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The Arabic word for longing, yearning and desire or eagerness towards something, Shawq is our desire to bring to life Oudh of the past; here is an opportunity to enjoy both the oil and wood.
There is a lot of references made to burning a chip when describing Oudh oils but imagine this – the scent of oozing Oudh resin bubbling in a vat but without the smoke, simply pure Oudhy vapour hitting your olfactory senses. Fragrant herbs, resinous woods, deep dark ripened fruits, a breeze of floral clay and even some peppery spices.
What engages the olfactory senses is a perfectly-timed cube of aroma, each facet rotates in perfect harmony, residing for just the perfect length of time before a different facet, another ray and 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 till it finally commands a permanent place on your wrist.
Top; Oudh Vapour, Fragrant Herbs, Floral Clay
Middle; Pepper, Spice, Ripened Fruits
Base; Leather, Tobacco, Dates, Plums
The Arabic word for longing, yearning and desire or eagerness towards something, SHAWQ is our desire to bring to life Oudh of the past; here is an opportunity to enjoy both the oil and wood.
As you will note, the immaculate presentation of wood is a result of our meticulous cleaning process where all traces of excess wood are removed and what remains is resinous and rich, dark olfactory heaven. This ensures that you, the consumer, are only paying for fragrant resinous wood. The benefit for us is that we are left with a sizeable amount of fine dust and shavings of a rich dark wood with which to craft mesmerising, encapsulating and timeless oils that are as unique and special to an Oud lover as Cartier Santos is to a watch aficionado.
Utilising modern hardware, we assembled a traditionally styled degh complete with the goose neck running through a tank for cooling, with a Qaroor at the opposite end to collect the precious drops of this amazing liquid-gold.
Upon the first drops landing in the Qaroor, our little factory in the edge of the Assam ranges (that extend to Bangladesh) was filled with a heart pulsating scent that froze my mind, I was in awe of what we had just created.
The fragrance of middle eastern royalty, natural, niche and luxury.
When used in a perfume composition, Oud is most often a base note, which tends to remain on the skin long after the others dissipate. Since they form the perfume’s foundation, base notes are very rich, heavy and long-lasting (up to six hours and more). They serve to enhance the scent of other ingredients; and, in some cases, they impart a fragrance all their own. While most wood notes are known for their earthy qualities, Oud provides a pleasant sweet scent and is often featured in a synthetic version because it is so costly to harvest.