Here is an aroma whose name – taken from the Arabic – suggests something exceptional. In fact, this Oud oil is universally recognized as being of the finest pedigree and grandest heritage. At first, it arouses memories of a revered, long-ripened oak, with leaves like parchment and roots stretching almost to the center of our earth. With awe, you recognize the power of the ages, and a character that is firm, strong – extraordinary. But with the middle notes comes a surprise. More mellow tones enter, and the lingering strength begins to reassure, like a friendly arm around your shoulders. As the strains lighten, you feel yourself lifted, elevated – contented in the knowledge that you are being held in the firm yet caring grip of strong, safe hands.
Cambodian Muattaq is derived from Aquilaria Crassna trees, in which the formation of the Agarwood has been known to take decades, or even centuries. Undoubtedly, this is the source of the aroma’s initial age-old quality. The wood is densely resinous, which in turn yields one of the most sought-after oils in the world. Quite simply, it is an oil too fine to be hurried. So after we distil the oil, we allow it as long as it needs to mature – because only then is it ready to reassure you with its uncompromising power and hold you gently in its embrace.