Tell us what you know: Ruh Khus

    Tell us what you know: Ruh Khus

    post #1 of 13
    Thread Starter 
    This is the place where you can discuss everything about Ruh Khus impressions, best sources and suppliers, general tips, etc.
    post #2 of 13
    Thread Starter 
    Ruhul Khas No.1, Ajmal

    Extremely linear without any harsh opening or creaminess apparent. Instead, what is detectable is a fresh vegetal greenness thats not too earthy more like mildew or algae (in other words, pond water). Its also uplifting yet calming to smell, and lasts quite well. Possesses a lovely dark green hue.


    Ruh Khus, White Lotus Aromatics

    Almost smells exactly like Ruhul Khas No.1, with the exception of an unattractive (and sometimes intrusive) asparagus-like note that never completely goes away. Personally, the Ajmal version is much preferred (and it also lasts considerably longer on the skin).
    post #3 of 13
    Hello, I'm no expert but would love to join in.

    This was from Attarpark on ebay. It was labeled as "Khus oil". Colour is deep green. Initial opening on skin is really strongly peanuty (perhaps what Trebor refers to as "fresh vegetal greenness"). Much less of the iodinic/dark earth notes found in my Haitian vetiver sample. Neither is the opening particularly warm. The warmth builds later, with some sweet-spiciness. The drydown is also not as rich as my Haitian sample. The peanut note stays just discernible for quite some time. All in all a more fresh, transparent version of vetiver.
    post #4 of 13
    Thread Starter 
    AlHamr, even though I don't find Khus vetiver as tenacious as some other varieties, I found it to be longer lasting than the Haitian vetivers. Maybe my dislike of the Haitian drydown may have affected my perception of their overall performance, I don't know for sure.

    Your description sounds spot-on, though! You should try either Sri Lankan vetiver or wild Indian vetiver for a more prominent nutty vibe.
    post #5 of 13
    Concerning Ajmal's Ruhul Khas No.1, does anyone know wether it gets better with age, like other Vetiver oils reputedly do?

    Thanks in advance for enlightening me.
    post #6 of 13
    Thread Starter 
    Hi, grabuge.

    Ruhul Khas No.1 should be no different from any other vetiver essential oil. So, yes, it should.
    post #7 of 13
    With only the two to refer to, I have to admin the Khus is impressively long-lived - easily 12 hours for a good dab. I don't think I need longer than that. Still prefer the haitian though!
    post #8 of 13
    'Hi, grabuge.

    Ruhul Khas No.1 should be no different from any other vetiver essential oil. So, yes, it should.'

    Thanks, Trebor.
    post #9 of 13

    Ajmal's Ruhul Khas No.1, as sold by Zahras, has suddenly gone from USD $30 to USD $55 for a tola.

    Does anyone know of another supplier for it?

    Not that it would necessarily be more affordable elsewhere but who knows?

    Thank you.

    post #10 of 13
    Thread Starter 
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by grabugeView Post

    Ajmal's Ruhul Khas No.1, as sold by Zahras, has suddenly gone from USD $30 to USD $55 for a tola.

    Does anyone know of another supplier for it?

    Not that it would necessarily be more affordable elsewhere but who knows?

    Thank you.

    Thanks for the heads-up. Sadly, I have no idea as to where else you can obtain it.

    Do you know if other prices at Zahras have increased?

    post #11 of 13

    I just got my Ruh Khus from white lotus aromatics and Im surprised how different it is from the vetiver eo 's like Haitian or Reuion islands.It has a strange note in there that i think maybe tainted by my bad experience i had with ruh khus from scents of earth,which has the same strange note but 1000x worse.The white lotus one is nice maybe just need to get used to it,it has a lovely menthol note that is very intriguing and is soothing and cool.

    its getting cold now in oz,maybe i will need to wait till summer to get the most out it,or so i've heard.My girlfriend says its smells like timber.So I like the complexity of the oil and look forward to the summer.


