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    Default aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    haven't seen anyone mentioning their fragrances here.
    just blind bought their new fragrance rising mysore after enjoying brindaban their previous creation.
    is anyone here familiar with aggarwoodassam's attars and ouds or dixit&zak fragrances?
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    Default Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    I have lots of their attars. And Brindaban. I love them.

    I really love Amalur from Elixir Attar even better than Brindaban, and I feel it is in the same vein.

    Brindaban and Amalur are attar-flavors in a perfume alcohol base. Hard to pull it off.
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    Default Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Quote Originally Posted by thrilledchilled View Post
    I have lots of their attars. And Brindaban. I love them.

    I really love Amalur from Elixir Attar even better than Brindaban, and I feel it is in the same vein.

    Brindaban and Amalur are attar-flavors in a perfume alcohol base. Hard to pull it off.
    have you tried attar oud patchouli? I really enjoy this one
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    Default Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Quote Originally Posted by Robin oud View Post
    have you tried attar oud patchouli? I really enjoy this one
    not yet, but I'd like to.

    These houses have stuff in very small quantities and then it sells out for a long time.
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    Default Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Charbagh sounds interesting. Has anyone tried it?
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    Default Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Charbagh sounds interesting. Has anyone tried it?
    Not me unfortunately, I only have access to what's on Etsy which is everything besides that, that's a really expensive one if I recall correctly
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    Default Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Keen to try out their fragrances.
    Rising Mysore sounds interesting.

    Emperor Hind sounds right up my alley though...anyone have it/sampled it?
    Do you even niche?
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    I'm on the fence with buying Emperor hind, Are their fragrances limited releases like ALD and Bortnikoff collections or Will this be back after the 5 bottles available are gone

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    Default Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    I just received a partial bottle of Rising Mysore. It’s fantastic. A very herbal, meditative fougere. Smells very natural.

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    Default Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Quote Originally Posted by 911LambMelb View Post
    Keen to try out their fragrances.
    Rising Mysore sounds interesting.

    Emperor Hind sounds right up my alley though...anyone have it/sampled it?
    rising mysore isn't that exotic but it's damn good , it's an old school gentleman's cologne but with much better materials , it does have a slight indian exotic twist .
    I have a sample of emperor hind and just ordered a bottle today , it has that oud patchouli combo that zakir does well , are you familiar with brindaban? they both share kind of
    the same base but emperor is more intense and has animalic qualities . you should like it if you have a good taste
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin oud View Post
    rising mysore isn't that exotic but it's damn good , it's an old school gentleman's cologne but with much better materials , it does have a slight indian exotic twist .
    I have a sample of emperor hind and just ordered a bottle today , it has that oud patchouli combo that zakir does well , are you familiar with brindaban? they both share kind of
    the same base but emperor is more intense and has animalic qualities . you should like it if you have a good taste
    “you should like it if you have a good taste” best quote I’ve read in a long time. Thank you for a good chuckle.

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    Default Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Quote Originally Posted by Ponyboi View Post
    “you should like it if you have a good taste” best quote I’ve read in a long time. Thank you for a good chuckle.
    It is strange smelling if you expect an eau de cologne typical bergamot citrusy opening. Nothing about it is like a cologne to my nose. It has more than a slight Indian twist. It is all in as an Indian attar that has been perfum-ized. Slap some top notes from a cologne onto an attar and add alcohol. I actually like it. But it isn't for most people and I urge you to try before you buy.
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    Default Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Quote Originally Posted by thrilledchilled View Post
    It is strange smelling if you expect an eau de cologne typical bergamot citrusy opening. Nothing about it is like a cologne to my nose. It has more than a slight Indian twist. It is all in as an Indian attar that has been perfum-ized. Slap some top notes from a cologne onto an attar and add alcohol. I actually like it. But it isn't for most people and I urge you to try before you buy.
    The part you were quoting is about emperor hind not rising mysore. I find rising mysore pretty safe if you like barbershop fragrances and don't really get anything that resembles an attar. I do agree with the try before you buy part, always a good strategy
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    Default Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    https://youtu.be/9iOKfvtswm4

    A good new review of Brindaban by Mr Oz
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    Default Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Sounds great.
    Took a punt and grabbed the perfumes based on how much I like AA attars.
    Do you even niche?
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    Default Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Attar Silsila is excellent (and still available) - especially if you like rose, ambergris, oud, and frankincense. It starts off slightly barnyardish and skanky (not sure if from the hindi oud or the ambergris) but settles quickly. I too am on the fence about Emperor Hind. Its a fine and enjoyable fragrance, but after having worn it 3 times i find too much overlap (albeit a watered down version) with Attar Silsila.... a bit like EO1 vs Sultan Leather Attar... Having said that, all their perfumes and attars contain very high quality materials at reasonable prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 911LambMelb View Post
    Keen to try out their fragrances.
    Rising Mysore sounds interesting.

    Emperor Hind sounds right up my alley though...anyone have it/sampled it?
    I samples a friends sample, I got a bottle. Its a great flowery Dark oud leather

    This guy pretty much nailed it
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zdJmu2bCi4&t=200s

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    I signed up on here to post about Zak and Dixit! I personally love Hindi Tabac and Emperor Hind. There’s another website strictly for their perfumery that sells full bottles of their fragrances so if you don’t see a bottle on their Etsy it’s most likely still listed on their website. I just hit them up through Instagram though for my most recent order. The dudes are super cool.

