It was our highest grade Koh Kong Cambodian distillation. There were no corners being cut; the oil was distilled for Omani royalty and I was instructed to make "the best".
As expected, it was very well-received by one and all. The aroma: a sizzling Koh Kong chip on an ashy charcoal.
But what if wood of the very same grade and quality, was distilled the Gen3 way i.e. to match the Gen3 wood heating method? Now how awesome would that smell?
In other words, taking the awesome old-school 360p "general" aroma of burning Koh Kong chips, and cranking up the resolution to 4K, Ultra HD.
If you tried our old oil Kanzen, you'll be delighted to know its the same scent profile. Although Kanzen was not a high grade (i.e. incense grade) distillation, it more than made up for it by its high quality (i.e. its ancientness).
Curious to know what happens when a Koh Kong distillation is done Gen3 style, combining high quality and high grade?
Koh Kong 4K is King Koh Kong
Like any batch of real Koh Kong raw wood, this oil is all about the spice-sprinkled thick red heart notes and chewy caramel toffee base. And like any real high grade distillation, the oil boasts a dense dark resinous spine juxtaposed against the prettier scent notes.
Koh Kong wood possesses what is arguably the most 'darling' oud aroma, and this oil is no different. Starting off like a distant harp strumming chords of the most beautiful green and gold notes, the opening notes are gentle, with a pleasant 'general' Cambodian aroma. Soon the strength and silage pick up as the oil warms on your skin... and the oil starts to come to life.
Dried figs and prunes emerge, with tobacco and betel nut-like bitter spicy edges. Classic Koh Kong blood-red cranberry and cherry notes soon join in as well.
And then.. the most unusual thing happens...
Even before starting this distillation, I warned many customers who were aware of this special Koh Kong distillation, that this oil is NOT a distillation of 'Special K' wood. But when they smelled it, lo and behold, almost unanimously they expressed their amazement at how kinamic the aroma is. "Taha, are you SURE this is not a Special K oil?!"
For me to give an oil the Special K title:  the K has to be the dominant profile,  the K aspect has to be present from the get-go,  all 5 dominant facets of kinam's aroma have to be present.
No, Special K it is not. But just as was the case with the wood, this oil (a faithful representative of the raw material) does indeed have very blatant kinamic elements, and more specifically my absolute favorite kinam: red kinam.
The way I describe it is: a definite but not-defining green zing, a herbal bitterness, cinnamic-sweet spicy notes, and a creamy aroma of cereal in vanilla-sweetened strawberry milk.
After the K notes emerge, it is then a duet of red kinam elements and the classic Koh Kong core notes of burnt brown sugar toffee, viscid red resin, and the ambient aroma of old Koh Kong raw agarwood.
Real wild Koh Kong wood is exceedingly rare today. An oil that captures in vivid detail the precious aroma of old growth Koh Kong wood, even rarer. Claim your bottle now, and - for the first time in 4K UHD - discover why Koh Kong in her heyday was one of the most coveted of all ouds.
Cambodian oud in 4K ultra HD.
A mind blowing creation that I simply cant describe..
S.O. (Saudi Arabia)
It’s a lovely, complex oil and I’m still getting a sense of it. I love “red” oils.
This one will take some time to wrap my head around.
This Koh Kong 4K is off the hook.
Kk4K is gift from Allah
So i tried kk4k
complex man… starts with that bitter cambodi scent, but shortly after theres that tangy cambodi scent but surprisingly theres something like ginger in there as well. That pink i was speaking of isnt in the top anymore. After the mid it starts getting real sweet. like a powdery type of sweetness…
Now the drydown is like the 1st wisps of high quality oudh on the sub. i cant clarify which species but colorwise its reddish yellowish. Even has a honey quality
KK4K - its Zabardust (sic: awesome)
Different from Pursat 4K which Both have that Bettle nut sweet fruity opening ... but where Pursat turns into yellow and green Kinamic whiffs... KK turns into more creamy berry milkshake kind of whiffs.... something I've never experienced but I love it....
The best kinamic note is the one I get in Koh Kong 4K ... that dry down is by far to my nose the best there is
Kk4k is my fav by far
KK4K from applicator have a very different texture, it’s more thick than Perampera who is more vaporous! KK is more opaque in his color too. It remind me a pudding with a delicate touch of almonds and vanilla.
kK also reminded me for something in it, maybe his texture, the viet series of Wanmei, Hensei, etc even Khmer special K. It’s not the same than condensed milk like those, but something in that direction.
I love the redness
This is a very fine oil, love the red in it
KK4K starts golden and moves to a subtle sweet milky smell that keeps you going back to that spot for sniff after sniff after sniff. UHHHMazing!
Koh kong 4k is something else. Never smelled cambodi like that one. It is really delicious.
Mmmm, have a cherry cake/jam like smell so soothing and beautiful , shifts mood greatly top notch oil, sigh smelling this oil makes me wanna go back to vaping cherry cake lol...