Search:

Type: Posts; User: RSharma314; Keyword(s):

Search: Search took 0.00 seconds.

  1. Replies
    19
    Views
    3,227

    Re: Incense sticks for perfume making

    Here is more info:
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/210862-Extracting-the-Essence-from-Incense-sticks

    And an update since then: I eventually had to throw my tincture away, as it gave me a rash...
  2. Similarities between Jean Patou Prive and Jewel for Him by Micallef

    Just tried Martine Micallef's Jewel for Him, and was astonished how it instantly reminded me to Jean Patou's Prive.

    I only have Prive's aftershave version (not the EDT), but I get the same soapy...
  3. Replies
    104
    Views
    9,838

    Re: Amouage Beloved Man

    SultanPasha's list of notes are spot on. I was always wondering what the spice is - and it is Cumin. Initially I get a sparkling Cumin Note (combination of the Orris and Cumin).
  4. Replies
    104
    Views
    9,838

    Re: Amouage Beloved Man

    Beloved Man released in Dubai on March 27th. Needless to say, I sniffed my way to the Amouage Boutique store and bought me a bottle.

    Upon first sniff it smells like a 'fresher' (using the word...
  5. Replies
    10
    Views
    1,729

    Re: Dubai Duty Free - to buy - help needed

    If this will be your first Oudh purchase, then I would stay away from almost all of these. The ones you mentioned above are Oudh heavy fragrances - certainly not for the faint hearted.

    However,...
  6. Re: Dubai Mall vs Dubai Airport for Amouage prices and selections?

    The Dubai Airport is about USD $30 cheaper for the 100 mL spray bottles and the 12 mL Attars. The only problem is that the Airport doesn't always have every fragrance in stock. Also, they are...
  7. Replies
    53
    Views
    1,971

    Re: hmmm is this still Sandalwood?

    Agree with Chris. I have a 150 year old Sandalwood (manufactured by the East India Company before the Brits colonized India), and its nothing like any of the Sandalwood EO's that I've collected over...
  8. Replies
    104
    Views
    9,838

    Re: Amouage Beloved Man

    I was at the Amouage store in Oman y'day, and they mentioned that Beloved Man should be released in mid-Feb.

    They had me sample their new attar called Valentine's Blend that would was a limited...
  9. Replies
    56
    Views
    6,673

    Re: Amouage Interlude and Amouage Beloved

    Thanks Moreda. Sounds something up your alley with the notes on the Interlude :-)
  10. Replies
    56
    Views
    6,673

    Re: Amouage Interlude and Amouage Beloved

    Pictures anyone please?
  11. Replies
    56
    Views
    6,673

    Amouage Interlude and Amouage Beloved

    Just visited the Amouage Store in Dubai, and the sales person mentioned that Amouage will be releasing two new fragrances - Amouage Interlude and Beloved.

    The notes aren't released yet, but he was...
  12. Re: Anyone tried or heard about Areej Al Ameerat in Dubai?

    They are located on the main ground floor of the Wafi mall, across the Abdul Samad Al Qurasi store. From the outside it certainlt does not look like a oud/perfume house.

    I'm certainly not an...
  13. Anyone tried or heard about Areej Al Ameerat in Dubai?

    Hey guys -

    I moved to Dubai a couple of months back, and have been trying out the Arabic perfume houses here - Amouage, Ajmal (Eternal), Abdul Samad Al Qurashi, Swiss Arabian, Arabian Oud, Al...
  14. Re: Dior & Creed splits - Aventus, Angelique Encens, Bois de Santal, Himalaya, Selection Verte, Wind

    Thanks for putting this together AZ. Got my shipment yesterday, and Selection Verte is truly one of a kind - perfect for summers.
  15. Poll: Re: If you could receive only one free full bottle Amouage men's fragrance, which one would you take

    There was a similar poll between Epic and Jubilation XXV last summer, and Epic won that poll with a slight margin:
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/257696-Amouage-Epic-or-Amouage-Jubilation-xxv.
    ...
  16. Replies
    1
    Views
    1,295

    Re: Patou pour Homme Aftershave

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/231184-patou-pour-homme-after-shave
  17. Re: My 1st Frangrance Mix...Amouage Hommage Attar with Cambodian & Malinau Oud Oil

    I would think that equal propotions of Homage and Oud would be very Oud heavy - if thats what you are looking for. My personal preference would be to use a 6:1 ratio instead, since I would rather...
  18. Replies
    26
    Views
    3,865

    Re: Amouage Opus V

    I did a whole wearing today of Opus V with three sprays. And today, I wasn't able to see any associations to Epic until the last drydown after 10+ hours - so what I said above is not correct. Today...
  19. Replies
    26
    Views
    3,865

    Re: Amouage Opus V

    I got to test this today and this is definitely worthy of my wardrobe to being the first Library collection that I think I will own.

    My $0.02 of this fragrance is that it is a combination of...
  20. Re: 14 Amouage attars, notes, prices and further details included!

