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  1. [UK] Re: Prices Rreduced!UK Only:Roja/Creed/ASAQ/Cartier/Agar Aura/Ensar Oud

    Bump :)
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 25th April, 2017

    https://perfumery.co.in/media/catalog/product/cache/1/thumbnail/600x/17f82f742ffe127f42dca9de82fb58b1/7/3/73_masculin_pluriel_maison_francis_kurkdjian_for_men.jpg
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    Re: Office Scents - Stretching the Limit

    I wear anything except a strong, pungent oud.
  4. [UK] Re: Prices Rreduced!UK Only:Roja/Creed/ASAQ/Cartier/Agar Aura/Ensar Oud

    Bump - sold items removed and prices lowered.
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    Re: What Are Your Fragrance Wearing Patterns?

    Different one each day. Usually an impulsive decision.

    Sometimes I pick a few in advance that I haven't worn for some time and have them as my selection for the next week or two.
  6. [UK] Re: Prices Rreduced!UK Only:Roja/Creed/ASAQ/Cartier/Agar Aura/Ensar Oud

    Bump :)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 30th March, 2017

    https://fimgs.net/images/secundar/o.10247.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 29th March, 2017

    http://www.rojaparfums.com/img/section/fruity-aoud-front-nr.png
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 28th March, 2017

    Roja Dove: Great Britain
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 27th March, 2017

    One of my favourites
    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.14695.jpg
  11. Re: Xerjoff to redesign their bottles on their lines

    The Alexandria bottle looks gorgeous. Overall I prefer the older bottles.
  12. [UK] Re: Prices Rreduced!UK Only:Roja/Creed/ASAQ/Cartier/Agar Aura/Ensar Oud

    Bump :)
  13. Thread: Oud forum

    by bigbloke
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    Re: Oud forum

    That would probably be the best thing all round - best for members in terms of being allowed access to information and best for the board and moderating team as it wouldn't create extra work.
  14. Re: NEW: Stephane Humbert Lucas 777 - Panthea!

    I'm in an Iris mood currently and this sounds lovely.
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    Re: First few sprays from new bottle?

    I have noticed it with some bottles.
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    Re: The House Of Oud - Anyone tried them?

    I've tried Crop. It was nice but I found it too linear and a little boring. Could do with revisiting it.
  17. Re: What do you think of Oud? What are top 5 Ouds?

    I love oud, in all its different styles.

    Spirit of Dubai: Baz
    Frederic Malle The Night
    Rania J Oud Assam
    Bond No 9 Harrods Oud
    Eternal Oud

    And the top 5 from my favourite house:
    Roja H Aoud
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 10th March, 2017

    https://fimgs.net/images/secundar/o.33691.jpg
  19. Re: I received some extremely bad news that I'd like to share with my Basenotes family.

    Sorry to hear this Rich. Whilst we are all aware of the finite nature of life it is nonetheless a stark, and abrupt wake-up call to get news like this.

    Someone in my area recently had a cardiac...
  20. [UK] Re: Prices Rreduced!UK Only:Roja/Creed/ASAQ/Cartier/Agar Aura/Ensar Oud

    Bump :)
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    Re: How is Xerjoff as an 'overall' House?

    Not a big fan, but not a hater either. In recent years they have expanded their brand and introduced lots of different lines. For me that has brought their overall quality down due to the plethora of...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 27th February, 2017

    Roja Dove: Semi Bespoke #3


    Unisex
    Chypré
    Fresh, Sensual & Spicy

    Bergamot, Lemon, and Geranium sublimate a note of Lavender which is enlivened by Cumin, Cardamom, and Cinnamon, sweetened by...
  23. [UK] Re: Prices Rreduced!UK Only:Roja/Creed/ASAQ/Cartier/Agar Aura/Ensar Oud

    Bump :)
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    Re: Burning oud wood

    It may be an idea to start with burning bakhoor (wood/powder soaked in a blend of different scents) and then work your way up to oud. Some of the blends are fantastic and allow your nose to...
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    Re: Content in sprayer samples disappears

    I've had the same happen to some.
    I had some expensive decants and thought they looked less than previous. So I drew a line on the bottle and checked it again a few weeks later. The level was...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 23rd February, 2017

    Roja Dove: NUWA (new formulation)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 20th February, 2017

    Roja Dove: Oligarch.
  28. Thread: ...

    by bigbloke
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    Re: Roja Parfums bottle owners, I need some pictures!

