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Good luck mate, and thanks
Here are my own thoughts on Al Shareef's Ta'ifi Rose Oil
Ward Al Ta'if
Upon first application, I got an unfamiliar waxy smell, it smelled like what I imagine literal rose petals to smell...
My thoughts on some Al Shareef Oudh oils. Ghaliyah is an attar that's focused more on musk/civet than oud.
Woah. This is so intense, warm, dirty.
Backstory, my first...
Taha mentioned organic oils being a possibility for AA, but not enough people were interested?
Personally, I loved something like Aroha Kyaku from EO, and the price was reasonable as well,...
Now I'm getting hyped up.
My Kemewahan is off a bit. It's developed a sour, sweaty topnote that lasts about 20 minutes.
Oh, I should add that it's a sample vial, and I haven't been diligent in preventing...
Hmm, it almost sounds like Homage attar by Amouage.
Hahahahaha, this reminds me of Air Jordans selling out instantly, and people instantly flipping them for higher prices.
woah, mind giving me a name? I'm intrigued.
I typically go for smallest size, or 50ml bottles. While I may get a better deal by going with a bigger bottle, I realized I'd never 'finish' using my collection in my lifetime, so to me those deals...
Is it easily available in boutiques where you live? I've never smelled it on anyone where I live, probably due to the lack of availability in stores.
Now the perceived gender of this fragrance...
I'm curious if anyone else's Agar Attar ended up changing.
For me, the dry, woody(sandalwood?) note ended up becoming more prominent, over the warm, herbal sweetness.
Hmm, I don't understand.
@littlecrowgirl I think it happens to prevent double posting.
Yeah, I would say this is correct, and another reason why I'll never blind buy oud! I'm thankful for the option to sample things.
I popped open the vial again this morning, no sweaty note. That was odd to say the least.
decided to revisit Kemewahan....
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 :shocked:. It did fade, but I...
This thread is a good read.
If it's just comments from people on the oud forums, bigbloke...
maybe this is what you're looking for?
never did end up trying it though, posted it earlier a few months ago.
;) that same day I wore the most oud I've ever worn.
Oh ok. You have any ideas on what to use for decanting? It'd be pretty easy to lose oil
Hmm, I think I may be losing some of my Agar Attar to evaporation?
Anyone have any experience with the gold coloured bottle with the pillars? I feel like it isn't providing a seal, not sure what...
Keme vs. Aroha
Sillage: Kemewahan has monstrous sillage that lasts for hours, my sister mentioned the bathroom smelled like Kemewahan, even though I was last in there 2 hours ago! Aroha Kyaku is...
Kemewahan for me.
It's so deep, dark, rich, sweet, spicy, and not the easiest to wear.
It's dope that EO is also offering to fully replace your lost order, great customer service.
I was extremely wary from the beginning, with TWIS, EO, AA. I'm happy that I haven't...
Received Aroha Kyaku as well.
Customs did end up opening it this time, and I had to pay duties. Not too much though, just $17.
This one will take some time to write a review on. It's definitely...
Enjoy! I ended up ordering it as well, it's a great deal. I hope Keme is still around by the end of summer.
tried a sample of Sultan's Solace.
All I can say is wow, it smells like oud, but not any oud i've smelled before.
It has a warm, airy freshness to it that is really comforting to me.
I think it's fine to call someone out if you think they're regurgitating marketing.
Maybe I'm mistaken, but I feel like most people here are pretty friendly and wouldn't take it personally.
Tried a few others.
Taw Twin Yatanar
I really don't like this. It smells like musty vegetation to me, and is my least favourite oud I've tried so far. It isn't offensive to me, just mediocre.
Met up with iris&oud to chat about oud!
She knew her stuff for pretty much all the different kinds of ouds, and showed me some ouds that had some more animallic aspects to them that I enjoyed. I...
That's unfortunate that you had a shitty experience with a dishonest buyer Sekohnis.
I don't understand paypal's line of thinking, especially even if you send a tracking number. Is there anything...
I think the AA website sums it up best. The launchpad for oud. Personally I think it's one of the best bang-for-your buck deals out there in regards to ouds and attars. Very smooth and warm...
That was an entertaining read, to me it seemed like the Rube Goldberg version of an oud distillation ;)
Prince Mishaal Ben Abdul Aziz Blend by ASQ
It's from the "One collection" from TWIS.
I really enjoy this one.
I definitely had some preconceptions about ASQ being overpriced or of lower...
I actually had no idea Bois was distilled from the same wood as Keme, I should've ordered a sample of that one too! I might try that one in the spring when Fleur et Bois comes out as...
Trying Ahmwei-Do right now.
Hmmmm. It says it's a Burmese oud, and I also tried Shwe Myitkyina(Burmese).
Ahmwei-Do definitely has a very distinct whisky note to it, and feels very warm, yet...
Awesome, thank you goud! Enjoy oud yusuf
Alright, so ordering from TWIS and AA seems to be fine now, but I'm still wary and unclear on EO.
Has anyone successfully ordered from EO(post-regulation) in Canada/USA without having trouble...
Ahh, decisions decisions.
Aroha Kyaku is running low, and I'd never blind buy, but if it has that smokey dark chocolate note, then I'm quite split.
Ahhh ok, I see.
I'll probably pass on Cantik Candan, it would likely sell for even higher than the original price. The price range was much higher than Kemewahan.
I'm still glad I decided to...
I'm absolutely loving Kemewahan. I didn't know what to expect from the 'liquid wood' descriptions, but I think something like this is what I was looking for right from the start. The dark, rich, yet...
and ASAQ's Prince Mishaal Ben Abdul Aziz Blend
might get to some reviews in the coming weeks.
