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    Re: What Oud/Mukhallat are you wearing today?

    If there are enough sponsors about, yes, I may tackle it again.
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    Re: What Oud/Mukhallat are you wearing today?

    There are few trials as challenging as confronting one's own perceptions.
    Thank you for informing us of where this has lead your own scent journey.
    Respect.
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    Re: Working with Ambergris and Musk

    The answer is simple, ethanol is not used in traditional Arabian perfumery
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    Re: What Oud/Mukhallat are you wearing today?

    It is good to be close to the source of such good saffron. :)




    That is good practice. Makes it easier to blend and to anticipate the blend dynamics.
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    Re: Ajmal oud oils

    How do you use oud on cloth?
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    Re: What Oud/Mukhallat are you wearing today?

    Sounds like it is piecing together nicely.

    That is good looking saffron
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    Re: HPLC vials and inserts

    Thanks for the reply and link.
    I'm looking for the set, vial + insert.
    The problem with ordering from China is that it can take 2+ months to arrive, and there is a high possibility it never will...
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    HPLC vials and inserts

    Hi,

    Anybody out there got a couple of HPLC vials with inserts?
    Only need one actually in the near future but could put a couple away for further use.

    thanks
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    Re: Anyone familiar with the perfumist.com?

    There is a bit of feedback here
    https://www.ouddict.com/threads/the-perfumist-vendor.1217/
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    This is the oud group guys,
    oud of the day posts
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Cool, I avoid getting fragrance on clothes, Something strong on a jacket or scarf can be there for weeks.

    Rakhawah - Al Shareef Oudh
  12. Re: "Aloes of Ish" Where did he go? Anyone know?

    thanks for the correction @peter4ptv,
    I assumed there'd only be one oud selling Ish
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Do you not bathe? :huh::tongue:

    Ibn Zamrak - Al Hashimi
    comforting sweet wood
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    Re: Oud Extraordinaire Ensar Oud

    Try Hareer by Al Shareef Oudh
    that's about as loud as oud gets.
  15. Re: "Aloes of Ish" Where did he go? Anyone know?

    I believe you will find him under Royal Bengal Ouds at etsy:

    https://www.etsy.com/shop/RoyalBengalOuds?ref=l2-shopheader-name
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    Re: Santal Sultan by Ensar Oud

    Aluhlaza is currently on sale fyi,
    creamy, smooth and refined.
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    Re: Blind Oud Test

    Thank you @grayspoole and @Juxtapozbliss
    I'm open to any comments or questions.
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    Blind Oud Test

    Greetings,

    I recently completed the first Blind Oud test in the community.
    It is hosted at the Ouddict forum, but a couple of veteran basenoters did participate.
    I'll post a link to the results...
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    Re: Santal Sultan by Ensar Oud

    I'm not familiar with his work yet,
    but you can follow info on his distillations here:
    http://www.ouddict.com/threads/mysore-sandalwood-distilling.718/
    You'd probably get feedback on the items...
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    Re: Santal Sultan by Ensar Oud

    Have you given Tyson's sandalwood a try?
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/TysonLeeMortensen
    I've not yet myself, but I'll be trying Aluhlaza soon.
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Rajah Laos 95 - Agarwood Assam
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    Re: KZ85: THe GCMS results

    There was reply to this, it just spread across forums,
    in preparation of my own reply to that, and as this is the original thread,
    in case anyone remains interested, see below:

    Kyarazen posted...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Indah Kemilau - AgarwoodIndonesia
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Mukhmil - Habzoud
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    Maroke 2004 - Ensar Oud
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    In the 14th hour of Abu Thai - Feeloud
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    Oud Yusuf - Ensar Oud
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    Re: ensar oud: worth for it?

    As you should.
    My issue was only with certain phrasings and the room they left for negative implications.

    I am satisfied that you are not a shill,
    and allow me to publicly apologise for...
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    Re: ensar oud: worth for it?

    It is not a crime.
    You could have freely expressed your admiration for Ensar ouds, your spiritual connection to them and even your admiration of Ensar's soul in a far more neutral way.

    But you...
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    Re: ensar oud: worth for it?

    This is blatant shilling. I've reported the post.



    What?!



    I'll take that bet, a real one!
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Oud of the day for me is
    'Aasifah - Al Shareef Oudh



    Ah :) Well not for me :)



    I don't recall that note in Belami, I'll have to see if I still have a sample and refresh my olfactory...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Smelling like WD40 is a good thing?
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    Re: KZ85: THe GCMS results

    I've been out of the oud game for a while, but been catching up lately by smelling ouds again and reading up on the forum.
    This thread caught my eye as the most interesting topic and frankly I was...
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    Sticky: Re: Agarwood oil thread.

