Agarwood trees in Tarakan island, Indonesia are close to extinction. Few huge trees were identified and are now protected by the government. Thank God we managed to grab a batch of old stock Tarakan wood from a very trustworthy trader. Not often does one have a chance to observe the raw materials that went into a still so take your time and enjoy as we believe that this will hugely enrich your understanding and appreciation of a true high quality oud oil…
The agarwood of such a high quality and rarity is best experienced in a pure state… So the decision to turn it intoone of our new oils in the Pyrex series came naturally. Cold soaked in glass and then distilled in a Pyrex glass apparatus using crystal clear water.
As a result we got an oil that is stripped from all the notes that are present in 99% of oils on the market. Notes of classical fermentation, hybrid, copper or stainless steel additions, aged condensers and red Koh Kong or Sabah water… Things that if twisted wisely can make Sabah oil to smell Cambodi and Cambodian to look Assamese. But better not to “play” with the wood that perhaps is the first and probably the last Tarakan oud we will come across.
The Pyrex series method of distillation may appear to be an extreme minimalism, however once you are talking about wood that is so rare and that precious to us… this becomes the only logical and wise approach to be implemented.
Once you hear the name Tarakan it more than likely refers to South Kalimantan or Malinau agarwood. In Jakarta this name became like the name Cambodi in Middle East. Anything but Cambodi is sold under the name oud Cambodi.
Once I opened the bag of this Tarakan wood batch I knew it was old due to it appearance and aroma. The raw oud smelled like an old Chinese pharmacy yet once you heat a slice the scent tells you even more. From its scent profile i knew it is not ones typical Malinau or South Kalimantan agarwood. Just like the magnificent difference between Trat oud and the type from Koh Chang (the island just opposite Trat province of Thailand.) The island oud is more vibrant, motivating, more alive with an additional dimensions to it.
Being the one in love with Indonesian oud oil I can testify that ones collection can not be considered complicate if it’s missing at least one incense grade oud from Tarakan island.
Thank God we did not dress it up in a copper jacket, stainless steel cap, wearing fermented, plasticy cologne…
Instead we introduced you the one and only Tarakan oud in its pure virginity and unpolished beauty so you can discover it for yourself, study and truly appreciate.
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.