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    Iím a noob to oud oils but very much enjoy the real ouds in Ensar Oud, Bortnikoff and Areej Le Dore perfumes. I recently purchased 2.5gm of Oud Extraordinaire from EO. I apply a generous swipe to my wrist and the smell, while pleasant is extremely faint. Unless I have my nose to my wrist, I cant smell anything!

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    I’ve just started the real Oud journey and got a few samples from Agaraura, which I’ve really enjoyed and found pretty potent for the most part. Was about to get an order from Ensar, but maybe I need to rethink Oud Ex. I’ve been going back and forth trying to decide on a sample or two, but I can’t get a response from them with a couple questions I have.

    Send an update if you find that others around you can smell it.

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    I would go with Aroha Kyaku to start. That’s what I did. It’s incredibly smoky and leathery. And potent. Not sure what’s up with Oud Extraordinare. I haven’t smelled it but no projection sounds weird. Oud does sit close to the body after a bit but, at least with Aroha Kyaku, it’s potent and noticable for a good while.

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    some oils really jump out and other stay quiet on the skin. generally speakign walla patta (sri lanka), borneo and chinese oils have major projection. depends on the distiller, age, etc. too.

    i agree that oud extraordianire is not yelling from the bottom of its lungs, but i also dont find it super quiet either. mind you i recently learned (from a mexico trip) that higher humidty and tempretures make for major dampning of an oud's projection. back home in vancouvers cool clean crisp air, a minute swipe goes a long way. same oils with even quadrupple the size of a swipe would barely work!

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    I have never seen anyone speaking about walla patta before, I never thought about Sri Lanka as an Oud Oil place, it is interesting to me as a collector.

    I have bought oils from Borneo before and many other places, I would say my favorite destination for Oud Oil is Cambodia, a poor country but has many Agarwood trees including wild ones, I have yet to visit Cambodia but my work makes it impossible.

    I know a grower in Sumatra who wants to sell a whole Agarwood tree, but for me I like to buy a few hundred ml at a time to I can re-sell to an Oud community here.

    But Cambodian Oud Oil is very sweet just as I like it, keeping slightly away from very musty ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazznpool View Post
    I’m a noob to oud oils but very much enjoy the real ouds in Ensar Oud, Bortnikoff and Areej Le Dore perfumes. I recently purchased 2.5gm of Oud Extraordinaire from EO. I apply a generous swipe to my wrist and the smell, while pleasant is extremely faint. Unless I have my nose to my wrist, I cant smell anything!
    Try Hareer by Al Shareef Oudh
    that's about as loud as oud gets.

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    Oud Extraordinaire has two fundamental traits: Organic and Thai. Low projection is mostly the hall mark of 'organic' aspect of the oil. Of course, EO's superb oil range starts from $500 when the oil does not let one bury one's nose in wrists. If the Oud oil is of high rank, 'less is more' will the first thing to realize. There is another Trat oil, Thai and organic, 'Oud Yusuf', it is a bit better choice so far the projection goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdernose View Post
    Try Hareer by Al Shareef Oudh
    that's about as loud as oud gets.
    Mark the difference in the price. Al Hareer is $750/2.5 g while Oud Extraordinaire is $295/2.5 g. I think Oud Extraordinaire's price was not this when it was released. Second, Al Hareer is wild, while OE is organic. If the price difference is kept in view, OE is not an ordinary choice at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rai Munir View Post
    Oud Extraordinaire has two fundamental traits: Organic and Thai. Low projection is mostly the hall mark of 'organic' aspect of the oil. Of course, EO's superb oil range starts from $500 when the oil does not let one bury one's nose in wrists. If the Oud oil is of high rank, 'less is more' will the first thing to realize. There is another Trat oil, Thai and organic, 'Oud Yusuf', it is a bit better choice so far the projection goes.