    There are of 2 your requested pictures on my sales thread. See my signature,
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 17th February, 2017

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.32537.jpg
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    Re: Roja Dove questions

    I may be wrong, but I think some performance issues are down to different sprayers. Roja Parfum sprayers give out a very fine mist. Creed sprayers are well known for spraying out a lot. I reckon...
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    Re: Roja Dove United Arab Emirates Aoud

    I've done a total u-turn on this. Now one of my favourites, backed up too.
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    Re: How Many Colognes Are Enough?

    I used to think of this question in terms of numbers and thought 200 odd would be fine but recently I'm wanting to reduce my collection and replace some of it with other perfumes that I feel I will...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 10th February, 2017

    Layered the following today:

    http://tntypography.eu/slir/w1100/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/malle-thenight-package-01.jpg
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 9th February, 2017

    ASAQ Sadeen Blend

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CBpaufuUIAAUO-L.jpg
  35. Re: Xerjoff JTC - Polo 1862 (Harrods exclusive)

    I had a bottle but sold it. I found it rather boring.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 7th February, 2017

    Roja Dove Sultanate of Oman. I love the green frankincense in this, it is very well done.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 6th February, 2017

    Tom Ford Italian Cypress.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 3rd February, 2017

    Henry Jacques: No9 D'Igor
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 2nd February, 2017

    http://www.nelsons-barbershop.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/IMG_0566.jpg
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    Re: Packages Seized

    There seems to be some confusion as to how many bottles and what is the total amount of liquid permitted in 1 package as I've heard different things in different post offices. Some get confused with...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 30th January, 2017

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.17934.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 27th January, 2017

    Lashings and lashings of Henry Jacques: Oudh Deep (limited edition spray, only 30 bottles).
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 26th January, 2017

    Ormonde Jayne: Black Gold.

    http://katiechutzpah.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Ormonde-Jayne-Black-Gold.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 25th January, 2017

    Vintage Ralph Lauren Safari for Men (Cosmair).
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 24th January, 2017

    http://rojadovehauteparfumerie.com/img/images/RDPR_376/RDPR_376_0007_900.png

    gender: Unisex
    family: Chypré
    odour: Sensual, Spicy, Sweet & Very Warm

    Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Casmir...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 23rd January, 2017

    Roja Musk Aoud layered with Roja La Nuit 3.
  47. Re: The more scents you gather, do you like more smells?

    My tastes have narrowed overall although I am more accepting of certain notes in stronger doses such as patchouli.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 20th January, 2017

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.40361.jpg

    layered with

    https://fimgs.net/images/secundar/o.10247.jpg
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    Re: Roja Dove questions

    The sprayer on Roja bottles is wonderful. I think it is easy to underspray due to the fine mist it emits, but at least it doesn't leave you drenched with juice running down your clothing/skin.

    For...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 19th January, 2017

    Nabeel, Spirit of Dubai: Baz.
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Do you blind buy fragrances

    That was me pretty much until a few months ago. There was a point where roughly 70% of my collection was via blind buys.
    Now I sample at home first (sampling in store can be misleading/inaccurate),...
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    Poll: Re: Your Favorite By Kilian's Oud

    Eternal is my favourite, followed by Extreme, Black, Musk. I didn't like Rose so didn't get round to trying Gold either.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 17th January, 2017

    Roja Dove Semi Bespoke #5
  54. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Around 20 sprays of Kilian Musk Oud - all on skin.
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    Re: Roja Dove questions

    I think that's a great point there Buzzlebuff. The styles of some of his fragrances lends itself to a 'muter' expression as opposed to something like Fetish which will take over a room.
    The one I...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 12th January, 2017

    http://uiimages.parfumo.de/3/3/24063_d3a4dfc4d09a8f48bfd920f4be2a8589.jpg
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    Re: In search of my favourite oud

    The oudiest Roja Aoud is H Aoud if you can get your nose on that.

