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    Re: Phoenicia Perfumes: Discussion Thread

    Oud Taiga has indeed been tweaked, primarily because the interaction between the musk and the oils was so subtle that there was almost negative sillage. while this will still wear close to the skin...
  2. Ellen is da bomb....a mad bomber of high art via...

    Ellen is da bomb....a mad bomber of high art via crazy chemistry. Great to hear the voice behind the fragrances.
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    Re: Phoenicia Perfumes: Discussion Thread

    Thanks for the kind analysis Ryan This current batch of RealOud is drawing to an end. I will be sending Mr. Deadidol a sample of the next batch, it is not as fecal, zooey, cheesy at opening but does...
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    I think i got the last of the current batch of...

    I think i got the last of the current batch of sinkers, he may have some nice non-sinkers left. I do a lot of business with him so I am not sure what his retail price would be, it was good price, if...
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    Wanted to post photo and quick first impression...

    Wanted to post photo and quick first impression of Sumatran sinkers from Agarwood Indonesia (Muhammad). I have done a variety of business transactions with him and he is impeccably honest. I just did...
  6. Re: Article: Sandalwood Dreams, Part 8: Uses and Markets + Sandalwood Oil Giveaway

    The most inspiring thing I learned was about the Buddha's scent hut. I have been experimenting with the release of fragrances in contained spaces and the description of the disciples bringing their...
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    Re: Phoenicia Perfumes: Discussion Thread

    There is no scent pyramid, just classic middle eastern oils that are commonly blended with oud. The oud dominates the opening and blue cheese is a common descriptor. Arabs love this scent profile as...
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    Re: Phoenicia Perfumes: Discussion Thread

    Realoud feral got the name because initially it smelled ten times fouler than Realoud. Just this summer after three year maceration it has softened and really deepened in the company of florals,...
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    @ masstika. I keep the base of my censer clean...

    @ masstika. I keep the base of my censer clean but the top smells like heaven, a beautiful condesation of all the agarwood i have burned in the past three years. i sometimes bring the top of the...
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    I am looking for real oud that has strong...

    I am looking for real oud that has strong animalic, fecal, barnyard...you get the picture...scent. I use this in perfume making so I cannot afford E or T's product in my work. My last source is gone....
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    Tincturing Orris Root Concrete

    I must admit I have a heck of a nose, maybe even super powers, as my eyes were damaged five years ago and my olfactory sensitivity went off the charts...recently i smelled trace elements of pesticide...
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    Re: Working with labdanum resin

    Thanks, you really are the go-to guys. I read about the freezer in several posts from a google search. I just ordered some BB through my chemical supply house and will go the warming route.
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    Re: Working with labdanum resin

    There's no water in this here alcohol. Thanks David...pip, pip.
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    Working with labdanum resin

    So I've got this bottle of super goo aka labdanum absolute. How do I get this into a perfume? I believe it is not soluble in alcohol. I've been told to put in freezer to make it hard but then what....
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    ^ibn...i am now the second member :thumbsup:

    ^ibn...i am now the second member :thumbsup:
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    No wonder they are hammering me there while the...

    No wonder they are hammering me there while the great oud artist writes terrible things about other sellers, says he knows exactly what they are putting in their oils to stretch them, disclosing a...
  17. I like to "muck a lot" in my vegetable garden....

    I like to "muck a lot" in my vegetable garden. Thanks Taha for the reference...I am fascinated by western efforts to work with oud...my favorites are L'Artisan Parfumeur's Al Oudh: a very sweaty...
  18. The "kh" is a guttural sound particular to...

    The "kh" is a guttural sound particular to semitic languages. Type mixture into Google Translate and you will hear this sound on the Arabic phonetic translation.
  19. I got samples through my fragrance network. I got...

    I got samples through my fragrance network. I got al-Khatt, Najaf - lots of tobacco and wood, I liked this one but again the oud life is not enough for a hard-core oudhalic, Mamluk - musk and flowers...
  20. I just had my first whiff from the Xerjoff Oud...

