- 19th July 2011, 08:55 PM
Yep - that's a sweet comparison. What continues to astound me is how oud, a raw material as it were, seems so rich with complexity. Here's something that relates to perfume in the way a tuft of wool relates to a carpet, yet it has the complexity of the carpet. That is the jaw dropper for me. I imagine this stems from the ecologically complex nature of Oud - tree plus pathogen, their growth modified by climate and character by their genetic makeup, followed by the process of infection and subsequent decay and modification by other microbes.
- 20th July 2011, 06:28 AM
Wine is another. Microbes plus grapes, decomposition... Noble Rot... I have a friend who is a serious wine enthusiast; he is transported by the development and nuances of wine flavors in precisely the same way as Oud lovers I think.