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    Thank you again for your tips. I'll try this way before I start my home made perfume

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    I was staying in London this weekend and I came across the most unlikely shop. Sharif Pound Plus on Uxbridge Road looked like just a discount hardware store, but they had a fantastic selection of Arabian perfume oils, for what seem to be very good prices. There’s a range from cheap to expensive, and I tried some wonderful dark sticky pure oudhs which smelt very different to things I am used to, and also a lovely sandalwood perfume the name of which I forget. This was 45- a really good price for a BIG heavy bottle, but I didn’t want to carry it around all day so I ended up buying Maisam by Rasasi, which came in a beautiful jewelled bottle, 20ml for 20. I don’t suppose this is a super-posh perfume, but I’m pretty happy with it, especially for the price. When first applied it has a sharp, heavy amber tang along with the musk. Then it dries down a bit and becomes powdery and rather vanilla-sweet (I don’t like this stage as much). Then it develops over hours and becomes a woody, damp musk. Even the next day you catch whiffs of a patchouli-like tone as it develops further. So I am very pleased with my trip. I recommend any Londoners give Sharif Pound Plus a go!

  3. #63

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    You were referring to Arabian Ouds Mokhalat Al Bahrain correct?


    Quote Originally Posted by Killer_Vavoom View Post
    Hello neighbor

    Noggs, your input is awesome in this department. I noticed your interest in Arabic perfumery a while ago and think you are doing a great job.

    Yas is a UAE based perfumer. Here are some links:

    http://www.yas-perfume.com/

    http://www.ibnbattutamall.com/storec...sp?Store_ID=40

    As for recommendations from the other houses--if you still haven't looted Siraj by Arabian Oud, you gotta grab one the soonest. It was discontinued in the UAE two years ago and I had to travel to Jeddah early this year to get me a few flacons. This is so good. Rose and oud in a superior concoction. Unisex and has all the virtues of a perfect scent.
    Also, if you manage to find Bahrain, then consider yourself to be very lucky. It's Oud, Iris and clary sage. Such a great men's scent.

    More thoughts later

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orgoglio italianO View Post
    You were referring to Arabian Ouds Mokhalat Al Bahrain correct?
    Yes, I'm sure he was. It has been discontinued for about 5 years, and I haven't seen Bahrain in my area for about that long. Unfortunately I didn't buy it when it was available.

  5. #65

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    I like Mukhallat Najdi by Arabian oud

    In fact i am addicted to it.

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    me too! i discovered the smell in the mukhallat version of henry jacques first, and fell completely in love. then my bottle broke. it took me quite a while to find something similar . but i did )) arabian oudh najdi maliki and am so happy about this

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    IMG_0630 by ConiferLover, on Flickr

    IMG_0631 by ConiferLover, on Flickr
    I got these unidentified bottles in the mail today. Does anybody recognize this bottle or logo?

  8. #68

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    The logo in the bottom pic is Arabian oud
    http://www.arabianoud.com/

    cacio

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    The logo in the bottom pic is Arabian oud
    http://www.arabianoud.com/

    cacio
    Omg I would have never found this in a million years. Looks like they make quality products. Yay, I got something good. Thanks for letting me pick your brain.

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    I have a major issue with Arabian fragrances; I know very little about them.

    Let me explain...

    In the west, you know that if you buy YSL, Chanel or Armani, you're getting quality. Sure, the fragrance may be boring or not to your tastes, but the refinement, packaging and quality will always be right up there.

    Just last month I bought 'Morrocan Amber' and 'Egyptian Amber' on Ebay. I found them horribly synthetic with a sharp, bitter chemical smell. Furthermore, they were gorssly unrefined and the quality was extremely poor. But how does one know what to buy?

    They all tend to be on the affordable side and since I now believe you get what you pay for, I'm highly skeptical of what I buy. I'm sure there are a lot of gems out there but most people just don't know enough.

    It seems most of these ouds are independently made which makes for sketchy quality control.