    Edited by Star Code - 5/20/13 at 5:40am
    post #12 of 13
    Thread Starter 
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Star CodeView Post

    I just got my Ruh Khus from white lotus aromatics and Im surprised how different it is from the vetiver eo 's like Haitian or Reuion islands.It has a strange note in there that i think maybe tainted by my bad experience i had with ruh khus from scents of earth,which has the same strange note but 1000x worse.The white lotus one is nice maybe just need to get used to it,it has a lovely menthol note that is very intriguing and is soothing and cool.

    its getting cold now in oz,maybe i will need to wait till summer to get the most out it,or so i've heard.My girlfriend says its smells like timber.So I like the complexity of oil and look forward to the summer.

    LOL! Ruh Khus is the most distinctive vetiver essential oil I've tried so far. Where there tends to be clear olfactory parallels between the other varieties (especially during the drydown), Ruh Khus forges its own unique olfactory path.

    Star Code, I really didn't know what to think, when I first sampled it, so I would advise you to give it some time. Warmer weather may also help you to appreciate it a bit more. However, it's going to take you a good 3-6 wears for its charms to fully sink in (if at all).

    For those in the US having problems obtaining Ajmal's Ruhul Khas No.1, the White Lotus Aromatics equivalent would be the next best option.

    post #13 of 13
    Thread Starter 

    Rhus Khus, Pure Incense

    This one's very different for two main reasons: colour and aroma.

    Colour-wise, it doesn't possess the typical dark green hue, normally associated with this variety of vetiver oil, but is a murky brownish-green instead.

    As for the aroma, a damp smokiness briefly makes an unexpected appearance, before a crude vegetal sweetness seeps in. It's only after a few minutes that it resembles other Rhus Khus offerings. The mildew aura is vaguely present, but it also exudes a noticeably sweeter, creamier and earthier demeanour. Overall, compared to the Ajmal and White Lotus Aromatics equivalents, it lacks the freshness, clarity and greenness of either.

    While I'm still on the fence about its qualities, going by the price per ml, I was expecting a lot more.

    class="

    7/6/12 at 6:49am

    Trebor said:



    This is the place where you can discuss everything about Ruh Khus impressions, best sources and suppliers, general tips, etc.

    7/18/12 at 6:59am

    Trebor said:



    Ruhul Khas No.1, Ajmal

    Extremely linear without any harsh opening or creaminess apparent. Instead, what is detectable is a fresh vegetal greenness thats not too earthy more like mildew or algae (in other words, pond water). Its also uplifting yet calming to smell, and lasts quite well. Possesses a lovely dark green hue.


    Ruh Khus, White Lotus Aromatics

    Almost smells exactly like Ruhul Khas No.1, with the exception of an unattractive (and sometimes intrusive) asparagus-like note that never completely goes away. Personally, the Ajmal version is much preferred (and it also lasts considerably longer on the skin).

    1/28/13 at 1:47am

    AlHamr said:



    Hello, I'm no expert but would love to join in.

    This was from Attarpark on ebay. It was labeled as "Khus oil". Colour is deep green. Initial opening on skin is really strongly peanuty (perhaps what Trebor refers to as "fresh vegetal greenness"). Much less of the iodinic/dark earth notes found in my Haitian vetiver sample. Neither is the opening particularly warm. The warmth builds later, with some sweet-spiciness. The drydown is also not as rich as my Haitian sample. The peanut note stays just discernible for quite some time. All in all a more fresh, transparent version of vetiver.

    2/10/13 at 4:36pm

    Trebor said:



    AlHamr, even though I don't find Khus vetiver as tenacious as some other varieties, I found it to be longer lasting than the Haitian vetivers. Maybe my dislike of the Haitian drydown may have affected my perception of their overall performance, I don't know for sure.

    Your description sounds spot-on, though! You should try either Sri Lankan vetiver or wild Indian vetiver for a more prominent nutty vibe.

    2/15/13 at 10:48pm

    grabuge said:



    Concerning Ajmal's Ruhul Khas No.1, does anyone know wether it gets better with age, like other Vetiver oils reputedly do?

    Thanks in advance for enlightening me.

    2/16/13 at 2:03pm

    Trebor said:



    Hi, grabuge.

