Oud Bengal Tobacco
If I had to sum up this oud in one sentence it would be this: Fermented Tobacco.
Some ouds are meh. And some are pretty. This one is neither. It’s deep, powerful and polarising, in the way that only a traditional Hindi can be.
Distilled in Sylhet in early 2020, this is a dark oud oil that opens up with strong notes of tobacco and woods riding a wave of mild ferment and barn.
As the scent progresses, a dash of spices and toffee soon become discernible somewhere alongside wafts of leather and earth. The dark and lightly sweet notes remain until the drydown, reuniting once again with tobacco and fresh wood as the scent fades away into the horizon.
- 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.