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    Igor I'm with you on that! the only scent I like...

    Igor I'm with you on that! the only scent I like on my clothes is laundry detergent!
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    well, hopefully we shall soon know the answer!

    well, hopefully we shall soon know the answer!
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    so ateeq means age (a noun) and mu'attaq means...

    so ateeq means age (a noun) and mu'attaq means aged an adjective? goodness i didn't know i was gong to have to rely on high school english class knowledge lol.

    so khalta is a noun, mixture or...
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    i have a question! how come every big house has...

    i have a question! how come every big house has a perfume named Ameera or Al Haramain or Al Hamra (i do know that al haramain itself is an arabian perfume house btw). There's some others, mmm I...
  5. Which one is taha's mukh? I thought he did...

    Which one is taha's mukh? I thought he did exclusively oud oils...is it this areej?
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    Re: Agarwood (oud) oil!

    I've emailed them Dred they never respond and it is nearly impossible to get a hold of them.
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    Re: Agarwood (oud) oil!

    So you asked for THE Oud Thaqeel?
  8. what's Iso E Super, is that supposed to be...

    what's Iso E Super, is that supposed to be alcohol or some kinda artificial something?

    Well, i don't care, i appreciate it b/c it smells like some french perfumer in grasse created it in his...
  9. Well I like my PD! I wonder if the musk is deer...

    Well I like my PD! I wonder if the musk is deer or not though? I get no animalic notes or musk at all even.
  10. LOL, well I know there are women who like wearing...

    LOL, well I know there are women who like wearing traditionally male fragrances but it never occurred to (until I came here) the other was true as well. But "oud oil" as an entity in and of itself I...
  11. Re: EDITIONS DE PARFUMS: Frederic Malle... Vote your favourite or worst?

    I like VF (not on myself personally), MR but not CF...I don't get it.

    I'm ok with Noir Epice but not enough occasions to wear it that one can't also wear MR :(
  12. LOL I noticed that as well evogel, I found it...

    LOL I noticed that as well evogel, I found it surprising that guys liked Frederic malle En Passant which even thought that house is basically unisex, I always thought it was decidely feminine. Guess...
  13. Mr. P in Nordstroms sniffing fragrances...

    Mr. P in Nordstroms sniffing fragrances...
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    Is the 15 year hindi the same noe as the 15 year...

    Is the 15 year hindi the same noe as the 15 year assam? I like the assam, I only have a little sample of it but I like it. It doesn't last as long as you would think though...
  15. You bring up a good point I guess evogel. Perhaps...

    You bring up a good point I guess evogel. Perhaps its a hindi that would appeal to a woman. Supposedly its in Khalta al Mollook and amir mashael and I've smelled those and I like them no barnyard...
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    lol @ dred and al-khidr!

    lol @ dred and al-khidr!
  17. how come no kalakassi dred? its indian oud at its...

    how come no kalakassi dred? its indian oud at its finest (no disrespect to taha)!

    and no i havent' tried it i wouldn't know. You can't get smaller than 60 ml of PD you know that right? One person...
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    Re: Agarwood (oud) oil!

    Dred this is where the excitement is now!

    Bluemoon, thank you, I guess that was a rumour. THANK YOU for setting the record straight!
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    I was totally joking when I said that to dred by...

    I was totally joking when I said that to dred by the way you know that right? dred you sound like a 2 am infomercial sometimes lol :p

    I know i have my eye on something but i don't want samples...
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    dred, aside from me is there anyone who HASN'T...

    dred, aside from me is there anyone who HASN'T tried it? lol. :)
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    Re: Barnyard oud?

    very well put. its not really fair to compare.
  22. Oh I got the caps unscrewed. My 20 ml Aoud...

    Oh I got the caps unscrewed. My 20 ml Aoud forest is filled to the neck and the 100 ml Aoud Velvet is filled almost to the neck but defintiely more than 75% full, bout 90%. So I guess maybe I did...
  23. Here's what I got: Aoud Velvet 100 ml Aoud...

    Here's what I got:

    Aoud Velvet 100 ml
    Aoud Forest 20 ml - with satin pouch soooo cute
    3 (labeled) samples about 1.5 ml each of Aoud Saffron, Aoud Shiny and Aoud Chocolate Greedy :)

    Too bad...
  24. Mailman just brought my package!

    Mailman just brought my package!
  25. WELL until my mail gets here I'm wearing my...

    WELL until my mail gets here I'm wearing my regular ol' ASAQ agarawood oil underneath TF Tobacco Vanilla.

    I think I'm going to take a little nap now.
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    Re: Agarwood (oud) oil!

