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    Re: Almond / Benzaldehyde

    I know they keep their recipes hush-hush, but might Heliotropin or its replacer be the element that gives Jar Perfume's Jarling its marzipan-like note?
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    I'm wearing Kyara Koutan today, and my 9 y/o son...

    I'm wearing Kyara Koutan today, and my 9 y/o son really likes it. In fact, he likes almost all of my oils except for the Hindis. ;^)

    Welcome back, A_Q. I've missed your posts. I hope all goes...
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    Congrats, MrP! I think you're an excellent choice...

    Congrats, MrP! I think you're an excellent choice for a mod. And I promise not to bash any more sellers, no matter how much said bashing may be warranted.
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    Wait ... bad puns aren't against the site rules?

    Wait ... bad puns aren't against the site rules?
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    The recent discussion of deals gone bad here is...

    The recent discussion of deals gone bad here is not acceptable and is a violation of site rules.

    My apologies. I had no idea. I'm only trying to give people the benefit of my bad luck. I shall...
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    I'll third MrP's suggestion. Excellent choices...

    I'll third MrP's suggestion. Excellent choices indeed. :thumbup:
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    Within a day or so after it got there, I received...

    Within a day or so after it got there, I received an email from Ravi complaining that he had to pay in order to pick up the package. I wrote back basically saying that I insured the package for its...
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    Regarding Mr. Obboon, I feel the need to speak up...

    Regarding Mr. Obboon, I feel the need to speak up here. I don't like to trash vendors but I spent about $150 for a tola of his sandalwood oil. What I received was a men's cologne that had nothing to...
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    They need to be encased in gold, preferably with...

    They need to be encased in gold, preferably with some precious jewels scattered in their midst. :rolleyesold:

    Seriously, I think keeping them in a closed box, or in a plastic bag, should be fine....
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    I didn't consider grinding it up, no. It's an...

    I didn't consider grinding it up, no. It's an excellent idea, though. Next time.

    As to the question of how did I decide which variety of wood to use, well ... that was simple. I do have several...
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    Indeed. I can already report that there's a very...

    Indeed. I can already report that there's a very low-grade "speedy" buzz going on. Nothing major or alarming by any means. I also notice a pleasant, mellow sense of well-being. I was going to use the...
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    And now, for something completely different: ...

    And now, for something completely different:

    Agarwood Tea

    Water Temp: 190-195 (approx.)
    Chips: 1x Cambodian Agarwood chip, approx. .5-.75" long, roughly shark-fin shaped, approx. .125" thick...
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    Someone tried Oud Khidr or Oud Zachariyya from...

    Someone tried Oud Khidr or Oud Zachariyya from ORISCENT?

    I'm not familiar with either of these oils, and they're not on his website. Are they new & not quite yet for public consumption?
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    This is a very interesting discussion. Thank you,...

    This is a very interesting discussion. Thank you, AbuBakr, for the clarity. It certainly does put things in perspective, especially the drug analogy. I feel like I have a little more insight now as...
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    Very cool. Looking forward to hearing more about...

    Very cool. Looking forward to hearing more about this distillation (not to mention smelling the oil)! :thumbup:
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    Actually MrP, I've learned that the way to tell...

    Actually MrP, I've learned that the way to tell if rose oil is real is to put it in the fridge. If it's real, the floral waxes in the oil will gel pretty quickly. If it's not, it'll stay liquid.
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    I agree with Igor as well, altho to me that...

    I agree with Igor as well, altho to me that vaporous, high-frequency top note common to most Bornean oils could be construed as "sweet" in its own way. To me it has an almost vanilla-like quality --...
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    Dred - can you just apply it to cloth? That way,...

    Dred - can you just apply it to cloth? That way, you can still wear it & enjoy the scent but without that pesky "this oud just might kill me" side effect.
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    one perfumer (who was it?) rated it as the...

    one perfumer (who was it?) rated it as the highest possible aromatic note if one used musical pitch as an analogy for comparing natural aromatics.

    The concept of using musical pitch as an analogy...
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    You should see my gallon jug of Thaqeel. :wink:

    You should see my gallon jug of Thaqeel. :wink:
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    I'll second Bluemoon's observations about Purana,...

    I'll second Bluemoon's observations about Purana, which I was lucky enough to sample recently. On my skin, it began with a warm, nutty/buttery quality that eventually developed into an almost jammy...
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    ...and speaking of oud consumption... It's a...

    ...and speaking of oud consumption...

