Ungu displays both characteristics from the fruity Crassna
and the typical Malaysian structure, which is to say a
complex series of shifts in aroma from top to bottom, often
separating into two layers Ė smoke on top, and fruit/leather
underneath. Wood from the Terengganu region is said to be
particularly perfumey and rich, and I find this theory to be
borne out by this particular oil.
Immediately, I can smell smoke and fruited wood, with an
almost incense quality. Once my mind clears and I can start
to grasp the more subtle nuances of this oil, I get gentle
little waves of freshly-stripped bark, clear furniture
polish, green apple skin, and fermenting dried fruit, with
an almost vaporous, boozy quality that makes me think of
cooking fruit in brandy for Christmas pudding. All this
through a haze of incense smoke.
As oils go, this is one of the richest Iíve smelled, and it
is perfumey in the way an old Chanel might be, particularly
vintage Coco Parfum. In the heart, the smoke lifts to reveal
nuances of earthy, almost fungal myrrh, old wooden chests,
and, darting through the darkness, the reddish iodine snap
of pure saffron threads soaked in oil. But the show isnít
over. In a startling show of complexity for what is, after
all, an essential oil, the base returns to the dry, incensey
woodsmoke that first greeted the nose in the topnotes.
Sutera Ungu is a rich, complex, and thoroughly enjoyable
Malaysian oil experience from top to bottom, and is a proper
perfume in its own right. I highly recommend both AgarAura
oils to beginners because they are both exceptionally
smooth, enjoyable, deep but accessible, and completely free
of any overly sour, fermented flavors associated with the
more barnyardy categories of ouds.
unlike anything I have experienced before. It is almost like
a perfume. It is so clean yet deep. Lots of heart note but
when the wood comes out it is gorgeous!
is a very beautiful piece. As far as my novice nose can
comprehend, a unique sensation flows through my nasal
cavities. Floral, refreshing, pleasant incense-ish aroma, it
reminds me of the tropical forests of Malaysia, yet still
packs enough "oudiness" at the base, with a minty hint felt
when inhaled deeply. My arabian syeikh had a whiff, and he
was surprised that Oud could smell like this ! Even my wife
whom dislikes woody/incense aromas said that it smells
really good (perhaps her Terengganu birth played a part in
this :D )
Truly a great oud oil to start training my senses with. I
hope it will open doors to greater olfactory sensitivity
I've yet to discover.
is amazing... Can't keep my wrist away from my nose.
Very different. I first thought it was a Borneo from the top
notes... but the base seems entirely different. It's toying
with me a little starting to get the base of kachin ko shwe.
Man straight up its a winner.
is beautifully delicate. A complete perfume in of itself. A
sharp "floweryness" but not in an overtly feminine
way, it brings to mind the citrusy tang that comes after a
rainfall on freshly cut flowers.
have really enjoyed Sutera Ungu, nice and unique Malaysian
At first there was the slightest of sharpness along with a
strong medicinal profile. After an hour this really blew me
away, the scent evoked images of a secluded temple deep
within a mountainous jungle. Very calming and mysterious. It
evolves constantly so the scent comes and goes and stays
with you hour after hour unlike linear ouds which your nose
becomes accustomed to rather quickly.
There was something deep down at the lowest end of the
spectrum that I have never smelled in an oud before, almost
like when someone whispers in your ear so quietly and you
don't quite hear what was said. This one captivated myself
and others around me.
Maybe what I "feel" as the "soft edges" of the "core" of the
oil scent is what you "see" ( i.e. smell) as the
sesquiterpenes take over. That must be the flowing tendrils
One has "body," a definite center, like an almost palpable
point of origin. I say "almost" because I can't really
"capture" its essence, but I can feel its soft edges. Sutera
Ungu creates its own waves of scent that swirl gently around
thought Sutera Ungu must be a mukhallat when I first put it
on and had to run your pre-release description through my
mind again just to recheck the details. I smelled flowers,
and I've never smelled flowers in a pure oud oil before,
although a lot of people when describing oud oil often
include such a fragrance note in their descriptions. Now
that the Sutera Ungu has been on for an hour, it's become a
kaleidoscope of different notes. This is one very special
oil. I reapplied it three times tonight and I got flowers
each time upon application.
Thank you so much for gifting this to me! You are the best
it is hours later and the Sutera Ungu has become like a
flowery, delicate, and sweet. How on earth did you produce
an oil like this?
Ungu's design module is:
Pure gen. 3 + sparkle & piercing
Kayo design module is:
Pure gen. 3 + silky
Ungu is beyond beautiful, but of course, you know that.
is easily one of the finest Malay oils I've smelled with
again delicate sweetness, at some point but I'm not sure I
had the feeling I could detect a hint of spices (clove) and
the dry down was a pure agarwoodiness treat :-P