A Commanding Aid…
Also known as Moudh No 4, this precious and sublime Oudh-based elixir illuminates your being like a full moon shining in the dark of night. It serves as a commanding aid awakening dormant inner wisdoms, beauty and truths within. Powerful and captivating Oudh, derived from ancient rare Argarwood, provides hypnotising notes of sweet warm leather and mild smoked tea that melds with the scent’s uplifting evergreen Fir Needle, mild black pepper spice and fresh violets providing a nuanced and sophisticated fragrance. If you appreciate Oudh then you will be mesmerised by Moudh wanting more as it allures you, and those in your surrounds to its charm and soul stirring power.
Top: Grapefruit citrus and Black Pepper spice
Heart: Warm leather Oudh, Fir Needle and Violet
Base: Amber and balsamic Cedarwood
Featuring: Oudh (Vietnam), Orris (Indonesia), Fir needle (Siberia), Rosemary (Spain), Black Pepper (India), Cedarwood (India), Grapefruit (USA), Labdanum (Spain), Ionone Alpha Natural Isolate (EU Standards)
Learn more about the making of Moudh here
9mL / 0.3 fl.oz
100% Natural • 100% Intentional
Product of Margaret River, Western Australia
Why is Oudh one of the most expensive ingredients in the world ?
Oudh comes from a highly fragrant resin, called Agarwood, found within the wild ‘Aquilaria’ tree native to the rainforests of South East Asia and India. Its use for perfumery goes back several thousand years, and is referenced, for example, in the Old Testament several times using the term ‘aloes’. It is known as “The Wood of the Gods” used as a consecrated item for worshipping, in sacred oil blends and for ceremonial anointings. Due to its rarity, high demand, and the difficulty of harvesting it, oudh oil is one of the world’s rarest and most expensive commodities – kilo for kilo more costly than gold. Leading perfumers and investors have recently been beguiled by Agarwood’s unique scent resulting in diminishing supply as consumer demand grows and the tree from which it is sourced becomes increasingly endangered.
The scent of Oudh
Oudh descriptions can range from a deep woody smell rich in nuances – ranging from sweet undertones to earthy, smoky, honeyed, vanillic, spicy, herbaceous, amber, camphorous, creamy, light floral and sweet. Notes of leather, pepper and tobacco or sensual animalic notes resembling musk/castoreum can also be described.
Commercially, broad categories of scent are assigned to the regional variations – generally oudh from India is animalic, Cambodia fruity, and Thai oudhs sweet.
The Making of Moudh
MELIS Moudh is an evolution of our debut Motus No 4 scent. New Oudh and Violet accords were developed to create Moudh or Moudh No 4 as it’s also referred to.
MELIS Moudh took several years and a significant investment to benchmark our favourite Oudh parfums and trial various Oudh selections from multiple suppliers from various countries – including Cambodia, Thailand, India and Vietnam.nThis research enabled us to select our preferred Oudh and vision for Moudh.
The final selection was based not only on its scent, but its sustainability, traceability and accessibility for future releases. It is sourced from a reputable forest in Vietnam where the trees are sustainably harvested and periodically replanted. The trees are inoculated by hand when they reach 10 years of age; after the infection has been allowed to propagate for 2 – 5 years, the trees are manually harvested for hydro distillation.
Moudh ingredient list;
Organic Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) seed oil,
Aquilaria malaccensis (Agarwood/Oudh) oil,
Iris pallida rhizome (Orris) root extract
Citrus x paradisi (Grapefruit) peel oil,
Piper nigrum (Black Pepper) seed oil,
Cistus ladaniferus (Labdanum) leaf extract,
Cedrus atlantica (Cedarwood) oil,
Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) oil,
Abies sibirica (Fir Needle) leaf oil.
Ionone Alpha Natural Isolate (EU Standards)
Made with sustainably grown and certified Agarwood. We have on hand the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna And Flora ) certification that notes this product was legally imported and cleared.
No artificial fragrances, colours, phthalates, parabens or synthetic ingredients.
All Natural, Vegan Friendly and Cruelty Free.
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Discover one of the rarest, most expensive fragrant materials on Earth
Oud (or Oudh) comes from a highly fragrant resin, called Agarwood, found within a wild tropical ‘Aquilaria’ tree native to the rainforests of South East Asia and India. Due to its rarity, high demand, and the difficulty of harvesting it, Oud oil is one of the world’s rarest and most expensive commodities – kilo for kilo more costly than gold.
Its use for perfumery extends back several thousand years, and is referenced in the Old Testament several times using the term ‘aloes’. It is known as “The Wood of the Gods” used as a consecrated item for worshipping and often used in sacred oil blends and for ceremonial anointings. In the past, only the wealthy, noble or royal families have accessed Oud because it was so expensive.
“What we know to be true of Oud, like all natural ingredients, is that Oud will reveal its true self to its wearer as the wearer’s own consciousness and awareness of its senses expands. It can be a true love affair with the self and nature when you are in the space to allow the unfolding and acceptance of the majestic beauty of Oud,” MELIS Founder, Melissa Italiano