New Member Introduction

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

  1. Mellifluence

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    It is very interesting to read everyone's introductions, i love the community here and would like to introduce myself:

    My name is Abdullah, i am 39 and live in Newcastle, UK.

    I first became very interested in natural scents about 24 years ago, i used to buy essential oils mainly and enjoy the aroma when heating them in an oil burner. I found my sense of smell seemed to be a lot more intense than those around me, certain smells would have such an impact i would want to be as far away from them as possible such as bleach, air fresheners, modern perfumes and cosmetics. So it had a lot of draw backs when i was younger.

    About 7 years ago i became Muslim and was introduced into the world of oud and attars, at first i really didn't like oud, one friend gave me a swipe in his shop, i really wanted to wash it off, but the scent still stayed. I prayed my salah and while i was praying, the smell of the oud became more enjoyable, it became a much loved scent soon after. That really opened up the doors for the search of the best ouds i could find, and shortly after i decided i wanted to make my own natural blends as they were so hard to find around.
    I bought several of Ensars ouds and fell in love with agarwood. Now i make my own attar as a full time job and i couldn't be happier, it has always been my dream to work for myself and follow my passion.
    I came a long way from, being a painter to a DJ and finally to a perfumer.

    I now have 2 children and one is already addicted to oud at the age of 4! I once walked in to my front room and found her painting her legs with my agarwood oil.... about £80 worth of oil on her, i was not sure whether to laugh or cry :eek:
     
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  2. Royhalwood

    Royhalwood Whats this Oud About?

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    Thanks! My pleasure to be here
     
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  3. Royhalwood

    Royhalwood Whats this Oud About?

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    We have the same problems over the world... Too many beauties want to come at home!
     
  4. Royhalwood

    Royhalwood Whats this Oud About?

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    Welcome Abdullah! Nice introduction to your personnality. Love your work and you know it ;)

    Well you have to ouducate your kid! Hope the legs were smelling good for the price ... "I paint my leg with a blend, I paint my leg and I feel ouddicted..."
     
  5. Oudamberlove

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    Welcome Royhalwood :praying:
    This forum is aptly named:
    Ouddict:confused:
     
  6. Royhalwood

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    :Whistling:
     
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  7. Ashfaque

    Ashfaque Analogue Oud

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    @Grega: Resistance is futile - just give in (within budget of course)!

    @Mellifluence Masha'Allah your kiddo has an excellent nose too. I remember you telling me that she loved Amber Imperial.
     
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  8. Royhalwood

    Royhalwood Whats this Oud About?

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    Who doesnt love this yummy Amber?
     
  9. Grega

    Grega Oud Fan

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    I will not be assimilated!!! :D

    Abdullah's kid is awesome! Instead of legos she will be asking for Hindis for her birthday!

    My niece often wants to put my attars on her toys...sometimes I let her...haha.
     
  10. Grega

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    It is awesome! One of my favorites!
     
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  11. Rasoul Salehi

    Rasoul Salehi Oud Fanatic

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    Welcome! Looking forward to having you
     
  12. Royhalwood

    Royhalwood Whats this Oud About?

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    Thank you! :)
     
  13. Woodland Note

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    Hello everyone, I've just joined. I've been visiting ouddict a few times last 2 years though. Sadly I have no experience with oud yet, but I've read quite a lot about it. First time I had heard about agarwood on 3 episode BBC Perfume documentary and short after then Al Jazeera’s Scent From Heaven documentary. After reading all those amazing things about it, often written in a very poetic way, I’m looking forward to real OUD experience. :Thumbsup:
     
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  14. Oudamberlove

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    Welcome!
    Mori No Sho= A Woodland blend agarwood incense by Gyokushodo:Cooler:
     
  15. Royhalwood

    Royhalwood Whats this Oud About?

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    Welcome here :D
     
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  17. Ashfaque

    Ashfaque Analogue Oud

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    You're in the company of addicts and some of the nicest people when it comes to advice, tips and vendors of agarwood and other usual suspects! :cool: Welcome to the forum, WN. :)
     
  18. Woodland Note

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    Thank you guys for the warm welcome! I already feel like at home. ;)

    Did you know that there was once a metal band named after agarwood tree (aquilaria agallocha) ?!
    The rumor is they used to burn agarwood incense on their live shows.
    I like some of their songs.



     
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  19. Grega

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    Welcome to the forum! As a fellow newbie to the world of oud I am confident you will have a good experience with this forum and with the vendors that post here. My first experience with oud has been very positive due to this forum.
     
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  20. Grega

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    Haha I remember listening to some Agalloch albums in my high school years but I never figured out the connection to oud.
     
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