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  1. Re: impressions on trio of unreleased TOP DOG Imperial Oud oils

    Word. And me too. Love both.

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    Not necessary at all. I just doubt it. Not that it matters to us, wearers.
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    Re: What Oud/Mukhallat are you wearing today?

    AA malaya is terrific. esp for the price. not inepensive but it offers plenty of oomph and wow and bang for the buck.

    of the most recent ones kirana and hulubalang offer a good QPR too and are...
  3. Re: impressions on trio of unreleased TOP DOG Imperial Oud oils

    how can i or you or anyone truly verify that? sticking to what is in front of me: my nose tells me no and my brain tells me no too. why would the taiwanese guy shake the boat with a loooooooong...
  4. Re: list of oils that have taken my breath away

    here is how i see these malay oils:

    TW95: antique and camphor. i dont get ANY cola note
    TWR: minimal camphor, older smelling yet, mahagony, pipe tobacco, halletosis and well aged musk. again ZERO...
  5. list of oils that have taken my breath away

    hi all

    i know we each have a different agenda when approaching oud. for some it is a scent like most other perfumes. for some is all about silage. for some is all about horizantal or vertical...
  6. impressions on trio of unreleased TOP DOG Imperial Oud oils

    i was looking eagerly forward to these. they did not dissapoint. here is my take:

    nha Trang ultima, a 2011 distillation
    it is a very nice, clean, true to general Vietnam character, pleasant and...
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    Re: Oud Extraordinaire Ensar Oud

    some oils really jump out and other stay quiet on the skin. generally speakign walla patta (sri lanka), borneo and chinese oils have major projection. depends on the distiller, age, etc. too.

    i...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    good to have you @koolaid. i look forward to try mardelong soon. truly eye opening all these unique and less common profiles taha has been zooming in on. take nashila or hindustan 1, while both carry...
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    Re: ensar oud: worth for it?

    Dear rai

    You know first hand I regard imperial Oud and alshareef at the highest levels. I am an active customer of both and love many of their creations.

    When I said Ensar Oud is worth it I...
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    Re: ensar oud: worth for it?

    arent we all addicted to something? over thinking is an addiction. living too healthy of a lifestyle. tobacco. tea. coffee, etc. no judgement from me nor should anyone feel any judgement by anyone...
  11. Re: anyone tried jsparla's vietnamese oud ?

    not personally not have i ever seen any of the sub community of ouddicts adn gaharu members talk about them. report back if you pull the trigger and if worth while
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    Re: Which brands have their own oud farms?

    perhaps not the answer you are looking for, BUT while there is still wild oud available is best t leave plantations alone. i know of none that are worthy of talking about. the resulting oils are very...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    another totally unique oil. so nuanced, so layered.

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    oud of the night last night was AA kiyosumi: the more stripped down, piercing, higher toned vietnamese release by taha....
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    so beautiful isnt it? like a ray of sunshine captured in an oil.
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    Re: Kinam/Kyara: The Ultimate Experience !

    enjoy the journey. it is a wonderful one. it may at first sound crazy to spend $100 or more on 0.1 gram but that 0.1 can be further spliced to 10-15 smaller pieces. all you need to have an experience...
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    Re: Kinam/Kyara: The Ultimate Experience !

    hi all
    been putting this off for longer than i should have. i have tried below pieces multi times on their own and in a row with the other pieces as well as various heating techniques. below are my...
  17. Re: Do "Animalistic" smelling Essential Oils exist ?

    many oud are animalistic mostly due to the pre distill technqiues of soaking the wood but also some species have that barn, hay and fresh leather, horse saddle thing in the wood itself.
  18. Re: The Rising Phoenix Perfumery Sample Impressions Thread

    @isoesuperman:

    the rising phoneux sultani sandal is really unlike anything else i ahve had. the rose in it is bizarre so much so that i am wondering if a human error occured at soem point or at...
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    Re: solubilizer vs alcohol in perfumery

    dear @pkiler

    thank you for lending a hand.

    to date i always made attar and with roll on as way of applciation.

    so here is my plan: to make an all natural perfume but in spray form.
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    Re: solubilizer vs alcohol in perfumery

    Bump. Anyone?
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    Re: Top 5 Affordable Artisanal Ouds

    great list already above.

    i would add harita from agar aura $250 as a great sri lankan, green, summer, invigorating oil.

    ensar oud yusuf or jing shen lu for dried fruits, floral and gourmand...
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    solubilizer vs alcohol in perfumery

    hi all,

    i know there are tons of discussions on the type of alcohol to use or if it is going to be an oil based perfume then jojoba vs fractioned coconut vs sandal...

