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Attar/Mukhallat of the Day/Night

Discussion in 'Scent of the Day/Night' started by Ouddict, Aug 23, 2017.

  1. Mustafa

    Mustafa Oud Fanatic

    I don't know about that, but I would like this scent on a woman. Beautiful soft addictive. Masha Allah.
     
  2. Taesik Yun

    Taesik Yun True Ouddict Staff Member

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    Got these from @RisingPhoenix
    (Shibui-Osmanthus, Tutankhamun blue lotus, Thai blue lotus, Sheba, Mirage)

    Just smelling from the bottles, I get this impression.
    of course, this impression will be most likely change with proper wearing. which I'll write about them in the coming months.

    General impression

    All attars last longer inside the nostrils compared to other attars I've smelt before. they almost last as long as synthetic perfumes but feels, smells very natural. would it be because of the quality base ingredient? or due to blending skills?

    I can sense the combination of 'Middle eastern', 'Japanese', 'American' aesthetics at the same time from JK's attars. to my nose, I sense more of Japanese aesthetic more than others. it feels like a 'Japan-born American's perspective on Middle eastern scents.'

    I can sense the quality of ingredients put into these oils. they do not smell like 'Mixture of Eden botanical bought essential oils'. each ingredient choirs their own distinctive voice but does not conflict with other ingredients. when I 'zoom-in' to each ingredient, I can sense their true to nature, vivid, full-spectrum scent profile. which makes me expecting them to be smell vastly different depending on weather, skin chemistry, condition.

    These attars lean more toward the 'sweet' side except Mirage.

    Shibui-Osmanthus
    Smells like smelling osmanthus flowers right under my nose. at the same, I get a dense, warm, citrusy yuzu. quite simple but the quality of ingredients is exceptional. I can feel JK's confidence from this one.

    Thai blue lotus
    I was very intrigued by the usage of blue lotus in ancient Egypt. so I had quite a high expectation for this one. it smells very aquatic and honey-sweet floral which I don't know how to describe.
    it slightly feels like bubble gum but that is not accurate enough. very ethereal, pure, relaxing.

    Tutankhamun blue lotus
    I smell the very same blue lotus that went into Thai blue lotus. but also getting Omani royal green frankincense's divine, silver-like citrusy, incense-y smell.
    this combination feels similar to Mirage's Egypt vibe but it's like seeing Egypt from a different perspective. they share the same theme but unique to each other.

    Sheba

    Taif rose in 4k resolution. with this bright, visceral, multi-dimensional rose, animalic musky civet makes this very seductive, sexy oil.

    Mirage
    Smells very true to burning Omani royal green hojari on charcoal. with that, I get slightly indolic, yet pleasant jasmine and spicy, woody rosewood. a bright, exotic take on Middle eastern scent.
     
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  3. Alvin Sii

    Alvin Sii Whats this Oud About?

    Sotn: Oud Lubani extrait Agar Aura

    It opened with a citrus woody blast of frankincense with lots of smoke, the smoke is very clean and slightly minty unlike the smoke from camp fire or bakhoor.

    The drydown is very authentic oud experience , woody bittersweet oud.

    I haven't experienced gentle heat of oud and frankincense but I can imagine this is the smell that Taha trying to emulate.

    Overall experience is very soothing and relaxing.
     
  4. Mr.P

    Mr.P Evoloudtionary Bioudlogist

    Ward by al shareef. I smell it the more interesting gets. This is a subtle fragrance no one is trying to show off or get attention here or be flashy. It's just a beautiful balanced harmony of musk and rose...
     
  5. Proust Madeleine

    Proust Madeleine Oud Fanatic

    Nice reviews, Taesik. I like Sheba quite a bit. Have you ever sampled RPP’s Musk Rose Attar? It’s my favorite from Josh. Just the most soft beautiful rose. I get a compliment every time I wear it.
     
  6. Proust Madeleine

    Proust Madeleine Oud Fanatic

    I actually kept one of the bottles for myself. I find it’s more leathery/spicy on me and more gentle on her. Quite versatile.
     
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  7. Taesik Yun

    Taesik Yun True Ouddict Staff Member

    @Proust Madeleine thanks! Sheba is really beautiful. I didn't know civet would go this well with a Taif rose. and I don't
    have a musk rose but I'm planning to get a sample in my next order.
     
