Look, I understand that perfume houses want to create new molecules they can patent, so we get 1,2,3-alpha gamma lama methyl bethyl triethyl oudl caboodle acid that does not smell even remotely like Oud. (Note: Liberties have been taken with chemical description). But the chemical constituents of Oud are known. So why not take a barrel of alpha agarofuran and a keg of 3-phenyl, 2-butanone, throw in a cup of alpha-cubenene, and a pinch or two of whatever favorite sesquiterpenes you have in the back of your fridge from the last time, mix on ‘frappe’ until the soft-peak stage, bake uncovered at 325 degrees for 45 minutes and allow to cool completely before bottling? I mean really, what’s with all this slogging through muddy jungles? Why doesn’t anyone just buy the known ingredients, mix them in their proper proportions and see how they smell? Hmmm?