    Everyone on the oud board said that thaq is camboudian and kalakassi is indian. Otherwise I would have no idea, I only ever heard about them from the oud group.
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    Re: Agarwood (oud) oil!

    Thanks oudseeker that's really interesting to know!

    Hmm, everytime I ask about thaqeel I'm quoted the exact same price as kalakassi. Its not just one store either. And I noticed the oud group...
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    Re: Agarwood (oud) oil!

    So how can you tell the difference if both Thaq's are thick. Is one from a 100 yera old tree and the other from a younger tree?

    btw hasn't ASAQ only been around for 75 yaers or so? how did they...
  29. Thread: Oud

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    just flagged this one for flaming.

    just flagged this one for flaming.
  30. Back to my original question is Sharif's musk...

    Back to my original question is Sharif's musk rose freebie made iwth deer musk?
  31. is it wearable by a woman you think dred?

    is it wearable by a woman you think dred?
  32. Re: EDITIONS DE PARFUMS: Frederic Malle... Vote your favourite or worst?

    I'm surprised men like En Passant, it seems so decidedly feminine to me.

    cpk, they offer 3 x 10 ml sprays too...i know its a higher cost per ml but its a good way to get introduced to the scent...
  33. thanks, i don't want to ask and find out i can't...

    thanks, i don't want to ask and find out i can't afford it so i'll wait till its up on the site.
  34. Thread: Oud

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    forgot about that, thats a good idea abu but...

    forgot about that, thats a good idea abu

    but buying samplers from every house still winds up an expensive endeavor.

    it sure would be nice to be able to buy a sampler that combined offerings of...
  35. Thread: Oud

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    I don't know of a single woman who has even heard...

    I don't know of a single woman who has even heard of much less purchased any of those ouds aside from you and Bluemoon. You're free to have your own opinion but I'd be really curious to know what...
  36. Why didn't you just tell me that it wasn't...

    Why didn't you just tell me that it wasn't available before telling me to buy it? lol. I know its not available.
  37. Igor, Taha's Areej was a private blend and I...

    Igor, Taha's Areej was a private blend and I think he distributed it as samples with other peoples orders. i don't know anyone who owns a full bottle (maybe you because you are friends). Its not on...
  38. I was just on agarascents yesterday, he is quite...

    I was just on agarascents yesterday, he is quite a bit more expensive than I thought. PB runs almost $400 for 3ml if I recall correctly. Some of them run $800 thats almost as much as Thaq!

    I put...
  39. The one I have of PD has oud if I recall...

    The one I have of PD has oud if I recall correctly...or maybe it was KF, I have to double check. The one I have is the one with a more powdery drydown. KF definitely has indian oud but it smells...
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    I did do a mini review comparing Taha's Hindi and...

    I did do a mini review comparing Taha's Hindi and Oudhasi 15 year assam a few pages back...I just don't know which Hindi I have so I sent it to someone to authenticate lol.
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    Oh...

    Oh...
  42. You have to buy the whole tollah of KF for it to...

    You have to buy the whole tollah of KF for it to be a bargain though if you do it is an excellent deal as its only sold in a handful of shops.
  43. Prince Diamini is only sold in 60 ml bottle for...

    Prince Diamini is only sold in 60 ml bottle for roughly $8,000 in the London store.

    I know of one buyer who managed to snag about 6 ml or something for $850 or something. However he's a regular...
  44. Khalta al Malaki al Muluk Oil is the one in the...

    Khalta al Malaki al Muluk Oil is the one in the crystal bottle.

    But the most expensive attars are Khalta al Molook and Amir Mashael.
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    Yeah but I saw you actually started a members...

    Yeah but I saw you actually started a members only oud nerd group after that disclaimer!
  46. Thread: Oud

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    Also, bear in mind that while these are some good...

    Also, bear in mind that while these are some good recommendations, this list is financially top heavy and while some can afford to buy bottles of this stuff, there is no reason why oud should not be...
  47. Thread: Oud

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    As a personal mission I'm trying to acquire some...

    As a personal mission I'm trying to acquire some ouds/attars that I think would be appealing to women as women make up the bulk of perfume buyers but probably only a minority of "niche"/small oud...
  48. Thread: Oud

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    Welcome Oudlicious! I am in the same boat as it...

    Welcome Oudlicious! I am in the same boat as it seems that the niche ouds or high end big house ouds (the exception perhaps being Thaqeel) cater to a mostly male customer base. There are a couple...
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    What happened to your members only oud nerd...

