DM put a drop of the calambac on cloth too. it takes alot longer to reach the sweetness.
when I wear em I like to put a drop on my sweatshirt or whatever I am wearing. a little on each forearm and a drop on my neck. this way i can smell how its evolving on my arms and on my shirt.....if you just put it on skin its like you miss alot of it....and cant savor the evolution.
Per yours and others advice, I have been putting my ouds on both skin and my clothes. It does make a difference.
On clothes, it lasts for a very long time ...
Rashid- although the smell of the ASAQs are ok...they are very linear and do not come close to the complexity and amazingness or agaraura or oriscent. ....i think you will find them very linear and boring.....if you want to pay $3500 per tola for an ASAQ...thaqeel is amazing.....but that is really the only good ASAQ...well that one and kalakassi. you really cant beat the price for the quality you get with agaraura's cambodhis. It is head and shoulders better then ASAQs $300 per tola ouds.
Ajmal is probably the worst of the big houses ouds....their sprays and mukhallats are pretty good...but their ouds are kinda bad. not much depth to them at all....I dont think they even have oud in them.
AO I have only tried a couple and they just didnt impress me at all.
out of the 3 houses in the 100-200 per 1/4 tola range...ASAQs are probably the best...but for $200 you cant beat the quality of agaraura.
BTW I posted in here because they told us not to post in that thread you posted in anymore.
I actually like some Ajmals higher end Ouds like their Oud Moattaq and Dehn al Oud Special. They have another one that is their best but I have not smelled it yet. I see Zahras has a new list of some of Ajmals Ouds. They do contain real Ouds but most of them are not all that great compared to the companies you mentioned. Their cheaps Ouds for sure are fake though.
Can someone describe the scent difference between normal and smoked cambodi oudh?
The smoked Mattak Cambodi from ASAQ well has a slight smokey smell that is not over powering to me at all, just gives it a slightly different twist. Reguler Cambodi tends to be sweet and woody while the smoked is just a little smokey.
Just like abubakr said exactly on skin the aged is sweet and woody....where the smoked is the same scent but has a slight smokey scent to it.....now one thing he didnt mention is on cloth the smoked one has a little bit of an anamilic...then after a few hours it turns sweet....where as on the skin it turns sweet almost instantly....well within 15 min anyway.
I would like to know how the 16 year is compared to the regular aged one. better quality?
Bluemoon said on here somewhere that its one of her favs....next to thaqeel that is. nothing is on the level of thaqeel...but its one of the better cheaper ones.
About Hindian Oudhs and chips , it contains Indolic elements ?