen dark vegetation. All with pure, bight yellow/orange rays of sunshine strongly lighting the ground. Incense burning nearby, with a field of orchids and white flowers nearby. An incredible oil I feel extremely fortunate to own.
- Customer

It has similarities to SS1 but definitely different. Smokier and more incensey. I get some sweetness and a hint of minty green too. I'm sure that with time it will change, I'm eagerly anticipating the cherry coke note :)
Z.H. (U.K.)

Agar Aura Sultans Succor. As many of you who are familiar with Taha's oils can attest, he has a unique style. Very clean with top notes layered on top notes is fairly typical. Well, the Succor is a departure, in a big way. This oils has some serious grunt. An oil with some asynchronous qualities. How can it retain that 'clean' AA style but yet be dark, brooding, powerful, bitter yet slightly sweet at the same time? I have no idea how, but that is what it is. I personally really like Merauke and this oil would satisfy the most rabid fan of Merauke Filaria. It is so deeply satisfying. It's like you are in a dark, mossy, stone tunnel, yet sunshine permeates through to fully illuminate your way. This oil is an amazing achievement. Fantastic!!!
P.O. (USA)

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