    I just had my first whiff from the Xerjoff Oud Stars collection - Al Khatt. This is a unique blend of very high quality Laotian oud with a bit of the animaic in its soul counterplaying with the...
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    Blue cheese is another natural phenomenon caused...

    Blue cheese is another natural phenomenon caused by bacteria in the air.
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    Re: How to Make an Absolute From Incense Resin

    David, thanks again from across the pond. I started reading about hexane absolutes and most of the info on the web focused on extracting a mood-altering chemical from a well-known plant. As the...
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    Re: How to Make an Absolute From Incense Resin

    Thanks Gecko, my source says there is no perfume but I am fully aware of the perfume overkill in so many bakhoors. I did not know that Piver was the perfume of choice in N & W African blends and...
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    How to Make an Absolute From Incense Resin

    Okay good folks, I have a question about making an absolute or enfleurage (not sure what the proper word is here). I have a resin from North Africa that smells like a Persian food market. It is...
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    Re: Emulsifiers and Essential Oils

    David, thank you ever so much. Your answer was absolutely pellucid. I thought I would use a fancy word seeing as you speak the Queen's English. No, I have nothing to do with the cleaner base side of...
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    Re: Emulsifiers and Essential Oils

    David thanks for your insight and sorry for my lack of hard facts. Anyway, this is what the car care items are to be used for: Quick detail spray, wheel cleaner, carwash, tire shine. Color is not an...
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    Re: Emulsifiers and Essential Oils

    I have no reason to use the carrier oil in the car-care product, just the EOs, and keeping the liquid clear is not necessary. Besides that what other information can I provide that will help you in...
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    Emulsifiers and Essential Oils

    I have created a scent that one of my friends wants to use in water-based car care products. My composition was made from essential oils including citrus, lavender, vetivert, rosemary and a touch of...
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    Based on what I read here and in another forum...

    Based on what I read here and in another forum there are only two sellers worth buying from and their prices are exorbitant and rising. I have bought bunk and beauty from other sources and distillers...
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    If you get tired of buying and selling...

    If you get tired of buying and selling plantations I have a bridge for sale...
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    Does anyone have working knowledge of agarwood...

    Does anyone have working knowledge of agarwood cultivation? I am looking at the current market and interested in the idea of investing in agarwood agriculture? Any thoughts?
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    He does not have a website. He may be found @...

    He does not have a website. He may be found @ Oudh Hamilul Missk on Facebook.
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    masstika, thank you for your quick response. I...

    masstika, thank you for your quick response. I thought the prices seemed too low for real quality but i am interested in what steps can be taken to age the oil other than let it sit in the dark (or...
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    Does anyone know the gaharu seller Hamilul Missk...

    Does anyone know the gaharu seller Hamilul Missk from Malaysia. I came across him in my searches and he seems to have a lot of product. Anyone dealt with him or have feedback of any sort?...
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    I will ask again. My oud oil smells very damp. Is...

    I will ask again. My oud oil smells very damp. Is there a way to remove some of the wetness from the oil? Does time take care of this naturally?
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    I have just received a quarter tola of Junaid's...

    I have just received a quarter tola of Junaid's Cambodian oud from Zahra's. It is very potent but extremely damp and I am wondering if there is a way to remove some of the dampness from the oud. I...
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    ^thanks masstika

    ^thanks masstika
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    My first oud experience: I purchased a quarter...

    My first oud experience: I purchased a quarter tola of Junaid oud oil from Zahra. Prior to this I had only smelled western-style frags like Amouage Epic and M7. I was surprised to find that the...
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    Re: Versailles Pour Homme

    Is the stuff they are selling on ebay real? Anyone.
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    Hi, just joined this forum and fairly new to...

    Hi, just joined this forum and fairly new to fragrance world. I have some background in molecular gastronomy and think there is good cross-reference there. I have been fascinated with oud since my...
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