    What happened to your members only oud nerd thread Mr. P? It had a short life!
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    Re: Agarwood (oud) oil!

    has anyone ever buoght the wrong thaqeel?
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    Re: Agarwood (oud) oil!

    Is this 80 year old tree kalakassi? cause someone told me there were 3 but everytime I inquire the price is exactly the same as for thaq (and i know its 80 yr).
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    Re: Barnyard oud?

    To the OP, I'm pretty new to oud myself, heck i'm new to niche all together, oud "note" and oud oil and attars and all that...for me, I really like the idea of layering oud (pick your poisoin) and a...
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    Re: Barnyard oud?

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    Re: Coconut fragrance???

    Yeah CSP coco extreme comes to mind. I don't wear mine anymore though, I don't like smelling like a pina colada. A lot of people like it though but my nose has gotten too sensitive to the sweetness.
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    Re: Best of Kilian..... have your say

    My only experience is some samples, I like taste of heaven, haven't gotten around to Back to Black yet. Already lemming the coffret!
  56. Re: EDITIONS DE PARFUMS: Frederic Malle... Vote your favourite or worst?

    LOVE En Passant. Probably my favorite floral ever (I hate florals). It is just like the french translation...a moment of pure tranquility.

    Musc Ravageur is nice too, Noir Epices is more evening...
  57. Well tonight its all about mullakats. I have AO...

    Well tonight its all about mullakats. I have AO Haneen on my left wrist and Agarascents Prince Bandhar on my right (and a little swiped right under my nose). I'm really liking PB!! Breathing it in...
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    You know what I'm surprised no one has done this...

    You know what I'm surprised no one has done this before but how come there is no Oud of the Day thread in this community?

    Btw I'm going creating a little group for the rest of us oud novices and...
  59. Re: U.s. National basenotes meet-ups: 2010, 2011, 2012?

    Hi I'm new to this little corner of Basenotes but San Francisco would be cool. Expensive but maybe someone can work out some kind of group rate? I looove Boston I would fly across the country for...
  60. Thread: Ambre Sultan

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    Re: Ambre Sultan

    If you order next week Barney's is having their beauty bag event (k its mostly female stuff but makes a nice V-day gift).

    Not affiliated (I wish).
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    Re: Agarwood (oud) oil!

    Oudseeker is the Kalakassi price of $2133 his sale price or Paris prices?

    Its hard to beat $400 on a 1/4 tollah of Thaqeel to be honest, you either have to know someone or buy A LOT. So thats a...
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    oh goodness you know that alcohol is prohibited...

    oh goodness you know that alcohol is prohibited on this board don't you?

    fine, enjoy your oudfest guys/gals :( I'll just hang out here on the other thread and talk to no one about my little...
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    I think you mean "invitation only".

    I think you mean "invitation only".
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    Yeah i use pipettes. Has anyone got a good...

    Yeah i use pipettes.

    Has anyone got a good recommendation for removing the thicker oils, well or any oils? i mean transferring from bottle to vial, i think there are different pipettes made for...
  65. So whats everyone wearing today? I have remnants...

    So whats everyone wearing today? I have remnants of Amouage al Shoumoukh and Oudhasi 15 year old assam, that turned out to be a nice layering experiment!
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    yeah ok, i'm hoping thats what i wind up with. ...

    yeah ok, i'm hoping thats what i wind up with. will know tomorrow.
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    cause my aunt is in the gulf right now and can...

    cause my aunt is in the gulf right now and can get a good price.
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    yes

    yes
  69. hey so i wanna add another amouage attar to my...

    hey so i wanna add another amouage attar to my zarhas order since its delayed anyway and i think the shipping will be the same...what should i add? i can't figure out the prices on half that stuff....
  70. ha, oh i wanted to try both of those so you...

    ha, oh i wanted to try both of those so you better put them up on the marketplace if you don't want them!
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    Hey its a toss up b/n 16 year old dehen oud...

    Hey its a toss up b/n 16 year old dehen oud Camboudi and Camboudi Muttuak and Mubakar not the regular muttuak
    shoot i had 16 yr old on the list its the more expensive one though but i guess for $30...
  72. i thought you were done with the alcohol sprays...

    i thought you were done with the alcohol sprays lol.
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    well personally i don't want a scent to last for...

    well personally i don't want a scent to last for hours...i mean what if i change my mind and want to wear something else? and i don't apply to my clothes that really complicates things.
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    i wonder actually if the dark woody mononote...

    i wonder actually if the dark woody mononote would layer well with an edp...hmmmm.
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    Taz have you been to the Areej store? i hear...

