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All sprays, come with notes listed too.
Ciel de Gum is a cooler weather scent if you buy into scents being seasonal. Upon spraying it leaves a nice sheen on the skin. The cinnamon is not difficult to pick. In fact none of the notes are...
Both are very nice with excellent performance.
I've read Taha from AgarAura state that the oud in it is real albeit from bunk wood. I trust his nose: he distils oud.
MFK Ciel de Gum
MFK Satin Mood
Awesome name for a fragrance. I imagine one would feel like a don wearing it.
Bump :) Prices lowered. Items added.
Rania J products aren't tested on animals.
Hello Ladies and Gentlemen.
I'm looking to split mainly Roja Dove perfumes for UK members. (I am happy to ship abroad but due to rules and regulations cannot guarantee arrival)
The accident pictures look frightful.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
That makes sense as I know Sultan has a big bottle of NK!
Oud in the name is normally bad news for my finances. Worse if it's Roja.
Aaah, I didn't know that, afwan wassalam.
When I met ListensClosely I noticed that he used a nice looking knife to cut wood. It has a few different blades you can use, the flat edge for vertical cutting is really good. I ended up getting one...
Off topic, but does your username say Handkerchief The Handkerchief?
Wonder if they'll bring out a non-home fragrance version.
Egoiste Cologne Concentree
Suppose these could be considered rare too:
I prefer the Kilian over the Montale because I already have other perfumes that are very similar to Montale Aoud Musk, namely Duro and Harrods Agarwood Parfum.
I also love the cardamom and rose in...
6-7 sprays of this for me.
Roja and Creed.
Love it. Signature as a youth. Disappointed it has been reformulated. Luckily I found an old bottle at home with about 15ml in it :)
Haven't smelt Shaik 30 but often when I want something spicy and woody I reach for Creed Spice and Wood (it's not that spicy though).
Btw Oud Ankaa is by Ys-Uzac.
Extreme Oud (Pure Oud on steroids but very different)
Eternal Oud (Musk Oud on steroids, but not that different)
Straight to Heaven
I picked them because they're all...
It is very strong. Reminded me of mango pickle. I found Tempest by Al Kimiya to be similar to Oud Ankaa.
Dehn Oud Ateeq - ASAQ
Dehn Oud Ash Shams - Ajmal
+1 Oud Assam - Rania J
+ 1 Zafar - Xerjoff
Al Khatt - Xerjoff
The Night - FM
Ilm - Al Kimiya
Mukhallat al Qaser - Arabian Oud
Some of them are really very nice, Onction is fantastic (£700+) for 15ml. I've paid £200-300 for 3ml attars so some of these seem quite fairly priced for 15ml plus they come in wonderful bottles and...
Thanks for the replies, I'll get a few samples in.
Not keen on the 'Bestiality' part in particular...
Bottle is amazing.
It's a Harvey Nichols exclusive in the UK. I cant see any mention of a wider release. That will probably change at some point.
It's £320/$492 for 50ml.
I've sampled most of Roja Dove's pour Homme range. I haven't explored the pour Femme range except for a blind buy of Fetish pour Femme (which turned out to be lovely).
Any recommendations from the...
Straight to Heaven.
Out of the Ouds there are lots besides Incense Oud (which is wonderful); Musk Oud, Pure Oud, Extreme Oud, Eternal Oud and so on. You wouldn't go wrong with Incense Oud.
I too confuse need and want :D
I'm probably at around 20 litres now.
I'm fairly certain that once you're past security (which is were the duty free shopping is) it's ok to take more than 100ml. I bought a bottle of Zegna Imdonesian Oud 125ml in duty free and boarded...
Illuminum Tonka Oud.
Well... I had my first spritz roughly 7 hours ago...
The opening is gorgeous. The Indian oud stood out and said 'Hi, pleased to meet you'. It actually surprised me as I wasn't expecting *actual*...
They've got some decent glass perfume bottles (empty).
Not a fan of the name, rather cringeworthy. Interested to see what the notes are/will be.
Probably a limited launch for a limited time period with wider distribution later.
The Oud train continues with a new addition: Pearl Oud.
Anybody tried it? Thoughts?
I definitely want to try it just to see how it fares with all the other paired offerings.
It's lovely. Sweet smelling and plush. Lovely rose and cardamom along with some booze. Longevity and projection are excellent on me.
Wasn't impressed. Very generic, smells like a multitude of 'standard' Arabian offerings. Luckily I've only got a decant (or unluckily).
I hope you get well soon and have a full and speedy recovery.
His choice in clothing, whilst different to mine, doesn't influence my decision to buy or not buy his perfumes. My nose and wallet make the decision.
On the whole I like his perfumes, not all of...
Today I received:
Roja Dove Fetish Parfum
Kilian Eternal Oud
Kilian Black Oud
My Kilian Oud circle is complete :) (not interested in Rose Oud & Gold Oud).
