Oud Sheikh Najd
Sometimes, you just want something honest from the get-go. A jet-black coffee that’s a little too burnt and a little too bitter. But you love it for that. It gives you exactly what you want and not an inch more.
Oud Sheikh Najd is just that. No fancy shenanigans or fairy-tale notes. Just a beautifully straight, basenote-heavy Hindi-esque oud that delivers. Predictable? Yes. Enjoyable? Very much so.
Distilled in Sylhet in 2018, it opens up with a rich balsamic sourness akin to a cheesy note, spices, woods, incensiness, mild barnyard and a deeply earthy oudiness along with a very subtle touch of sweetness. The scent overall remains soothingly straight throughout, eventually fading away after several hours into a spicy-woody drydown.
- 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.