It was a long search for another iconic oil that KZ would give his seal of approval.. there are thousands of ouds that pass through Singapore as a point of a trading hub annually.. at least a few of the traders that KZ knows, have over a hundred varieties at any one time..
As i had always been sniffing around.. my search was for an oil that could fit the requirement of what i needed in al-ghaliyah, i.e an assamese without the metallic barn, instead, it should have rich fruits, blue berries, deep, sweet oudiness and addictive to smell. and i chanced upon this oud oil from the Assamese region, a Kalakassi Oil, an oil with the right oudiness that made me really happy and i even swiped my clothes… my pillows with any spilled drops!
it reminds me of a certain degree to ASAQ’s famous KS80, but of course KS 80 is a well aged oil, it smells “zen” like, like a wise old man with oud in his beard. This oil has hints of the KS80 profile, but livelier, youthful. It does not really come with a strong “barnyard” per say, but just a satisfying tinge on the introduction/beginning that quickly turns into a lovely juicy fruit with a clear “oudiness”. this oil “screams” oudiness from start to end. i think this oil has great potential to age to something amazing, and it is the greatest find of 2018 for me.
so KZ felt he has to share it and now it is on 2088tea. on a 15% off for ramadan 🙂
1/4 tola per bottle.