I'm a bloke. I'm big.
I wear dabs of pure oud every now and then. There's a good half hour between perfume application and me entering work so I don't always project madly, or at least for too long. I've worn Black Afgano...
I find not being able to spray from the vial more frustrating than having a small amount. With that said, I need a minimum of 1 ml to make a purchase decision (allows me to get a full wearing and...
Most recent wows:
Tuscan Scent Incense Suede. A lovely blend with just the right amount of incense so it's not overpowering. 1 spray on the back of my hand lasted near enough 24 hours (showered...
Thanks for starting the thread Faheem... lol (man got policed :D )
I've found the wood discussions to really enhance my understanding of oils.
Some great pics there JD :)
Yes. Quite a few. I get confused though; wondering about having 1 back up for a 50ml bottle compared to no back up for a 100ml bottle. Then I think about the bigger bottles, and then the 250ml...
I remember reading that Taha from AgarAura said it had oud oil in it albeit low quality, 'bunk' (referring to non resinated wood) was the term he used iirc.
I've saved a spot for it in my collection - if it is easy to get here in the UK.
Top chap and very generous.
Ebay can be annoying. I won something yesterday, paid for it and then the seller messaged me saying 'girlfriend opened product, used twice, price was lower than desired, making a loss blah blah' and...
Ended up as a fan. Happy to have: Straight to Heaven, Cruel intentions, Rose Oud, Musk Oud, Extreme Oud, Eternal Oud, Pure Oud, Incense Oud, Sacred Wood and Criminal of Love (what a terrible name)....
Wait until 10% off comes along - that should help persuade you :)
I love Zafar, happy to have lots of it. I can still remember the first time I sprayed it, bliss :)
Next pick would be Gao.
Not fond of the rest although the quality is very good
Hope you availed of the 10% they had off until yesterday!
Another vote for Black Tourmaline.
Anywhere between 1-9 sprays is normal for me (1-3 if I'm wanting to wear something else quite soon after). I spray on skin only.
Torc is quite nice.
It's also available in Harrods. allbeauty have it discounted too.
Lovely selection! What's in the vial? :)
I also look out for picks from: drseid, PalmBeach, Colin Maillard and Alfarom.
I'm tired of the excessive prices charged just because a perfume has an oud badge on it (and doesn't even contain real oud).
I still check out new oud releases though. Oud is special to me.
I wonder what butterflies and squirrels smell like... :)
I've got the samples now, thanks to cacio for facilitating and to Sam for passing them on :)
I'll be exploring and sharing notes over the next week.
Roja Dove Fetish - one of my favourite perfumes but I wouldn't pick this over the others simply due to owning M and vintage Bel Ami. Versatile.
Clive Christian X For Men - interesting composition. I...
The names are tacky and camp. I'm sure the perfumes will be good quality. I just hope that I don't like them (my other perfumes may bully them because of their names).
Not a huge fan. I've got a few bottles; Dark Aoud, Musk Aoud, Black Aoud. I sampled over 20 not too long ago. I can't be bothered/haven't the energy to keep up with their newer stuff.
It's the only one I've tried and own and I too was wowed. Lasts forever.
I spray where I can smell it so I don't bother with my shoulders (clothed or not).
Excellent! You've used two words which came to my mind when I initially sniffed The Night on a sample card 'deep' and 'lush' :)
I love the way the rose is blended. I'm not sure if you've many...
Faqat lil Rijal: Just for Men.
I've tried a few. Onction in particular impressed me; reminded me of Armani Prive Oud Royal. It's only £765 for 15ml (I say 'only' compared to oud oils which per ml are costlier, but then again it is...
Fair points there Mark. It's just that depending on where one is, those V vials can be a) difficult to purchase, b) very expensive and c) only available in certain sizes.
I'm hoping that we'll see...
Nice! Look forward to your thoughts.
They sell both.
That looks nice JD :)
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Recently I paid a visit to the Salon de Parfums in Harrods. Lots of interesting scents! I tried some of Henry Jacques oils and was really impressed by...
Yes, but then again I make spreadsheets for a lot of things.
Nice. Good presentation too.
I can't find much about this online. Apparently it was created for 2 princes, whose names weren't memorable.
Has anybody tried it? Thoughts to share?
I got my nose on Oud Ankaa. Strange concoction. One of, if not the most challenging oud perfumes I've come across. A very harsh opening that pierces the nasal passage. It has oud, and lots of it. I...
When I was younger my signature scent was Safari and then Gucci Rush. I don't have a signature scent now.
Yep, lowered by £500. I can understand an expensive oud shooting up in price up to double (and in some cases more) after selling out but CXQ was sold for $750 if iirc (about £515). £3000 is...
I really like this one. I find it to be a spicier version of Jubilation XXV.
If anyone missed out on Chen Xiang Qi and wants to grab themselves a bargain...
*the seller has no affiliation with Ensar.
I'd make them all wear 1 Million.