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    Default Ajmal AA Indian Pure Musk Ghazelle. Opinions?

    I received my Ajmal AA Indian Pure Musk Ghazelle in yesterday's mail.

    This stuff is far more potent and animalic than the original Musk Ghazelle. For the first few hours, I thought I was cleaning horse stalls. I am trying it again today using only a dot from the tip of the applicator. Still powerful, but much better! 6ml will last me a lifetime.

    What do you guys think?
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    Default Re: Ajmal AA Indian Pure Musk Ghazelle. Opinions?

    Got mine yesterday too and I think it's the most animalic thing I have ever tried.
    I love the pure ouds and even the most feral ones will eventually transition into something plesant eventually but this musk keeps on going and going. Animalic all the way through. I have other musks
    but they are not like this, They have their, (minimal) animal in the basenotes.

    I never got the chance to sample the original so I can't compare.
    I need to try this one again today but I am fearful of wearing it in public and I am usually pretty bold!

    Edit to add; my daughter says it smells like and old lady. ??? I've never met an old lady that smells like this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoRoads View Post
    I received my Ajmal AA Indian Pure Musk Ghazelle in yesterday's mail.

    This stuff is far more potent and animalic than the original Musk Ghazelle. For the first few hours, I thought I was cleaning horse stalls. I am trying it again today using only a dot from the tip of the applicator. Still powerful, but much better! 6ml will last me a lifetime.

    What do you guys think?
    So it smells very similar to the original Musk Ghazelle, just stronger?? Do you like it at least??? I don't know if I want to smell like a "horse stall", but we shall see....

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    How can i order this?

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    I got mine yesterday too. This is definitely the most animalic fragrance I own. I'll probably layer it with something if I wear it in public.

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    Haa haaa this is so funny to read! Yes the Musk is very Animalic, I would say more then anything I have ever smelled as well. One thing to please keep in mind is that is it said to be the real thing. So think of it as an ingrediant rather then a perfume. Some people like it straight but others may find it better to use for layering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abubakr_al-misky View Post
    Haa haaa this is so funny to read! Yes the Musk is very Animalic, I would say more then anything I have ever smelled as well. One thing to please keep in mind is that is it said to be the real thing. So think of it as an ingrediant rather then a perfume. Some people like it straight but others may find it better to use for layering.
    any suggestions on what to layer it with?

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    Default Re: Ajmal AA Indian Pure Musk Ghazelle. Opinions?

    I received a sample vial of this with another order. I haven't opened it up but just the closed vial was amazingly strong, very raw and animalic. I'm almost a little afraid to try it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fperdices View Post
    any suggestions on what to layer it with?
    Thats a hard one since I dont use it to layer, just my preference. I would think it would make a musky perfume more animalic and musky. Someone told me they mixed it with an Oud based Mukhallat and they loved it. I think it just depends on the personal preference. The thing to keep in mind is it is Animalic and spicey/musky some say smokey/leathery.
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    Default Re: Ajmal AA Indian Pure Musk Ghazelle. Opinions?

    Interesting. I have a small decant with some animalic oudh that's thicker than honey and stays on your skin forever. I wonder of this smells like the one I have or something


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    Quote Originally Posted by InconcievableZen View Post
    How can i order this?

    From our own abubakr_al-misky, just PM him.

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    Sounds VERY interesting, is it leathery?

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    Sadly, I never got the chance to wear the old Musk Ghazelle. But the new musk ghazelle should be layered. Its extremely potent, powerful, masculine, and animalic; not something to wear by itself everywhere you go. By itself, i think would be great to wear for outdoor excursions. But for bars, restaurants, clubs, house parties, etc, it NEEDS to be layered, or you will be getting Anchorman Sex Panther reactions. (youtube it if you haven't seen it). Its not a generally familiar smell in your typical American society. Trust me, you WILL be turning heads. Be careful.

    On a mental level, I feel relaxed, aware, and focused. Also extremely sexual. i had sex minutes after applying this when the woman I was with said that she was turned on. She also said it made her feel submissive to be around me.

    The smell: Its the most animalic musk I've ever tried. For a minute I thought I was at a petting zoo. When it opens up, it becomes smokey, leathery, a bit like freshly lit pipe tobacco, licorice, and overall very primal. A couple of my friends (female) described it as "dirty animal sex." Which makes me want to try Serge Lutens' Muscs Koublai Khan.

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    Default Re: Ajmal AA Indian Pure Musk Ghazelle. Opinions?

    Well, out of curiosity I tried some on today... whew! This stuff IS very strong. The smell isn't particularly unpleasant to me, though it isn't what I know as musk.

    If I had to describe it, it's rather like dark, heavy castoreum with a big methyl salicylate ( wintergreen ) note. Think Beaver Criminelle. It's both oddly "fresh" as well as deeply animalic and skanky. Much stronger and more raw than any animalic perfume, and in fact more animal than even the castoreum and civet tinctures I've tried.

