That is correct, the most original form had 3 ingredients, it was the skeleton if you like. The difficulty lies in the preparation of the ingredients and what then was later added to the skeleton. However you initially didn't say three ingredients, you said 2; If I was to work with what you have quoted I find the following issues with how you relay the information. Firstly you have quoted only 2 ingredients from some old books that you havent told us the names of, and there is no ben oil. That on it's own is a big difference from what I had mentioned. In fact is it 1/3 of the ingredients in number. Secondly when you omit an ingredient that then makes the ratio you present inaccurate as well. Thirdly, You also incorrectly claim that there is "NO original formula", but then later on you use for deduction the following comment; By inference you are now saying there is an original formula, which was already established as the logical conclusion because everything in creation has a beginning. In an effort to bring some benefit to the members from this exchange I summarise, there definitely was an original formula of Al Ghaliyah, and it still exists. There was also many assumed formulas in books called Ghaliyah penned as the originals, the most original or the earliest of those had 3 ingredients as I had mentioned on ouddict before. Are the ones in the books the same as the one we have in hand, no they are not. The reason for that is that many of what is penned in books is done so many generations after. Is there anything wrong with whats in the books, no there isnt, however when understanding these compositions with deep knowledge it provides an edge, knowing that the grinding, filtering etc each play roles and what those roles are. Which season to collect the musk, which beaches the ambergris should be collected from. How the ambergris should be prepared etc, that is what tradition provides us.