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Solafa Scents

Oud De Grasse (30ml Extrait)

Oud De Grasse (30ml Extrait)

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30ml original presentation. Also available in 1ml as part of the Solafa Scents Collection 1 Discovery Set

Description from the Perfumer, Taha Syed

Oud De Grasse is the single most challenging and time-consuming perfume I have ever produced.

Classically chypre to the bone, you might think it would be a relatively easy task considering I've produced other chypre perfumes in the past (Oud Chypre, Cuir Chypre, and Cuir Et Bois).

But this time, I took on a more daunting task: I wanted to create something in the vein of acclaimed giants like Mitsuoko, Aramis, and Chypre Extraordinaire.

To do so, I had to completely rewire my nose, and delve heavily in the study of synthetic compounds - the cornerstone of modern perfumery as we know it (and a field I am a complete novice in). For this reason Oud De Grasse is quite likely the most "un-Taha" perfume I've produced to date. With guidance and feedback from our valuable clientele, I'm finally confident enough to launch this fragrance.

Twangy tonka, grapefruit and Mexican juniper take the lead. Geranium and patchouli provide a rich herbaceous aroma in the heart, while warm and deep notes of amber, sandalwood, oak moss, and the faintest hint of civet serve as a comforting and long lasting base.

Sustainable Thai oud and wild-crafted Burmese oud permeate every peak and valley of the scent profile. In fact, Oud De Grasse has the highest concentration of oud in our entire First Collection (yep, even more than Karama). Those who are familiar with the scent profiles of Thai and Burmese oud oils may be able to detect the oud component, however the oud was deliberately utilized to merely enrich the aroma, lending depth and richness to the other ingredients. 

Oud De Grasse is primarily composed of natural ingredients, and the whole idea behind it's creation was to reveal how a mostly-synthetics scent genre would smell when life is breathed into it with rich, natural ingredients. 

Note: despite the fact that I didn't limit myself to all-natural ingredients, I decided to use natural oak moss. Fat dollops of it. If you're allergic to oak moss, you may want to skip this perfume. Everyone else, enjoy!

About Solafa Scents 

Solafa Scents is a branch of Agar Aura, and a brainchild of Agar Aura's distiller-cum-perfumer, Taha Syed.

Being hyper-sensitive to the majority of mainstream fragrances, Taha completely shunned them altogether for over a decade. However, being exposed to some high end perfumes produced by leading French perfumers that intelligently utilize both natural and high quality synthetic ingredients, he was very impressed and ended up getting inspired to take an unexpected detour. 

Solafa Scents perfumes are composed using natural and synthetic ingredients, a variety of mixed media including oils, resins, gums, crystals, isolates, and tinctures.

If the bulk of fragrances have been your bane, Solafa Scents will be your boon.

Put it this way; if Taha can use them, you can use them.

Solafa Scents was born with the vision of embracing and uniting different perfume philosophies, an array of ingredient sources, and perfume traditions from around the world. 'Solafa' (سُلَافَة) is an Arabic word that denotes the choicest pick, the sweetest portion of wine, the cream of the crop. Solafa Scents' aim is to bring you top quality scents that you and those around you can enjoy.

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