Oud Product

Yellow Kinam

We have offered installments of extraits displaying featuring flavors of kinam. To date: white (Kinam Attar), red (Khmer Kinam), green (Green Kyara), and purple (Kinam Urjuani). 
They were all built around different in-house Agar Aura oud distillations. 

For the *PERFECT* yellow kinam aroma, I would need agarwood from Hainan. And I insist on distilling only wild agarwood. The scarcity, cost, and logistics rendered an in-house wild Hainanese agarwood distillation it unfeasible. 

In the end, I opted for a wild Hainan oud oil that a Chinese gentleman crafted many years ago and insisted that I try. I was reluctant, given my high standards.
But when I tried it... I was sold.
I knew I had found the perfect oud oil for making Yellow Kinam.

Whereas all flavors of kinam wood display some form of floral / honeyed aroma, yellow kinam is easily the most floral of them all. It's not like any specific flower, it's more pollen-y, honeyed, and something akin to the sweet floral aroma you would encounter during a summer stroll in a prairie with wildflowers. 

The perfect backdrop for this floral aspect is the betel-nutty bittersweetness of Hainanese agarwood (if you don't know what that's like, think cacao nibs without the chocolatey aroma), and the tannic bite of a well-steeped Orange Pekoe tea.  Some of you have already tried some of our unreleased kinamic oud oils with a brazen yellow kinam flavor. If you're wondering why I didn't use any of those oils for crafting this perfume, one whiff of the Hainan backbone will convince you why the oud here had to be Hainanese.

Honeyed-floral, zesty bittersweet tea-like and woody, cooling, peppery-spicy, and with just the right amount of milky-vanillic creaminess, this perfume is the perfect representation of the most dynamic and complex kinam, yellow. Within the Japanese classification, this aroma would fall under White Kyara (not to be confused with White Kinam). Our strong tea tincture serves as the base for the spray, ensuring a wholesome and complete yellow kinam experience with aromatic high peaks and deep valleys.

If you haven't tried our previous Kinam / Kyara fragrances, you owe it to your nose to experience Yellow Kinam. If you've already obtained the four previous installments, Yellow Kinam will be a welcome addition to your color palette.