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  8. Bryan-I

    Bryan-I True Ouddict

    This one is boombastic on me and my wife. Actually get noticed on this one frequently which is not the case with most attars.
     
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  9. punmaster

    punmaster Oud Fanatic

    The way you describe the the thai blue lotus , it makes me think of a high quality sumatran oudh oil except for the honey notes. Wonder how those two might blend with each other ...
     
  10. Bilal

    Bilal Oud Fanatic

    Same here and I love it!
     
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  11. Taesik Yun

    Taesik Yun True Ouddict Staff Member

    that's interesting. I haven't smelt Sumatran oud oils yet but I think I could say TBL does not have any oud-like scent profile. it's more like a... seaweed like aquatic + hypnotic lotus scent.
    I think blue lotus would go well with an oceanic Sarawak oud oil.
     
  12. punmaster

    punmaster Oud Fanatic

    interesting..., Blue lotus is something I definitely wanna explore. I heard its really subtle in scent so it's hard to blend into an attar, but i guess JK did a good job!
     
  13. Ouds student

    Ouds student Oud Fanatic

    Pagan by TRNP, soft but a thick oil ..has some woody and taboccoy undertones..nice oil all though, I wish it had moderate sillage .
     
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  14. Averroes019

    Averroes019 Whats this Oud About?

    Agar Aura Agar Attar. This is one kaleidoscope of a scent. On my skin it hits all the principal landmarks yet is completely uncontrived and very wearable. It felt purple and then nose tickling in the way of a blended Japanese incense that has a bit of wet kyara in it. I kept getting scent memories of the old Profumo from Aqua di Parma. Warm, inviting, pruny in that scent’s chypré way. This is quite different than the top-note heavy oils that are Taha’s magic elixir and calling card. Well done and perfect for the winter days and night’s ahead here in the northern hemisphere.
     
  15. Ashfaque

    Ashfaque Analogue Oud

    East (Teone Reinthal): A super smooth cedar, and patchouli perfume with a beautiful Mysore (and probably Australian sandalwood) doing it's magic.
     
  16. Averroes019

    Averroes019 Whats this Oud About?

    Agar Aura Agar Attar. Day 2. This is one of those oils that has you sniffing and questioning, wait was that where I put Taha’s attar? And then realizing, yes, it’s just another layer of it. It runs so far out ahead of the other scents in the 2nd collection, not in terms of sheer novelty but in terms of genre: what on earth is this? And it defies any comprehensible, relatable answer. For many, that may pose an issue. But for me it takes the question into a different, unfamiliar-as-yet province of often problematic natural perfumery. Part of the kaleidoscopic nature of this attar has to do with the placement of monolithic slabs of various ouds on top of one another where, done with less dexterity, they might become a clanging, albeit high-end chorus in the manner of, say, a JAR extrait; but on my skin they seem to transmute heft into something sparkling and diaphanous, falling away, later after layer, like the best of blended Japanese incense. Where I take this oil to task though (and really, all of them, except for Neriko) is in terms of sillage. It throws very weakly for something of its price, even for something entirely natural. If it is for your personal space and time, that may be fine. I don’t like loud scents that project because of synthetics, but, given the broad swathe of ouds (of varying ages and intensities) in it, I’m a bit let down by how very close it lives to the skin, despite the kaleidoscopic character and evolution of it there.
     
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  17. Mr.P

    Mr.P Evoloudtionary Bioudlogist

    Once again al shareef's Ward is gracing my sleeve. Running low... chewy rose, I smell musk and saffron. Well balanced - not just a "mix"
     
  18. Taesik Yun

    Taesik Yun True Ouddict Staff Member

    Mellifluence Perfume - Spirit of Naarda 2

    Last swipe. thoroughly enjoyed this beauty. icy lavender, rose, violet, musk, ambergris... this will be missed for a long time.
     
  19. Abdulmuhsin Alotaibi

    Abdulmuhsin Alotaibi Just Arrived

    Sultan Leather Attar EO wear it in autumn UK cold night 8C degrees, wind and drizzle.
    This is the perfect blend .
     
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  20. hassam mac

    hassam mac True Ouddict

    Sultan rose attar,
    After long time
    Each note shines ,
    Reading the Ingredients used in this,
    Happy I be
    Relaxed i am .

    Sent from my HTC Desire 626 dual sim using Tapatalk
     
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