Musks in Blends

Discussion in 'Musk' started by AbasFrag, Dec 5, 2016.

  1. Muhammed Patel

    Muhammed Patel Whats this Oud About?

    39
    76
    18
    Respected brothers, I see that you all experiment with musk, oud sandal etc. Are there any general guidelines when blending for personal use?

    If one was doing a rose-musk-oud blend. Would an equal proportion of each be too much of rose? The musk would be macerated in sandalwood. I know this ignores the types of each ingredient. I'm sure a loud hindi would pair well with a taifi rose and musk?
     
  2. Oudamberlove

    Oudamberlove Member

    1,594
    4,751
    113
    One general guideline is that a little rose goes a long way, use cautiously.
    I feel that there are two ways to go with this type of blend when including oud....either a lot of oud, or a little oud..... a lot to make it oudcentric.
    Musk is more satisfying if it can be detected in the final product.
    Either use a Mysore type sandalwood oil or a settled/aged sandalwood oil from other regions.
    I don’t have enough experience with the different regions of oud to use in such a blend, but a Hindi (including Bangladesh) will work fine.

    Okay, that’s my 2 cents, and I’m a novice.
    Maybe the experts in this forum will chime-in:praying:
     
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2018
  3. Arsalan

    Arsalan Oud Fan

    252
    640
    93
    Question for those experienced with musk & sandal macerations...if you are going to use the grains at the bottom of a bottle/vial for a new maceration, do you do any process in between, or just pour in the new sandal?
     
    Rai Munir and Joe King like this.
  4. Fahad

    Fahad Whats this Oud About?

    53
    118
    33
    I would pour it straight in but another option could be to make a paste as in tiny quantity of sandal, leave it for abit and then pour in more. (Haven't tried this personally but have heard of it here)
     
    Rai Munir and Arsalan like this.
  5. Fahad

    Fahad Whats this Oud About?

    53
    118
    33
    So I was one fortunate fellow lately to be on the receiving end of a generous gift from a very friendly and fine fragrant lover on the forum and wanted to share my findings.

    I had been yearning to witness this most felicitous matrimonial between Mr Musk and Mrs Santal ... What I found was that there is a lot of chemistry between the two and they complement each other so well...The longer they are together the more likely to live happily ever after... (what follows is fiction) ... Alas! this marriage would have been perfect if not for the growing monotony felt by both in the daily tedium of life...They felt there was always something missing so they decided to adopt a couple of children having not been successful in having their own. Mrs Santal wanted a girl so she chose a wee little one called Rose from a small village in Isparta. Though so tiny in proportions the girl had such a lively and commanding spirit that she seemed destined to overpower anyone in her way. She finally met her match in the big burly and boisterous persona of her brother named Oud that Mr. Musk had adopted from a remote village on the borders of the jungles of Burma and Bangladesh...Oud loved mucking about in the mud, hurling him self on the hay stacks piled up in the barn, brushing up the horses in the stable and gobbling up all the wild berries and fruits he could get his tenacious hands on. The very sight of him would nearly have Mrs Santal in a swoon if not for a peculiar sweetness in his nature that he and his sibling both shared. Together they became one big happy family admired by all those who acquainted them.
     
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2018
    PersonelHigh, Sproaty and Grega like this.
  6. Rai Munir

    Rai Munir Musk Man

    1,877
    6,410
    113
    Whatever technique is adopted, second time the Musk Magic would remain weak, or refill the bottle with that or those very oil/s that were already there. But what respected Fahad suggested is the best suggestion. Musk Paste. No deterioration in scent will occur.
     
    Arsalan likes this.
  7. Fahad

    Fahad Whats this Oud About?

    53
    118
    33
    Just to share a few more details about the musk sandal oil that I received from the fragrant philanthropist...It was a sandal oil blended in 3 different musks types, the longest of which had been macerating for about 17 months, no heating was used throughout and the oil to my astonishment was reeking with Muskiness. The strange thing is that the muskiness is more a top and middle note. The bottom note becomes more sweet and sandalwoody.
     
  8. Muhammed Patel

    Muhammed Patel Whats this Oud About?

    39
    76
    18
    Thanks to all for responding. I get home tomorrow night from travels.

    I have a plan for a tola of oud (a 50/50 mix of hindi and cambodi) with 1.5ml mix of 50/50 indian and taif rose and 1g of Siberian musk grains with 1g of white ambergris.

    I think I will do the musk paste in some sandalwood. Let that sit for a couple months before adding the rose and oud. Does anyone have suggestions for how much saffron to go in a blend? I have a saffron tincture.
     

Promote Oud!