    I've not had the pleasure of smelling a Laotian oil yet,
    but I have some Laotian chips which are crassna and more sweetly 'Cambodi' than any Cambodi chips I have.
    I'm pretty sure the soaking is a...
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    Sticky: Re: Agarwood oil thread.

    Full On - FeelOud

    I was fortunate enough to try this interesting oil, thanks to Adam's generosity.
    I was initially surprised by the funk in the opening; whilst not overbearing in the sense of a...
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    Sticky: Re: Agarwood oil thread.

    I have a Malaysian from T.Shinkou that has a decidedly motor oil opening to it.
    Perhaps you could get a kick out of it. Lovely woody drydown too,
    https://gaharujinkou.wordpress.com/natural-oud-oil...
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    Re: Oud noob. Need some help

    Hi there,

    I do not believe you will find what you are seeking at the stores you mention.
    MFK - Oud is a lovely western oud however,
    and likewise Roja Dove - Amber Oud (high cost warning!)
    You...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    No need.
    btw, perhaps it was more than chance that brought you to our doorstep.
    Give the main thread a skim read, maybe there's something for you here :)
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Wrong thread.
    This thread is part of the Oud appreciation group.
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    Sticky: Re: Agarwood oil thread.

    @Ibnmasood
    I recently reviewed Indah Kemilau
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/400989-Agarwood-oil-thread/page351?p=3565608&highlight=kemilau#post3565608
    And I was curious if any of my desriptors...
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    Re: Recommendation for oud chips

    I have some Arabian Oud Cambodi wood and it is definitely painted and polished.
    Surprisingly it still smells rather good.
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    Re: Tree ring music

    I'm glad someone enjoyed it :)
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    Re: Cutting oud into smaller pieces

    Edward T once recommended I use wire cutters to make grain size pieces for burning,
    works great...
  44. Thread: Jasmine oil

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    Re: Jasmine oil

    The best Jasmine CPO (and soliflore regardless of the dillutant) I ever tried was from Amouage.
    Obviously, the Amouage attars are discontinued now, but they still float about the market, albeit at a...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    @blade thanks.

    SOTomorrow, Yunus
    no oud for today.
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    Tree ring music

    I came across this and thought agarwood addicts might find enjoyment in some experimental dendrochronology
    ...
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    Re: Not a duplicate: Best Designer Ouds

    That is a good point,
    however there are deals to be found in the niche market too,
    especially with certain lines and if you're open to decants.

    >>That RealOud looks right up my alley too, but...
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    Re: Not a duplicate: Best Designer Ouds

    Well that's a quaint restriction.
    In my experience, if a designer oud is half decent, then it is probably part of their boutique line.
    Maybe you could specify the budget limit, because the...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    @blade
    What is it like?
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    In lieu of a good Hindi?
    The way oud empties the wallet, I'm open to all cost effective substitutes ;)
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    Sticky: Re: Agarwood oil thread.

    @GaianMind
    Thanks for the description, sounds like Gyrinops to me, minus the frankincense note which I can't relate to.
    Well if you already love the JK sample and he can provide more, it seems your...
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    Sticky: Re: Agarwood oil thread.

    @AgarwoodIndonesia & oud distiller
    thanks for the contributions

    @GaianMind
    Well that would depend on the wood I'd say, whether it is filaria or gyrinops.
    Maybe you could describe the profile of...
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    Re: Distillation and Oudh

    "it is best to try and keep as many of the controllable variables constant and also limiting the introduction of other irregularities such as water types. "

    Makes sense, thanks.
    I guess academic...
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    Sticky: Re: Agarwood oil thread.

    Tried a couple of oils from 'Agarwood Indonesia', via our own 'oud distiller'

    East Kalimantan (Indah Kemilau)
    The opening to this oil is very dense, it has a strong piercing presence. Breaking...
  55. Re: What is the sexiest oud oil you've ever smelt?

    Oud Yunus!
    In that it makes me feel sexier,
    I don't think anybody smelling it on me would perceive me as sexier :P ;)
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    Re: Distillation and Oudh

    To be fair I don't think I've ever read a blurb claiming that the water source affected a steam distillation.
    If there is such a case perhaps you could point it out?
    The promotional materials I've...
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    Re: Your Favorite Ouds

    For a perfume that actually contains real oud I always suggest RealOud by Phoenicia Perfumes,
    we're talking the rougher barn-pong oud type here, with some bite.
    It is a small perfumery and as real...
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    Sticky: Re: Agarwood oil thread.

