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    what are some notes to look at into in arab and indian based fragrances and other than attars what are things i should look for?

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    I feel like attars offer tremendous value, moreso than even many well known houses, am I wrong here? All natural ingreedients, distilled, long lasting.

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    Quality ingredients and scent profile are my two main considerations when buying attars. Rose, Oud, and Sandalwood are components frequently run across but attars can be just as diverse as the parfum world. Sultan Pasha makes stellar attars and with such wide variety you would be hard pressed not to find something you loved. Agar Aura is also masterful at Oud Attars but Taha's selection is much more contained. While Sultan Pasha and Agar Aura are not inexpensive they have been worth every penny to me. Happy hunting!

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    Oud, rose, taif rose, ambergris, saffron amber and spices.

    If you are looking for various houses:

    UK:
    Sultan Pasha
    Abdul Karim al Faransi

    The Middle East:
    Abdul Samad al Qurashi
    Arabian Oud
    Swiss Arabian
    Al Haramain

    India:
    Ajmal
    Though there are many houses in India, Ajmal is the only one I can think of off-hand.

    US:
    Laroche Art Parfum
    Rising Phoenix Perfumery

    Attars/Mukhallats last a very long time on your skin, as well as in the bottle (no expiration). The scent moves with you, trailing behind you. I think they are amazing!
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    I also like the fact that what I smell as far as top notes on attars are pretty consistent because they are the base/oil of the cologne. the fact they also sell in small viles allow you to make a pretty confident in store purchase

    is it wong to think of attars as essentially the distillation in many colognes before diluation with alcohol?

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    Quote Originally Posted by throwitdontshowit View Post
    is it wong to think of attars as essentially the distillation in many colognes before diluation with alcohol?
    Not wrong at all. Personally, I look at attars as pure perfume (concentrated perfume oils), a step above Extrait de Parfum due it not being "cut" with alcohol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vmaster View Post
    Not wrong at all. Personally, I look at attars as pure perfume (concentrared perfume oils), a step above Extrait de Parfum due it not being "cut" with alcohol.
    Yes, this is my view also.

    With Oils I find, most often, an almost Halo effect that develops slower. Richer and buttery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by purecaramel View Post
    Yes, this is my view also.

    With Oils I find, most often, an almost Halo effect that develops slower. Richer and buttery.
    Yes, attars and mukhallats are easy to wear, especially at the office because the scent stays in your personal space until you move around, then people can smell you. That way co-workers can experience my perfumes rather than being bashed over the head with them.
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    This is why I post even on the small things. Considerations I would never have thought of Vmaster thank u

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    You are welcome. I am always happy to share what little knowledge I have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vmaster View Post
    Oud, rose, taif rose, ambergris, saffron amber and spices.

    If you are looking for various houses:

    UK:
    Sultan Pasha
    Abdul Karim al Faransi

    The Middle East:
    Abdul Samad al Qurashi
    Arabian Oud
    Swiss Arabian
    Al Haramain

    India:
    Ajmal
    Though there are many houses in India, Ajmal is the only one I can think of off-hand.

    US:
    Laroche Art Parfum
    Rising Phoenix Perfumery

    Attars/Mukhallats last a very long time on your skin, as well as in the bottle (no expiration). The scent moves with you, trailing behind you. I think they are amazing!
    Thank you, this is a fantastic start!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thelaila View Post
    Thank you, this is a fantastic start!
    Please let me know if you need website addresses.
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