    Maybe we should dedicate a forum section or a sticky post to Arabian style oils from someone who truly knows the score. Are there any respected makers of Arabian scents? The equivalent of western designer houses? Is there a niche equivalent? I'd love if those questions can be answered.
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    There were some threads discussing Arabian perfumes, but I don't remember any centralized one. For what I've smelled, I agree that quality can vary dramatically. But this is true also of western perfumery.

    Really top Arabian things cost a lot because they are made with precious naturals (like oud, saffron, flower extracts etc). But there are many synthetic gems in lower priced perfumes (for instance, I like Mukhallat Malaki and Shahama by Swissarabian). Top brands include Arabian Oud, Abdul Samad al Quraishi, and Amouage, but even within these brands there is a lot of variability among the cheap ones.

    cacio

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    Quote Originally Posted by Critic View Post
    I have a major issue with Arabian fragrances; I know very little about them.

    Let me explain...

    In the west, you know that if you buy YSL, Chanel or Armani, you're getting quality. Sure, the fragrance may be boring or not to your tastes, but the refinement, packaging and quality will always be right up there.

    Just last month I bought 'Morrocan Amber' and 'Egyptian Amber' on Ebay. I found them horribly synthetic with a sharp, bitter chemical smell. Furthermore, they were gorssly unrefined and the quality was extremely poor. But how does one know what to buy?

    They all tend to be on the affordable side and since I now believe you get what you pay for, I'm highly skeptical of what I buy. I'm sure there are a lot of gems out there but most people just don't know enough.

    It seems most of these ouds are independently made which makes for sketchy quality control.

    Maybe we should dedicate a forum section or a sticky post to Arabian style oils from someone who truly knows the score. Are there any respected makers of Arabian scents? The equivalent of western designer houses? Is there a niche equivalent? I'd love if those questions can be answered.
    AL HARAMAIN is a respected company and issues quality.

    http://www.fragrantica.com/designers...-Perfumes.html

    Furthermore, I started a long topic about this issue over on Fragrantica. You may wish to read along. Here is the link:

    http://www.fragrantica.com/board/viewtopic.php?id=33600
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    I have just become a fan of Arabian Perfume oils, buying sample 3ml sizes and a few larger bottles and havent got one I dont like yet. I have stayed clear of the musky ones, relying on product reviews to get some idea of the character of the scent. I have also reviewed the ones I bought to maybe help other would be buyers. Now I look forward to pay day so that I can get more....sooo addicted now

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    ajmc, Can you give me your email address if you don't mind.

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    is there anyone who buy taif rose oil ?

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    Sorry, are you asking who sells it?

    ASAQ & Surrati are both recognised producers/sources, possibly other sources too depending on where you live.

    If not the Marketplace is the place to go, but you should read the rules there as new members don't qualify to sell here.
    Last edited by lpp; 2nd May 2013 at 07:16 PM.

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    I'm waiting for my Choco Musk 6 ml roll on oil by Al Rehab. Bought 12 of them... And, if it's even near what people claim it to be than I think it's going to be one of my favorite scents for a long time! Hot chocolate/vanilla/marshmallows and everything in between. I can't wait to smell it!

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    Sounds fascinating!
    Some of these Houses should be better known in the West imo, but they do tend to have various low/mid/high quality ranges.
    Zahra's website is a mine of information on this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Critic View Post
    Just last month I bought 'Morrocan Amber' and 'Egyptian Amber' on Ebay. I found them horribly synthetic with a sharp, bitter chemical smell. Furthermore, they were gorssly unrefined and the quality was extremely poor. But how does one know what to buy?
    I recently bought Auric Blend's "Amber" and Nemat International's "Musk Amber" after reading praise on here; both were watered-down garbage. You certainly get what you pay for.

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    Agree that it's difficult to know.

    I haven't bought too many for this reason, but the better ASAQ ones that I tried were very good, although some bought in EEC more recently were weaker than those bought from source, presumably not the manufacturer's idea - they were in official packaging.