    My impression of Al-Ghaliyah:
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/401021-What-are-you-wearing-today/page21?p=3532781&viewfull=1#post3532781

    >>There is no name or indication as to which store it came...
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    Sticky: Re: Agarwood oil thread.

    Oudh Qais by Al Shareef
    might have the most distinct fruits I've smelt in an oud. Often in ouds there is a muddled amalgamation of fruits, creating an abstract impression, but in Qais I could...
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    Sticky: Re: Agarwood oil thread.

    @TWIS
    Fair enough,
    in the meantime while we've been discussing it, the layout has changed again!
    Pretty annoying really as I'll have to recheck my bookmarks...

    Anyway,
    if one has a bookmark...
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    Re: RK & Sons Attars/Mukhalats

    Well I emailed them 3 times and never received any reply.
    I can tell you that inspires little trust!
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    Sticky: Re: Agarwood oil thread.

    @TWIS
    >> they'll be stuck with this short thread which has only a very small % of the total knowledge base that had accumulated over years in the original thread.

    Nothing was lost during the...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    SOTD Al-Ghaliyah by Al Shareef Oudh

    This one definitely opens with an animalic bang; the musk in it just seems to overflow into the surrounding spaces with the sour of a barnyard oud melding...
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    Sticky: Re: Agarwood oil thread.

    No, simply one of those threads that refused to die.

    It is a matter of different formatting, in the group each page was 10 posts,
    in the forum it is 60 posts long.
    If you do the math, you can...
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    Sticky: Re: Agarwood oil thread.

    @okonos
    Welcome Back!
    nothing has changed really, the bulk and wealth of oud info is in three threads, this one
    the older oud one http://www.basenotes.net/threads/400983-Oudh-Ud-Aoud-lt-3-erz
    and...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Sounds awesome!
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    Looks fabulous!
    Easy to be jealous of that array :)
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    Sticky: Re: Agarwood oil thread.

    The last thing I tried and liked was Red Musk,
    It is a smokey, ambery, musky aroma, one that is densely woven and very warm.
    I get an overarching Indian herbal quality to it which makes me think of...
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    Sticky: Re: Agarwood oil thread.

    Aloes of Ish has nice blends.
    If you're speaking of the ouds, I've tried a couple, they are low grade and of questionable purity.
    On the plus side, communication from Aloes of Ish is excellent,...
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    Sticky: Re: Agarwood oil thread.

    Yes, I've been stiffed a couple of times.
    One vendor actually argued the point to the death and insisted since he'd used a ruler to measure what he had sent, that he must be right.
    It was rather...
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    Sticky: Re: Agarwood oil thread.

    Could you elaborate on the effect a speck of dead skin can have on oud oil over time?



    I'd welcome any education if you are offering it.
    When you say pumparounds are you referring to...
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    Sticky: Re: Agarwood oil thread.

    That is a completely ridiculous suggestion!
    by definition a sample is 'A small part or quantity intended to show what the whole is like'.
    In pefumery, unless specifically stated otherwise, the...
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    Re: Ethically 'Harvested' Deer Musk

    Fair point,
    let us say a natural diet then.
    to quote the one research papaer linked to :
    "
    Animals were fed a diet of leaves collected from the natural habitat and supplemented by artificial food...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Great idea.
    I've been wearing Rose 31 the past couple of years for Easter,
    maybe I'll go bolder with some APLS,
    or I could stick to traditions and perhaps deepen Rose 31 with an oud ;)
    or go old...
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    Re: Mixing and measuring

    Purchase a jewelry scale something along the 200g x0.01g line
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Sulawesi by Oudimentary
  77. Thread: New home

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    Sticky: Re: New home

    It does, thanks!
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    Sticky: Re: Agarwood oil thread.

    Actually my question was which is the oud listed between the Green Papua and Dark Papua, it seems to be another UNS, but I can't make out the writing?

    Regardless of expertise, it still makes for...
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    Sticky: Re: New home

    I tried searching older posts and can say the search function is still not working.
    thanks
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    Sticky: Re: Agarwood oil thread.

    Thank you for the chart.
    Is it Magnifincense Dark Meghalayan under the CO2?
    What is between Green Papua and Dark Papua?

