The house of Abdul Samad Al Qureshi is proud of its heritage and expertise in Oud and perfume that spans across more than 150 years. Its brilliant success started back in 1852 and has been passed down from generation to generation.
This 100 year old oud oil is exclusively found in the house of Abdul Samad Al Qurashi and is one of very few from the vintage pre-2014 batch; a legendary fusion revealing with its magical scent the secrets of a long majestic history produced by Abdul Samad Al Qurashi. It is your good fortunate that a private collector approached me to list his unused bottle on Scent Legends which is an honour for me and the site.
As all our full bottles are sold in an unused state, I was not able to ascertain the scent of this oud, except through smelling the aroma that somehow escaped through the dip stick when I careful unscrewed the cap. A unique olfactory signature running through the myriad notes that presented themselves makes you want to sniff until your nose hurts.
However, I definitely could not do justice to this description without applying some of this wonderful aromatic on my skin and so relied on this wonderful review I found on Basenotes.
"I realize, as I am sitting down to write this review, that there is no accurate way for me to describe what a hundred-year old oud smells like. The best I can do is to say that it is unami, that Japanese word for the fifth taste, one that is packed ten deep with savory, sweet, salty, and sour notes, all piled in on top of each other so that the taste buds receive a complex sensation that is part taste, part smell, part feeling. Foods that are rich in unami, for example, are aged Parmesan cheese, aged balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, breast milk, and fine wines. In fact, if you have ever tasted any of these things and tried to describe them to someone has hasn't, then you will know what I mean when I say it is a struggle to come up with accurate vocabulary."
And there you have it... 1 bottle, 3g, in the original packaging as new.