Discussion in 'General' started by jalil, Sep 17, 2016.
Welcome to all the new members...Maybe we should start our own band....any ideas for names
Welcome to our 500th member @sofiahargreaves80
Hello, I am Abd Al Kabeer from Karnataka, India. The land of Tipu Sultan and of course the legendary Mysore Sandalwood.
I am a 22 year old Law student whom Allah introduced to Oud some two years ago.
I am deeply interested in Spirituality and the ethereal.
Honestly, I've known Oud from a long time as I would usually brush aside someone with a Oud attar on them in the Mosques or in the shrines of the Awliya or Walis where they burn oud in the form of incense sticks -- although nothing but concoctions.
However, my first sacred experience came some two years ago where I inhaled a most probably Oud Mukhallat in a local attar shop which revealed to me the depth in the scent of this substance. Since then I've swiftly progressed to the purer experience of unadulterated oud oils --Yes that's what Oud Mukhallats are, adulteration.
And so here I am.
Tracing my origins from Karnataka and also being the grandson of an RFO (Range Forest Officer) who was charged with the duty of protecting and safeguarding Mysore Sandal trees in Karnataka (then Mysore) among other things. I have had the good opportunity of smelling some brilliant sandal wood which I found in the belongings left behind by my Grand father.
I also have some Beautifully hand chiseled Mysore sandalwood artifacts which I have de facto inherited from my grandfather. I am willing to trade them and I couldn't find a section where Sandal wood related products could be sold. So hope it doesn't offend any forum rules if I post some pictures here.
Apologies... I’m very busy so maybe did not notice your message. I normally reply to everyone who sends me a PM, but I think yours is the first one that slipped through the net.
As for the forum policy, you are welcome to post these wonderful items on the For Sale thread under “Wood”. Please note that you must include a price. If you are uncertain about pricing, you can ask members on here and ask look at previous sale items.
My name is Louis, I'm new here but excited to get to know this comunity. I'm a born-and-raised native of New York City, a drummer/pianist/composer, and an attorney with my own practice in the field of mental health and hygiene law.
I am, in fact, utterly uninitiated when it comes to artisinal perfumes, but I have become rapidly fascinated with oud in particular and am even awaiting my first delivery today! I am going to go ahead and write a post detailing my first experience with oud for you all to enjoy, but for now, hello!
Welcome aboard mate
What did you order?
Welcome Louis. Always good to see more fellow Americans reppin the Oud game. Wish you a fragrant journey.
Welcome to Abd Al Kabeer as well. Spirituality and Fragrance have a beautiful connection and more so oud, so enjoy the journey as well friend. Also Oud > Sandalwood : )
Welcome to the forum @Louis Miller you are in the right place for Oud!
I have shipments from Ensar, Imperial Oud, and Rising Pheonix on the way. More details to come . . .
wow...you do not go with the back of the spoon (french expression )
@Kabeer6333 : those looks really nice.
An excellent start! I think you will like it a lot here.
@Louis Miller and @Kabeer6333 : Welcome on board!
Warm welcome here and enjoy your stay !
Hello! Glad to have you here.
Welcome to the forum Louis. Hope you enjoy your stay.
Hello, from NorCal! I thought it was time I joined yet another forum for yet another one of my "addictions," er, creative outlets and passions. I am a longtime fraghead. I've been a collector of niche, bespoke, botanical, and indie perfume for 15 years. I have amassed a nice collection over the years. I also started studying botanical perfumery 3.5 years ago and even did an experiential component for an independent undergrad study on aromachology and its affect on the psyche and human experience. Needless to say, I am obsessed with scent and perfumes, especially botanical, raw and natural aromatics. I work with some amazing materials on a daily basis. It really is a special vocation. I took interest in artisanal oud when I set out to create an oud tincture for a perfume blend and happened upon Ensar's oud resin that I am happily tincturing away at the moment. I have spent a pretty penny on some truly great treasures. Magical they are. I am expecting a few orders from EO and AA in the coming days. I am like a kid on holiday every time I receive my gorgeous oud oils.
Thanks for joining us and welcome on board
Welcome to the forum OUDian!! Your name is perfect for this addiction
@Oudian welcome to the world of Oud
...you’re in the right place!
Welcome Oudian. I'm sure your journey will be one of experiences unlike any other. Do check out the Oud Fayre fliers and see if you can make it out to Vegas on Oct 27-28. Message @RisingPhoenix for more details.
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