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Bakhoor making is an art passed down within families mostly by the women, mother to daughter
Al Malek Al Kalakassi
The legendary, Kalakassi – an oil that had the whole Oudh world on their toes or should I say ‘nose’. An oil that every reputable vendor wished to have due to its finesse and fame in the Oudh perfume world.
The Arakanese first received the message of Islam from the shipwrecked Arabs in 788 A.D. Such shipwrecks were frequent occurrences in the coasts of Arakan and Chittagong. These trade ships brought goods for trade to this region returning with spices and fragrant Oudh back to Arabia.
Let’s be completely clear, there is no Kyara wood in this, nor am I using the term to sell a oil – not at all – if you feel that way please do not purchase this oil. This is an artistic statement and pays testimony to the mastery of a distiller that can coerce the most complex kyara profile from Malaysian Oudhs and quality of the wood at hand.
Java Arch’ is deeply meditative and in you want to explore like a flying carpet Java Arch’ will take you places.
The most nuanced Laos Oudh oil in the market capturing all the facets of this amazing wild oudh. It is an olfactory journey with many captures.
In classical texts such as Al Kindi’s work on perfumery and Al Sahrawi’s works on fragrant ingredients there is mention of a special type of wood famous in Hind. Hind is the Arabic term for the subcontinent. From the characteristics that define this wood is that it is found near water bodies, named in the local dialects as Samandari, meaning by the sea.
Shamaal is among the most premium Malaysian oudh oils distilled by the Artisanal house of Al Shareef Oudh