Oud Bengal Leopard
Leather, leather, and yet more leather. This is not for seekers of the faux, stale variety, but of the real, wild and prowling-in-the-jungle kind.
Distilled in Sylhet in early 2020, this is a powerful and yet addictively smooth oud oil. A swipe of this will engulf you in whiffs of gamey leather and mild cheesy fermentation (without the sour notes) on a bed of tobaccoey spices.
As the scent develops, a beautiful animalic, furry note emerges, almost like the warm hide of a wild animal. A leopard roaming the jungles of Sylhet perhaps, or – as I’ve never put my nose to a leopard before – the warm gamey scent of a horse’s hide.
For lovers of powerful, leathery Bengal ouds, this is one for the collection.
- This is a traditional Hindi oud distillation which I would recommend for lovers of such profiles. However, if it’s your first time experiencing a traditional Hindi, please note that barnyard, animalics and cheesy notes form part of the profile, and while it’s an acquired taste and can be very beautiful to some, it can be quite challenging for those unacquainted with it.