    It's a very cold day here in NYC, and I'm wearing Thaqeel. It's the perfect scent for a lot of things, but on a cold, blustery day I find it to be especially...
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    Not a big musk fan, and for this reason alone I'm...

    Not a big musk fan, and for this reason alone I'm happy about it. Bad enough that I'm a sandalwood & oud fanatic!
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    Switching topics for a bit -- I have a sample...

    Switching topics for a bit --

    I have a sample (and now I've ordered a bottle!) of Taha's Calambac. Really loving this oil. Rich, luscious, plummy, honeyed ... and reasonably priced, too. What's...
  25. Re: New Fragrances: Byredo Oud Immortel and Accord Oud

    I smelled Oud Immortel @ Barney's today, & really liked it. Something about it immediately resonated with me. I thought it was quite beautiful. It has nothing whatsoever to do with oud, but I...
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    Mr. P -- Would you be kind enough to define...

    Mr. P -- Would you be kind enough to define rectification?

    My imperfect understanding is that it's oil that's been re-distilled several times (hmm...does that make cognac rectified wine? :cheesy:)...
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    Would the oil possess the best qualities of each...

    Would the oil possess the best qualities of each region's Oud, or would it be all muddled up and distastefull?

    I'm certainly not a distiller (nor do I play one on TV). But it seems to me that if...
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    My wife suffers terrible migraines sometimes. ...

    My wife suffers terrible migraines sometimes. She works with a classical homeopath. The right remedy coupled with Excedrin Migraine can work wonders. As good as aromatherapy is, I don't know how...
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    I'm sorry to inform you all I now have kung fu...

    I'm sorry to inform you all I now have kung fu pandas guarding all the agarwood trees in Borneo.

    So it's really true that everybody was kung fu fighting?
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    The boxes are labeled Shamama I and Shamama II....

    The boxes are labeled Shamama I and Shamama II. This isn't what I ordered.

    I had the same experience. I ordered the Koh-i-Noor & the box was labeled "Shamama - 3ml." However, upon smelling the...
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    Acer, where did you order that East Indian oil...

    Acer, where did you order that East Indian oil from?
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    I too get that "cosmic" feeling from sandalwood. ...

    I too get that "cosmic" feeling from sandalwood. I also get it from oud but more from the smoke than the oil. The oil does feel more "grandiose," to use your word, but sandalwood's meditative...
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    apply some to your shirt Ok. This might be a...

    apply some to your shirt

    Ok. This might be a stupid question, but how can you do this without staining the fabric? I mean, it's an oil. I've already ruined a couple of perfectly good shirts by...
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    Oud of sight, oud of mind I thought that, but...

    Oud of sight, oud of mind

    I thought that, but had the decency to restrain myself. :laugh:
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    IMHO, a vendor's willingness to provide samples...

    IMHO, a vendor's willingness to provide samples for sale would very much be perceived as a service, and could quite possibly lead to increased sales. I find it hard to believe that certain folks...
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    The specially-trained chimpanzees double as...

    The specially-trained chimpanzees double as snipers. They're paid in oud-syrup.
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    Blue: me too! YouNight: Thanks for the tip re...

    Blue: me too!

    YouNight: Thanks for the tip re the Baiedo sandalwood chips. I was actually wondering about them, so your mini-review was timely.

    My bottle of Oud Mostafa is en route. We'll see...
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    ...aaaaaand back to dodgy sandalwood deals for a...

    ...aaaaaand back to dodgy sandalwood deals for a moment... I just received a reply from Ravi this morning:

    You are the first one to told like this. I respected your decision and comments. Please...
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    ...errrr, ok. Maybe this Mysore stuff truly is...

    ...errrr, ok. Maybe this Mysore stuff truly is different from most other sandalwood, I thinks to myself. Maybe I'm wrong. But as it turns out, I wasn't wrong.

    Last night, I met with one of the...
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    So I emailed him saying as much. His reply: "I...

    So I emailed him saying as much. His reply: "I would like to assure you that Sandalwood what I send is indeed genuine from Mysore. Mysore sandalwood oil is more sweeter smelling than Tamil and...
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    Folks, since the topic currently concerns...

    Folks, since the topic currently concerns vendors, I'd like to talk about a not-so-great experience I've had w/Ravi Obboon (ouddh.com). I ordered some of his Mysore Sandalwood oil back in mid-August....
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday, September 29, 2010

    Creed - Windsor
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    @Bluemoon -- very interesting article. I'd love...

    @Bluemoon -- very interesting article. I'd love to find a link to their website but I'm coming up empty. Have you found it?
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    ...alright, maybe that was a little over the top....

