Agarwood oil thread.

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  1. MrP
    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.
  2. bluemoon
    bluemoon
    For the moment I've had enough lessons in non-attachment to last me a good while, MrP :-)

    You know your Sweet China 'turned'. So far mine is OK. I don't mind experimenting on Sweet China with the "Oxygen Barrier" when it's back in stock (next week).
  3. MrP
    MrP
    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.
  4. bluemoon
    bluemoon
    I like it's resinous, labdanum-like undertone spiked with cocoa. It seems a little anemic compared to the oils I've been smelling.
  5. MrP
    MrP
    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...
  6. MrP
    MrP
    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.
  7. divinemama
    divinemama
    "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."

    That sounds interesting MrP. That is the China Exclusive? I assume it is more expensive than the Sweet China and needs to be special requested. Does the Sweet China also have that type of labdanum note, to a less extent.

    "...resinous, labdanum-like undertone spiked with cocoa." That also sounds good, bluemoon. Please let us know how that oxygen barrier works out.
  8. bluemoon
    bluemoon
    Sweet China- I mean uninteresting, "holey" , missing a middle note.
  9. MrP
    MrP
    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.
  10. divinemama
    divinemama
    Oh thanks, MrP.
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