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SUMUW – Derived from the Arabic meaning stature or elevation; it may be used to refer to royalty.
Having acquired their art from the Indian masters of Assam and Kannauj, the Cambodian distillers brought their skills back to Cambodia to apply to Cambodi Oudh Wood resulting in an explosion of olfactory sensations – an enchanting dance between the Cambodi woods’ characteristics of fruitiness and the renowned Hindi distillations’ brute; a mystical blend of fruit, cinnamon and vanilla pods mingling with a thrumming resinous Oudhiness.
What is interesting is that though the character of the Cambodi Oudh wood is of a sweeter variety compared to Hindi wood, much of the methods applied by Cambodi distillers apply are very much Hindi. What we have achieved in SUMUW is bringing forth an amazing fusion of two regions of the Oudh world- both their Oudh tradition and culture.
SUMUW is breathtaking in that it contains so many finely faceted dimensions.
Many Cambodian oils smell tutti fruitti which completely overtakes the experience, but not with SUMUW. SUMUW’S fruits are luxurious and vintage with the perfect touch of ripeness and green nectar, transforming sweet jam to tangy plum and cherry cocktails. Add a zingy, liquorice woody twist blending into fruity notes giving a tantalizing draw, a sinewy energy coveting hints of dampness. Earthy, moist, golden tobacco with resinous Oudhiness contributing to the Oils depth and opacity.
Thick, succulent richness is tempered by the bitterness of dark cherries, Cuban cigars and the spicy dryness of cassia, the balsamic sweetness of popular buds, and a cooling eucalyptus trill. These unexpected elements add flair and depth to the usual Cambodian profile. Considering the lavish amplitude of the flamboyant opening, the dry down is stellar but gentle, a perfumer’s pillow of soft woods, touches of green leaves, dried herbs and dare I say a caress of white flowers.
Cambodi oudh Crafted by our artists with woods the mind couldn’t even imagine today SUMUW is your presence in front of the pinnacle of Oudh experience. As they say ‘old is gold’ and in this instance… we couldn’t agree more.
Top; Nectar, Ripe Jam, Cherry and Plum
Middle; Earth, Liquorice, golden tobacco
Base; soft woods, touches of green leaves, dried herbs and white flowers.
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.