    I'd definitely wear this - in small amounts. Unfortunately if my mother's reaction is to go by, I won't order this. The smell was literally unbearable to her, and I used a minute amount. She couldn't stand even being in the same room with me!

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    Yes it is my wifes exact reaction. Ahhh but who cares She better watch out before I pounce and eat her up like a Ghazelle!

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    Quote Originally Posted by latin_dude View Post
    So it smells very similar to the original Musk Ghazelle, just stronger?? Do you like it at least??? I don't know if I want to smell like a "horse stall", but we shall see....
    No, AA Indian Pure Musk Ghazelle does not smell similar to the original Musk Ghazelle. I never thought of Musk Ghazelle as refined but it is a domesticated animal compared to this beast.
    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler, long I stood and looked down one as far as I could to where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, ...... I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost

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    Default Re: Ajmal AA Indian Pure Musk Ghazelle. Opinions?

    I received mine and tried a dot of it on the wrist and had to wash it off. It is just too raw for me. It doesn't smell much like other Musk Gazelle oils that I've tried before. They other musk gazelles that I've tried were always more floral and wood scented blended into a thick oil. This is all animal musk.

    The watery nature of this juice, along with the strength and animalism leads me to believe that this bottle of musk gazelle is actually a musk tincture that has yet to be processed into a fragrance oil. Could it be a raw intermediate process, possibly underprocessed ingredient that really needs some work to complete the process?

    I am not sure what to think about it. It is not like any oud oil or any Ajmal oil I have ever tried. The scent does have an attractive quality, but it is very strong and not very refined, in my opinion.
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    Default Re: Ajmal AA Indian Pure Musk Ghazelle. Opinions?

    Buzzlepuff, tincturing is a fine method for processing, actually. Quite a few raw materials in solid form can be tinctured in alcohol to dissolve the essential oils and other soluble ingredients into solution. I suspect you may enjoy it more if it is in a blend, and it sounds like that is what most of the others think too!

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    Default Re: Ajmal AA Indian Pure Musk Ghazelle. Opinions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Galamb_Borong View Post
    Well, out of curiosity I tried some on today... whew! This stuff IS very strong. The smell isn't particularly unpleasant to me, though it isn't what I know as musk.

    If I had to describe it, it's rather like dark, heavy castoreum with a big methyl salicylate ( wintergreen ) note. Think Beaver Criminelle. It's both oddly "fresh" as well as deeply animalic and skanky. Much stronger and more raw than any animalic perfume, and in fact more animal than even the castoreum and civet tinctures I've tried.

    I'd definitely wear this - in small amounts. Unfortunately if my mother's reaction is to go by, I won't order this. The smell was literally unbearable to her, and I used a minute amount. She couldn't stand even being in the same room with me!
    I was interested to read if you'd tried this Galamb - since on that other thread you and I discussed your amateur forays into the world of aoud and I can relate to the initial shock you describe.

    This is not the kind of fragrance one can get hung up on other peoples reactions to them - it has to be enjoyed for personal pleasure. Having one or two scents like this, IMO, rounds out a colognoisseur's wardrobe.

    Reading everyone's comments, it sounds great!

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    I received mine yesterday and merely opened the bottle. The wife and the little one were describing it as faeces and asking me to close it. I ahve quite a collection of oudhs and they both love it. this one is strong anyhow. The challenge will be to layer it with another scent. We can all put up suggestions as we try various ones. Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asha View Post
    Buzzlepuff, tincturing is a fine method for processing, actually. Quite a few raw materials in solid form can be tinctured in alcohol to dissolve the essential oils and other soluble ingredients into solution. I suspect you may enjoy it more if it is in a blend, and it sounds like that is what most of the others think too!
    Asha, thanks for the clarification of tincture process. I don't really know if this is a tincture or not. It definitely has an oil base, but it is thin oil compared to the other attars and oud oils I've tried. I've also tried some other versions of musk gazelle and this is nothing like those.

    I am content to give it another chance. It might strike me as better tommorrow. I might also try blending it with some other things, but carefully. This AA Indian Musk Ghazelle is very potent and very much barnyard animal.

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    Default Re: Ajmal AA Indian Pure Musk Ghazelle. Opinions?

    B, I should add--it is possible to do a sort of "oil tincture" too, only that method is called "infusion" if I am not mistaken. I have done this myself putting the solid ingredients into carrier oil and letting the soluble compounds slowly dissolve into the base oil. I did it with fresh nutmeg, and it was quite nice, actually.

    Another thing to consider, some concentrated liquid ingredients are more viscous than others, so that could affect how runny the product is. Labdanum is one that is quite thick when at room temperature. A diluted essence that is naturally thick in undiluted form may still have a good deal of viscosity. Just a thought.
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    Default Re: Ajmal AA Indian Pure Musk Ghazelle. Opinions?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I was interested to read if you'd tried this Galamb - since on that other thread you and I discussed your amateur forays into the world of aoud and I can relate to the initial shock you describe.

