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Japan is not a range State for any agarwood-producing species, and has therefore always relied upon sources in Southeast (and possibly South) Asia for its supply. Historically, Indochina (primarily Viet Nam) and Indonesia (primarily the island of...
If you are a Fummie, you know Oud and its sweet balsamic smokey woodiness. It is also one of the rarest, and most beautiful scent ingredients who’s path to your bottle is so strange it seems almost mythical. It is also in danger of being lost...
Botanically, the tropical evergreen species of agarwood belongs to the genus Aquilaria and family Thymelaceae. Agarwood perfume can be extracted from eight species belonging to this genus. The four principal species are Aquilaria sinensis...
Outline This is the initial outline I drafted for the Blind Oud Test, which I tried to follow and for the most part holds true: 1. find a couple benefactors 2. start designing trial 3. decide on 2 referees 4. send invites to select/all vendors...
Writing a complete history of the perfume and fragrance industry would be a truly thankless job. Nowadays, the word “perfume” has become a magic spell which, once cast, fills the air with the glamour of Gallic Eau de Toilettes and Eau de...
While the Arabs created masterpieces with the enigmatic wood, little is known about Oud’s ancient Indian connection. With every swirl of the Kandoora, the captivating spicy, woody whiff casts a sillage spell. The earthy syllables of Arabic seem...
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