Oud M1. Cantik Candan. Kemewahan. Berkilau.
Each one of these couldn't be more
different from the other - so what do all these ouds have in common?
They all feature one of the most versatile of all agarwoods: South
agarwood from the jungles of the Johor-Pahang border.
And now, our latest oil from the same region: Yang Terang.
Two varieties of agarwood stand out more
than the rest, when it comes to offering endless possibilities of
scent profiles. They are Gyrinops
Spp. (of all regions), and Aqularia
Malaccensis of South Malaysia.
Small changes in distillation parameters
result in huge changes in the scent of the oil. A nightmare for the
average distiller, but a dream come true for an artisanal distiller.
Yang Terang is Berkilau's non-identical twin. The
techniques were slightly modified, and instead of a hybrid copper+steel
distillation, it was pure copper & glass.
So why is this oil half the price
As you may know, Agar Aura has its own team of hunters who go into the
wildest jungles to harvest fine agarwood. This agarwood is then cleaned
and carved by our expert Khmer staff, and the shavings from our sinking
grades of agarwood (Super, Double Super, and King Super) are set aside
for distillation. When enough of it has been collected, it is used for
distilling some of the highest quality oils under the sun.
For crafting Yang Terang, part of our collection of this special wood
was used together with the rest of the raw materials. This raw material
was essentially 'free' for Agar Aura. When we save on our costs, you
what we do - we pass the savings on to you!
Bottom line: you will never find an oud of this calibre for this price
any where else.
Scent profile: the short version is that
its Berkilau's green-and-silver twin.
To elaborate: cool crystalline top notes, sweet green woodiness, nutmeg
and black pepper, vanilla frosting, white florals intertwined
with green florals (imagine sipping a cup of Chrysanthemum tea on your
porch, with a breeze carrying the scent of night-blooming Cestrum),
tart strawberries with a green tinge, honey-sweetened limeade, and of
course an opulent base of South Malaysia's signature
sesquiterpenes: α-agarofuran and jinkoh-eremol.
In Berkilau, you experienced the full
dosage of South Malay oud intensity. The extraction of every aromatic
component was maximized without shaping/manipulating the scent
profile. Shock and awe was
In Yang Terang on the other hand, you will experience something
different. Maximum richness, yes, but this time the combination of the
apparatus and distillation techniques were used to shape the aroma to
enhance two things: the prettiness and oudiness factors simultanously.
If you've been saving your money for a
too-good-to-be-true oud, your wait ends now. Yang Terang is an
S-Class for the price of a C-Class.
others are saying about this product:
and I don't know why, I missed the beauty of Yang Terang. A revisit of
my sample (and after sampling and binge buying a lot!), this is the
prettiest Malaysian and oudiest oil I've ever tried and a personal
favorite (with Pencerahan which I was lucky to grab a bottle recently
among few others of yours) not mentioning the price compared to the
quality of the raw material.
The Yang is enchanting. The fragrances come out in unexpected order.
Nice job of remixing the output.
spectacular olfactory evolution. Just when I think it is fading on me,
the oil surges again. I struggled to describe the experience at first
but I think now that Elegant is the word I was looking for. I think it
has now taken the top spot in my Oud collection.
really is great, definitely up there with any oud oil I've ever tried,
maybe my favorite. It is so complex and extremely oudy!
is probably my favorite oil I've tried, but it was expensive so I only
have a small sample. Yang, at half the price, is a great value and is
definitely at the same level as Berkilau. First, it is incredibly oudy,
this is the essence of oud amplified beyond anything I've experienced
before, and it shows in all of it's facets. This oud has ethereal,
crystalline oudy topnotes, a woody side, a sweet side that is very rich
and intensely oudy, reminiscent of Crassna but not so fruity, or Hindi
without the barnyard. Just a super-rich intense sweet oudiness. And a
floral/green side as well.
At times, like this morning, the description Taha wrote seems right on,
yesterday with a slightly larger application the sweet/oudy side was
far more prominent making the oil seem like a deep dark red twin to
Berkilau instead of Taha's description of Yang being a green and silver
twin. In all cases the ethereal topnotes last the duration and really
make the oud seem lifted and light, the opening is always very intense
and strong, with the sweet/oudy side transitioning to a
woody/incensy/oudy side in a similar manner to a good Hindi oud, the
drydown is nowhere near as intense as the opening of course, but it
lasts a very long time and the topnotes persist, giving the oil some
projection well into the drydown.
All in all, Yang Terang is an excellent experience and quite a ride!
I am wearing Yang Terang this morning. Absolutely beautiful.
Yang terang, reminds me of rakoku jinkoh top notes with a berkilau
J´ai porté aujourd'hui Yang Terang et ai pu un peu mieux
l'analyser. Je comprends bien maintenant l'odeur boisée sucrée.
Je sens aussi la note de vanilline ainsi qu'une odeur fruitée. Tu
évoque les fraises et sur le coup , m´est plutôt venue l'odeur de
litchis (mais , paraît-il que ça se rapproche au plan gustatif). Par
contre je l'ai trouvée assez différente de Berkilau qui me frappait par
sa note verte.Elle semble très facile d'utilisation , loin d'être
incommodante. Très belle huile...
I am enjoying this more and more. Such a different scent compared
to the others that were released and I will likely be ordering a bottle.
The Yang Terang is
Fascinating! Initially I get the lighter side of Kemewahan and the
greener side of Berkilau, then zesty citrus, candied resin, and a touch
of fruits and florals. The base is a combination of the Incense Grade
Agarwood Shavings and a Crassna Vibe which stays very close to the
skin, but with heat or moisture billows outward with a most unique
Yang terang, reminds me of rakoku jinkoh top notes with a berkilau base.
Yang Terang is great and for the price is so nice.
I am glad I went with Yang Terang never try before Malaysian oil and
you worn me that is VERRRRRRRY oudy, but I think very oudy is exactly
Right now I'm straight-up Malaysian Oudiness. I like Yang Terang a lot.
How does the greeness come about?