Discussion in 'Scent of the Day/Night' started by jalil, Jul 15, 2016.
Oud Sumatran: I think Sumatran Oud is intrinsically dark spicy incense-y.
I will try another time for sure. It could be travelschock, or my nose is a bit off, but will try again
To me, the soaked Bandarnban oil is far "barnier" than Aasifah
I've worn both at night over this past week - both excellent oils, but Aasifah edges it for me. I let a friend smell it a while ago and she absolutely hated it "ewww it smells like a farm"
and smelling like a farm is a bad thing??
IO new Cambodi oil and it is right up my street. It falls in the same category as ouds like Dhul Kifl, Ishaq, Cambodi black ateeq, KZ Cambodi classic. Dark thick profile plums, figs, prunes, chocolate, honey, antique woods, little smoke and a real woody core. It lasts ages a great oil really liking this one.....
Great idea Curt!
Al Ruba'ie is definitely on a different level, a sequel would be wonderful!
One as good as the first, and another more affordable batch so that a wider audience may watch.
When I first read about Al Ruba’ie @ASO
I was almost shocked to learn that the bulk of the oil was twice-cooked
I thought “there goes all the nuance”
Sure......top notes were lost, but the result was brilliant, not off putting.
Other Artisans veered towards Purists, but creativity, and well-guided crafting, can produce a wonderful oud as we see in Al Ruba’ie.
I would even speculate, that the technique employed by ASO in crafting Al Ruba’ie would make a darn good oil from a lesser grade of wood, organic even, as long as it is from those regions.
Ensar Oud - Assam Organic 2005
Olde Kalakassi :O barn heaven
AgarAura’s Tokusen Tai this morning.
This oil is a complete different Thai oil, which is not your normal Thai oil.
The likes of which are closer in resemblance to medicine Vietnam oils. Incense like notes in the beginning.
The peppery notes which shoot out in the middle of the wear is something I haven’t experienced with other oils.
Truly a Royal oil without the Royal name.
Oud Yunan by IO
Oud Assam by RBO
Oud Malay (Private Distiller)
Aroha by EO
All are wild Agarwood oils. Oud Assam has snubbed the rest of oils, or better say it touched the victory line a second before the rest of oils. Oud Malay is so smooth and balanced that I always found in Malay wild Oud oils. Aroha is as usual what it is famous for- more smoke, less Oud. Oud Yunan is a newly released oil, but it is well cured. It is a beautiful addition in non-Hindi Oud oils.
It is really an ordeal to grasp the niceties of all oils at the same time. When the olfactory is caressed by Malay wafts, that are having the other nuances as well, it seems to be wearing a perfect blend. But Assam is always there to lead the others. It would have been rather balanced if I had worn one, either Aroha or Assam.
Tigerwood 95 layered with Habib's Al Harara.
I layered Tigerwood95 with Zachariyya today. Amazing!
on one hand is Si Lani by Feel Oud. I think this is waaaaaaaay too smokey, and from reading around on here it seems that's the consensus here too.
On the other is an attar by Imperial Oud called Al Lail which I think may be unreleased? I was sent a bit along with my first ever purchase from them (back in April I believe!)
You're slowly turning into me! But muskier, of course.
Polar opposites indeed. The way I apply.... With a toothpick i spread a drop on my skin. Then i take another oil and do the same. But i overlap them just 20%. So that the rest retain their characteristics. Then i study how they perform. The mix was pleasant today.
IO Nagaland Imperiale on the left
IO Pai Sia Kan on the right
Difficult to prefer one over the other,
..........................okay..... I’ll give the edge to PSK,
but you have to love barn, and know how to smell it properly (hint: smelling distance is important)
Honey drenched creamy cinnamon
Forest floor after a light drizzle
Wet tobacco leaves
After a glorious opening settles into a masculine tobacco honey and soft leathers
IO Shah Jahan
Tigerwood 95 mmmmmmmmmmm!
AA’s Basic Hindi this morning. This oil was relatively cheaper then the other offerings but doesn’t disappoint at all in reflection and depth. It reminds me of all the non barn Hindi’s offered by AgarAura including the H1. A oil which could be worn at anytime and enjoyed throughout the day. I am fortunate to have bought multiple bottles of this oil and while the higher end oils could be used for special occasions, this one reminds me not to ignore and enjoy this on a more everyday basis.
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