    As for the fragrances, to me it’s similar to Ensar’s fragrance in that they’re very much attars in perfume format. However I feel they have a slightly more refine touch which allow them to be slightly more wearable. Emperor Hind borders the line of what’s acceptable to western noses however to me it’s absolutely a beautiful fragrance. It opens with a nice citrusy bouquet of white florals, grapefruit and lemon. This stage lasts for about 15-20 minutes before the sandalwood/patchouli creeps in. At this point the oud starts to shine along with the ambergris which seems to help tame the wildness of the Hindi Oud. It remains pretty linear after about 2-3 hours. From then on it’s all oud and ambergris. I got about 8 hours or so in the skin with one spray and it’s lasted two weeks and two washings with two sprays to my hoodie.

    Personally I feel it’s a safe buy if you’re a fan of how lucid attars and oud foreword fragrances can be. I know a lot of people on this forum use Bortnikoff and Areej Le Doré as the standard when it comes to natural, limited perfumery but I really feel like Zak and Dixit will quickly become as highly regarded in terms of versatility, affordability and downright originality.

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    Default Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Just blind bought Hindi tabac along with a full bottle of emperor hind after ordering a sample of the latter, I think I prefer zakir's compositions over bortnikoff's , those are too floral for me(really love oud monarch and Maximus though). Emperor hind is as good as it gets and is in my top five oud fragrances along with Russian oud an eo1
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    Default Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Would really love to try these and spent hours on the Etsy after this thread last night. But the bottles are too big/prices too high to decide how much I love them. Maybe someone will run a split at some point.

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    Default Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    it's not exactly the same, but try ordering from Mellifluence Scents on Etsy. They are fantastic, priced very reasonably, and use all natural ingredients. I love them and have blind bought at least 30 and am always happy with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thrilledchilled View Post
    it's not exactly the same, but try ordering from Mellifluence Scents on Etsy. They are fantastic, priced very reasonably, and use all natural ingredients. I love them and have blind bought at least 30 and am always happy with them.
    While I was on Etsy I bought a bunch more rising Phoenix haha. Now I won’t be buying anything! Thanks for the heads up on those thrilled!

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    Default Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Oh, why did I open this thread?? Look what I found...another rabbit hole!
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    Default Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    AgarAssam is great stuff but it’s Eastern / Indian / Arabic tradition.

    Mellifluence has a lot more variety. He uses great ingredients but ZERO aromachemicals (AgarAssam says they use zero too), and he produces attars that have more variety and interest to me and are worth collecting. They last 3 hours or so, and are not huge projectors, but they are really great.
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    Wow! I just received my sample of Rising Mysore and Brindaban. I was completely wrong in thinking that these would be bottled attars. First off Rising Mysore is the perfect blend of barbershop meets oriental. It opens with a spicy Tulsi, lime and patchouli blast quickly followed by a powdery lavender. This leads into a beautiful Mysore sandalwood drydown. I personally love Indian spices and this hits all my cravings in one offering. I layered this with AgarAssam’s Metei 2006 which is an aged Hindi Oud from a wild harvest over 75 years old. Perfect combo. Rising Mysore is fresh, spicy and reminiscent of that classic barbershop feel.

    Someone had said that fans of Amber Cologne would enjoy this and while that may be true this is nothing like Amber Cologne. To me amber Cologne is all citrus and white florals with zero woods and very little ambergris. It’s a beautiful fragrance but to me Rising Mysore is pure masculinity. It’s not a beast but it lasts quite a bit longer. It’s elegant with exceptional blending and the complexity is awesome. I’m not a huge fan of linear scents because I have to really LOVE the fragrance and that’s very rare for me. I dig a little scent progression and I’m officially a fan boy.

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    Default Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    I have my eye 👁 on Emporer Hind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrilledchilled View Post
    AgarAssam is great stuff but it’s Eastern / Indian / Arabic tradition.

    Mellifluence has a lot more variety. He uses great ingredients but ZERO aromachemicals (AgarAssam says they use zero too), and he produces attars that have more variety and interest to me and are worth collecting. They last 3 hours or so, and are not huge projectors, but they are really great.
    Have you tried Tsuga Musk II?

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    Default Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Quote Originally Posted by bl00drunzcold View Post
    Have you tried Tsuga Musk II?
    I have not.
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    Default Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Quote Originally Posted by oudaddict View Post
    I have my eye �� on Emporer Hind.
    Likewise. Hoping to hear more feedback from those who have tried it first. I have an itchy trigger finger right now though.

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    Default Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Quote Originally Posted by stinkyriddle View Post
    Wow! I just received my sample of Rising Mysore and Brindaban. I was completely wrong in thinking that these would be bottled attars. First off Rising Mysore is the perfect blend of barbershop meets oriental. It opens with a spicy Tulsi, lime and patchouli blast quickly followed by a powdery lavender. This leads into a beautiful Mysore sandalwood drydown. I personally love Indian spices and this hits all my cravings in one offering. I layered this with AgarAssam’s Metei 2006 which is an aged Hindi Oud from a wild harvest over 75 years old. Perfect combo. Rising Mysore is fresh, spicy and reminiscent of that classic barbershop feel.

    Someone had said that fans of Amber Cologne would enjoy this and while that may be true this is nothing like Amber Cologne. To me amber Cologne is all citrus and white florals with zero woods and very little ambergris. It’s a beautiful fragrance but to me Rising Mysore is pure masculinity. It’s not a beast but it lasts quite a bit longer. It’s elegant with exceptional blending and the complexity is awesome. I’m not a huge fan of linear scents because I have to really LOVE the fragrance and that’s very rare for me. I dig a little scent progression and I’m officially a fan boy.
    What do you think of Brindaban?




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