is that someone has already purchased Tribaljamu??
and if so, that think you?
RashiD, the first implies that the oil is special, reserved for the "elite". The second basically means "glorious" . My Arabic is rusty, so someone like acer3 may provide you with more accurate translations ...
A few years back, Sharif sent me an oud sample labled "Tasikmalaya".
It sat in a drawer for about six months before I got around to testing it.
The oil was thick and the initial impact was sweet, syrupy and very reminiscent of a CO2 extracted Hindi oud sample I had gotten from Edenbotanicals.
It quickly smoothed to a long bitter-sweet, Borneo-like finish. A mere hint of smokiness and the tiniest whisper of the barnyard were present throughout the progression of the fragrance like a shadow.
The sample is now long gone, and it leaves me in search of another one like it. Scouring the internet, I have yet to find any Indonesian ouds originating from Tasikmalaya or even generically from West Java.
I know i've been posting asking questions and stuff but i've never really introduced myself. So, i'm 21 and have been using (solely) attars for maybe the past 2 years. We have some local seller who bring down some stuff from the middle east sometimes, mainly cheap stuff from al-haramain and rasasi.
We had some bringing down ajmal mukhallats, but i didn't buy any.
Currently in my collection:
Oudh Hindi Qadeem 8-10years
Oudh Cambodi Aslee qadeem
Bait al Ateeq
Mukhallat an Najdi
Amber (from the plant i think, called Shamamatul Amber)
Kashmiri rose - I'm willing to trade some if anyone's interested.
Anyone tried a mukhallat called oudh al Imtiyaaz by bella perfumes?
Rachid where did you find the posts about bait al ateeq? and how did u find them, I can't even search the group posts for anything!!!
I am using the summary. It's in the second one... Search using different words - bait, bayt, beit, beyt etc.
Let me know if you can't find it, i'll try find and copy/paste for you *smiles*
Hawk sorry, i don't think you can search threads. I have a summary of the discussions which can be viewed in M$ word format. Let me know your e-mail and i can send it to you.
oh I thought I was the only one who doesn't have the search option! thanks for the offer Rachid
One of the nicest Ouds I have tried from Sharif is his 50 year old Burmese Oud. That is one awesome oil!
what qualities improves in oud when is aged?