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  1. AmritA
    AmritA
    Light smoke notes will be nice accord.
  2. Profumo
    Profumo
    Sybarites, your definition rich, deep and ancient suits me perfectly. Also Amita agrees with thatis also true. Oud is a gem in itself, I shall avoid pairing it with an other essence. Other essences should exalt the pure Oud making it even more Oud. They should be there but not percieved as such, only as integral part of the oud. Like a new variety of oud, After Indian, Cambogian or Laos Oud, the definition of I am seeking is "An Oud better than Oud".
  3. mumsy
    mumsy
    I love the idea of exhalting the 'ancient'. It could evoke the mysterious aspects and the spiritual aspects of some deity wearing oud. Maybe to capture a mere breath beside it and within it.... of the persons wearing it, their warm body and skin, the hot and humid air that they breath, the rustle of silk or damask, the leather of their shoes, the spice in their food, the incense burning on the table, the rare fruits in the bowl, the wafting of the forest through the window, the flowers in the beautiful garden, not any one, but the sum of them on the air..... somehow capturing the voluptuousness of luxury....
  4. Puente
    Puente
    I also agree with the others. "Ancient" is an excellent word to describe what an ultimate Oud should smell like. After all, if I'm not mistaken, the best Oud is found in the wild where the trees have been saturated with the resin for 60 or more years.

    "Ancient" sounds to me like entering a temple in Arabia or India where Oud, among other woods and resins, are burned on a daily bases and the walls are saturated with the scent. Sounds enticing and holy.
  5. Renegade
    Renegade
    Well, what I am imagining is that you will make the oud more "alive", probably with some subliminal doses of your animal essences. Ambergris comes to mind for me. And I know from dipping in and out of the huge oud thread on here that a lot of oud lovers also love ambergris.
  6. Anuar
    Oud alone by itself is already far supreme to be contested by any other fragrances.
    I wonder why should dehnal oud which is so pure and very delicate to produce need to undergo a inferior process to downgrade the Oud to a perfume class
  7. Profumo
    Profumo
    Ancient comes to your mind because Oud is an archetypal smell. It is at the foundament of Kodo, the japanese Zen of perfume, the spiritual "Way of Scent".
    Ambergris is a good idea.
  8. masstika
    masstika
    Oud...that magical elixir. I have been a Oud enthusiast for a while now and I am glad that you have decided to take it on. I have recently tried a Bengali Oud oil from Agaraura and it is fantastic. It has all the Indian hearty notes and non of the fecal/barnyard notes associated with Indian Ouds. I have a few of Oriscent oils (currently named Ensar ouds) from Borneo Kinam to Oud Nuh. They are all fantastic that it is quite difficult to think of anything to add to them. I think it is a difficult challenge to come up with something new that has not been tried before. What with all the big Arabian Oud houses that have mixed oud with everything on this planet from Roses, Frankincense, saffron, mus and amber to name a few. Personally, I have been toying with layering where I would put on first say patchouli EO and when it dries down I would add a drop of Oud. I have also tried it with Grapfruit E.O. and it was fantastic (it made the oil like a Borneo Oil with fruity notes).
    The thing that I have been searching for and have not found is a oud mix that smells like a fine Japanese Aloeswood or Kyara incense sticks. (mix of cloves, cinnamon and star anise to name a few ingredients). The main aim should be for the additional ingredients to showcase the oud oil , to envelop it in a lush kuftan (Arabic garment) as opposed to conquering it. I am looking forward to your next step.
  9. Profumo
    Profumo
    Oud alone by itself is already far supreme to be contested by any other fragrances.
    I wonder why should dehnal oud which is so pure and very delicate to produce need to undergo a inferior process to downgrade the Oud to a perfume class

    You are right Anuar, and this is exactly what I do not want to do. It is like jewellery, because we are dealing here really with olfactory jewels, a perfect ruby can be exhibited and admired for itself, but when you set it into a golden ring with small diamonds, the rubi's perfection is underlined and even enhanced by the other gems. This is my idea, an Oud better than Oud.
  10. Profumo
    Profumo
    Masstika, I am realizing that what I intend to do is what the oud fans would like to see. being myself an Oud lover since the eighties it is understandable that we have a similarity of views on the subject.
    I think that all the Oud perfumes produced so far have paved the way to a wider audience for a real full Oud as the arabs love it. This would not have been possible only five years ago.
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