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Fabulous Oriental Scents: Delivery of Luxury Perfumes from Dubai to Moscow

07.05.2017

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Oriental perfumes were always of great demand in Europe and on the West. Of course, as contains a part of this breathtaking fairytale world, full of intrigues, and exotic luxury palaces… Oriental scents are full of senses and temptations. They have strength, melody, temper, spicy shade with exotic note. In the last few years Arabic perfumes made the whole world fall for it. Such incredible popularity is caused by one of the most valuable components of the Arabic perfumes – Oudh tree oil.

Oudh is a real diamond among timber components. Wood of the oud, also known as agaranic tree, is one of the most expensive in the world. Older the Oudh tree is the more value its timber has. Just like wine, the aroma of Oudh tree gets richer and more versatile with time. Oud or Agar wood oil is result of illness of the tree, produced as protective reaction to bacterial infection. The infected trees start to discharge tar, first only in affected parts, and later the whole wood gets soaked with it, turning firmer and changing to dark nearly black. The process may last for decades before the oil will be extracted. Oudh oil costs more than gold, average market price for kg starts from Euro 18,000. It is very hard to use, therefore it is mostly used in natural perfume production, to increase fragrance persistence and intensity. There are synthetic analogues of Oudh, but their scent cannot get close to this precious wood one.

Oudh fragrance is incredible mixture of many shades: smoky, sweet, wooden, and balsamic. Oudh note can easily be recognized even by someone who is indifferent to perfume. This tart, little bit harsh note, and chemically irritating, with bit of penicillin and wood scent is remembered at once. While synthetic Oudh has shallow wood and leather fragrance.

No doubt real Oudh perfume is expensive. It is not just luxury perfume; the perfumes containing Oudh are considered the highest water-mark of the perfumery art. Such perfumes are produced in limited quantities, as they are not aimed to mass consumption.

Oud tree is first mentioned in the Chams legend, where Ponagar goddness created a tree with scented timber. The sacred plant appeared in result of the union of the earth, air, sun, wind, and time. Middle Eastern countries, India, and China use Oudh as material for scented fumigation, and for production of aroma oils. A piece of this wood presented in the city for loyalty to the emperor in the XIX century is still kept in the Japanese Royal Treasury.

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