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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Sampling the unreleased Naga Tabac from Zakir today. This is a reprise of Hindi Tabac but with stronger leather facets. You MUST be a fan of traditional Assamese style Oud with this one. I can’t...
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    It’s really good and a huge surprise. I love comforting scents that feel like a warm hug so it was a pleasant surprise to really feel that sensual warmth ensar talked about in the description....
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    I haven’t tried Triad but there’s no similarities to Al-Jazaab. Al-Jazaab takes that bright green bitter Rose and Oud accord with what felt like pepper and cloves of sorts into a very bright, green...
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Eo Red is truly a Rose lovers dream. And for people that aren’t a huge rose fan you’ll find merit in this composition as well. It’s perfectly balanced between jammy rose and Smokey incense laden...
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Initial impressions of Oud Yusuf Pure Parfum is that this might be one of the best Ensar creations to date. Absolutely wonderful Oud soliflare that stays true to the original Oud Yusuf oil. I’d like...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Can I ask what you mean then when you said you’re worried about how these would effect ALD release day?
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    This doesn’t mean that your order isn’t complete until all 4 payments have gone through. It works literally as credit. The artisan gets paid up front and you agree to a no interest loan after...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I’m impressed you tasted the crystals! That’s science if you ask me.
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Ensar has drastically reduced prices over the last few months on just about everything but I’d also imagine the price increase your seeing could be from any number of factors including covid and the...
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Both are wearable in my opinion.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I see nothing wrong with paying zero interest through PayPal to have payments broken up 4 ways. If you can’t afford a perfume don’t buy it but I see nothing but convenience with PayPal offering this...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Agar de Noir has been on backorder from Luckyscent for awhile now. I can’t imagine it getting restocked.

    Oops I stand corrected they just got their shipment in! It was back ordered for awhile...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    They offer exclusives that you can’t get anywhere else and for someone like myself that’s pretty awesome. Instead of paying $40-60 for dhl shipping I can buy retail from them with almost no shipping...
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    Re: Grammatical errors in Fragrances names

    What an interesting bias you have.
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    Re: Grammatical errors in Fragrances names

    This post is terribly low energy pal.
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Wearing Kyara Koko today for the first time. Wonderfully spiced licorish (sp?) and warm glazed ambery Oud. Great stuff! I get cinnamon roll vibes as well. It reminds me of a piece of Oud glazed with...
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Oops
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Totally! I just wanted to get the basic point across. Especially since VERY few distillers are doing traditional Attars anymore. Was Dmitry the last one to make something traditionally? I feel like...
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    An oil verse an Attar means there’s an addition of materials. All of the confusion is coming from the fact that Oud Yusuf was released as a perfume so for everyone unfamiliar with Oud Yusuf as a pure...
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    Re: Thoughts on Bourbon by Hendley

    It’s one of the best vanillas I’ve smelled. It almost smells like something Russian Adam would make. It’s deep, dark, complex. Has strong Slumberhouse/ALD vibes.
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    So this was never an Attar. It was just an Oud called Oud Yusuf which is throwing Proudst off here because ensar has a history of releasing one offs or hooking up high paying clients with limited...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I’ve noticed fruity Oud works so fricken well with Santal Galore. Another unsuspecting combo I found is Agar de Noir and Santal Galore! I wore Santal galore before bed the other night and when I...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    So you’re saying that spraying an article of clothing while wearing a mask and then leaving the room entirely and coming back to it later on isn’t a good way to test a fragrances performance or...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Thank you for this! I appreciate your response friend. I’m going to leave my bottle alone for awhile and come back to it and see what’s up.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Yes I’ve sampled older batches but this is the first time I was able to get a full bottle hence the disappointment.

    Also as previously stated I’ve been testing this on cloth as well. I’ll go ahead...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I already did that. I put a mask on and sprayed my sweater like I said in my earlier post and left it in the room. I came back to it an hour later to check the projection and I got nothing outside of...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I’m convinced this batch of Sova has pretty terrible performance. No projection at all outside of maybe 6-12” max. Longevity is around 6 hours.

