Aquilaria Crassana Agarwood Oil (2016)
Description from Moustafa Shoair (Perfumer & owner Yaaseen Artisan Perfume House
I am going to start this with the words of someone far greater experienced in the world of ouds and artisanal natural perfumes, my dear friend Abdulla, my mentor, thanks for welcoming me in the class, the perfumer behind Mellifluence Perfumes:
"Oud Yaaseen is an absolutely stunning oud. It has a complex woody aroma with a vibrant fruity depth to it.
The fruity aspects are what jump out at you first with fragrant raspberries, sweet plums and fragrant prunes. Hands down one of my favourite agarwood oils.
The woody aspects are very raw and wild, it is almost as pungent as creosote, but no harshness to be sensed. It is a balance of wild and sensuous aromas.
Very accessible for those new to Oud, and a real treasure for those who are discerning about quality". Mellifluence_Perfumes.
To me its a beautiful intro to the magnificent world of artisanal oud, in the pretty and handsome ouds category and a hall of fame worthy if there is such a thing.
Immediate impression to my senses - harmonious symphony of jammy fruity floral notes well balanced with a pleasant woodsy core, smooth throughout, medicinal psychotropic and heart felt.
The Journey behind Oud Yaaseen:
My perfume journey took me from mall brands in my 20's to niche scents and body oils in my 30's. Then into the world of ouds when searching the web led to discovering the Ensar Oud website. I was blown away by the prices and the descriptive content - a new world started to exist for me. I wanted to sample but was hesitant to buy, I started searching for reviews on Youtube and came across 3 reviewers - Therapeutic Fragrance, Handsome Smells and Hueleme Mucho.
Seeing their reviews of Oud Yusuf from Ensar Oud, as well as their honest and sincere reactions and heartfelt emotions, was more than enough to convince me to give it a go. When I tried, it was truly a life-changing experience for me. Something had triggered a massive reset. I returned to Ensar's website as a case study. I read everything I could about his journey, his ethics, his trials and tribulations, made notes, studied more, and planned more. Following in the footsteps, a vacation to Thailand was in order.
I am fortunate to have a Thai wife, and we recently had a beautiful daughter, and her grandparents were excited to meet her and see me for the first time.
In February, we flew to Thailand just as the covid situation worsened. The search for quality ouds and distillers began. After much time and effort, I discovered something good after a string of bad and the ugly. A seasoned, well-experienced distiller with a strong code of ethics and integrity, and respect and care for the trees. Oud Yaaseen immediately stood out, bringing everything full circle back to the start of my journey.
I am confident that whoever will try Oud Yaaseen will understand and fall in love with this oud as much as everyone who have already tried it. It is truly special, and I am honoured to be able to share this treasure with others.
I would like to thank everyone who helped me on this journey, with a special thanks to Wasim (Mr. Handsome) and Brandon (the Blue Beast) who have played an integral part - more than you will ever know. I would like give credit where credit is due, much respect to brother Ensar for adhering to long lost ethics, and for paving the way. What an inspiring and successful guide to follow in so many ways!
Much admiration to Brother Abdullah, the Maestro, the master blender. I truly appreciate your time, attention and care.
Peace and blessings to all who will take the time to read it this!
2016 artisan oud, from small family plantation and distillation, produced under strict quality parameters from 40 year old Crassana agarwood species tree.
The infection was induced by drilling only. No chemicals or injections were used. The trees were drilled in stages to support healing and happy growth for the trees whilst allowing for drillers to pace out the strenuous effort.
The trees where left for minimum of 6-7 year before harvest, distilled under the growers care ensuring strict quality control. Pride and self expression of the distiller effortlessly shines through in the result, no doubt!.
Presentation & Sizes
Available in .3g sample, 1g & 2.5g
Oil in .3g comes in glass sample mini vial.
Oil in 1g or 2.5g comes in glass bottles.