- 6th February 2010, 04:29 AM
Have you smelled the Kalakassi, evogel? It is unusual - very pleasant - a potent oud but without the fecal / rot notes found in the cheaper stuff. I don't think I have smelled the Oudhasi 15 year but from conversations I think I have smelled oils nearly identical to it. I think you would not end up putting these two oils into the same category without being told ahead of time that they were both Indian. The Kalakassi is so different - I am not sure where I would have guessed it originated from if I hadn't been told. I would have thought maybe it was some very special Malaysian or Indonesian oud - more for what it DOESN"T smell like than for what it DOES smell like.
EDIT: I see you know kalakassi after all (other thread)
- 6th February 2010, 04:37 AM
I wonder why so few outfits in Singapore have a presence on eBay? There's WNF, MingChina, Ham Firl - I know there is a huge market there of oud of all qualities. I occasionally search the eBay Singapore site, but without success. It surprises me!
- 6th February 2010, 05:47 AM
Evogel - very big difference (80 vs 100). They are based on my brief encounter quite different from each other. The 100 yo was truly muted the one time I got to try it - notes of Borneo camphor and old atlas cedar (poetically speaking). I would wear the 100 yo all the time if I could, mainly for its gentle subtlety. It seemed to me as different from the 80 yo as the 80 is different from Amits first batch we reviewed back in the good old days.