    Ruhul Khas No.1 should be no different from any other vetiver essential oil. So, yes, it should.

    2/18/13 at 9:24am

    AlHamr said:



    With only the two to refer to, I have to admin the Khus is impressively long-lived - easily 12 hours for a good dab. I don't think I need longer than that. Still prefer the haitian though!

    2/26/13 at 8:53pm

    grabuge said:



    'Hi, grabuge.

    Ruhul Khas No.1 should be no different from any other vetiver essential oil. So, yes, it should.'

    Thanks, Trebor.

    5/16/13 at 6:57pm

    grabuge said:



    Ajmal's Ruhul Khas No.1, as sold by Zahras, has suddenly gone from USD $30 to USD $55 for a tola.

    Does anyone know of another supplier for it?

    Not that it would necessarily be more affordable elsewhere but who knows?

    Thank you.

    5/17/13 at 9:15am

    Trebor said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by grabugeView Post

    Ajmal's Ruhul Khas No.1, as sold by Zahras, has suddenly gone from USD $30 to USD $55 for a tola.

    Does anyone know of another supplier for it?

    Not that it would necessarily be more affordable elsewhere but who knows?

    Thank you.

    Thanks for the heads-up. Sadly, I have no idea as to where else you can obtain it.

    Do you know if other prices at Zahras have increased?

    5/19/13 at 3:51am

    Star Code said:



    I just got my Ruh Khus from white lotus aromatics and Im surprised how different it is from the vetiver eo 's like Haitian or Reuion islands.It has a strange note in there that i think maybe tainted by my bad experience i had with ruh khus from scents of earth,which has the same strange note but 1000x worse.The white lotus one is nice maybe just need to get used to it,it has a lovely menthol note that is very intriguing and is soothing and cool.

    its getting cold now in oz,maybe i will need to wait till summer to get the most out it,or so i've heard.My girlfriend says its smells like timber.So I like the complexity of the oil and look forward to the summer.


    Edited by Star Code - 5/20/13 at 5:40am

    5/19/13 at 4:14am

    Trebor said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Star CodeView Post

    I just got my Ruh Khus from white lotus aromatics and Im surprised how different it is from the vetiver eo 's like Haitian or Reuion islands.It has a strange note in there that i think maybe tainted by my bad experience i had with ruh khus from scents of earth,which has the same strange note but 1000x worse.The white lotus one is nice maybe just need to get used to it,it has a lovely menthol note that is very intriguing and is soothing and cool.

    its getting cold now in oz,maybe i will need to wait till summer to get the most out it,or so i've heard.My girlfriend says its smells like timber.So I like the complexity of oil and look forward to the summer.

    LOL! Ruh Khus is the most distinctive vetiver essential oil I've tried so far. Where there tends to be clear olfactory parallels between the other varieties (especially during the drydown), Ruh Khus forges its own unique olfactory path.

    Star Code, I really didn't know what to think, when I first sampled it, so I would advise you to give it some time. Warmer weather may also help you to appreciate it a bit more. However, it's going to take you a good 3-6 wears for its charms to fully sink in (if at all).

    For those in the US having problems obtaining Ajmal's Ruhul Khas No.1, the White Lotus Aromatics equivalent would be the next best option.

    9/13/13 at 8:21am

    Trebor said:



    Rhus Khus, Pure Incense

    This one's very different for two main reasons: colour and aroma.

    Colour-wise, it doesn't possess the typical dark green hue, normally associated with this variety of vetiver oil, but is a murky brownish-green instead.

    As for the aroma, a damp smokiness briefly makes an unexpected appearance, before a crude vegetal sweetness seeps in. It's only after a few minutes that it resembles other Rhus Khus offerings. The mildew aura is vaguely present, but it also exudes a noticeably sweeter, creamier and earthier demeanour. Overall, compared to the Ajmal and White Lotus Aromatics equivalents, it lacks the freshness, clarity and greenness of either.

    While I'm still on the fence about its qualities, going by the price per ml, I was expecting a lot more.





Loving perfume on the Internet since 2000