    ...alright, maybe that was a little over the top. But you get my drift. :D
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    ASAQ's Molook; the deep, seductive 'bedroom eyes'...

    ASAQ's Molook; the deep, seductive 'bedroom eyes' of the EO world.

    @YouNight: I love Molook. Beautiful stuff. Rose indeed.

    Dear rose, thy joy's undimmed,
    Thy cup is ruby-rimmed,
    Thy cup's...
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    SOTD: Friday September 24, 2010

    C&S Neroli
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    Re: SOTD, Wednesday, September 22, 2010

    Strange Invisible Perfumes - Magazine Street
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    MrP - No risk, no reward. :laugh: ...while...

    MrP - No risk, no reward. :laugh:

    ...while reading your (most entertaining!) post, it occurred to me that "oud oozer" might be a good screen name. Might have trouble finding an appropriate...
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    It is a very "entrancing" scent, to be sure. ...

    It is a very "entrancing" scent, to be sure. Firmly grounded & beautifully ethereal, both. I like it. A lot.
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    That is possibly one of the most beautiful &...

    That is possibly one of the most beautiful & eloquent expressions of the connection between scent, physicality and consciousness that I can imagine. Thank you for that, Al-Khidr.
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    I know. You would think they would have included...

    I know. You would think they would have included unicorns & fairies in that last sentence, too.
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    From the Montale page of The Perfume Shoppe, a...

    From the Montale page of The Perfume Shoppe, a Vancouver-based retailer:

    Oud is fragrant oil that comes from Arabia. It is extracted from the root of the oud tree, preserved in a cave for several...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday August 9, 2010

    Today: UNS Fine Crafts' Sandalwood Select
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    Mmmm...oud syrup... :cheesy:

    Mmmm...oud syrup... :cheesy:
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    abubakr_al-misky: re the rose/oud mix, have you...

    abubakr_al-misky: re the rose/oud mix, have you tried ASAQ's Molook? Truly wonderful stuff!
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    True. Oud is so August 4th. :rolleyesold:

    True. Oud is so August 4th. :rolleyesold:
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday August 5, 2010

    Oriscent - Archipelago Supreme - Bornean Oud EO
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    I had a feeling you were kidding. But yes, I've...

    I had a feeling you were kidding. But yes, I've seen some old pages from his website and you're right -- looks like he offered some very nice attars. Too bad they're not still for sale.

    On the...
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    The '70s? No way -- he was selling stuff back...

    The '70s? No way -- he was selling stuff back then? Seriously?
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    OK, Chloe, it appears I was wrong. Your post...

    OK, Chloe, it appears I was wrong. Your post really DID temper the overall cynicism on this board. Nice work! :rolleyesold:
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    Forgive us Chloe, but you & Ensar must've known...

    Forgive us Chloe, but you & Ensar must've known that posting prices like these would, at the very least, engender a certain degree of ... conversation ... :laugh: regardless of the fact that "people...
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    Yeah, no kidding. Oh, and he also has Kyara Ltd....

    Yeah, no kidding. Oh, and he also has Kyara Ltd. listed. For a mere $9,999/bottle. :happy:
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    Has anyone seen the Oud Royale on Oriscent's...

    Has anyone seen the Oud Royale on Oriscent's site? Ensar is asking $6,999, presumably for 1/4 tola. How much did that oil sell for when it was originally available?
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 03 August 2010

    Abdul Samed Al Qurashi - Molook Royal Blend (Cambodian Oud + Rose Taifi)
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    Re: SOTD: Friday July 30, 2010

    Al Qurashi - Molook Royal Blend (Cambodian Oud + Rose Taifi)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday July 29, 2010

    Today: Agar Aura's Mukhallat Al-Naqi. Frankincense, rose, oud, sandalwood & some other elements I can't quite figure out. Beautiful stuff!
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    Re: SotD: Wednesday, 28/07/10

    Areej Al-Ameerat - Kamboudi Malaki (Cambodian Oud EO)
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday July 27, 2010

    UNS Fine Crafts: Rose Attar
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    Re: SOTD: Monday July 26, 2010

    Today: Floris Sandalwood
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    *double entendre alert*double entendre...

    *double entendre alert*double entendre alert*beware*beware*
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    Oudline is still selling their COMQDM oil. I...

