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    Re: Which note is the best friend of Oud?

    Jasmine is pretty popular as well.
  2. Thread: Ebay 15% off

    by Routa
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    Re: Ebay 15% off

    That's a good coupon.
    It's more then they charge in fees. lol
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    Re: Best (and Worst) Looking Bottles

    I saw this one a while ago on another site.
    If you ask me, it's absolutely hideous. lol

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    Re: Agarwood chips and chunks for burning?

    The site appears to have a rather high minimum order though.
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    Re: The THIRD Kilian FAKE I've Received on eBay

    I wouldn't recommend buying perfume on eBay at all.
    I love eBay, but there's a lot of fakes in the perfume category on there.
    Often-times they get these fakes via liquidation channels they get...
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    Re: Home Fragrance Products - Today, I Finished...

    I tried a new (to me) incense stick today.
    They are known to be a bit of a classic but I hadn't tried them personally yet.
    Shoyeido's baika-ju plum blossom incense sticks.
    Lightly floral, a bit of...
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    Re: The Trouble with Tuberose

    I can't say I like tuberose much myself, but a fun to read review nonetheless.
  8. Thread: Amber Balls

    by Routa
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    Re: Amber Balls

    What is the advantage of one of these?
    They seem very expensive for what it is.
  9. Thread: Benzoin resin

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    Re: Benzoin resin

    IMO, you want to look for a somewhat clear colored benzoin if you want to burn it pure with frankincense and myrrh.
    The darker grades have their own uses, but often don't smell as bright.
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    Re: How to burn pure frankincense and myrrh?

    It is most often burned upon charcoal.
    Which is also how they do it in orthodox churches.
    It is also common to mix it with benzoin.
    For example, the famous 'Three Kings Blend' is typically...
  11. Re: What's the best smelling detergent you've ever used?

    I like to use essential oils in my laundry, with unscented detergent.
  12. Thread: Burning Bakhoor?

    by Routa
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    Re: Burning Bakhoor?

    Charcoal is the most common way to burn bakhoor nowadays.
    If you are interested in culture, they traditionally used a type of censer called a Mabkhara, usually made from clay or stone.
  13. Re: Tell me how you learned so much about fragrances?

    Perhaps a little different then perfumery, but I learned a lot about fragrance and scent combinations from burning incense over many years.
    Eventually I became able to pick and distinguish the...
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    Re: Amber (fossilised)

    Have any of you tried burning the fossilized amber resin in a similar fashion as the Chinese allegedly did?
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    Re: Book Review Homemade Perfume by Anya McCoy

    Fun review!
    Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Thrift Store Hauling

    I don't think I would personally purchase it if it were opened, but I bet some people wouldn't mind at all.
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