    Between the three that you mentioned, Basma is excellent, however, I feel that it would be a little difficult for a man to pull it off. My wife sampled this when we were in Dubai, and it evolved...
  21. Thread: Opus V...

    by RSharma314
    Replies
    21
    Views
    1,849

    Re: Opus V...

    Sounds like this could be my first Opus.
  22. Re: Jean-Marc Sinan V.O. - Rave Reviews on basenotes !

    Look at the attachment 'Sinan boxes.jpg' on post #13 by noggs.
  23. Re: Jean-Marc Sinan V.O. - Rave Reviews on basenotes !

    Best of luck. I'd be curious to know the difference you see between the EDT and the EDP versions of V.O. Grab me a couple while you are there ;-)
  24. Re: Jean-Marc Sinan V.O. - Rave Reviews on basenotes !

    Thanks for posting this. I'm presuming that the white box might be for a tester (or just the rechargeable bottle without the box cover), but could be wrong. I would be curious to know how much are...
  25. Re: Jean-Marc Sinan V.O. - Rave Reviews on basenotes !

    V.O. is an absolute masterpiece IMO (and a hidden gem). In fact it was V.O. that got me to basenotes, as I wanted to see if I can find a good replacement for this scent since its getting tougher and...
  26. Replies
    37
    Views
    8,147

    Re: Buying and Selling Ambergris

    Just came back from Dubai, and I know that Ajmal currently has actual food-grade pure Ambergris stones. I want to their flagship store (in Deria) to inspect it, and it did look legit - I'm certianly...
  27. Re: Picture of colection: Special edition : AMOUAGE.

    Very impressive Moreda. I realize that the Amouage flagship store in Oman has some attars that are exclusively sold there. Might be good to know the names of the fragrances that you have as well. ...
  28. Re: Visiting Oman - best (cheapest) place to buy Amouage attars?

    ...
  29. Re: Amouage Reflection and Ciel being discontinued

    8926892589248923

    To make up for the false rumours, here are some pictures that I took that day at the Amouage Store. Enjoy :-)
  30. Re: Amouage Reflection and Ciel being discontinued

    So I went back to the Amouage store last night. I didn't see the same SA this time that told me that Reflection and Ciel were being discontinued. I and asked a different SA and she said that...
  31. Amouage Reflection and Ciel being discontinued

    I'm currently on vacation in Dubai, and went to the Amouage Flagship store at the Dubai Mall a couple of days back.

    The SA mentioned that both Reflection and Ciel will be discontinued and...
  32. Replies
    42
    Views
    2,742

    Re: Air travel scent - What should one wear?

    Travel like a king - go with Nicolai's Maharadjah. Or better yet, Capucci's Punjab! ;-) j/k

    Seriously though, I would recommend a resinous and calming fragrance - possibily Guerlain's Bois...
  33. Replies
    18
    Views
    1,378

    Re: My two cents on Encre Noir

    +1
    Totally agree. I cannot smell anything more than the iso-e in the drydown of this fragrance.
  34. Replies
    143
    Views
    16,121

    Re: Amouage Memoir Man: Initial Impressions

    I was curious about the similarities between Ungaro I and Memoir Man because of the Wormwood as well. However, after I tried both of them side-by-side, the Wormwood in Ungaro I is subdued with the...
  35. Thread: Dubai

    by RSharma314
    Replies
    81
    Views
    9,740

    Re: Going to Dubai! where to go?

    Glad I could help :-) Ajmal's Ruh Khus is one of my favourite single note oils as well. You need a tad bit, and it goes a long way. I swiped some on a napkin, and three months later, I can still...
  36. Thread: Dubai

    by RSharma314
    Replies
    81
    Views
    9,740

    Re: Going to Dubai! where to go?

    The Khus seeds that you are referring to are the white poppy seeds (not the black variety). They are knows as Khus Khus, and southern India uses them for cooking:...
  37. Thread: Dubai

    by RSharma314
    Replies
    81
    Views
    9,740

    Re: Going to Dubai! where to go?

    No - Khus is Vetiver from India. Remember that the original owners of Ajmal were based out of India, and most of their oils are sourced out of India. The green Vetiver are distilled in copper...
  38. Thread: Dubai

    by RSharma314
    Replies
    81
    Views
    9,740

    Re: Going to Dubai! where to go?

    I would certainly visit Ajmal's flagship non-retail store in Deira. Even though its non-retail, they almost always have all of their collection in that store, and you can buy stuff from them as...
  39. Re: New Fragrances: Amouage Memoir Man and Memoir Woman

    Dullah had made the suggestion here: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/246891-Amouage-Tribute-Attar?p=1874546&viewfull=1#post1874546
    I tried this a couple of weeks back and I really like it. I find...
  40. Replies
    143
    Views
    16,121

    Re: Amouage Memoir Man: Initial Impressions

    Very well said.

    Also, I'm thinking that the reason why Memoir didn't live upto thebeck and cairomerta's expectation is because they were expecting Memoir to have a Middle Eastern vibe (the...
  41. Re: Why doesn't Amouage offer refillable bottles?

