This morning, I forgot to put on perfume because I was in a hurry.
Now, in the evening I have felt the notion to smell something warm, homely, and animalic in a human way.
I have chosen a Malaysian oud oil
which was part of a sample pack I ordered on the net (Oudh.co.uk have changed their lineup by now).
It is far away from the usual synthetic ouds. It is woody with a mustiness that smells like pure live, not rotten. The smell is woody-strawy, organic, and somehow it gets you with a pure nature appeal (at least, me). It is a familiar smell. I get scent pictures of sisal, wicker works, but also of hamster cages or the monkey house at the zoo.
Pure oud oils are truly a niche withing niche perfumery (given that you accept the word perfume to be used on a raw material).
I guess I am not ready yet with the secret world of Dehnal Oud. The best source for it seems to be Ensaroud at the moment, and they also sell samples.