Cooking high quality, incense grade Oud oils is risky, however it is quite straight forward. You simply invest several thousand dollars and hope for the best out come. If all goes well the aroma of the oil could be just as good as the scent of raw materials used or even better. There is a high risk of low yield or a possibility of loosing all the oil if something goes wrong. Even if one got it all done right and the yield is extremely high the cost off such oil usually is quite high. The obvious reason for that is the high cost off raw materials and the level of risk involved (unlike reselling the oils cooked by a second or a third party). So the formula is quite simple… One invests larger amount in hopes of getting the higher quality oil…
For Piara, however a different formula was applied. Smaller investment, lower risk and the aim of achieving the finest and highest quality in terms of aroma. This type of approach is much more complex and requires more effort in terms of implementing uniquely designed distillation techniques. Just as making plantation Oud oil smell like wild is not an easy task nor it is easy making Oud oil cooked from the wood worth 50-100$ to smell like oil cooked from 1000-3000$ kg wood…A Highly trained nose is required in order to be able to distinguish the oils cooked from 100$ kg wood with 1000$ kg up wood… Especially if certain tricks are applied… It can bring to life oils that are almost as good as the oils cook from 1000$ kg woods however they cost 2, 3 or 4 times cheaper. This may bring about confusion. What is the high quality Oud oil? Incense grade Oud oil? The “highest” quality and so on….. Again just as we discussed in the description of the first oil in the Pyrex Series called Sa Tu. Every absolute statement must be understood according to the context..
The oils cooked from 100$ woods can in fact be called high quality or even highest quality but only in comparison with the lowest grade oils cooked from 5$ wood. Those oils can even be called incense grade but again only if one compares them to the lowest grade oils cooked from 5$ wood. Just as comparing the 5$ woods to 100$ woods the latter may appear to be of a high quality or even incense grade as indeed it will release a much richer aroma then 5$ woods once heated. Comparing 1000$ (per kg of raw materials) oils to 100$ (per kg of raw materials) one may realise that the latter ones are indeed a low quality oud oils… However, we applied a few tricks similar to the ones used to make farmed oils like Full On and Put On go wild.
As a result you got an affordable oil that is almost as good as a true incense grade oud oil in terms of quality and commands much higher price.
(If one understand this concept it becomes clear why Feel Oud put so much emphasis on showing the raw materials used in a great detail for almost every oil we offer. One must be able to see what type of woods went in to the still. Not only does it give a more in-depth understanding of the scent profile but it also tells us weather the oils are reasonably priced. Take Tawau Al Awwal as an example. Cooked from the curving dust of super and sinking grade agarwood this oil nearly reaches the depth and complexity of the oils that were distilled from the actual super and sinking grade agarwood. Yet the low cost is the reflection of the raw materials used. If one is not aware of the exact grade of raw materials and base the pricing only on the scent profile then the oils like Tawau Al Awwal, Sabah Hijau and others could have been sold for a much higher cost…)
Piara was soaked at ambiant temperature for a few day and then hot soaking was applied in order to soften the edges and make it as delicate and smooth as possible. Cooked in a copper/steel hybrid still with custom designed pyrex glass condenser at the lowest temperature.
Piara starts with a sweet, green, incensy and milky aroma that covers ones aura putting a seductive relief on all senses… Nothing like an intense, funky and heavy oud experience… Instead you are getting visual images of freshly cut melon and watermelon skin… Coconut milk… With a very moderate and matured sweetness… The whole cycle of the scent development is based on that seductive and soft milky base… Even during the dry down after 9+ hours when such delicate notes often fades away one keeps exploring the milky aspect layered with the scent of ancient Sabah agarwood chips gently heated on the lowest temperature spanning several hours…
Often our body and senses are thirsty for the absolute softest and smoothest liquid that every single person grew up with. Not the finest, aged puer tea, not icy cola, not even a honey punch… From time to time one wakes up in the morning with that extreme desire to drink nothing but a cup of cool and soft milk… Add some oud addiction to that and really nothing could please you more then a swipe of Piara…
When you make your purchase at feel-oud.com, you can rest assured that you are receiving pure agarwood oil directly. We strive to perform 100% of the process with our own hands. Our complete, on-the-spot involvement enables us to quench our own oud thirst, as well as producing the highest quality product for a minimal cost, thereby saving you money. We offer exceptional oud oils that can be enjoyed on a daily basis, without guilt, as well as luxury, incense-grade oils cooked from wild, heavily-resinated agarwood. We strongly believe that oud, a magnificent perfume, ought to serve its purpose of being a blessing that puts a smile on your face, as well as those surrounding you, every single day.