    OH NO, Moreda! Not in direct sunlight!
  42. Re: New Fragrances: Amouage Memoir Man and Memoir Woman

    SoS, I don't have an extensive collection, and haven't tried very many frangrances. However, from the ones I've tried (from My Wardrobe), Tribute is THE most smokiest one. In Memoir, the smoky/ashy...
  43. Re: New Fragrances: Amouage Memoir Man and Memoir Woman

    I finally purchased and tested the Memoir Man. SOS's review of Memoir Man is spot on - the wormwood essence is very real (combined with Amouage's frankincense note), however, lasts for only 15...
  44. Replies
    143
    Views
    16,121

    Re: Amouage Memoir Man: Initial Impressions

    Amouage Memoir Man, and other amouage offerings:
    http://www.basenotes.net/album.php?albumid=603
  45. Re: Why doesn't Amouage offer refillable bottles?

    Amouage Memoir Man, and other Amouage offerings:
    http://www.basenotes.net/album.php?albumid=603
  46. Replies
    49
    Views
    8,048

    Re: Amouage Tribute Attar

    +1

    I had gotten a generous sample of Tribute and Homage from Aedes De Venustas when I visited them a couple of weeks back. Luckily the sample they gave were in exactly in the same 1:2...
  47. Re: New Fragrances: Amouage Memoir Man and Memoir Woman

    Being a huge Amouage fan, I'm planning on buying the Memoir Man when it gets in stock here in the US - The notes certainly do sound nice.

    However, for all who have tried it, how much of a...
  48. Replies
    29
    Views
    2,441

    Re: Considering Amouage Epic: Any Opinions?

    JaimeB, let us know your thoughts when you compare between the Epic Man and the Epic Woman.
    Vivant, Reasonable and Rickbr did a good comparision between the two, but wanted to know your thoughts as...
  49. Replies
    29
    Views
    2,441

    Re: Considering Amouage Epic: Any Opinions?

    I currently have Epic Man, XXV, Dia Man, Reflection Man, and Ubar. And Epic is easily my favourite in the wardrobe - even better than the esteemed Jean Patou PH (another spicy oriental genre, but...
  50. Re: Mother's Day on Sunday. Did you buy your Mom a fragrance???

    Got her White Aoud by Montale. Hopefully it arrives by tomorrow.

    On the other hand, Shalimar EDP would not have been a bad idea either.
  51. Replies
    19
    Views
    870

    Poll: Re: Which of these is closest to PPH

    The base notes of PPH smells a lot like the drydown of Old Spice Leather aftershave.
  52. Re: Campaign to bring Rochas Macassar and Patou Pour Homme back!

    My wife and I visited the main Patou store in Paris in September of 2007, and personally met Jean-Michel Duirez. It was a very pleasant conversation, and he was unexpectedly very down-to-earth. One...
  53. Replies
    25
    Views
    1,490

    Re: What's the point of top notes?

    I can only speak to what I've been exposed to - but comparing between the Base note of Iso E Super and Cashmere Musk, they smell great from the time you apply them, all the way to its drydown. ...
  54. Replies
    25
    Views
    1,490

    Re: What's the point of top notes?

    From my prespective, the reasons to have Top and Middle notes in a fragrance is pretty simple. Hopefully I can explain this.

    Back in the day the components of a fragrance were all non-synthetic -...
  55. Re: Anyone know about this retailer on eBay - Mingchina

    Thanks for the suggestion - I think I might just do that. If I do happen to purchase the Ambergris, I'll certainly give my $0.02 on the oil.
  56. Re: Anyone know about this retailer on eBay - Mingchina

    I agree - I'm not looking for an Amber "Pheremone". Instead looking for Ambergris. From what I understand, they are two distinct products. I'm hoping that the retailer on eBay is truly selling...
  57. Anyone know about this retailer on eBay - Mingchina

    I'm looking at a good source of Ambergris, and noticed that Mingchina has a dark coloured Ambergris that they are selling for $128 for 3cc. Since they are located in Singapore, I wasn't sure if...
  58. Replies
    27
    Views
    1,217

    Re: 100 yr old Pure Rose Oil Otto

    I'm pretty sure that Rose Oil does not last forever. Only sesquiterpene rich essential oils have the ability to get better with age. I have a couple of samples of Rose Otto from Biolandes (one of...
  59. Replies
    6
    Views
    774

    Re: patou pour homme after shave

    I feel that Vetiver complely dominates the base for the AS - that gives the AS a little harsh and bitter edge to the fragrance. Needless to say, the base in the EDT is much much smoother and...
  60. Replies
    69
    Views
    9,926

    Re: Washington DC?

    Parfums de France sells Montales, and other discontinured fragrances as well - my supplier of Jean Marc Sinan's V.O. He has othe rhigh end brands as well, Clive Christian, Amouage, etc.
  61. Re: Extracting the Essence from Incense sticks ?

    I was able to extract the essence in an alcohol tincture using the Sri Sai Flora Incense sticks. These incense sticks are a little unconventional, where they have a soft flower/amber powder coating...
Results 1 to 61 of 66