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Assam Kasturi pure Musk oil - ASM MUSK

Sale price Price $625.00 Regular price

Indian Assam Kasturi musk is indisputably one of the best musks in the world. Usually described as the most lustful and enticing, there is just something about this musk that set it apart from all the others and that is the heat. Yes, it’s strange and beautiful how different kinds of musk have different profiles and scent accords but this one has a totally different element; musk is almost always associated with the element of earth, with the ground and the jungle but this is surprisingly hot; you can actually feel the heat coming out of it when you smell it, and strangely enough, this will be the exact opposite after wearing it or having it on the skin for a short while as it will change dramatically to a very cold oil.

As Mr. Ali Attar mentions “In the diaries and records of my grandfather when he made this oil, he mentioned that he purchased this musk (as pods) from an old Guru (shaman or herbal doctor) from the region of Assam and that person told him that this musk can equally be used as a medicine or a perfume, but if it was made by a righteous and dedicated man it will be both a medicine and a perfume as “musk will give you as much as you give to musk”. That sentence of wisdom from that guru dramatically affected my grandfather and became his favorite slogan and he passed it down as a standard and a mantra - that’s one of the reasons why we treat musk differently and it’s always on the very top shelves anywhere we have perfumes or oils.”

The first nose:

Hot spices, deep dark jungle, earth, oud, trees, and sandalwood. Very powerful and maybe a little intimidating but that is to be expected from a pure musk oil made with the original Arabic attar recipe and left to beautifully age and mature for more than 100 years. Don’t let the heat or the power scare you it’s a test to keep away the faint hearted and those who haven’t reached the maturity and understanding of natural perfumery.

The opening is deep woody, musky with a spicy and sweet note, dominant black pepper, rose, sandalwood, hints of cardamom and glove; if I had to describe it in one word it would be “intoxicating”.

The dry down: after few minutes the dry down is both unique and completely different from the opening, as the dry down will radically change to a cold breezy, shiny scent, with notes of leather, incense and Indian rose, clean and smooth.

We will guarantee that this oil will last a minimum of 10 hours on the skin, 24 hours on hair, 3 days on clothes and your whole life on a carrier (waraqa, mouillette, strips, scent tasting paper, or whatever it’s called nowadays).

About this oil:

100 years old in real time (not through aging or any other process)

Exclusive (this oil is exclusive to the house of the perfumist and you will not find it anywhere else)

Authentic (made through one of the oldest Arabic recipes of musk)

Natural (we put our name, guarantee and 3 times your money back on it)

Pure (made with essential oils like rose and sandalwood, no hidden materials or unethical stuff)

Artisan (fully in-house, made in very small and limited batches)

 

Our promise:

No matter who you are, where you are, or what you do. If this is not one of the best real musk oils that you have ever smelled in your life, we will gladly give you your money back.

Category:

Extinct – Rarest – Cannot be found anymore. These are the rarest raw materials on the planet, museum quality oils. These oils cannot be found, replicated, or re-generated. There are such very limited amounts that they get sold by the milligram. The people who work and deal with these oils around the world can be counted on one hand. The majority of the time, these oils will be restricted to royalties and billionaires. The lowest age of these oils starts from 50 years old going up to 500 years old. Anyone who holds one of these oils holds an experience that is exclusive to one human being on this planet. Only 0.0001 percent of the population will have the privilege of experiencing the power of this olfactory.

 

Very limited – Extremely Rare – Extremely hard to find. These are oils that it’s simply a matter of time, and by that, we mean a few years, before it goes to the previous category (extinct). These are oils that most probably were a symbol of luxury and opulence throughout the ages and very few privileged people in history had the chance to enjoy them. Only 0.001 percent of the population will have the privilege of experiencing the power of this olfactory.

 

Limited – Rare – Hard to find. This is the lowest of the categories we have but it’s still considered by many as a pinnacle to express class, luxury, and taste in its most aromatic form. These are very limited oils, very hard to make and very few have access to them. These oils are not extinct, and we really hope they won’t be anytime soon, but they are simply rare because of the raw material they are extracted from, the process and the quality in the making and distillation. Again, these are all 100% natural oils, very concentrated and very powerful, and they will dominate in comparison with any alcohol-based perfume or cologne in every single aspect, every single time. By maximum measurement, only 0.01 percent of the population will have the privilege of experiencing the power of this olfactory.

 

 

Element:

Water – Air – Fire – Earth

 

Spirit:

Flower/fruity – Oud/woody – Musk/animalistic – Ambergris/aromatic

 

Longevity:

Light: 3 to 5 hours

Middle: 5 to 7 hours

Long: 7 to 10 hours

 

Distance:

Intimate: 1 to 3 feet

Personal: 3 to 5 feet

Aggressive: 5 to 10 feet

 

This oil: Extinct, Fire, Musk/animalistic, long, Aggressive

 

We could’ve easily listed those oils in any of the private perfume auctions, sold it directly to one of our Royal clients, or simply transferred it to a perfume museum for a multiplied price, but we didn’t!

Because we want people to know about it, smell it, experienced it so they can love it and appreciate it then and only then we will have a real chance of saving it.

This oil was made over a 100 years ago way before the musk deer was endangered the musk was mainly made from picked ground musk and not hunted animals, as this was the main way of collecting it in many regions. This was way before the major companies and the black-market traders over sourced it.

Many people are oblivious about Musk, and that is the reason why we are doing this we want to shed light on the subject, introduce real musk to people, and bring attention, awareness, and education to the people and community can move and act to protect the musk deer and other important species.

Finally, everything we offer, sell, and make is 100% NO- KILL, ethical, and eco-friendly and we carry that code very sincerely and seriously.

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