    I haven’t tried the older batches but I’ve done...
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    Re: Olympic Orchids - Kilauea

    There’s a huge thread on here for this house with lots of discussion going on. It seems that every few months or so someone starts a new Olympic Orchids thread instead of adding on to the old one....
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Agar de Noir is starting to show so much more Oud in the heart now. It’s right on par with Russian Oud’s “ouddyness” now. At first I didn’t detect much in the way of Oud in AdN as it was more of a...
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion thread

    Bro you just described my face!
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion thread

    Hayra is a really interesting herbal aquatic. It smells like peppered cilantro, basil and incense but then switches up in a huge mossy boy right around the heart. The oak moss is bitter and really...
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    Re: Vintage Mysore sandalwood oil source?

    I’m confused. Is this person above implying that Teone’s bottles are counterfeit?
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    That’s awesome! $140 for 30ml’s is literally a steal considering people have been selling this for $250 on the aftermarket. Crazy.
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Let’s be fair here though. He doesn’t say they’re one off batches but he does imply that they’ll never exist again because the materials are extinct and Oud will be gone from the face of the earth so...
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    Oud Yusuf Parfum isn’t a pure Oud in spray format. It’s Oud based but more so as a soliflare to use other ingredients to prop up the scent without burying it or having it become a base note. Be...
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    The selling point is that it’s Oud Yusuf man! That’s his flagship scent and the brands successful foray into plantation grown Oud. It’s been sold out for at least two years or so but he created a...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Sova is having this issue! I Thought maybe it was just me but now I’m wondering if Josh toned this release down.
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    Re: Teone Reinthal

    The post on her Instagram showing all the government issued bottles of Mysore that she said in the comments will be going into the new batch of Embers
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I didn’t like the cap but it works just fine. It feels light and cheap but that’s about it.
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    Did you speak with the owners of the company? Was there an actual statement on the low price?
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    Re: Teone Reinthal

    Who else is excited about all that government issued Mysore she just posted! I didn’t really care for Embers but I feel like this new batch is going to be unreal.
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion thread

    Can anyone make a list of which Prin work doesn’t see norlimbanol in the base? I’ve developed a pretty stupid sensitivity to norlimbanol in the form of sores inside my nostrils. Not every Prin that...
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Dixit put out Attar Roshan in December and said earlier this year everything would be happening in December. From when I spoke with him last he said we can expect some Oud based Attars to come in...
  44. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I understood it more so as them reselling the free offer that Bortnikoff did when you buy a bottle and get a free Attar/tester per bottle as part of a sale. I could be wrong on that but to sell...
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    I truly believe there’s a psychoactive effect that takes place with these high quality oils. There’s just too many compounds that we don’t fully understand yet and from all the sciencey stuff that...
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    Re: Mellifluence Attars

    I put on saffron Musk imperial maybe 4 or 5 hours ago. I only used one small swipe total. I can’t smell it projecting anymore and thought for sure it was quieting down. I get into an Uber just now...
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    I think Tigerwood 1990 finally clicked for me. The bitterness of the higher quality distillations from Ensar threw me off. That and the huge dark vibes from the oils themselves. Wearing Oud on...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I’m one of the unlucky owners of Santal Galore who now has crystals forming at the tip of sprayer tube which makes it really difficult to spray. I like Santal Galore but not enough for this kind of...
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Wearing Ode to Dubai 1.4 again. Man this just gets better and better. A strong fruity leather has emerged in the opening. The Oud used in this is similar to Qaynaat from the Agarwood Assam line. It...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Yes!!!! I’ve been nerding out on all his posts over the last few months. Between the Kinam/ambergris maceration to the Kinam distillation and everything in between. One thing I noticed was the way...
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    Re: Petrichor Perfume

    During the Rain by Solstice Scents is pretty darn wonderful. Angela St. John has perfected the petrichor accord with masterful blending and unique structure. It’s a little too realistic but Geosmin...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    I finally got around to sampling Tabac Vert. It’s a really nice soapy tobacco. The tobacco here is similar to La Via Del Profumo’s Tabac. It’s brown, earthy uncured tobacco leaf that almost reads as...
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    I’m wearing Tigerwood 1990 as my nighttime scent. It’s the opposite of sweet. I want to try peoples silani but I remember you saying Suriranko is a step up from it? What do you recommend?
  54. Re: Year Round Fragrance Recommendations PLEASE

    Sibet by Slumberhouse (it’s available at luckyscent right now) Leathery iris and violet leaf with ash, incense and soft goat hair musk. Beautiful and slightly vintage leaning. Totally unique leather....
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    Re: Mellifluence Attars

