HUDHAYL – The Wood, was a first time experience for many of our customers. The genre and quality of Hudhayl is often reminisced of in fond stories shared in the majlis by the elder generation of tribal Shuyukh of ‘the old days’ – fragrant wood of such a high calibre is not to be found easily in the market today.
We were humbled by the overwhelming response and gratitude received from you – our dear clients. You, who thoroughly appreciated this wonderful offering and delighted in what it represented from our legacy, and when we were contemplating the release of Hudhayl – the Wood, we knew the experience would only be complete if we accompanied it with HUDHAYL – the Oil.
As you would have noted, the immaculate presentation of the wood is a result of our meticulous cleaning process wherein all traces of excess wood are removed and what remains is resinous, rich dark olfactory heaven. This ensures that you, the consumer, are only paying for fragrant resin-filled wood and not just white traces. The benefit for us is we are left with a sizeable amount of fine dust and shavings of rich dark wood to craft mesmerising, encapsulating and time holding oil that is as unique and special to an Oud lover as Cartier Santos is to a watch aficionado.
Utilising modern materials, we assembled a traditionally-styled degh complete with the turtle bend running through a tank for cooling, with a Qaroor at the opposite end to collect the precious drops of Hudhayl.
Upon the first drops landing into the Qaroor, our little factory (in the edge of the Assam ranges that extend into Bangladesh) filled with a heart pulsating scent that froze my mind in awe of what we had just created. What I smelt here was synonymous with the incredible Oudh oils my grandfather wore. With wafts of the scent of Mandalee, Hudhayl is akin to the famed Oudh the great poets sung couplets for.
Dark and deep, sweet velvet-oozing, a resin so rich it enlightens the mind and brings the heart to a piercing state of focus and clarity – this is the reason why the sages of Knowledge would burn best of Hindi oudhs in their gatherings of knowledge.
I know there is a lot of reference to burning a chip when describing oudh oils. However imagine this, the scent of oozing oudh resin bubbling in a caldron without the smoke simply pure oudh vapour hitting your olfactory senses. Fragrant herbs, resinous woods, deep dark ripened fruits, a breeze of floral clay, even some peppery spices.
What engages the olfactory sense is a perfectly time cubed of aroma, each facet rotating in perfect harmony, residing for just the perfect length of time before a different facet, another ray, and another alternate dimension reveals itself to you. This is not a one day or one week oil, it will take you many weeks to decipher the multitude of facets this oil has to the extent that it will command a permanent place on your wrist.
Hudhayl – The Oil is a timeless journey through the peaks and valleys of the Oudh experience, be a part of it.
0.2ml Sample Vial, 2.5ml Glass Bottle