    Taz have you been to the Areej store? i hear they don't pick up their phone over there! they have a store but no one picks up the phone and its not appointment only over there.
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    so 16 year old then? the AO camboudi is cheaper...

    so 16 year old then? the AO camboudi is cheaper but i heard its not so good. but its way cheaper. i just want a camboudi.
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    woo i'm getting some ASAQ camboudi oud! which...

    woo i'm getting some ASAQ camboudi oud! which would you pick 16 year old or aged and smoked?

    Oh and sorry but those are the only choices so don't tell me about camboudi ateeq! its not available...
  78. EDIT: I moved this question to this thread as it...

    EDIT: I moved this question to this thread as it probably is more appropriate here

    Has anyone heard or sampled ASAQ's Blackstone or Sheik Anas or Tawusul? I think Blackstone is new...I can't...
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    ooohh thats $1100USD for a tollah then? I wonder...

    ooohh thats $1100USD for a tollah then? I wonder how it compares with the similarly priced ASAQ like dehen out al siofi?
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    isn't dehen oud ateeq the really nice one? by...

    isn't dehen oud ateeq the really nice one?

    by the way anyone notice there are only 2 bottles of camboudi calambac left?

    anyone know if taha's stuff appreciates after its sold out? what about...
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    didn't you start this whole discussion focus on...

    didn't you start this whole discussion focus on non-big house oud?

    nothing wrong with it. a lot of people don't mind big house oud, especially women (minus divine mama and bluemoon i have never...
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    Al-Khidr you use "big house" oud? Isn't that...

    Al-Khidr you use "big house" oud?

    Isn't that OT here?
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    You'll be old soon too Dred! To people younger...

    You'll be old soon too Dred! To people younger than you, you probably already are!
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    well dred, you might wanna seduce/bribe her with...

    well dred, you might wanna seduce/bribe her with some of that indian spice!

    you could probably ship an 8 oz bottle of TF right under her nose and she'll be too intoxicated from indian spice to...
  85. you'll get flagged if you post in arabic. i'm not...

    you'll get flagged if you post in arabic. i'm not kidding. its against the rules apparently (i know!). i posted in arabic and it got deleted.
  86. you can only get pd from london i think.

    you can only get pd from london i think.
  87. there are some very nice basenoters here and a...

    there are some very nice basenoters here and a few have been extraordinarily generous to a newbie to ouds and this group. it was free, at least considering what I sent them!
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    LOL! Least its tobacco not "sweet" grass.

    LOL! Least its tobacco not "sweet" grass.
  89. They were samples, random acts of kindness by...

    They were samples, random acts of kindness by basenoters. You know that samples are around .1-.2 ml. as quarter tollahs are 3 ml...regardless I didn't measure.
  90. if i was stingy i would just let my stuff sit in...

    if i was stingy i would just let my stuff sit in their vials but i don't i use PD when i'm running errands lol!

    i do have to force myself to use things sometimes though, its just some things once...
  91. so i think my skin just eats up perfume or...

    so i think my skin just eats up perfume or something because i can hardly smell my pd anymore! however i am shocked at how delicate a natural blend can be...if that makes sense...i thought blending...
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    Thats a good rule of thumb!

    Thats a good rule of thumb!
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    3) Americans generally have more money to spend...

    3) Americans generally have more money to spend and accumulating material luxury is something we value...though its debatable that a $4000 bottle of Thaqeel is as obvious to show off as a...
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    i have some quick thoughts behind pricing: 1)...

    i have some quick thoughts behind pricing:

    1) repeat business for replenishment is slow...how many tollahs of the same oil does someone really need in a year?
    2) as such one must maximize the...
  95. which ones do you own hawk? did you ever find out...

    which ones do you own hawk? did you ever find out about the amouage availability?
  96. Well I opted to put on some more Prince Diamini. ...

    Well I opted to put on some more Prince Diamini. Few hours before my class so enough time see how it evolves. I can smell it without having to hold up my wrist or anything so hopefully I applied...
  97. Very funny.

    Very funny.
  98. Good to know its not just me. I have to go to...

    Good to know its not just me.

    I have to go to a (crowded) class tonight...which of these should I try? I want to wear something someone might ask me about (in a good way of course not because I...
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    Aren't they the three ways of saying agarawood...

    Aren't they the three ways of saying agarawood oil?

    Was better articulated in these pages: http://www.basenotes.net/group.php?do=discuss&discussionid=14&pp=10&page=379 (actually started several...
  100. My Montale Red Aoud has worn off, wth? I thought...

    My Montale Red Aoud has worn off, wth? I thought this was supposed to have great lasting power. What should I try next, black oud, oud lime or I think I have a Tom Ford pure oud (no laughing...
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