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  1. What is Oud?

    by , 3rd February 2013 at 11:01 AM (Possum-Pie's making sense of scents)
    Agarwood, also known as oud, Aoud, oodh or agar, is a dark resinous heartwood that forms in Aquilaria and Gyrinops trees. When the tree is infected by a mold, it's immune response produces this thick rich smelling oil. Like different wines grown in different locations, oud depends on where and when it was grown. It comes from Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, the Phillip pines, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Malaysia, China, and India. I believe most oud is produced in plantations of trees planted by suppliers.You ...

    Updated 3rd February 2013 at 11:06 AM by Possum-Pie

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  2. Suspending Sniff 'n' Speak Saturdays

    Quote Originally Posted by Quarry View Post
    Given Basenotes' recent/recurring connection issues and the leveling off of participation in SotD threads, I'm going to cease dedicating a thread to SnS. Once upon a time, the theme subjects were discussed in depth, and we challenged ourselves to try new scents. These threads have become good reference resources, so, I'll blog the material seen below, in case anyone wants to again finds those links.

    Thank you for contributing to the fun and knowledge, BNers.

    See you in
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  3. Your Favourite Winter Fragrance

    just wanted to know your favourite winter fragrances
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  4. Wonderous Strange

    by , 27th January 2013 at 02:00 PM (Possum-Pie's making sense of scents)
    When the average person thinks of fragrances, they think of Rose, Jasmine, citrus, powder. But there is a whole world of unusual avant garde niche fragrances with strange notes like petrol, tar, civet, and caramel. Some of these offerings are a challenge to wear. I love the smell of a good gourmand such as caramel, vanilla, and chocolate, just not radiating away from me in church. go to Basenotes Fragrance Directory, and click on the advanced tab. Start putting in notes like Gasoline, tar, ...
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  5. Recommended Montale fragrances

    I'm looking to expand my Montale collection and would really like to hear your thoughts on your favourite ones? I currently own:

    Black Aoud
    Blue Amber
    Chocolate Greedy
    Dark Aoud

    If anybody has any samples for swap/sale I'd be interested as well!
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