Oud oils that smell like honey, flowers or incense are used to entice one into the oud game. Often you will hear that the true scent of oud has nothing to do with barnyard, animalic or cheesy notes.
That is basically a trick to get you on board.
Let me tell you something: once you are hooked by those pretty-smelling, incensy oud oils and are ready to delve deeper, it is nothing but pure FUNK that matters. For most agarwood aficionados, the oud game starts and ends with the most animalic, the dirtiest and wildest aromas. Once your mind and body accept these types of oud oils, there is no way back. In fact, to most oud oil lovers, even the sickest Kyara note will never have that deep, soul impact that a FUNKY oil can offer.
Therefore, we present to you Funk Master Burmi.
In most cases, animalic notes in oud oils appear as a result of fermentation. Agarwood powder is placed in water for a month to make it softer, and as the water stagnates, numerous fungi colonise the soaking wood.
All of this expired, funky-smelling concoction ends up in the boilers and gets distilled along with the agarwood. This is where the genesis of true funk takes place. Aloes essential oil gets infused and co-distilled with the fungal matter. This brings to life a substance termed “classical pure oud oil”, and it has the most soul-tingling qualities in comparison to any other essential oil known to man.
Indian and Lao oud oils are typically known as the most aggressive, funkiest smelling. But when it comes to Burmese funk, it is funk on a whole other level!
Indian honeydew, hay and strawberry notes make an oil just… meh. Lao? Hmm… too cheesy and goaty. However, once Burmese oud is stuffed with some unreal, wild and tasteful funk… one better be ready for it! In fact, my personal favourite funky oil is no other than Burmese. Sadly, it is no longer available and now belongs under the well-deserved title of “Rare and Precious Collector’s Item”.
Funk Master Burmi is our first step in providing you with an affordable alternative that is astonishingly similar to some of the finest, wild, legendary Burmese oils in the funky category.
Funk Master Burmi is distilled from Burmese plantation agarwood, done in copper and packed with a good dose of fermented matter. It may smell offensive to a beginner, but it might make you fly if you are one of those matured, evolved and funky oud heads.
Trying to convey the notes here is a futile endeavour. If you are a funk lover, simply go for it, and you won’t be disappointed. It is not too sweet, as is the case with some Hindis; not too cheesy, as are the funky oils from Laos. The barn note here is one of the most perfect you could imagine; add to that over three years of aging, and you just about have one of the funkiest experiences ever.
If asked which oud oil I would choose to be with me on an island for the rest of my days… the answer would easily be, “an oil with pure FUNK in it”. If I then had to decide on the region, it would be no other than Burma. Another condition is that it would need to be easy on the wallet, because if I was island-bound for the rest of my life, I would need a lot of oil. Again, the answer comes naturally, and is…
Funk Master Burmi!