    Cashmere and Velvet are both lovely.
  58. Re: Kyara Oud Oil by ASQ (Abdul Samad al Qurashi)

    Haven't tried it but it won't be Kyara. Perhaps it may smell a little like some facets of Kyara. Nobody distills Kyara for oil.
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    Re: Backup bottles - Do you really need that?

    Very true.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 9th January, 2017

    Roja Dove Enigma Parfum Pour Homme.
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    Re: Backup bottles - Do you really need that?

    I've backed up a few 50ml bottles, and a couple of 100ml bottles, of the ones I really love. Too many reforms and price hikes for my liking.
    Worst case scenario my family will enjoy them.
  62. Re: If you could only keep 4 frags from your collection what would you keep?

    Roja Dove Haute Luxe
    Roja Dove Great Britain
    Frederic Malle The Night
    Kilian Eternal Oud
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    Re: What's your opinion on Creed Spice and Wood?

    Lasts around 8 hours on me. Doesn't project a huge deal (I spray under clothes through). Exudes class.
  64. Re: Do you ever put on a fragrance & forget what it was?

    Only when i find the scent on clothing - which only tends to happen when I'm sampling ( I spray the wrist or back of the hand) and my hand touches the cuff/sleeve area as I don't spray my clothes.
    I...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 6th January, 2017

    Frederic Malle's The Night body butter with Illuminum Majestic Oud sprayed on top.
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    Re: Roja Dove questions

    Prices have gone up here. Diaghilev is now £795 (was £750) , the Absolues are £795 (were £750) the Aouds are £595 (were £545 and I think previously £495?) plus most of the other 50mls are now £375...
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    Re: Best introduction to oud?

    I'd recommend a pure oud oil sample. A Borneo or a Thai (or both) would be a great initiation and relatively cheap too. There are various reputable vendors and a sample would allow you to enjoy the...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 5th January, 2017

    https://img.makeupalley.com/6/5/4/6/2167970.JPG
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    Re: Fragrance du Bois

    I've tried all the ones that were available around 3 months ago. A few stood out:

    London Oud
    Reminds me of Kilian Vodka on the Rocks mixed with Gucci by Gucci PH. With Oud. Performance is better...
  70. Thread: Gucci

    by bigbloke
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    Re: Gucci

    I like this one, have a bottle. Just wish it performed better.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 30th December, 2016

    https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15747458_10154863581224282_7823075945176752284_n.jpg?oh=a349b83cc98172c79926178de52a7668&oe=58DC082C
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    The women's extrait is lovely.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    I've been wowed recently by:

    Nabeel Spirit of Dubai: Baz and Abjar
    Roja Oligarch. This stuff is seriously good.

    Not as much a wow as a comforting 'mmmmm' Roja Parfums Royale #1
  74. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Yesterday I layered 10 sprays of Roja H Aoud with 5 sprays of Roja Aoud Absolue Precieux.
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    Re: Amber Aoud - Really?

    It's not a wow scent by any means imo but it's good for what it is. It's apparently the best seller. Think I prefer Musk Aoud over it.
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    Re: Roja Dove questions

    Initially it does remind of CdR but it is different (I'm comparing to the Parfum). It's one of my favourite leathers, in fact one of my favourites overall. I'd try it at least, just for the...
  77. Re: New Malle: The Night (Oud. Middle East Exclusive.)

    My experience of it has been beastmode. I'm not one to wear 3-5 sprays of something but I dont go too high with this one. Easily lasts all day on skin and much longer on clothing. I have a similar...
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    Re: Buys for 2017? What are you gonna get?

    A somewhat limited list, a few backups and no blind buys being the main focus as far as possible:

    Definite backups:
    Roja Dove Diaghilev
    Roja Dove Amber Aoud
    Roja Dove H Aoud

    Potential...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 19th December, 2016

    Roja Dove: Parfum Royale #3
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    Re: Roja Dove questions

    Sultanate of Oman is nice. Has a lovely green frankincense note to it.

