I wrote, erased, and re-wrote the description for this oil over and over, never satisfied. There are too many facets in this oil, and I feel I am not able to encompass them all without writing an essay.
In the end, I've decided to just let you discover this oil for yourself.
Having said that, Agar Supreme is one of the costliest AgarAura oud oils (find out why here), so you would naturally want to read some scent notes before committing to a bottle.
So laying aside all marketing fluff, here are my key impressions:
- depths of a tropical jungle
- a bag full of resinated (unburned) agarwood chips
- heated agarwood chips
- tamarind jam sprinkled with cinnamon
- thick cherry preserves
But the most salient feature of this oil is its sheer oudiness. It is more oudy than any oud you've smelled before. Imagine the core 'oud note' that is at the base of ALL oud oils. The common denominator, that one note that makes oud oud. Agar Supreme is 90% sheer oudiness with only 10% being the other auxiliary notes.
I now have a "Oudy" reference! When the
Agar Supreme dries down I smell beautiful incense
notes. I've not personally used this type of
incense before, but have smelled it somewhere....
I could not resist telling you that your Agar Supreme is out of this world! I'm only 5mins writing my notes and its already making me 'high'...
This oil is highly narcotic and bound to be addictive.
The sweetness is like the raw sweetness of milk, the brawney sweetness of leather and the moist sweetness of the forest after it rains- a Gaiac sweetness. Like Kalakassi, a gentle smokiness blankets the earth- just enough to add a feeling of smoldering activity- a sense that fire licked the earth, then fled. The oil also has a feeling of solidity and substance , a dignity borne of confidence and maturity. When I imagine the tree from which this oil was distilled I imagine a very large tree with a thick trunk and roots fingering very deeply into the earth- a tree of age and experience.
I knew I shouldn't have got a sample of Supreme. It's glorious... I'll probably have to sell half my collection to afford it lol
This reminds me of my favorite place to collect opihi when the tide was out on Oahu. Lots of memories in this bottle. I love it!
I was walking in a forest... the kind we have here in Oregon, where everything is wet and green and full of fir and ferns. I came upon the remains of a great tree, fallen, partly turned back to earth. Curious, driven, suddenly behaving the way I imagine a bear would behave, I stripped away the old bark. It came away easy, and I plunged my hands into the stuff beneath: thick, dark loam and sproutlings and grubs and pieces of crumbling wood and myriad scurrying insects. Decay returning to life before my eyes, my nose! We spend most of our lives in the physical realm. We come in contact with the spiritual at times... when we step outside of the confines of our bodies and are aware that there is something much larger than ourselves, and we commune with God (or we try). It is difficult through, I think, to bridge the gap between spiritual and physical, to be inside of our human forms but acutely conscious of the part of us that is spirit. But I felt that, smelling this oil. For me, this particular oud is a bridge... connecting what can be seen with what can not.
C. M. (USA)
Regarding the 'Agar Supreme', boy is it aptly named! I haven't officially tried this one yet. I merely took the vial and smeared the slightly sticky top alongst my inner forearm. Just from that one tiniest of swipes, I could easily tell that this oud oil was superior to the other oils, and was in a class by itself. It is extremely robust with powerful sillage! I can tell by that one swipe that I like it more than the other oils too!
The Agar supreme is dynamite, and might be my favorite scent (at least from just sniffing it from the sample) Wow!!
I uncapped my Malaysian oud (right next to my bed) yesterday evening, left it a tiny bit open, and seriously, I dreamed of oud much of the night. I'd wake, thinking that I was smelling it, wake again, and there was that scent!