    For context, if I may,
    I'll just post some of the description you...
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    Re: Ethically 'Harvested' Deer Musk

    Yes I am aware of the internal demand in China, and that mortality rates were high in the beginning of trials, and the musk inferior to wild.
    I was wondering if advancements have been made over the...
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    Re: Ethically 'Harvested' Deer Musk

    I'd not thought of that.
    Although if one were to wait for the natural course, and pick out old deer that had died,
    one would think their peak musk production period would have already passed and...
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    Sticky: Re: Agarwood oil thread.

    Welcome back MrP!

    I was recently searching a copy of the oud flow chart you'd once made showing your ouds and the connections you'd made between them.
    The links to it had long expired, the group...
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    Re: Ethically 'Harvested' Deer Musk

    That does sound interesting!



    Sounds good to me.
    There are different philosophies and comfort levels. Personally, I'd like my musk blood free.



    Well, perhaps capture of the deer on...
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    Re: Ethically 'Harvested' Deer Musk

    Thanks, I am aware of Profumo.
    I wasn't aware of the background story, or perhaps only skim read it.
    It is pretty clear he got his musk from killed deer btw.
    The Marco Polo story about gathering...
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    Re: Agarwood/Kyara Inense Sticks

    No I have not,
    Baieido are one of the premium brands so I'm sure you'll be happy,
    however I believe the consensus on the forum was that their quality has declined somewhat over recent years.
    My...
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    Re: Agarwood/Kyara Inense Sticks

    Unfortunately, it seems Japanese incense is not as widely available in Europe as it is in the States.
    Also, U.S. companies will not (can not) ship out incense containing agarwood.
    And when you do...
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    Re: Ethical Deer Musk

    @Kaern
    Thanks, I am aware real musk is no longer used in mainstream perfumes. It is however still used in perfumery, other fragrant constructs, and TCM.
    Musk is not yet extinct, and its use has not...
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    Ethically 'Harvested' Deer Musk

    Hi,

    probably an improbability but is there such a thing as ethically 'harvested' musk available to buy?
    To further clarify I do not consider pods that come from culled Siberian populations as...
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    Sticky: Re: Agarwood oil thread.

    Alshareef,
    thank you for providing these images,
    it is great to get some visuals of resin formation under physical inducement.

    Personally speaking, I would have liked to see a cross-section of...
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    Sticky: Re: Agarwood oil thread.

    @Kyarazen, AlShareef

    >>actually its ok for a tree to have a rotten core... because the heart of most old trees are dead.... if you saw down some old growth koompassia or dalbergia...

    Can you...
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    Sticky: Re: Agarwood oil thread.

    "I think I may have contaminated my sample or something with my own body oil, the opening smells like a sweaty, pungent gym bag now"

    Is that your natural scent? :P
    Delicious Scent indeed :)
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    Re: Agarwood oils - origins and production

    Sultanul Oud have one, Tarakano
    http://www.sultanuloud.com/collections/pure-oud/products/tarakano
    I've not ried it myself
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    Sticky: @AlShareef, AgarwoodIndonesia >>Saudara...

    @AlShareef, AgarwoodIndonesia

    >>Saudara agarwoodindonesia said is accurate , that center piece is rot and it shouldn't be considered as Oudh,

    Which piece precisely?
    What am I looking for?
    I...
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    Sticky: @5MeO "reminds me also of the green oil kyara...

    @5MeO
    "reminds me also of the green oil kyara scent as Oud Yusuf does"

    I know each piece of wood can differ, and that each nose perceives differently,
    but I'd just like to offer a counterpoint...
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    And old article linked to years ago, but I think...

    And old article linked to years ago,
    but I think a link to it should find a suitable home here in this thread:
    http://www.aramcoworld.com/issue/199706/the.roses.of.taif.htm
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    Sticky: Re: Kyen Here is the latest copy from Ensar:...

    Re: Kyen

    Here is the latest copy from Ensar:
    “In Thai, luew refers to the immediate surface area of the infection site on an agarwood tree. The second batch was a select kyen distillation of...
  98. Orgoglio italianO - Amouage had an attar, the Al...

    Orgoglio italianO -
    Amouage had an attar, the Al Andalus which was very much inspired by western fresh colognes.
    Think of it as Chez Bond with a spicier Arabian character.
    That one would be my...
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    Sticky: What is Kyen?

    What is Kyen?
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    http://www.therisingphoenixgroup.com/#!products-an...

    http://www.therisingphoenixgroup.com/#!products-and-perfumes/c1rlf
    page 2,
    and P'Eau is a limited edition
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