Al Shareef's Al Ruba'ie 2

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  1. Uday Lalan

    Uday Lalan Junior Member

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    Yesterday I got some samples from Al shareef oudh. Customs and other incidental charges charged by Indian customs are heavy. This was the first one -
    I tried because of Kynam oil in it.
    The initial waft I got on application was
    ultra refined hindi. No butch, ruggedness
    that hindis are famous for. Along with Hindi
    was a honeyed, medicinal vibe of a Chinese
    oil I love. The website mentions Indonesian,
    Vietnamese, Malaysian and Borneo too..
    But I didn't get Indonesian. Probably its well
    mixed.
    The Vietnamese oil comes to play its role
    almost immediately and slowly everything
    becomes more pronounced with bitter sweet
    oudyness. This bittersweet vibe perhaps
    is kynam? I could relate a faintly similar
    vibe I found running throughout the
    duration of another fine oud oil Purple
    Kinam. I would highly appreciate inputs
    here from our experienced members.
    In later dry down the bittersweet aspect
    is reduced and the refined hindi oil with
    floral tones comes up. In the end I get sun
    dried hindi wood, faint musk & tobacco,
    ripe fruits with very little florals with
    that bittersweet kinamic vibe escorting all other scents. This overall is not an oil
    that projects massively but I did get noticed
    and a friend complimented on my woodsy
    perfume.
    It was fun figuring out different notes
    associated with this unique amalgam of
    oils with kynam.
     
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  2. Yaj

    Yaj Whats this Oud About?

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    Sounds very interesting! So is this a mukhallat by definition?
     
  3. Uday Lalan

    Uday Lalan Junior Member

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    Mukhallat means mixture I believe.
    I guess this is a mukhallat of oud oils.
    But I will leave this question to the
    more experienced members here
     
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  4. Yaj

    Yaj Whats this Oud About?

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    Will a co distillation also classify as a mukhallat?
     
  5. Uday Lalan

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    I guess not. But frankly speaking I am a newbie.. :) Let the experienced Ouddicts chime in.
    Ridhwan by ASO was a blend of oils if i
    remember correctly. Codistillation is done
    for better assimilation of all the notes and
    I guess can not be a mukhallat.
     
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  6. Al Shareef Oudh

    Al Shareef Oudh Resident Artisan

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    Al Ruba'ie II is not a mukhalat nor a co-distillation. A mukhalat is a blend of oils and whilst literally it can be a number of any oils being blended commonly however it is understood to be a blend of different fragrant ingredients to make a fragrance that is not alcohol based.

    Co-distillation is when all the biomater is thrown into the same pot and cooked together.

    Al Ruba'ie II is a more sophisticated approach. The single oils from each region were distilled individually in what is commonly understood by distillation oil from biomater via a heating and condensation processs. We distilled the woods separately by the parameters that bring out the best of those woods. For example we employed glass condensers for Indonesian wood rather than stainless steel or copper, because we wanted to avoid the heady notes. For the Hindi wood we employed the classical setup as we believe that brings the best out of the Hindi and so forth.

    Once we had all the oils we then combined them and cooked them in a glass setup, similar to the double distillation process.

    This is why the notes on Al Ruba'ie II whilst very individual are in perfect harmony and not a storm of different notes hitting you all at once. The notes areare spr out and elaborate in detail.

    This is employing distillation and perfumery knowledge to bring forth a higher tier of fragrance experience.
     
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  7. Oudamberlove

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    I think that approach worked so well
    with the Al Ruba’ie series
     
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  8. Uday Lalan

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    Perhaps thats why Indonesian note is not
    prominent as glass condensers were used.
    And Chinese and Vietnamese oud oils have been made more prominent to compliment the kyara oil?
    As Vietnamese oud and kynam mostly share
    the same soil?
     
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  9. Yaj

    Yaj Whats this Oud About?

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    Thank you for the clarification
     
  10. Al Shareef Oudh

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    There are some none noteable similarities in the chinese and vietnamese oudhs to the ky nam, with the right method of distillation those can become notable, which is what we did using the vietnamese as the carrier oil when extracting the ky nam oil in Lama'h.
     
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