    This is not the kind of fragrance one can get hung up on other peoples reactions to them - it has to be enjoyed for personal pleasure. Having one or two scents like this, IMO, rounds out a colognoisseur's wardrobe.

    Reading everyone's comments, it sounds great!
    This one is definitely worth trying! It's of those things that's more of an experience than a fragrance. There's just nothing else this animal out there. There should be a "I wore Musk Gazelle - and lived" t-shirt.

    I can't say it's like oud, though it's very non-western in its conception - I cannot imagine this appealing to anyone but the hardcore animalic-loving perfumistas here in the West. I like it in small amounts, but then I like freakish fragrances.

    I'm giving it another try this evening and the musk is much more apparent after it cools down, though this fragrance never mellows. The wintergreenish top note morphed into a high decibel musk, and the castoreum feeling never left. I didn't think so at first, but perhaps there's some civet in this, too? Civet usually smells warmer, but the strong fecal note here isn't something I've experienced in castoreum or dirty musks. It really hyper animalic. For those who found MKK powdery and sweet, try this - it will knock your socks off. Castoreum, musk, civet, feces, wet-dog, sweat... perhaps Musk Gazelle is real-life Sex Panther.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galamb_Borong View Post

    ... but the strong fecal note here isn't something I've experienced
    Darnit, so are you telling me that I just bought a musk that has "strong FECAL notes"???? Why would I want to smell like animal crap in front of all the ladies??? I don't get it!?!?!?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by latin_dude View Post
    Darnit, so are you telling me that I just bought a musk that has "strong FECAL notes"???? Why would I want to smell like animal crap in front of all the ladies??? I don't get it!?!?!?!?
    Try it and see for yourself. Maybe it won't smell like that to you! I would not try to impress ladies or anyone else with this though, you never know how someone will take it ( my mother described it as "where cheese goes to die" ). However, layered with something else it might be okay for public wearing. Straight up? I wouldn't recommend it...

    Civet is usually quite fecal but it can actually be quite nice blended with other things, and is an ingredient of many very classic fragrances. Civet raw smells hot, musky and fecal... in dilution just pleasantly warm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by latin_dude View Post
    Darnit, so are you telling me that I just bought a musk that has "strong FECAL notes"???? Why would I want to smell like animal crap in front of all the ladies??? I don't get it!?!?!?!?
    I think there was sufficient warning in this thread here, that you ought to be sure you knew what you were buying.
    Can't say you weren't warned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzlepuff View Post
    I received mine and tried a dot of it on the wrist and had to wash it off. It is just too raw for me. It doesn't smell much like other Musk Gazelle oils that I've tried before. They other musk gazelles that I've tried were always more floral and wood scented blended into a thick oil. This is all animal musk.

    The watery nature of this juice, along with the strength and animalism leads me to believe that this bottle of musk gazelle is actually a musk tincture that has yet to be processed into a fragrance oil. Could it be a raw intermediate process, possibly underprocessed ingredient that really needs some work to complete the process?

    I am not sure what to think about it. It is not like any oud oil or any Ajmal oil I have ever tried. The scent does have an attractive quality, but it is very strong and not very refined, in my opinion.

    I personally dont think this came from a tincture only because i have a tincture oil blend and the alcohol scent is still very strong. In this new MG I do not detect any alcohol note.

    Ajmal is a very longtime established company and amongst the highest in quality in the middle east. They have also been pioneers in the Oud industry. In the 70's they purchased 168,000 acres in India to cultivate Agarwood and have been doing so since. I am saying this only to establish that what ever they put out on the market will be the finest of quality. They have cheaper oils and perfumes but their prices always reflect it. I encourage any one to please check out their website to see what they have to offer here: http://www.ajmalperfume.com/

    I will be importing some of their more higher quality oils to share with anyone who are interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I was interested to read if you'd tried this Galamb - since on that other thread you and I discussed your amateur forays into the world of aoud and I can relate to the initial shock you describe.

    This is not the kind of fragrance one can get hung up on other peoples reactions to them - it has to be enjoyed for personal pleasure. Having one or two scents like this, IMO, rounds out a colognoisseur's wardrobe.

    Reading everyone's comments, it sounds great!
    I totally agree with this statement. Thanks for the ecouragement.
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    Sounds like the first thing i'm afraid to wear in public.

    Kouros "Testosterone" formula: 2 drops of Musk Ghazelle + 2 sprays of Kouros + 30mcg Androstenone spray + 100mcg androsterone spray

    Will test this very soon to the office....

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    Quote Originally Posted by InconcievableZen View Post
    Sounds like the first thing i'm afraid to wear in public.

    Kouros "Testosterone" formula: 2 drops of Musk Ghazelle + 2 sprays of Kouros + 30mcg Androstenone spray + 100mcg androsterone spray

    Will test this very soon to the office....
    holy smokes. 2 drops! thats a mix to wear to a fist fight.

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