Rhus Khus, Pure Incense
This one's very different for two main reasons: colour and aroma.
Colour-wise, it doesn't possess the typical dark green hue, normally associated with this variety of vetiver oil, but is a murky brownish-green instead.
As for the aroma, a damp smokiness briefly makes an unexpected appearance, before a crude vegetal sweetness seeps in. It's only after a few minutes that it resembles other Rhus Khus offerings. The mildew aura is vaguely present, but it also exudes a noticeably sweeter, creamier and earthier demeanour. Overall, compared to the Ajmal and White Lotus Aromatics equivalents, it lacks the freshness, clarity and greenness of either.
While I'm still on the fence about its qualities, going by the price per ml, I was expecting a lot more.