The actual name Khidr, is a reference to a figure in Islamic tradition who represents the archetypical Spiritual Master. Oud has always been associated with the spirit in several religious traditions and the name for this Oud is apt given the gravitas in scent form, that emerges as soon as the bottle is opened.
When I purchased Oud Khidr back in 2012 it was the darkest and most intense Hindi I had ever come across. The intervening years have not dissipated any of the old potency and the oil displays a regal and ancient ambience not found in present-day Hindis. One finds themselves irresistibly drawn into the black hole of intense attraction and as you approach the equivalent of an olfactory event-horizon, a daring thought arises. Is it possible to experience and know what lies beyond this point of no-return?
Origin: North Cachar, India
Year of Distillation: 2009