Just taking quick whiffs of the vials, I think I'm going to enjoy...
Received my TWIS order in Canada. No customs/border issues at all!
I do this fairly often, or whenever I feel like it. Sometimes I just don't feel like wearing something when going out, other times I feel like only wearing scents at home.
only ever tried sova, love it
I find myself reaching for L'eau D'issey Pour Homme and Rive Gauche Pour Homme the most.
I find RGPH to be the most versatile though. It's great in both winter AND summer for me.
Damn good question. Has Ensar Oud said anything about all of this? All I saw was that he wasn't affected, but I'd still be wary
Only tried the newer one, and it reminded me of hairspray, didn't like it.
I remember scoffing at this thread when I first saw it, no way could I spend $500 in a year.
Then I realized I was full of bunny shit!
Rive Gauche Pour Homme. It's a different kind of fresh/clean, but I love it.
I used to love it a lot. Still enjoy it, but not as much. I really do feel it's very synthetic and cloying lately.
I've only smelled the reformulation. Smelled like sugary gasoline.
Hmmmm, so does all of this only pertain to imports that had happened after these new regulations?
I say this because TWIS website has everything back up from Agar Aura.
A fair bit I'd say. Cinnamon and other spices are the big smells for me, I often smelled them around the house.
My earliest memory I recall also involves drinking the richest cup of chai I had...
I disagree with the OP, I've gone with both designer and niche, but the lines are pretty blurred nowadays.
Tom Ford is a designer, but the Private Blend line is more exclusive and "niche"-like.
nothing, too vague
Damn. Iris, definitely let us know if you end up getting your Pencerehan.
On the bright side to all of this, I suppose I'll have more $$$ over the summer time..
He was wrong in regards to the fully automatic weapon comparison. I think the spirit of his post still stands though. A bit of fragrance oil really isn't hurting anybody, especially oud oil. It's...
"As for the sale of wild-harvested agarwood (i.e. wood, not oil), then it is now strictly prohibited by U.S. customs with no exceptions"
"If everything works out, we could reopen our doors to...
the e-mail/newsletter by agar aura said USDA rules have changed. Anything that is used orally or on your skin, must require USDA/FDA approval.
At best: Agar Aura is reopened US/CAD...
Mother of shit. This sums up how I feel about all of this.
In terms of how many times I wore it, or how much volume I've used?
l'eau d'Issey PH
Hmm, I do feel fatigued a lot, a bit moody, and my hair is thinning. I use tea tree oil every morning, and do use lavender fragrances.
I'm not sure if those two are the cause of the above though.
"You know your an Ouddict when you when you go on the websites AA or EO several times a day ,and ou read the sames reviews
Great reviews Jimmy, Sulaiman III sounds right up my alley
I'm intrigued by this..
BPC seems legit, and the website also fully seems aware of perfumes containing oud facets, and a fragrance...
I've always found Kilian's to be tacky.
thanks for the comparisons @5Me
Yes for me. I've been clean shaven my entire life, and it was a nice change of pace. I enjoy the way it looks and feels on me.
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I've always wondered about the trends...
I dig that setup @5Me.
How is Shwe Myitkyina compared to the other Hindi oils you have? That's the only one I've tried, and I didn't really get any barnyard from it, but it was definitely a very...
I have no experience with the Hindi/barnyard oils, but I have a feeling I might like them. I enjoy synthetic scents like Muscs Koublai Khan and Kouros.
Yes, I enjoy oud oil.
I found B2B to have a very powdery feel to it, much more different than TV's heavy syrupy feel.
B2B would be more of a comfort scent, but it's not exactly light either.
I like TV more.
Opus VI. I really enjoyed it. Frankincense, amber, a bit of resin and incense, and spices
I disagree with this. Most of us are inside where it's typically heated to 60-70F. It does feel better though coming inside from the icy cold to the warmth of TV while inside.
I could use the same descriptor for TV lol. It projects like a beast and is very sickly and heavy.
I pick TV OP. I enjoy the scent more than Aventus, I don't care for the smoky pineapple in it.
I'm curious as to what will happen, keep us updated aion
I don't think it's possible for a scent to do that much work, don't substitute your personality with one.
hmm hmm you've definitely got me curious now
Hmm, how dirty compared to MKK?
Ambre Narguile has a lot of honey in it
No, I see no reason except intent.
First thread seemed genuine, second thread was a reaction in regards to religious double standards.....but still ended up having a genuine discussion.
I'm having trouble finding anything concrete, despite reading on various websites that Muhammad wore fragrance.
I don't know the...
We shall see indeed.
Not the exact same thing as "What fragrance would Muhammad wear", and it is part of a basenotes group, but...
I don't know about subtle, but the old Rive Gauche pour Homme did it for me.
Comfort and enjoyment. Also what goes into the creation of what I wear. I've really enjoyed reading up on how oud is made.
My earliest memory is also smell related, so that may tie into this as...
Only if the spending affects my life negatively.
Nope, not joking! Genuine curiosity on my part.
one thing I have picked up is that it's incredibly expensive, so I'll have to stay away for a while
I don't even understand this kyara business lol
Homage Attar! ...if it's the original, I've only ever smelled the reformulation
Nope, not satisfied! Definitely want more.
Dunno, I guess I'd give mine a B
I don't think so. One thread isn't indicative of what everyone else thinks.
Musc Ravageur and Carnal Flower are loved a lot.
holy shit. this is a /thread if I ever saw one.