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    Default Re: Real Oud, Real Musk, Real Ambergris -- What Amazing Aromas

    I look forward to reading about your responses, too.
    Kumquat didn't like the real musk, but, then, she doesn't like some of the synthetic musks, either, and I usually do.
    Last edited by purplebird7; 10th March 2009 at 03:24 PM.

  2. #32

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    OH!..............................MY!.............. ................GRACIOUS!!!

    Hello Everyone,

    I hope you have had a pleasant day. I was going to wait until tomorrow to post the remaining four natural essences but, for this one I cannot wait...

    For in this present moment in my study, with the windows open, and with a moderate but persistent rain falling; my yard is not the only thing flooding. In addition to the negative ions that are flooding and enhancing the air in this room, an amazing essence is flooding my olfactories that makes me almost swoon.
    In fact, someone help me up because I have fallen---in love with this one.
    Initially, it took my breath because of the immediate linear beauty. Then I began to detect what 'I perceive' as the components of this sweet exquisitely blended natural essence.

    6-This is 'My' impression of the perfume composition called Dehn Misk Maliki Supreme (Oil of Kings Musk Supreme): ---So accurately named.

    The queen of the botanical kingdom---rose, don't ask me which one or what form. I don't know...the intoxicating one.
    Then perhaps sweet elegant--- jasmine, just enough to be 'ever so slightly'... mmmmm...indoling?
    Or soft romantic---honeysuckle, a sweetness that is addicting and of which I never tire.
    Perfectly blended incense---sandalwood, white frankincense, and I know not what...but there is a perfect balance of floral and incense. I use to like incense, now I love it.
    Lightly applied spices...
    Sweet smooth vanilla or perhaps white amber.
    And last but, surely, not least (in my preference) there is the animalic. I found it to be very alluring for me, not unlike fragrances that contain civet, though it has to be a musk.
    I deem there are other components which my nose cannot extract.
    The drydown is sweet lightly flowery, incense-y, vanilla-y, musky, very light, and very beautiful. I deem that the use of a white floral, a lighter musk and maybe white frankincense makes the drydown soooooo nice. I think that this one has opened up yet another way for me to get into trouble with my budget. I'd love to know it's compostion. I want it!

    BTW, The kids concurred that it smelled like creamy dirt with slightly pleasant herbs. This is an improvement...yes?
    Kids! I'm TRYING to teach them...LOL!
    Thanks again for looking.
    Last edited by analavande; 12th March 2009 at 08:28 PM. Reason: correction
    "Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel."

  3. #33

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    Because abubakr_al-misky is such a modest guy he's not going to say that he sells ouds, mukhallats and attars. He's an extremely honest guy and his prices are exceptionally reasonable. His evilbay shop is riversofmusk. I believe he has a website in the works which is going to feature new stock he's getting in.
    I'm not affiliated in any way. I've purchased from him in the past and have always been satisfied with the products and excellent communication.
    Enjoy!
    Last edited by bluemoon; 11th March 2009 at 07:56 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluemoon View Post
    Because abubakr_al-misky is such a modest guy he's not going to say that he sells ouds, mukhallats and attars. He's an extremely honest guy and his prices are exceptionally reasonable. His evilbay shop is riversofmusk. I believe he has a website in the works which is going to feature new stock he's getting in.
    I'm not affiliated in any way. I've purchased from him in the past and have always been satisfied with the products and excellent communication.
    Enjoy!
    Thank you for the 'heads up' bluemoon. I have found the ebay shop and bookmarked it.
    "Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel."

  5. #35

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    Hello everyone,

    I hope your day has been pleasant. As I promised, here are my impressions for the last 3 of the 9 natural essences from abubakr al-misky. It has been an immense pleasure to participate in this project.

    And now my impressions of the oils:


    7- Ambergris (white) I love Orientals so this one was an automatic yes. I think I may have diluted my sample a little too much but what I did get was at first was light, warm, sweet, slightly animalic vanilla. Then came a tiny bit of sourness like white distilled vinegar which has been further diluted. And finally there was a note with which I was not yet very familiar... as I began to ponder the source of this essence I was reminded of the authentic smell of a breeze blowing off of the ocean…it was salt, of course, and I loved it.

    8- Musk (red) Initially, in your face animalic, green, and dry. The animalic quality was strong but not unpleasant and I likened it to the smell of the skin of our horses which is animalic but also has a little sweetness due to alfalfa, hay, grasses, and commercial 10% sweet feed. Once the dry-down began there was an aromatic herbal edge. I am unable to pinpoint it but it was a pleasant smell not too dissimilar from herbs we would use everyday in the kitchen so it was probably indicative of the vegetation consumed by this species. This herbal note was slightly sharp but fleeting. When ever I sniffed long enough to try and identify it…it would elude me. This elusive aromatic note made this musk very appealing to me, probably because I work with essential oils and I am accustomed to intense natural aromas. This one was my favorite of the two musks.

    9- Musk (white) This musk was softer and sweeter than the Red Musk but more indolic than sweet. This, however, did not lessen its appeal for me. It was very enticing like a stinky sweet white flower and I kept sniffing it. Now understand me, I would not want to smell like this alone, but the smell was not offensive at all. It was very nice. I now have a much better understanding and knowledge of what to expect when a fragrance lists white musk in its notes. I did like and and I much prefer the animalic note in this than that indolic note that is found in fresh daisies...daisies STINK.

    Thank you all for looking, and a BIG THANKS to purplebird for passing the oils to me.
    Last edited by analavande; 12th March 2009 at 08:24 PM. Reason: general editing for additional comments and clarification
    "Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel."

  6. #36

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    Very nice reviews and thoughts. I love to hear others opinions. The hard part ofr me is putting the emotions attached with the scent into words. Very difficult indeed. One thought here, I used to use the term "fecal" for any barnyardy note but since i have some Oud here that literally smell like what comes out the wrong of a dog I have prefered to use the term 'animalic' or something of that nature. Like the Red and White Musk, to me they smell like if one would rub the fresh fur of the musk deer rather then smelling like its dung. Any thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by abubakr_al-misky View Post
    Very nice reviews and thoughts. I love to hear others opinions. The hard part ofr me is putting the emotions attached with the scent into words. Very difficult indeed. One thought here, I used to use the term "fecal" for any barnyardy note but since i have some Oud here that literally smell like what comes out the wrong of a dog I have prefered to use the term 'animalic' or something of that nature. Like the Red and White Musk, to me they smell like if one would rub the fresh fur of the musk deer rather then smelling like its dung. Any thoughts?
    Yes, you are right. I guess we (I) initially come from our level of experience-- mine being elementary. I have grown a great deal from this experience and henceforth I will use something other than...well, let me begin now by saying, I will use animalic, indolic, or some other term. Your insight and knowledge is appreciated.
    Last edited by analavande; 11th March 2009 at 10:12 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lian View Post
    Even though the animalics sounds fantastic, I wouldn´t use them even if the animals are kept for this purpose solely. Ever seen the bearfarms where bears are kept and have a tap inside them(stomach I think it was) to get gal or some other internal juice out, not pretty

    Can´t be worth it in my eyes
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