    but what about...
  23. Re: The Rising Phoenix Perfumery Sample Impressions Thread

    best ambergris in my humble opinion (white, silver, light grey msotly) are more like clean breath not morning breath and the best of the bunch liek the yeti ismore like baby breath after feeding
  24. Re: The Rising Phoenix Perfumery Sample Impressions Thread

    agreed. for me yeti attar has baby breath scent after feeding on mama's milk. just beautiful.
  25. Re: The Rising Phoenix Perfumery Sample Impressions Thread

    depends on what style of sandal one is after. personally for me the 1984 sandal from ensar ranks below the santal sultan and royale. 84 is very subdued and quiet. perfect for maceration. as a scent...
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    Re: Kinam/Kyara: The Ultimate Experience !

    for those interested in exploring kinam/kyara:

    just a heads up to all. 99% of the oils carrying the name kinam, are NOT actually made from kinam. but rather carry scents similar enough to kinam....
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Scent of the night
    After a few days of hardcore work out yoga and spinning I am laying low and gonna exercise the mind. ensar oud, Oud Ahmad comes out to play.

    Generous swipe goes on. Sooooo...
  28. Re: The Rising Phoenix Perfumery Sample Impressions Thread

    Timor sandalwood oil 2017
    Almost waterwhite in colour. Despite that a very full creamy buttery and aged opening. Very very very slight green note like that of frankincense in there but no where near...
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    Re: Kinam/Kyara: The Ultimate Experience !

    nikhil brother,

    happy to see you got to experience the green oil kyara from KZ. i LOVE IT.

    few quick things to add on my end:

    small correction: the scent from heaven documentary is not BBC...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    last night oud for yoga practice was suriranka senkoh:
    invigorating. gives wearer ample endless energy. very powerful top notes so much so that makes one think there is not wood deep base ouddiness...
  31. Re: which online supplier do you recommend?

    cheers Matt. ill see if i can join you tomorrow. would love to and have TOOOOONSSSSS to bring with me and share. whack of dif frankincense, myrrh, vetiver and of course my main playground: oud.
  32. Re: which online supplier do you recommend?

    Matt,
    good to see another oud head from vancouver. we should get together for an in person oud session.

    look up tony bolton on facebook: agar aromas. he has a great range of chips and fair...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    a beautiful walla patta oil. so clean and pristine. that bitter blue green mind tingling note. way more than a scent. it is beyond medicine. this oil like all senkoh series oils, take me on a...
  34. First Impressions Of 6 New Imperial Oud Oils (sigiriya, Ceylon Royale, Hainan, Bilqis, Mukhdir...)

    have been stoked and impatiently waiting for these oils that should have arrived weeks ago but lovely canada customs decided to hold it for a while. hope they enjoyed them!

    without further ado i...
  35. Re: An Open Letter To All Oud Lovers: My Journey With Agar Aura Gen 3 Oils (long)

    always glad to be in the company of more like minded people. i totally get the sentiment and why some of us oud lovers dont consider thse genre of oils as oud (cause of not fitting the way it was...
  36. An Open Letter To All Oud Lovers: My Journey With Agar Aura Gen 3 Oils (long)

    All,

    i hope you will find quiet time to read the very through (looooooong) and comprehensive blog post that Taha of Agar Aura shared on his site the other day:...
  37. Impressions of a few Alkhadra Agarwood and oud oil offerings

    dear friends of oud,

    (https://www.etsy.com/shop/AlkhadraOud

    after a purchase of sinking grade brunei agarwood from Imperial oud and one from kyarazen, not to mention the beatuiful brunei oil of...
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    Re: ensar oud: worth for it?

    i dont think this is fair statement. ensar offers oils in the sub $400 category too that are beautiful. take the fruit forward yusuf, the cool menthl fruit/floral jing shen lu, the barn, dried fruit,...
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    Re: What are you wearing today?

    Imperial Ould Konbaung (burmese oil)
    a very polite and mostly inward oil. low projection and civilized. layered, nuanced and one that begs your attention to gently peel its many layers.

    gentle...
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    Re: Best Value Pure Oud Oils

    @rc.

    kyen is oil rich wood that hasnt been formed into resin yet. a stage in the infection/healing if you will.

    this video by ensar will touch on it and show you the raw material. minute 6. i...
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    Re: Agarwood oil thread, part 2

    Truer words haven't been spoken. Worthy of re posting one a week.
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