Letter to Mr.B., Master Distiller: Aged Hindi Oud (32 years old)
I just couldn’t wait for the weekend! This morning I transferred your oil to a glass bottle and I’ve spent the last couple of hours getting to know it. Mr. B.- I’m in heaven! I feel so fortunate to have experienced this sweet, soothing oil! I know we’re going to spend many tranquil and dreamy hours together.
I’ve written down some things it reminds me of, though words don’t do it justice:
-the scent of very worn deerskin that has become so soft you can pull it through a wedding ring
-the scent of a gentle fire just as the first breath of smoke appears
-the scent of moist plums stored in an old wooden crock, dusted with cinnamon and doused in port wine
-the scent of moss baking in the afternoon sun
-the scent of a cello’s belly that has been played for many years
-the touch of my mother’s cool lips kissing my forehead when I’m sick
-the smoothness of a dark wooden ball that has been lovingly palmed by generations of children
-the smoldering darkness of crushed, midnight silk velvet
-the crystalline depth of molten topaz and black diamonds
-the lined and wizened face of “Crazy Thunder”, Oglala Lakota chief
-the steadiness of a tombak
-the delightful mystery of fireflies
Mr. B.- Although I am unable to describe the smoothness, composure and allure of this scent in a way that captures its beauty, one thing I can say for sure: it is the scent of serenity.
Thank you for sending it to me.
With warm regards,
A recent distillation of Mr. B’s Hindi oud will soon be available from Enfleurage, New York City (888) 387-0300