- 30th May 2010, 03:16 AM
Harper - the best Borneo for the money I have seen is from oudline - their Malinau (Borneo origin) is a NICE oil - a tad rough, but improves greatly with aging / oxidation. I will post the contact email in a follow up post. It has notes I have only found in oils 3x the price. I believe it is around $90 per 1/4 tola, which is an absurdly good deal, given the alternatives. Definitely an oil to squirrel away while you can.
- 30th May 2010, 03:18 AM
- 30th May 2010, 05:51 AM
Taha - I have a quite recent and older puchase of the malinau. They are identical to my nose, and Ahmed has confirmed
as much, that they are the same distillation. I don't know what early batch you refer to. The seediness is not pronounced like
it is in other ouds I have smelled from this region. I can't stand that seediness if it is very strong. The current malinau is very balanced, and when slightly oxidized takes on some of the rich smoothness of the Borneo 3000 and the enticing twang of the old UNS borneos.
I recall you saying a while back that you thought they had produced a new batch, but the folks at oudline don't agree. Not sure how to reconcile that - I have only smelled their malinau that has been stocked since this past summer (Northern hemisphere - August).