Khashab is Arabic for wood. But in the realm of scents it generally refers to Frankincense, and occasionally Oud. This blend incorporates both of these ingredients, and also includes essential oils extracted from other woods.
I had been toying with the idea of creating an all-wood blend for a while, and it finally bore fruition in the form of our mukhallat Khashab.
'Woody' is, naturally, the best way to describe this oil. All the ingredients in this blend came from trees. No florals or any other essential oils, and of course, no synthetics.
The scent of this oil is very dynamic. Not only is it very complex and deep due to the very nature of wood extracts, but it actually smells different in alternate settings. So you might find it sweeter indoors and crisper outdoors, more creamy-woody when its warm and more incensey when its cold. Khashab contains actual liquified resins aside from essential oils, and therefore changes in temperature is one of the easiest (and fun!) ways to enjoy different facets of this oil.
Rugged, dry and woody - be sure to always keep your bottle close at hand to satisfy your wood crave.
I'm loving it! It's sweet & woody.
Tons of wood, which I guess is the whole point of the
fragrance, after all....
if you guys are looking for a true woody fragrance, and one that's all natural to boot! -- look no further than Khashab. The stuff's awesome.
That was really quick transit this time! I'll let you know how I go with them, but so far - well I do love Khashab! It sits a little close to the skin (it is a cold winter here though) but what a beautiful scent - the notes are seemlessly combined and I really like the sweetness.
The Kashab is just too soothing and has been my constant companion for the winter
Khashab seems to me what one ought to expect from anything called "Oud Wood." Yes, I'm pointing my finger at Tom Ford, whose immensely popular Oud Wood falls very short of appealing for me. However, Taha's creation really marries those two words in this creation: the oud is very prominent and yet it's woody. In fact, it smells to me like the extracts of woods and the frankincense added are just subtly done in such a way as to bring out the woody elements of the oud oil he used, which to me smells like Borneo...
Smells foresty... its very relaxing.
It's a wood lovers dream come true!