Blue Malay

Blue Malay by Agar Aura
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Blue Malay is a popular perfume by Agar Aura for women and men. The release year is unknown. The scent is woody-resinous. Projection and longevity are above-average. The production was apparently discontinued.
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Malayan oudMalayan oud
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9.315 Ratings
Longevity
9.113 Ratings
Sillage
8.713 Ratings
Bottle
7.614 Ratings
Submitted by 123lole321, last update on 16.06.2022.
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Top Review 19  
The ethereal oud
Prehistory:
I have known about Agar Aura for a few years and read a lot, yet I never dared to try his oils. The way that led me to his oils were his perfumes. In February 2021, I decided to buy the 3rd new releases (Java, Al-Arabiya and Khmer Kinam). The blind purchase was worth it, but more on that in another post. Because of this purchase, I contacted Taha and asked him for his recommendation on the best way to get started with his oils. After some email, I decided to go with Blue Malay after all, even though I was looking for something "leathery," "dark," and "thick" at the time.

Now for the Blue Malay:
Oud oils from the region I have already smelled several times and knew roughly what to expect. After Tigerwood Royale and Tigerwood 1990 I had a pretty good idea how Malaysian Oud smells: jungle-like, dark green, deep, slightly smoky, mossy with facets of old wood and metal. But I was very wrong about my own "knowledge". When I first smelled Blue Malay, I couldn't find words at first. Yet I knew at that moment that BM had nothing to do with the above candidates. And since 123lole321 has described the "brain freeze" so beautifully, I would like to start at the point and talk a little about the fragrance.

Blue Malay is a cold oil, which makes you feel like you're coming out of a warm forest cabin and breathing in the fresh air at -20C. That's how cold it feels to me. The sun is shining, but the cold is not to be underestimated. On the snow you can see the reflection of the sun's rays coming through the overhanging tree branches. That coldness accompanies the scent as it turns brown-woody, with sweet resins in the background. It's as if a tree has been melted and poured into the small bottle. The resins become thick honey, the sweetness of which you can almost taste. Now comes the earth, dark earth, but you can smell it very clearly. You can imagine it exactly, in high resolution. After a while, you leave this depth through the blueberries, which seem a bit tart. A layer of golden amber slowly forms on the blueberries, acting like a prism. Now the rays of the other notes are broken and the scent becomes more turbulent. In an instant, you smell everything described above again, but me 10 times faster. The experience is simply beyond words. After about 9-10 hours on the skin, the scent becomes calmer, with a pleasant "woodiness" and crushed violet flowers.

It wasn't what I expected, but I fell in love with the scent. The studying is still not over, but I wore it every day for a month and every day it surprised me anew! It was the Blue Malay that led to other oils from Taha. However, this one is unique for me!
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Epitome of Malaysian Oud
First of all, I must sincerely thank dear PallasCC and dear Caligari that they have warmly recommended this oil and especially Taha's Ouds/Agar Aura to me! For me, a new world has revealed itself in the last few weeks in this regard :-)

As a lover of ouds - especially the varieties from Indochina and Malaysia - I was now very excited to receive my recently ordered bottle of Blue Malay and to study extensively.
First of all, I must say that the oils of Taha are clearly different from the "normal" ouds of other brands immensely. In particular, I mean the character of the oil, the way the oil behaves when it comes into contact with the air and the fragrance molecules begin to leave the skin.
(Is the case with all AA's I have tested, I will go into more detail later on what you can think of this as)

About notes and complexity I do not want to talk yet - this oil is very complex and multi-layered - rather I want to describe the feeling, so the way the oil "affects" me.

After you apply the oil and it has connected with the skin after 30s, the oil has taken its "starting position" from which you can study it perfectly. Directly you notice when inhaling that it is a "cold" oil (the term comes from PallasCC :-) ). Cold here means on the one hand that it literally cools down the respiratory tract and it lays over the face like an ice-cold blue veil. Secondly - referring to the synaesthesia of "cold" and "blue" - that the smell evokes bright blues and greens. These tones go hand in hand with the cold - not mentholated or minty, but like actual cold - alternating high frequency with deep, transparent dark green tones.
There's a whole other side to the oil, though. The colors change immensely, giving the impression of sunlight refracted off salt crystals or water droplets ... a rapid flicker of colors and nuances.

Quite deliberately, I refer to these two things here, as I am personally reminded of a transparent, yet classic profile for Malay oils. Notes of salt, jungle, water ... very hard to put the notes into words as this oil is incredibly complex. Evokes a clearing in the jungle, the sun shining on a waterfall and the rays are broken into their spectra by the spray.
This effect lasts for hours. Sometimes stronger, sometimes weaker. Again and again one is surprised by a new, different side of the Ouds and sent on a kinematic scent journey.

Regarding the projection, you can say that a "dot" on the back of the wrist ensures that you are surrounded by blue wafts all day. For me, this oil is the epitome of Malay-Oud. The reference.

Initially, I talked about how Taha's oils were different than "normal" oils. By that I mean that these oils literally glow when you apply them. They are pure, incredibly strong and have a certain transparency about them. As if the scent molecules would bump against each other and thus constantly drive up the concentration in the air.

This oil is very special and drives you crazy. If you inhale it properly you experience a "brain-buzz" or rather a "brain-freeze". You can hardly talk about it, you have to experience it yourself. It is madness
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