Discussion in 'Scent of the Day/Night' started by jalil, Jul 15, 2016.
@Sproaty did you try Harir?
royal malinau from taha. the greatest malinau i have had the pleasure of trying. borneo diesel aka white kinam is next followed by b50k.
kencana is not in those tiers but also not priced as such.
i know what you mean. b50k was steam distilled and stem distilled oils have a unique trait and quality in drydown. nto so much as wet cardboard to me but more of a wood work shop with fine wood particles en mass getting stuck in your nasal cavity.
back to kencana, i dont see any changes sicne i first got it, or at least so subtle of a change that to my nose is not registering. i am hyper sensetive to the smoke note, so a little of it is a lot for me. having said all of this, there is a little more than a little of it here in this oil.
oud of the morning was syed ascent. glorious maroke. not something that calls to me often but when it does, it is so damn saitsfying. along with adam's maroke haya, most elegant maroke i have tried to date. special oil and taha hit it out of the park with this one.
Ceylon Royale Oud by IO: No need to swipe as opening the vial is enough. It is truly liquid gold. The aroma is true to its name Royale, and was accurately categorized Imperial.
I have always been very curious about this oil. How strong is the dusty note during the dry down?
Ceylon profile is the only one that has fantastic dry down. Otherwise, majority of oils shake hands in the end where they become just dusty, woody, meat market, etc. But Ceylon's oudy pungency stays longer. This particular one I really enjoy till end. So, I could find dust. Otherwise, I would have thrown it out that I don't hesitate at all because I have severe dust allergy as well. At least 15 times I sneeze in a row when some oil has dusty shade. I differentiate between dusty and soil-y/ earthy.
adh2 has the dusty drydown but not this one. ceylon roayle has very good proper drydown
not yet, I wanted to try this in isolation. I'll test Harir tomorrow
I have a bottle on route shortly!!
Al Hashimi - Lindaraja (along with sweet grass and vetiver) Now that is a very green, sweet and beautiful aroma...
Time to rest the mind and enjoy an oil that is so beautiful I can’t bring my analytically wired mind to decipher its many components. An oil that it’s whole is so beautiful I can’t be bothered breaking it down. This oil doesn’t get a lot of play time from me. This oil is none other than chugoku senkoh.
My top hindi oils to date have been this oil, Hindustan 1, shah jahan and muana royale. Shah jahan has been mostly comfortably In first seed while others swapped 2nd 3rd... seed. On this evening chugoku senkoh has taken the lead as top seed. First time perhaps since my nose came to witness the beauty of shah jahan and Hindustan 1
Blissin’ to EO Sultan Afnan
Oud Ard by Habzoud
Sweet mother earth
Ooooooh. I know many sultans but not afnan. Do pls give us your read curt. How long u had it and any changes along the way? Would you say Fully recognizable as a sultan oil in a blind setting?
You managed to acquire it from some member, I suppose. Otherwise, it is no more on the list.
From dear @Shabby
Sultan Afnan displays the PNG in it’s most sweetest prettiest fraction from what I’ve tried. The Brunei is an odd fella with it’s scrumptious contribution and resinous base. They sway around in a waltz which delighted me from the first moment I tried it.
I’ve had my sample since it’s release, and a bottle since nearly a year ago.
There has been a little mellowing, but no change in profile.
Many Sultan oils were co-distillations with PNG agarwood, so yes, I would blind it a Sultan Oil,
but quality wise, if there were points for “profile”, then it should score very well.
This oil never disappoints.
My most revered Sir, exact last day I wanted to sprinkle a Burmese oil, but I repressed my desire when your words echoed in my mind. Today I read this line and laughed heartily.
But what should I do if something annoys me?
Is this a blind test
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