    I have recently been told by two members with access to them there that they are still fine at source.

    Al Rehab also do some good ones.

    Surrati may be difficult to find, but some are available in USA.
    Last edited by lpp; 2nd May 2013 at 07:32 PM.

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    Hi Noggs;

    I am planning to buy Exotic Amber oil from Ajmal. Have you experience with this one. It will be my first time trying a fragrance oil.
    Thanks for your coments.

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    Hi Noggs I happen to find your post about the arabian oils and since I been educating myself with this wonderful ingredient that is oud , you even explain this muvh better to me I really like and enjoy oud blended fragances, problem is with the minimum of site online available to purchase samples of this oils and fragances , I having a little trouble deciding where to go for example Arabian Oud site is a little complicated not to many description of the products, I would like to ask you what it would be a good online store to purchase some of this wonderful oils and fragance even though my budget is limited but I want to try some of this oils and fragances Thank very much.
    Quote Originally Posted by noggs View Post
    I don't know the companies you mentioned, but I do live in Saudi Arabia and have a little experience with these types of products.

    I have bought products from local or regional specialists such as Ajmal, Arabian Oud, and Al-Qureshi.

    If you're talking about oud based oils, you can buy the pure oils from countries such as India or Cambodia. These can go from moderately expensive to extremely expensive. It probably depends upon the provenance of the specific product, but I believe Indian oil is generally regarded as superior, at least here in Saudi.

    I own several types of pure oud oil. I like them, find them interesting, even wear them occasionally. But I actually prefer the blends. I like there to be something else going on besides the oud smell. The pure oud oil is very dark and tarlike in smell. I like it to be lightened with various florals and sweeter woods, but many local men wear the pure oil, especially on auspicious occasions. Unless you've grown up with the smell of pure oud you will probably find the blends to be more complex and enjoyable.

    Some of the oil blends can be extremely pleasant. Arabian Oud sells various blends named after local cities and towns such as Riyadh, Taif, Jeddah, and so on. And generally, if you find something named after royalty, such as AbdulAziz blend, it will be one of the better products. Some of the blends are very impressive.

    Aside from the oud oils and blends you may also find amber and other wood oils, and many types of flower oils. The flower oils and blends are marketed towards women, but some of them smell oh so wonderful. Many of them are quite sweet and flowery, and while I wouldn't wear them myself, they sure are nice to smell!

    Most of these companies offer lines of spray, but most of what they sell are oils. These are pure and without alcohol. They are somewhat awkward to apply if you aren't used to doing it. Normally the bottles come with tops that have applicators attached, or you can simply use your fingers.

    It doesn't usually require very much, a little swab to either side of the neck should do it. They oils are typically quite potent and long lasting, especially the oud based ones. You might be smelling it for days. In fact, based on my conversations with many of the locals, staying power is a prime consideration in the quality of a fragrance. And although Western style fragrances are definitely popular here, the traditional oils are still widely used and respected.

    The oils don't behave like Western style fragrances. They are more linear in design, rather than being based on a pyramid of scents. Generally what you smell at the beginning is what you're going to smell later. Of course there will be some minor changes, especially with the blends, and generally the oud will outlast everything, but don't expect the topnotes, middle notes, and basenotes sort of thing.

    I hope this helps. I'd say go for it and try to get as wide a variety of products as you can.

    noggs

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    Well I keeping doing my research in this insteresting Arabian Oils I just pull the trigger on two Fragances one that I know the smell of the scent Kalemat a nice product with not overpowering Oud on it, the other one is Faqat Lil Rijal wich mean Only for men by Rasasi so this last one a blind buy base on Fraganticas reviews by people that own it, so I will comment more deep on both sooner I got this, it will be about two weeks before I get it coming from thr Middle East, I got my eyes on Ebay for some insteresting Oils that I would like to try this are 3 ml oil concentrated attars so if any one know about the best comment please, Thanks to all.

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