New Member Introduction

Discussion in 'General' started by jalil, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. VPhong

    VPhong Oud Tea

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    Welcome Zach and enjoy the journey. Will look forward to reading about your impressions on the ouds coming your way.
     
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  2. VPhong

    VPhong Oud Tea

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    Awesome advice and much respect dear Rai Munir.

    The wood is the source of the magic of oud. Becoming familiar with the wood will help you understand and connect to the oil all the more.
     
  3. GalileoFigaroMagnifico

    GalileoFigaroMagnifico Oud vibrations

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    44 years old. New Yorker transplanted to Australia, where I've lived for 14 years. I've loved fragrance since the day I could tell apart my parents' scents (mother wore Calèche and Poison, father wore Agua Lavanda Puig and 4711). Incredibly, it has taken me until a month ago to try pure oud and not something merely oud-scented (although like many here, commercial oud perfumes were my "gateway drug" to pure oud). My collection, such as it is, consists of the Wild and Cultivated samplers from Grandawood and Louk Mao from Ameenroma Aromatics. En route I have Oud Yusuf and a sample of Borneo Zen from Ensar Oud which will be in my hands by Thursday, if the DHL tracking page is to be believed. Also love opera, books, spirits, and unhealthy foods. Nice to be here.:)
     
  4. riviera274

    riviera274 Administrator and Hindi Lover Staff Member

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    Awesome!!!Welcome to the forum,great to have you with us.
     
  5. VPhong

    VPhong Oud Tea

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    Welcome GalileoFigaroMagnifico

    The start of a journey, so thrilling, full of the joys of excitement and new experiences to be savored. Enjoy
     
  6. Chip Burns

    Chip Burns Oud Fan

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    Welcom @GalileoFigaroMagnifico ... glad to have you on board, lots of great folks here and tons of learning.
     
  7. GalileoFigaroMagnifico

    GalileoFigaroMagnifico Oud vibrations

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    That's what I'm counting on. I've already learned so much from lurking.
     
  8. AbasFrag

    AbasFrag Oud Burner

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    Hello and welcome my friend :)
     
  9. Ouddict

    Ouddict Technical Support

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    A warm welcome to the forum :)
     
  10. jalil

    jalil Oud bully Staff Member

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    Welcome aboard
     
  11. F4R1d0uX

    F4R1d0uX Resident Artisan

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  12. Al Shareef Oudh

    Al Shareef Oudh Resident Artisan

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    Not many aussies on here so it is always good to see another fellow countrymen, enjoy your journey keep your eyes closed and your nose smelling :)
     
  13. Habz786

    Habz786 Resident Artisan

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    Welcome on board enjoy the ride :thumbsup:
     
  14. tyson

    tyson Oud Alchemist

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  15. ParadiseofOils

    ParadiseofOils Resident Artisan

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    Welcome to the forum. :)
     
  16. GalileoFigaroMagnifico

    GalileoFigaroMagnifico Oud vibrations

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    My dear sir, I only just found out your website existed, so don't be surprised to receive an order from the ACT today.
     
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  17. GalileoFigaroMagnifico

    GalileoFigaroMagnifico Oud vibrations

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    Thank you, another new vendor to me! Good thing I got paid this week. :D
     
  18. ParadiseofOils

    ParadiseofOils Resident Artisan

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    lol, Your welcome. There are loads of vendors on this forum offering a variety of oils and woods. Happy shopping!
     
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  19. Muhammed Patel

    Muhammed Patel Whats this Oud About?

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    Well, I have been here for a while, but never formally introduced myself.

    I am Muhammed Patel. I live in the southern most country of the African continent, the appropriately-named, South Africa. I absolutely love oud and first got into it about 10 years ago. I started off with purchasing ouds from the Middle Eastern houses (Ajmal, ASAQ, Arabian Oud) and then graduated onto the artisanal producers like Ensar, Agaraura, Oudimentary, and the like.

    We live in good times, with a number of trustworthy vendors appearing, fulfilling the demands of an increasingly discerning consumer base. Sultan Pasha, Al Shareef Oudh, Feel Oud, Imperial Oud and Agarwood Assam are but a few of these vendors that come to mind. While the market for oud is quite a niche one, it is great that we are seeing an evolution towards greater transparency and education regarding the quality of materials used, the processes etc. which demystifies oud and allows consumers to better assess what they are paying for. Prior to this, one would just walk into a Middle Eastern perfume house and assume high price = high quality, with not much else to go on except smell, of course.

    Other things about me:
    - work as an economist in the public sector
    - married for 8 years
    - coffee addict
    - love fitness and the gym
    - love exotic foods

    Hope that that is not too much of info :)
     
  20. Rai Munir

    Rai Munir Musk Man

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    :Roflmao::Roflmao::Roflmao:
    Welcome you on board.
     

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