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  1. Thread: Barnyard oud?

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    Re: Barnyard oud?

    This is very good advice Oudh Seeker. I have made my own mistakes as well. Blending oudhs is not as simple as it seems.
  2. Thread: Barnyard oud?

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    Who said such a thing? My mind is boggling.
    I have been waiting for the inevitable "why would you want to smell like a barnyard?" question but it hasn't come so I'll preempt it.
    The thing about the...
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    Yes, "I reignited the fire" around an hour after...

    Yes, "I reignited the fire" around an hour after your going on and on about it.
    Speaking of "sparing". How about you spare us the holier than thou.
    Throughout this whole episode snide remarks have...
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    I did not question anyones character. You...

    I did not question anyones character.
    You clearly requested the names of people who had PMd Taha.
    I said that I didn't think many of us would be comfortable forwarding "private requests". I did...
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    edited...thought better of what I had to say.

    edited...thought better of what I had to say.
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    I don't think many of us would be comfortable...

    I don't think many of us would be comfortable forwarding private requests. If you want to invite people to contact you, then that is another matter.
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    I am one lucky guy. Thaqeel.

    I am one lucky guy. Thaqeel.
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    Just my opinion but given the choice, I would...

    Just my opinion but given the choice, I would always prefer a clear bottle. I would feel disappointed if I couldn't enjoy the color as part of the experience.
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    Yes, I get the citrus thing. I like that too. I...

    Yes, I get the citrus thing. I like that too. I can tell from your Mukhullat that I like your Taifi. I'll sort out an order and wait patiently.
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    Ouch! I'm guessing you only need a tiny amount in...

    Ouch! I'm guessing you only need a tiny amount in any mixture. I hope so.
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    Can you sell me a small vial Taha? From what I...

    Can you sell me a small vial Taha? From what I can tell, Taifi is more expensive than many ouds. Is this correct?
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    For some time, I have been in possession of a...

    For some time, I have been in possession of a very ordinary Borneo oud, that I bought from an Ebay seller. It is not hideous or anything. Just a bit nondescript and slightly off putting. I actually...
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    I was going to ask if you had Montales Aoud amber...

    I was going to ask if you had Montales Aoud amber and what it is like?
    What does your last comment mean? I don't understand it at all. Did something get lost in the translation here?
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    I'm not sure if you are referring to specific...

    I'm not sure if you are referring to specific markets but yes, I will probably be in Dubai in the new year. I am hoping to visit Yemen as well. My friends speak Arabic but they are not as interested...
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    Hmmmmm. In what way do you imagine my access to...

    Hmmmmm. In what way do you imagine my access to be limited?
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    Thanks for that recommendation acer3. I'll get...

    Thanks for that recommendation acer3. I'll get onto it. You are making me REALLY want to try the Montales as well.
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    A few questions for those with more experience...

    A few questions for those with more experience than me. (and that's most of you. ha ha)

    Are the Agarwood incense cones, any good? I don't expect them to be anything like pure, but are they at...
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    @abubakr_al-misky- that is good to know,...

    @abubakr_al-misky- that is good to know, regarding the oudh chips. Of course I am pretty ignorant about this aspect as your chips were the first I had bought. I only meant to convey that I had not...
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    Earlier tonight, I burnt some Oudh chips. It was...

    Earlier tonight, I burnt some Oudh chips. It was the first time for me. I'm guessing from appearance and price, that they were quite okay, but certainly not top grade chips. The fragrance was...
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    @acer3...c'mon man, let's not go down this path....

    @acer3...c'mon man, let's not go down this path. Each to their own. There is a whole range of views both pro and against. Near where I live, Sambar deer are an introduced species, they create their...
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    This is amazing stuff to read. I really enjoy...

    This is amazing stuff to read. I really enjoy going to sleep with the smell of Oud. And I think all of us could do with an increase in our "homovanillic" acid levels.
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    @acer3 "Like I said, they would target only the...

    @acer3 "Like I said, they would target only the higher up's. Those with power and influlence."

    Hence the meaning of the word "assassinate" referring to the killing, by surprise attack, of a...
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    Yes, I did know the derivation of "assassin"....

    Yes, I did know the derivation of "assassin". Hashish and marijuana are more or less the same thing. One is a plant and the other an extract, albeit naturally obtained. Hashish is made from rubbing...
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    Earlier this weekend I tried some "Pure Hindi"...

    Earlier this weekend I tried some "Pure Hindi" from an Ebay seller whose products I have found to be okay. This stuff was insipid, especially considering what is was supposed to be. Not offensive,...
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    Tonight it was the Sweet Hindi. Really nice....

    Tonight it was the Sweet Hindi. Really nice. Definitely has that Indian thing happening but MUCH more refined than most. There was a very strong presence that was familiar to me and it took me quite...
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    More "reviews" from me. "Impressions" or even...

    More "reviews" from me. "Impressions" or even "recommendations" is probably closer to the point. Others here do the review thing much better than I.
    First, from Agar Aura again. The Cambodian Ateeq...
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    Now that we've got the tricky "barnyard" issue...

    Now that we've got the tricky "barnyard" issue out of the way does anyone care to comment on my thought about Ham Firls Oud Royal. I don't want to open another can of worms but....well....did I just...
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    Hmmm, I'm glad this was brought up. The fact...