    I think the reason Musk Maharaj Imperial sold out so fast is that several people bought multiple bottles. It’s always a bummer that people would rather hoard scent for themselves than to allow others...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Yessir. It went up for presale maybe a week or so ago? They got a main lineup restock again.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Aaaaaand Sova just arrived!!! Seriously impressed here. This shipped out way before I thought it would. I honestly thought that it would be mid January at the earliest. Christmas arrived a day early...
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    Re: Mellifluence Attars

    Thanks for this! I was wondering how this smelled. I really enjoy the way he uses medicinal nuances to work in his favor. I’ve been meaning to try this one.
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    Re: Teone Reinthal

    Wearing the last of my Zeeba sample today. This thing is simply gorgeous. I’m getting much more rose today and the Oud is a tad bit more prominent than the sandalwood. It’s so simple and soothing. If...
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    Re: Mellifluence Attars

    Yes!! I agree it’s very intense at first. I feel like it’s unusually strong for his work. My favorite aspect is the drydown. The opening is definitely challenging but lately I’ve been really feeling...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Wearing both Tabac Grande and Tabacarum today. I can’t get over how well these compliment each other.

    I’ve noticed that so many of his fragrances compliment each other for laying. What are some...
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    Re: Mellifluence Attars

    Cinnamon Oud II is quickly becoming one of my favorites from Mellifluence. Bright, spicy cinnamon/cassia coupled with resins, warm spices and maybe a touch of saffron give way to a creamy vanilla...
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Ode to Dubai 1.5 from Naaz (aka Zakir’s work) was an excellent buy as well. For $40 you get a really smooth leathery fruit/floral opening that moves into a nice ouddy heart. There’s an interesting...
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Just got my hands on Attar Roshan! The “first” release for Ahom Oud.

    Roshan takes the framework of Rising Mysore 2 and strips it down to barebones leaving you with a few key notes. Beautiful,...
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Best release of the year in my opinion. It’s a toss up between Santal Galore and Ghaliya for me.
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    No naaz is just a distributor for Amelia, Dixit and Zak and Agarwood Assam.

    The naaz exclusive Attar line is crafted by Zakir as well. So there’s 3 separate lines all sold and marketed through...
  67. Re: Chatillon Lux Auster house - the thread

    Smelling both lines makes sense why he’d release them under different names. Much like Prin Lomros with his Strangers Parfumerie line. Nefertiti doesn’t seem like it would fit aesthetically within...
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    Re: Erectile tissue in the nose

    My left wrist always smells different than my right wrist. I just chalked it up to doing a lot of cocaine when I was younger but it’s nice to know it’s science instead.
  69. Re: Subjectivity - a psychological / philosophical pondering

    I actually agree with you here. There’s objective truths regardless of our perception.
  70. Re: Chatillon Lux Auster house - the thread

    I recently sampled Gratiot League Square from Shawn Maher and wow! First impressions are excellent. I didn’t care for much of the Maher/Chatillon stuff but GLS was an instant love and stood out from...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I live in a ridiculously hot desert. I’ve found that Kiste, Sibet and Sadanne are beautiful in high heat. Baque works excellent as well as long as you love tobacco and go easy with the sprays.
    ...
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    Re: Agarwood oil thread, part 2

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    Re: Older bottle of Floris Sandalwood

    It might be the toilet water label at the bottom haha.
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    Re: Sweet Cinnamon Frags?

    Side Effect by Initio fits this bill. Just enough cinnamon and tobacco but also a good deal of rum and vanilla.
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    Re: "Black Amber"

    Areej Le Dore is his perfume house and Russian Adam is his name. Areej Le Dore makes some pretty bold and daring albeit original scents while utilizing high quality materials and at times showcasing...
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    Re: Agar Aura - Official discussion thread

    Agreed. This isn’t a matter of Peter or Sultan Pasha using Ensar’s materials and using Ensar’s name on the bottle. Taha created this perfume from the ground up for another company to be sold with his...
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    Re: Agar Aura - Official discussion thread

    Second impressions:

    Same as the first. This stuff is just not to my liking at all. I’ll refrain from being too harsh especially since it seems some people here enjoy it. For those that do enjoy...
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    Re: Agar Aura - Official discussion thread

    It was created by Taha though. It’s his work even though it’s for a different brand. He’s the perfumer behind it so I figured I’d talk about it here.
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    Re: Agar Aura - Official discussion thread

    Perentis is the first time I’ve been disgusted by a fragrance. Wow. This is remarkably poor quality and blending.

