Oud Borneo Tarakan
This is a gorgeously clean, zero-soak distillation of coveted wild Bornean oud from the island of Tarakan, with no notes of barn or fermentation whatsoever.
It opens up dark and slightly incensey, and with exactly the scent I imagine when I think of the Bornean jungle floor; almost as if you can smell the damp earth and rain-drenched logs after a torrential downpour on the island.
Not alone in the remote jungle, however, the wet earth and wood notes are beautifully tempered by a soft vanillic sweetness along with some umaminess, and a cincau note that is reminiscent of rooibos tea (pronounced: chin-chow: a southeast-asian drink with a sweet, roasted, herbal tea-like aroma).
As the scent progresses, it becomes more minerallic and earthy, almost like the scent of water gently flowing along the jungle floor or collecting in large, smooth boulders in a waterfall’s basin deep in the rainforest.
If I had to sum up this oud in one word, it would be the jungles of the tropics in a bottle. This is another gem that I’m proud to be able to offer you, and especially at such excellent value for a wild Borneo that I think you’d be hard pressed to find elsewhere.