New Member Introduction

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

  1. Edward Muller

    Edward Muller Oud Fan

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    Hey everyone !


    Just wanted to say hi since I have been lurking around the site and learning so much from everyone here, and just wanted to let you guys know how much I appreciate the knowledge flowing through this forum.


    I started my oud journey back in 2013 with Ensar Oud, Agar Aura, and Oudimentary.

    I was in love with Borneo, they are quite easy to wear afterall ... hence most of my purchases back then were from that region (newbie mistake).


    I didnt REALLY appreciate Hindi oil simply because I used to travel to Dubai a lot and most of my experiences weren't too pleasant when it comes to their offerings (but that's different now - specially after the recent IO and AA offerings). I still have some of the Dhan Al Oud Safa (ASQ) I purchased back then, and I regularly visit that oil from time to time (still do - and I think I know why I had such a hard time loving Hindi back then).

    Naturally, when most of the oud library being Borneo, I slowly switched back to niche fragrances. Fast forward to just a couple of weeks back, for whatever bizarre reason, I got bit by the oud bug, again. I hopped on ouddict and just started reading. I re-visited all the oils in my collection - samples and full bottles, and something just clicked. The aroma wasn't that much different from memory, but somehow I learn to appreciate them much much more, there are certain sample oils from EO and AA that I didn't like back then became something I cherish - kicking myself in the head thinking why didn't I get a full bottle when I had the chance!

    Anyway long story short - I bought some more oils from both of them, read some more on this forum (btw they probably get the most mentions in Oud of for day - rightly deserved since they oils are simply sublime), I decided to try out other vendors.

    All the recommendations by you guys have always been spot on - though there are some oils I still haven't full learnt to appreciate yet - they will be set aside and I will revisit them further down the line (and probably regret later when they are no longer available as full bottles and I have to ration my sample vials).

    Did some purchases purely on ”ouddiucated” instinct on RBO, IO, ASO and OudAssam - I love every single one of them, all great quality oils and they are as good, if not better than what I have smelled throughout my oud journey . I must give a special mention to RBO (great oils - definitely try Ish’s Walla Palla oil if you have the chance for it is great value; amazing service and experience) and ASO (my nose is glued to my wrist thanks to their unique creations).

    EO and AA (Taha’s Royal Laos - I have my eyes on it - sooooo good) hold a very special place in my heart for their delicate approach, even though I didn't write too much about them here...

    Sorry for the long winded post, but I just want to thank all the resident artisans for the wonderful experiences and all of you for re-igniting my passion for oud.

    Ed
     
  2. Oudamberlove

    Oudamberlove Member

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    Welcome!
    Enjoy the journey :nose:
     
  3. Ashfaque

    Ashfaque Analogue Oud

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    Novice like me can definitely learn from your experiences and contributions*. A very warm welcome, Ed. :)

    * Same applies to Eric @EHV
     
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  4. Rasoul Salehi

    Rasoul Salehi Oud Fanatic

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    Welcome. Looking very much forward to read your impressions.
     
  5. Rai Munir

    Rai Munir Musk Man

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    @Edward Muller
    Warm welcome, and I'm pleased to have an Oud Veteran on board.
     
  6. F4R1d0uX

    F4R1d0uX Resident Artisan

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    A warm welcome to all new comers :praying:.
    @Hamza I wich you a fantastic trip !
    @Edward Muller welcome back to oud home :Laugh: !
     
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  7. Edward Muller

    Edward Muller Oud Fan

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    Thank you guys for the warmest welcome!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
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  8. joeribt

    joeribt Just Arrived

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    Hello dear oud lovers! I just joined the club. Have been enjoying ouds for some time now. This community is very knowledgeable and I'm excited to be part of this!
     
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  9. Grega

    Grega Oud Fan

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    Hello joeribt! It is nice to meet you. Hope you enjoy your stay!
     
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  10. hassam mac

    hassam mac Oud Fan

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    Welcome dear friend ,how r u,would u like to share how u started with ouds what ur best profile u like,which oncr have u been enjoying ,what have u learned till now etc

    Sent from my HTC Desire 626 dual sim using Tapatalk
     
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  11. Sproaty

    Sproaty Boudly

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    A big welcome :D
     
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  12. Oudamberlove

    Oudamberlove Member

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    Welcome joeribt

    Enjoying oud is what it’s all about:thumbsup:
     
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  13. AbasFrag

    AbasFrag Oud Burner

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    Welcome brother :D
     
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  14. landscape of desire

    landscape of desire Whats this Oud About?

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    i feel blessed to join this amazing community....

    a guild of aromatic magi who immerse themselves in the sacred distilled essence of dreaming trees.....

    i hope to learn and share with all of you.....
     
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  15. jensz

    jensz Administrator Staff Member

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    Beautiful!
    Welcome, @landscape of desire and all new members! It's a blessing to have you!
     
  16. Grega

    Grega Oud Fan

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    Hello there. Welcome to the forum! The magi guild is strong here and I love to learn from them :)
     
  17. F4R1d0uX

    F4R1d0uX Resident Artisan

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  18. Habz786

    Habz786 Resident Artisan

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    Welcome to the world of Oud to all new members :hand:
     
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  19. jalil

    jalil Oud bully Staff Member

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    Welcome aboard
     
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  20. landscape of desire

    landscape of desire Whats this Oud About?

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    thanks for the kind words and well wishings everyone...

    it feels good to be here.....

    its like a giant fragrant treehouse tea house filled with unique, passionate, and wise scent shepherds...

    cant wait to expand my mind and open my nostrils to extreme possibilities....
     

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