    Hmmm, I'm glad this was brought up.
    The fact that there are many types of "banyard" notes and indeed many types of barnyards, makes me dislike this term. Horse stalls do not smell like pig farms....
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    acer3..."barely perceptible 'barnyard' note" is...

    acer3..."barely perceptible 'barnyard' note" is the important part regarding the Borneo from Taha. I actually dislike the term "barnyard" but it's hard to find a replacement for the moment. I dislike...
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    Tonight is was the turn of Ham Firl's Oud Royale....

    Tonight is was the turn of Ham Firl's Oud Royale. (Borneo). Because I have read so much (good and bad) about this seller I was quite interested to try some product.
    My first impressions, before even...
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    Next (one night later) was Taha's Thai Crown....

    Next (one night later) was Taha's Thai Crown. Another bargain but a step up from the Bornean. This (from my notes) I described as immediately fresh and yet complex. Eastern spices. An Asian market in...
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    First cab off the rank is Agar Aura's Bornean...

    First cab off the rank is Agar Aura's Bornean Bloom. For me, this one opened with a strong (but not unpleasant) medicinal camphorous note. But beneath this there was a familiar and very strong...
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    I was lucky enough to recently receive a batch of...

    I was lucky enough to recently receive a batch of samples from Taha at Agar Aura so here goes with my impressions. I'll work my way around to some other Ouds I have, by Ham Firl and more.
    First...
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    acer3....This is great! Good work. While you are...

    acer3....This is great! Good work. While you are chatting to him, see if he will part with a handful of seeds. I'd really appreciate some. I emailed him but I haven't heard back yet.
    I know the...
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    Hey acer3, here's another WA company doing the...

    Hey acer3, here's another WA company doing the agarwood thing. http://www.freelanceforestry.com/Home_Page.php
    He's at Dardanup and sells seeds and, I think, other products.
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    @acer 3 bblake, would you like to share your...

    @acer 3 bblake, would you like to share your views of the Ouds you have tried so far? I'd love to hear them!

    Coming soon. Thanks for asking.
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    Thanks for the considered answers everyone. Much...

    Thanks for the considered answers everyone. Much appreciated.

    I'd assumed that Archipelago was named after the Indonesian archipelago. No?
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    Austar, the pay TV service for Regional...

    Austar, the pay TV service for Regional Australia, now offers Al Jazeera as part of it's base package. This is wonderful for me. It is great to see lots of news and stories from Saudi Arabia, UAE,...
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    acer3- I know it's hard but you gotta get used to...

    acer3- I know it's hard but you gotta get used to "missing out" sometimes. Like I tell my (12yo) son, there will ALWAYS be something you want.
    And all those "somethings" conspire to make sure you...
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    Extras added from me as well.

    Extras added from me as well.
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    "For sure, my bro's gonna be getting loads of...

    "For sure, my bro's gonna be getting loads of thanks!
    I almost wish I could buy some extra and let him have that. But Thaqeel is quite thaqēēl on the pocket."

    I hope no one's going to hate me...
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    "bblake....where do you find these gems?!" ...

    "bblake....where do you find these gems?!"

    Thanks evogel. You're too kind. That one, I found whilst doing a search on species names. Not just the commonly named "crassna".
    It really is a...
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    This is a really interesting paper, on the recent...

    This is a really interesting paper, on the recent activities regarding Agarwood in Papua New Guinea. Lots of interesting stuff on resin production, grading and botany.
    ...
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    "Find Bluemoon's eloquent review of the Thaqeel"...

    "Find Bluemoon's eloquent review of the Thaqeel"

    I have tried and tried. Please somebody, post a link to this review. Thanks in advance.
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    acer3- I'd be very interested in photos of...

    acer3- I'd be very interested in photos of anything Wescorp is up to. They may be sensitive as they have some sort of patent out on the impregnation procedure.
    Why is he holding relatively large...
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    Today I sent around some inquiry emails,...

    Today I sent around some inquiry emails, following some promising leads, about acquiring some of my own Aquilaria seedlings. I have friends with varying amounts of land in different climate zones so...
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    "Hey bblake, what type of Ouds do you like...

    "Hey bblake, what type of Ouds do you like (Indian, Cambodian, Indonesian, Burmese, etc)? How many oils have you sampled so far? Do you have a favourite? Do you wear any type of Oud outside the...
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    That's fair enough acer3 but we must be...

    That's fair enough acer3 but we must be charitable. He did admit that his tastes may be underdeveloped. It's probably a good thing that Oud is not even more popular.
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    Thanks for the good advice on the Vetiver Mr P. ...

    Thanks for the good advice on the Vetiver Mr P.

    I was doing a search for some info (Oud) today, and came across a post by a novice who thought he'd try some fine Oud.
    I found his remarks really...
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    Thanks for the welcome folks. Could anyone please...

    Thanks for the welcome folks. Could anyone please give an opinion on Sharif's Le Vetiver?
    Any ideas on a good, wearable but relatively unadulterated Vetiver. Would I be better off with the Scents of...
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    Hi everyone. I've just joined this group after...

    Hi everyone. I've just joined this group after reading the huge thread somewhere else in Basenotes.
    I have very little experience with Oud but am about to graduate to full obsession I think.
    I see...
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