* We're now offering 0.5grams of this oud in Cryogenic Polypropylene V-vials, used to store blood plasma in laboratories. These come with no extra cost, and you can maximize the use of this premium oud to the last drop *
Assam. Like Koh Kong in Cambodia, Nha Trang in Vietnam, and Malinau in Indonesia, most oils coming from India are marketed as genuine 'Assam' oud, when they actually are not. And most that are at least from Assam, were actually distilled from cultivated trees but sold as wild; they all have the same common thread running through them.
Food for thought: in the wild, even two trees that stood a meter apart in the jungle will not yield oils that smell the same.
Chamkeila is wild Assamese to the bone, and a full-blown Gen3 oud, so it possesses the delightful esoteric nuances of Indian agarwood, and zooms into them with stunning clarity. But this time, instead of the Dean&Stark setup that was used for Lalitya (the first time in India), we decided to utilize an Indonesian style fully vertically-aligned setup (another first in India). This setup ensured the lowest distillation temperature possible.
So this is as pristine, unwarped and impeccable as an oud gets. And this is Assam... as Assam as Assam can get.
No floral or fruity accents to speak of. Honey, yes. A ton of musk (Chamkeila is 'clean' yet more indolic than the ripest deer musk macerated in the most sensuous jasmine oil). And most importantly: tobacco (pouch tobacco as well as hooka-style candied tobacco), henna and warmed spices.
Genuine Assamese oud is much like genuine Koh Kong oud, in that they both have hefty dosages of tobacco and spices. I for one have wondered if there's a reason behind this, its interesting that Assam in India and Koh Kong in Cambodia both produce agarwood that share these same scent notes. And its oils from precisely these two regions that have gained a reputation in the market like no others could. An intriguing coincidence, at the very least.
So there you have it folks. This is a Gen3 oud, so the unique Assamese characteristics are as pronounced as possible (word to the wise: use this oil as a yardstick to ascertain if other alleged Assamese oils are or aren't genuine). Chamkeila's twin distillation Shano Shokat on the other hand was more 'old school' in flavor. But at the core, you will find the same unmistakable wild Assamese DNA. With King Koh Kong, we reintroduced archetypal, genuine Koh Kong in a market that's full of false claimants.
I hope that with these two Assamese oud oils, you get a good idea of what a genuine wild Assamese oud should smell like.
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