- 31st January 2010, 08:39 PM
Just busted out the Oudline Malinau - I have some in a filled bottle (little oxygen exposure) and some in a little vial I carry around - the little vial is mostly empty, so a lot of oxygen exposure. I haven't compared the two side-by-side, but the oil in the small bottle (poured off from the November purchase) is SUPER smooth. It does not smell like vanilla exactly, ] but it has an impression that is vanilla-like - a kind of creme brulee quality. It's no Borneo 3000, but it is a totally addicting oil. Taha, I am envious of your experience with Borneo ouds or Malinau ouds if this is not as smooth as what you are used to. I wish Oudline had some other mechanism for sales to the US - it is expensive to pay for and ship a order from them.
- 31st January 2010, 08:46 PM
I poured off the Sweet China into a small bottle when it was down to 2 ml. The residue in the original bottle is where I detect the rancidity. How do you like the Sweet China, by the way?
Oh yeah, and sorry about those lessons, whatever they may be. They are never much fun.
- 31st January 2010, 09:07 PM
Anemic? That stuff smells intense to me. Do you mean thin, or non-complex? Have you smelled the China Exclusive (Hainan unmixed with whatever Ensar mixes into the Sweet China as part of his "secret recipe")? I feel like I keep posting about this oil, but it is amazing in all of its stinky glory, and either it has gotten better or I am becoming desensitized...
- 31st January 2010, 09:23 PM
Yeah... I get labdanum but (thank goodness) without the cloying can't-be-washed-off-for-three-days-cow-manure smell that actual labdanum leaves on my skin. I think those China oils kind of express the best aspects of the labdanum type aroma.
- 31st January 2010, 09:58 PM
The China Exclusive is cheaper - I believe the Sweet China has a more expensive Borneo oil mixed in with it to sweeten it up a bit. I think the Sweet is usually about $100 more pricey than the "exclusive". The names aren't really meaningful in this sense.