- 30th May 2011, 02:27 PM
- 30th May 2011, 02:40 PM
Organic1 - I'd like to think some magnifincense-quality sellers are out there... I got a couple of blah oils from them but 80% were just great and priced as you say. Can't figure out where prices for such oils should be today. I know this is not a popular view here, but i do think reality is being distorted a bit by the high-end luxury niche sellers that get so much focus here, just not sure how much. $200 1/4 I am convinced is a bit steep (not talking about the luxury custom oils) but I'd be wary of stuff at $20 per 1/4 tola.
- 30th May 2011, 03:32 PM
Next time I have some spare $, I will try that first source and report back. They also stock a Lao and Cambodian Oud. Their scent descriptions are generic and copied from Baieido ad copy, but maybe there is a language barrier...
- 30th May 2011, 04:34 PM
I don't mean reality is distorted in a dishonest sense. What I mean is that a lot of people here favor the excellent and (appropriately) expensive stuff, so the general sense one gets from reading stuff here over time is that Oud is a nearly unaffordable luxury item where one needs to pay $150+ per 1/4 tola to just get low end oil.
I think that in fact, with a little effort, those who can't afford such items can get decent, enjoyable oud for much less than this. Make sense?
It is clear there is a desire for and need for justifiably expensive luxury oud. It's not for me, but that is my problem. It is nice to know it exists and to get the occasional whiff!
- 30th May 2011, 05:02 PM
Yeah, it's too bad. I don't think of Oud in the same way I think of good mint oil or clove oil - I mean I would NEVER use it as a medicine or allow it to get into my mouth. I just treat it as a beautiful aroma of uncertain purity and safety. I know this makes the whole "pure affordable Oud" question difficult but that's just the way it is sadly.