Guide & Tips To Apply Your Oud

Applying Oud Oil Part 1

Swipe a healthy 
serving of your Oud oil
on your wrist with the
bottle's applicator

Rub the oil gently with
the index finger, 
leaving a sheen of oil
on your wrist

Begin to put some of 
the Oud which is on
your finger between
the neck and ear area

Follow the same steps
to get the opposite
neck area scented with
Applying Oud Oil Part 2

Dab a drop of Oud oil
from the applicator 
stick onto the palm
of your right hand

Gently rub the two 
palms together

Proceed to run your 
scented palms on the
area between the 
lower neck and head

For a more potent
broadcasting effect,
run your Oud scented
palms on your shoulders
Burning Oud Wood

Prepare the coal over
a low stove fire while
breaking the Oud wood
chips into smaller
pieces. Start to get
your burner ready to
receive the coal by 
wrapping a thin sheet
of aluminium foil over it

After you have safely
place the coal on the 
burner using a tong,
take the piece of Oud
wood that you intend
to burn and place it
on top of the ignited
coal, the nice Oud 
smell will begin to 

As the scented smoke
rises, traditionally,
people will start to cup
their hands right above
the burner. At this time,
you can see the melting
resin of the agarwood.
The most precious 
element of the Oud wood
begins to melt away!

Proceed to scent your
clothes and the inner
part of your garments
with the fragrant incense
smoke. You can also
scent the corners of 
your house by walking
with the burner and 
let the fragrant smoke
fill the entire house.

Here are more neat tricks to get the most out of your Oud:

Tip 1.
There is a way to get your Oud essence lasting longer on you -
If you like it 'long and loud', you can put some Oud Oil on the accessories that you are wearing (bracelets, rings) and the inner side of your cuffs and shirt collar (warning: our Oud essence will stain your clothes and the scent will last for days on your fabric even after washing!)
As skin absorbs moisture, so will it absorb your Oud faster than when it is applied on static things such as your bracelet and shirts. Though it might last longer on these static items, the scent that will develop will not be as layered and full of depth.
We find that this is due to the skin's natural elements when reacting with the natural essence of Oud. This wonderful combination of the two properties - your skin and the Oud - will release a more profound and complex layer of Oud scents and notes that are full of depth - more depth than it would have on a surface other than your skin. Unfortunately, this will only be for as long as the Oud essence lasts, but once the drydown kicks in, you will have a scent that will linger for quite some time that leaves you wanting to smell more.
Tip 2.
When burning Oud wood chips, it is always better to burn it 'clean' on a mica plate that can commonly be found for burning incense. This will ensure that you get a 'cleaner' scent out of your burned Oud wood, as burning on coal requires that you not prepare the coal too hot, lest you will have some 'coal scent notes' together with your Oud wood scent during fumigation.
The best way to optimally heat up the coal is not through the stove but rather by a blowtorch lighter you can get for lighting up cigars. Just aim to torch the far sides of the 4 sided squarish coal instead of the middle part of it, and immediately place your Oud chip on the middle spot once you have done lighting. The heat from the sides will slowly move up to the middle of the coal and will give the slow burning effect on your Oud. The scent will be longer lasting and better smelling (without the coal notes) this way. The traditional way of burning is with a burner and coal and that is how we like to do it.
Tip 3.
A good tip to get the whole house absolutely fragrant with your Oud wood smoke and enhance its scent during fumigation is to run your good old steam bath. Ensure that the whole bathroom is steamed up, and proceed to get some Oud smoking in your bathroom. The scent that will linger thereafter will be so lasting that it can cause your whole house to be scented with Oud!
Tip 4.
Using an apparatus like a piece of newspaper to fan the Oud smoke during the fumigation process will also help to get more scent out from the incense smoke through to every corner of your house or the areas that you want to scent. Keep in mind not to fan directly at the coal though, as you would not want the coal ashes to be taken off its seat at the burner.
Tip 5.
Making use of the coal ashes, piling it up and using it as a bed for your Oud wood splinters will give you a cleaner and more accurate scent profile of your Oud wood, devoid of the charcoal smell.
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