    Editing to say this is a first impression. So far I’m disgusted. It may get better...
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    Re: All things Rania J.

    Free 2ml sample set of the entire Rania J collection with any purchase over $100 on Luckyscent!
  81. Re: Bogue profumo / Antonio Gardoni consolidated thread

    Did you have a chance to smell this already? I’m really curious about it and it might just be my first Gardoni purchase.
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    This was my experience as well. Very little Oud if any outside of maybe just added depth. No tobacco leaf wether green or cured. Just lots of florals and jasmine with tea. I think if it was a little...
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    Re: "Black Amber"

    Russian Adam uses fossilized amber in most of his bases for Areej Le Dore.
  84. Re: the thread for little-known small houses

    Mellifluence Perfumes might be a prime candidate for a little known house that represents a ton of variety and a raw Attar experience that also showcases beautiful blending and a WIDE range of scent....
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    Re: Thoughts on a sweet coffee scent?

    Cafe Ambre Noir from Sultan Pasha. Warm, boozy coffee mixed with a shot of liqueur.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    L’ephemere wowed me when I first sampled it however when I went back to it yesterday I was left a little bored. Maybe that’s my own fault? I also find myself being drawn to other Rose/Oud/sandalwood...
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    Re: Mellifluence Attars

    Tilt I’m really hoping for a new musk scent soon. I missed out on the 3 days Saffron Musk Imperial was up for sale but I’m glad it sold out quick. That deer musk heart is unreal man. I’m just glad I...
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    Re: Mellifluence Attars

    No he doesn’t do spray perfumes at all but Ghaliyas are somewhat ancient recipes that originally consisted of disputably 2 to 3 ingredients. He just does a really great rendition of it. Deer musk,...
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    Re: January Scent Projects

    Thanks to a kind member on here I was able to sample Burvuvu! Wow! Talk about a beautiful woodsy scent. I didn’t really know what to expect with all the polarizing comments on it recently. A part...
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    Re: Mellifluence Attars

    My only complaint is the longevity with these but the scent itself is enough to make me swipe away all day long. I just got Cinnamon Oud II and a Sample or Saffron Musk Imperial. Cinnamon Oud is...
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    Re: Samples or Testers for Oud

    Wait...you can get samples for like $20 of his organic oils. Every oil has an option to buy .3gram or .1gram samples. You could sample 5 or 6 quality oils for around $150.
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    Re: Teone Reinthal

    Wow Zeeba is awesome! Beautiful citrusy Taif rose, Vietnamese Oud, and sandalwood. I was actually surprised at how strong the Oud note is. There’s a simplicity happening here that I’ve never...
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    Re: Samples or Testers for Oud

    You’re going to have a difficult time finding any organic beginners Oud that’s worth smelling for less than what he’s charging for samples. Anything cheaper is going to open you up to a whole slew of...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    First impressions:

    Basmati Rose this smells EXACTLY like this rice dessert that my Sangha likes to eat during celebration. Sweet beautiful rice that’s both creamy and fluffy with an almost crispy...
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    Re: Samples or Testers for Oud

    Ensar Oud is an excellent beginners starting point. I’d highly recommend contacting Adam or Thomas Kruger from the Ensar team and asking if they’d put together a basic sample kit for you. Ensar has a...
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion thread

    More first impressions:

    Ma Nishtana excellent incense! It very much feels both liturgical and Buddhist at the same time. Like a cross between cultures. It’s dry, woodsy, smoky, and spicy....
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    Re: Hendley Perfumes

    I agree. Especially with how solid he made Bourbon I feel like he could come up with some truly wild stuff.
  98. Re: the thread for little-known small houses

    Solstice Scents! Angela St. John has a huge following in the indie community with very little crossover.

    https://solsticescents-com.3dcartstores.com/search.asp?keyword=Sandalwood+
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    Re: Best contemporary Chypre?

    Santal Galore gets my vote for an oriental Chypre.
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    I stand corrected on Oud Yusuf. It’s an Oud soliflare based around a huge base of Oud Yusuf. I misread his post because he does offer spray version of any Oud but this is an actual perfume...
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