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    Mark the difference in the price. Al Hareer is $750/2.5 g while Oud Extraordinaire is $295/2.5 g. I think Oud Extraordinaire's price was not this when it was released. Second, Al Hareer is wild, while OE is organic. If the price difference is kept in view, OE is not an ordinary choice at all.
    Thanks Rai. Since the time of this post I’ve taken some leaps forward with enjoying and understanding oud oil. Oud Extraordinaire now has a place in my modest but growing collection and I’ve been able to place it in a context. OE is the only cultivated oud oil I own and it is enjoyable as a relatively low cost swipe. I do not, however, expect to pursue other cultivated or farmed oud oils.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazznpool View Post
    Thanks Rai. Since the time of this post I’ve taken some leaps forward with enjoying and understanding oud oil. Oud Extraordinaire now has a place in my modest but growing collection and I’ve been able to place it in a context. OE is the only cultivated oud oil I own and it is enjoyable as a relatively low cost swipe. I do not, however, expect to pursue other cultivated or farmed oud oils.
    You are always welcome. If the cultivated Oud oils are to be tried, RPP's (Rising Phoenix Perfumery) organic Oud oils are not to be missed. ASO's (Al Shareef Oud's) cultivated Oud oil Fajr can prove to be an excellent choice too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rai Munir View Post
    You are always welcome. If the cultivated Oud oils are to be tried, RPP's (Rising Phoenix Perfumery) organic Oud oils are not to be missed. ASO's (Al Shareef Oud's) cultivated Oud oil Fajr can prove to be an excellent choice too.
    in one of his recent videos Ensar says that cultivated ouds are in his opinion often better than the wild ones today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrilledchilled View Post
    in one of his recent videos Ensar says that cultivated ouds are in his opinion often better than the wild ones today.
    In general, cultivated trees lack precious time compared to true wild Aquilaria trees. The longstanding plantations in India might be an exception.Also, in many but certainly not all cases toxic chemicals are used to induce agarwood growth. To further confuse there are trees in the jungle that sre being cultivated. It’s not a simple wild/ cultivated dichotomy. As a consumer it’s great to have choices.

    I have recently asked a couple of leading distillers of oud oil to forecast the end of wild agarwood. The consesus is roughly 15 years. The cost of woods worthy of distilling aren’t getting any cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrilledchilled View Post
    in one of his recent videos Ensar says that cultivated ouds are in his opinion often better than the wild ones today.
    Organic Oudwood cannot compete Wild Oudwood. But there is some possibility an organic Oud oil can, but that would be technique, not wood. So far as wood goes, it is near to impossible.

    I am sure any one of EO's organic Oud oil lot cannot compete EO' Sultan series Oud oils or wild Oud lot. So, it is just an 'opinion'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazznpool View Post
    Iím a noob to oud oils but very much enjoy the real ouds in Ensar Oud, Bortnikoff and Areej Le Dore perfumes. I recently purchased 2.5gm of Oud Extraordinaire from EO. I apply a generous swipe to my wrist and the smell, while pleasant is extremely faint. Unless I have my nose to my wrist, I cant smell anything!
    Generally speaking Oud oils have softer projection when compared to synthetic, natural or mixed natural/synthetic perfumes.

    So softer ouds will definitely feel like they have less projection. Take a break from anything synthetic and focus on ouds for a bit if you really want to pick up the nuances of the oils.

    I would say for your next one, select a stronger oud (and with ouds it is better to sample first, this is coming from someone who always blind buys bottles of perfume).

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    Low projection is not indicative of an oil made from cultivated agarwood, conversely, big projection is not indicative of an oil made from wild wood nor is it indicative of the relative quality of an oil.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jazznpool View Post
    I do not, however, expect to pursue other cultivated or farmed oud oils.
    Quote Originally Posted by thrilledchilled View Post
    in one of his recent videos Ensar says that cultivated ouds are in his opinion often better than the wild ones today.
    Cultivated oils can indeed be better than wild oils, on a case-by-case basis of course. It depends on the method of cultivation, such as avoidance of chemicals and the age of infection. Consider, trees that are slashed with machete or drilled are still out in their "wild" environment and not somehow quarantined from nature, in that case the farmer merely helped them along. If such trees had a 7 year age of infection, what would separate them from wild un-drilled trees with 7 year age of infection?




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