    UAE is very similar to Taif Aoud - but a little less rosy. For a collector both are worth having, otherwise I'd say only 1 of...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 16th December, 2016

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.33636.jpg

    Brooklyn Perfume Company: Oud
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    Re: More Oud Dilemmas!

    I don't find much of a similarity between Zegna's Indonesian Oud and FM's The Night except they're both rose oud compositions. The oud used in both is strikingly different and interplays with the...
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    Re: Nuwa. Chinese wood note.

    Doubt the high value stuff will ever be in a fire sale.

    The old NUWA has been reincarnated as Parfum Royale #2, only available on the 6th Floor of Harrods at the Haute Parfumerie - 75ml bottle for...
  84. Thread: Oud forum

    by bigbloke
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    Re: Oud forum

    Thanks for the update, and the frankness. I know exactly what you mean about being overwhelmed with things to do - I spend more time making lists than doing the actions :D
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 15th December, 2016

    http://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s750x750/sh0.08/e35/13534527_142970012791935_611348559_n.jpg?ig_cache_key=MTI4MjUzNjk1MzQwNTAyMzEyMg%3D%3D.2
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    Re: Testing The MFK Ouds

    I've had them all at some point, only kept Cashmere and Velvet. It's really interesting to smell them together as the differences really stand out.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 13th December, 2016

    http://www.rojaparfums.com/img/page/product_items/o-the-exclusive-parfum-50ml-ing.jpg
  88. Re: I will stop buying bottles when I reach 50, no... 100!!! Please help me out.

    Total number of bottles isn't an issue for me, value would be the factor I'd consider. How much do I want my collection to cost? I've moved on a few bits recently, 1 Roja is double the value of what...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 12th December, 2016

    Roja Parfums: Parfum Royale No. 1
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    Re: The absolute essential fragrances by Kilian?

    Extreme Oud
    Straight to Heaven
    Eternal Oud
    Black Oud
    Pearl Oud
    Vodka on the Rocks

    Possibly Royal Leather, I'm still undecided if that makes the cut.
  91. Thread: FBs for 2017

    by bigbloke
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    Re: FBs for 2017

    All new homme/unisex Roja releases in 2017, plus Royale Parfums #1, possibly 2 & 3 too.
    Maybe Semi-Bespoke #4.

    Possibly something from Guerlain's My Exclusive Collection.

    Chypre Palatin...
  92. Thread: Oud forum

    by bigbloke
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    Re: Oud forum

    Seconded. Read only would be fine (for the time being, or even as a final resort).
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 9th December, 2016

    Lovely description! The rose is indeed spectacular.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 9th December, 2016

    Lol, I bought it blind :)
    It is one that I find I have to easy on the trigger with. I sprayed (copiously) at 8am and 13 hours later at 9pm I can still smell it clearly.

    Music Ravageur is an...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 9th December, 2016

    Dusita Oudh Infini

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/members/xl/1470260401117.jpg
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    Re: Best Maison Francis Kurkdjian Oud?

    Cashmere and Velvet are the standouts for me.
  97. Re: Indonesian Oud by Ermenegildo Zegna - Your Views

    Zegna Oud was one of the first Western oud scents I bought (it needs a new home now). Its a rose-oud. The rose is relatively sweet, the oud is earthy and natural smelling. Performance is very good....
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    Re: Aoud Musk or Dark Aoud?

    Dark Aoud reminded me of Duro and a few others. I enjoy it.

    Gao is a very linear saffron bomb with nuclear performance. Haven't compared it with Aoud Musk.
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    Re: More Oud Dilemmas!

    Some of these are rather pricey but worth sampling at least:

    ASAQ Dehn Aoud Ateeque
    Roja Dove H Aoud/ O/ Semi Bespoke 14
    MFK Cashmere Mood / Velvet Mood
    Kilian Extreme Oud/ Eternal Oud...
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    Re: TOP 3 most stunning OUDs.

    Excellent list.

    If I was to go for something different to dougczar it would be:

    Frederic Malle: The Night
    Roja Dove Semi Bespoke 14
    Nabeel Perfumes G2 Collection: Baz
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