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    Default Surprised gift I got....!!!

    Yesterday, I was buying some honey (as I love to have different types of honey in my daily food) and there was a section of "Arabic Mixtures" fragrances in that shop. All of the fragrances were prepared (mix) by the shopkeeper by using different ingredients/notes (like Oud, Jasmine, Sandalwoods, Amber etc.)

    I bough some honey and while shopkeeper was packing, I was (forced ) to look into the fragrances and found "Oudh" one very appealing. I was thinking to ask the price to buy it , when he said that I can pick any one of them (decants) as a "gift" and......what else I needed then :d so I picked "Oudh".

    It is basically typical dark and deep oud based fragrance and smells like.... ok, if you mix "Montale Dark Aoud", "TomFord Ambre Absolute" and "Encre Noire". (notes were not mentioned but I can easily detect Oud, Amber and Vetiver)

    Longevity and Project = Above Average (but need to recheck with full wearing)

    Just wanna share my experience of this unexpected and surprised gift I got and very happy to have it.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Surprised gift I got....!!!

    Awesome!
    Currently wearing: Vetiver by Guerlain

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    Default Re: Surprised gift I got....!!!

    Very nice!

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    Default Re: Surprised gift I got....!!!

    Real oud, or synth?

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    Default Re: Surprised gift I got....!!!

    Congratulations, because the notes, as well as the fragrance associations you described sound very appealing, complex, classy and exclusive- a very pleasant surprise indeed

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    Default Re: Surprised gift I got....!!!

    Congratulations on your experience. Oud, amber, and vetiver is a nice mix!
    Current Summer Favorites:

    1. Xerjoff - Nio
    2. Tom Ford - Rive d’Ambre
    3. Dior - Homme Cologne 2013
    4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    5. Armani - Code Sport Athlete
    6. Ermenegildo Zegna - Sicilian Mandarin
    7. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
    8. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    9. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    10. Creed - Pure White Cologne

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    Congratulations on your unexpected free gift!
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    Congrats!!!

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    Very generous and beyond niche.
    It is true that fish stink. It is also true that the river is
    beautiful. But the river would be beautiful despite the fish. What
    is noxious remains so.

    That is not to say that sh*t is not useful when buried in the wheat
    field. Bread made from the field tastes sweet, wine from the arbor
    sweetest. All things serve a purpose, but that is no reason to
    glorify what is abominable. A man must still watch where he walks
    and keep his sandals clean.
    c.21 of the Egyptian Book of the Dead, Trans: Normandi Ellis

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    Default Re: Surprised gift I got....!!!

    Thanks all.... and yes, it is awesome as you can get the idea from the notes.

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    Default Re: Surprised gift I got....!!!

    Cool. Congrats

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    Nice story. Congrats!

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