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    What a great, in-depth interview of a fascinating and dedicated man. Thanks a lot, Claire!

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    The link for SW and oud sampler are not working.
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    Very interesting read.
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    What an education of oud and this superior artisan. I had to stop and say a prayer for him and his work. He no doubt has been very guided and I wish him and his family and work very good success. Thanks so much for this indepth understanding of the real oud. Have saved to review again and again.

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    Love your article! I've learnt quite a bit.

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    Thank you Claire for this insightful interview and comprehensive and beautifully written reviews, and Ensar for so generously sharing his knowledge on this complex and opaque subject! It was a very interesting and educative read!
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    Thank you to all who commented, I am so glad you found it interesting! Oud is an interesting subject, as is Ensar himself. Epapsiou, thanks for drawing our attention to the broken links - the oud one is fixed now, but the sandalwood sample set appears to be no longer available (perhaps this is a temporary supply problem). I originally submitted this interview almost a year ago, so that's probably why the links went a little 'stale'. I will shoot Ensar Oud and email and inquire as to future availability of the sandalwood sampler set. Again, thanks for reading - you guys are awesome.

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    Fascinating reading. Thank you for this beautifully written piece. Agree with HeleneJ. I'll save for repeat review.
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    A wonderful read. Thank you Claire!

    I'm lucky to own Oud Yusuf and Borneo 5000 from Ensar.
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    Thank you Hazel & Vmaster!

    The Ensar Oud sandalwood sampler kit is once again available, here. I will send the link on to Grant so he can update the interview.

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    Yet another great piece by Claire. There is so much in here that this deserves repeated reading.
    Thank you so much for doing this!

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    Claire, thank you for this very in-depth understanding of oud.

    This note is very trendy now, but it's roots go deep into culture and tradition.

    Thank you again for bringing this to the readership!
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    I'm heading out the door right now Claire ,
    and I just bookmarked your article with Ensar .
    I just wanted to chime in , lest I forget .
    When I will return , I most certainly spend some quality time reading it .
    Thank you .
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClaireV View Post
    Thank you Hazel & Vmaster!

    The Ensar Oud sandalwood sampler kit is once again available, here. I will send the link on to Grant so he can update the interview.
    Hi Claire .
    I was just wondering if Basenotes was considering adding EO No 1 to the Fragrance Directory .
    I don't see any of his other attars here either .
    I do see Sultan Pasha's Ensar Rose though .

    Thank you and what a wonderful review.
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    Very interesting! Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeribt View Post
    Yet another great piece by Claire. There is so much in here that this deserves repeated reading.
    Thank you so much for doing this!
    Thank you, Joe, I appreciate it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    Claire, thank you for this very in-depth understanding of oud.

    This note is very trendy now, but it's roots go deep into culture and tradition.

    Thank you again for bringing this to the readership!
    Absolutely, Primrose - anything to shed light on this strange, quixotic material, so central to the culture and economies of the SE Asian countries where it grows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBS1 View Post
    Hi Claire .
    I was just wondering if Basenotes was considering adding EO No 1 to the Fragrance Directory .
    I don't see any of his other attars here either .
    I do see Sultan Pasha's Ensar Rose though .

    Thank you and what a wonderful review.
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    Hi JBS1, thanks! I think that those entries need to be submitted separately, through Grant or Judith? Only the oils I wrote about in the article got a product link or page, because Grant adds those in when he is uploading any article we write (unless it's already there, of course). As for the EDP and the attars, timing was an issue - I conducted this interview over a year ago and during the wait for publication, the attars and EDP must have come out, so I didn't get any samples. Things are happening so quickly these days with new attar/mukhallat launches that I can barely keep up. I am close to finishing my guide to attars, mukhallats, ouds, and CPOs, but I am worried that a good 20% of the oils I review will have disappeared before I publish it!

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    Wow, Claire. Great interview! And the sampler link’s giving me some itchy fingers..lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    Wow, Claire. Great interview! And the sampler link’s giving me some itchy fingers..lol.
    Thanks so much, Diamondflame! Which one are you tempted by - the oud or the sandalwood sampler? I hope at some point that the attars gain enough traction that they too are offered as a sampler.

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    Claire, thanks for sharing this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClaireV View Post
    Hi JBS1, thanks! I think that those entries need to be submitted separately, through Grant or Judith? Only the oils I wrote about in the article got a product link or page, because Grant adds those in when he is uploading any article we write (unless it's already there, of course). As for the EDP and the attars, timing was an issue - I conducted this interview over a year ago and during the wait for publication, the attars and EDP must have come out, so I didn't get any samples. Things are happening so quickly these days with new attar/mukhallat launches that I can barely keep up. I am close to finishing my guide to attars, mukhallats, ouds, and CPOs, but I am worried that a good 20% of the oils I review will have disappeared before I publish it!
    Thank you so much for the feedback.
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    Thank you for this really great read! I now know a few more things about Oud. What I thought before was that it is a medisinal note in perfumes originating from a tree's bark. If Ensar had decided to take a different path he would probably had come up with vaccines against terminal illnesses! Sounds like a remarkable man. Unfortunately, I won't be able to try his precious oils soon. Hopefully one day I will be able to afford them. Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by michailG View Post
    Thank you for this really great read! I now know a few more things about Oud. What I thought before was that it is a medisinal note in perfumes originating from a tree's bark. If Ensar had decided to take a different path he would probably had come up with vaccines against terminal illnesses! Sounds like a remarkable man. Unfortunately, I won't be able to try his precious oils soon. Hopefully one day I will be able to afford them. Thanks again!
    Hello .
    If you would like to know about the trees , here's a quick video link from Ensar's You Tube Channel
    Watching and listening as well as reading has helped me to understand a bit more about agarwood.
    Here's the link ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ih4p6AwqqiU&t=1s
    Hopefully this along with this great interview from Claire helps.
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