In case you wish to know, King Super grade is like Kinam/Kyara grade equivalent. In his grading representation, anything above super grade would be sinking grade quality.
All sink in water.
Thanks for the link, bluemoon. Interesting article...providing insight into the subtleties of oud production. I love to read Trygve's posts about her travels. I live vicariously through her. Perhaps in the second 50 years of my life I will be free to travel and experience the scents and flavors of other parts of the world.
dred, I am finally wearing some Duro and Indian Spice (both from samples). It IS a wonderful combination. I have some Indian Spice on its way and am looking forward to more wearings all on its own. The Duro/Indian Spice combo is gorgeous though.
i was about to type this long thing but I am going to take it over to the perfume thread before people get mad at me!
This question is for any and all to answer...
I have recently become more interesting in Vetiver. In your experience, which of your ouds, if any, seem to have a vetiver like nuance? Thanks.
Borneos for sure. Sumatran Oud has some similarities to Madagascar vetiver but fir sure not the same.
I have this one patcholi hydrodistilled essence and it smells like rotten tomatoes to me ... it's brown in colour not something I would like to wear ... if ever I was to use Vetiver in a blend, I would use the green one.
I wish ASAQ cambodhis lasted longer on my skin....the more I try em the more I like em...but not as like a good oud I want to smell on my hand all day...but more of like one I put on my body that I want myself to smell like...if that makes any sense...I think I am going to have to buy a whole tola of the aged cambodi to wear all over......weird its not like a good oud like Tahas or ensars.....but I like the smell? if that makes sense lol.
I sure wish I had bluemoon's writing skill because I would love to create a poem for Agaraura's Indian Spice. It is an awesome oud! I can't wait to explore it further.