    Oudline is still selling their COMQDM oil. I know cuz I just bought a bottle. :wink: It's actually being delivered to me today. I have a sample of Koh Kong so I'll be sure to compare the two.
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday July 21, 2010

    Oriscent - Archipelago Supreme Oud EO
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 20 July 2010

    Today: Agar Aura's Mukhallat Al-Naqi
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    Re: Name your best incense cologne.

    Have you tried SSS's Incense Pure yet? Very curious to know what you think!
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    Re: S O T D Friday 09 jUly 2010

    Today: ASAQ's Molook Royal Blend. It's a combination of aged Kalakassi (Indian) Oud & Rose Taifi.
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    I'm w/you, Igor. I tend to favor my Borneo Kinam...

    I'm w/you, Igor. I tend to favor my Borneo Kinam & Blue Brunei in this weather (which hopefully will end quickly!). And overpriced tho it may be, my sample of Kyara Koutan performs well in this...
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    Re: Name your best incense cologne.

    Incense Pure - Sonoma Scent Studio. A little surprised no one's mentioned this one.
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    Re: S o t D - Friday July 2, 2010

    Oriscent - Borneo Kinam (Oud EO)
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    Re: S o t D - Wednesday June 30, 2010

    Assam 15 Year (Oud EO) from Oudhasi
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    Wearing their Assam 15 Yr. today. Funny story...

    Wearing their Assam 15 Yr. today. Funny story ...

    ... every morning, I take my 8 year old son to his reading class. He's very interested in whatever scent I'm wearing so I always let him smell...
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    Yes, that's exactly right. I haven't really...

    Yes, that's exactly right. I haven't really tried the 15 yr. yet -- the sample was beyond tiny, almost non-existent -- but the Assam Flora is very nice indeed.
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    Re: S o t D - Tuesday June 29, 2010

    Assam Flora (Oud EO) from Oudhasi
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    My samples from Oudhasi arrived yesterday. ...

    My samples from Oudhasi arrived yesterday. Wearing Assam Flora today.

    This is a wonderful oil. The initial application smells dark & rich, but that quickly changes. It now has a light,...
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    All of you have way too much time on your hands.

    All of you have way too much time on your hands.
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    But what's for lunch? :cheesy:

    But what's for lunch? :cheesy:
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    Re: S o t D - Friday June 25, 2010

    UNS Fine Crafts - Rose Attar
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    Re: Even Caron has jumped on the Oud bandwagon!

    Amen. Pure oud oils are indeed addictive. I've succumbed to them myself.

    I have a decant of Caron's "Oud Extrait," which they're touting as a blend of oud & jasmine. The "oud" is all but...
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    Re: S o t D - Wednesday June 23, 2010

    Caron - Oud Extrait
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    Just ordered samples of Assam 15 yr., Assam Flora...

    Just ordered samples of Assam 15 yr., Assam Flora & Haflong from Oudhasi. Looking forward to trying them out!
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    Re: S o t D - Tuesday, 22nd June, 2010

    White Lotus Aromatics - Orange Blossom Supreme attar (2nd day in a row!)
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    Re: S o t D - Monday, June 21, 2010

    Today: White Lotus Aromatics' Orange Blossom Supreme attar
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    Re: S o t D - Friday, June 18, 2010

    UNS: Rose Attar (rose oil distilled into sandalwood oil)
  93. Re: New Creed Aventis and Creed Spice and Woods Updates and notes!!

    *cough* Vintage Tabarome *cough* :laugh:
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    I suppose so, yes. Perhaps "citrusy" isn't the...

    I suppose so, yes. Perhaps "citrusy" isn't the right word but scent perception & interpretation is so subjective, and that's what it makes me think of . But "bright" and "crisp" definitely fit the...
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    Re: S o t D - Thursday, June 17, 2010

    Oudimentary - KSSS (Cambodian Oud EO)
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    I have a sample of Ensar's KK. When I first used...

    I have a sample of Ensar's KK. When I first used it, the initial smokiness was a little overwhelming. But after a month or so in the vial -- and around 10 minutes of exposure to direct sunlight &...
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    Re: Amouage Tribute Attar

    Actually, I just purchased a 12ml bottle of Tribute directly from Amouage. The price was very reasonable due to the Euro's dive -- $328.96 -- and included shipping.

    EDIT: I hate to spread rumors,...
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    Re: S o t D - Wednesday June 16, 2010

    Oriscent: Borneo Kinam
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    Re: S o t D - Tuesday 15 June, 2010

    UNS Fine Crafts - Rose attar
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    Re: S o t D - Monday, 14th June 2010

    Oriscent's Cambodi Cacao (Oud EO)
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