Oud Of The Day/Night

Discussion in 'Scent of the Day/Night' started by jalil, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. Andrew Salkin

    Andrew Salkin it's aboud time!

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    Agar Aromas, 20 year Nha Trang oil. Antique store vibe, lots of old mellow leather, color = brown, tobacco. Very consistent aged vibe - not really any auxillery notes, just lots of wood. If asking wet or dry, I'd say it's a wet brown vibe. Very robust, with long duration, but also mellow in a way. It's not high pitched at all - just super calm, confident, secure. Like a gentle confidence.
     
  2. Oudamberlove

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    Laos Oud
    Private distiller
    Very similar to Sasong Sungsud

    Except for bottom tier Laos oils,
    I’ve liked every variant of this wonderful region.
     
  3. Mr.P

    Mr.P Evoloudtionary Bioudlogist

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    Can you summarize / generalize about your experience with Lao oud oil? I have only one Lao oil - from the old Bolisat Lao PDR distiller - it is an outlier in my collection and nothing else is quite like it.
     
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  4. Oudamberlove

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    I get a sense that Lao region agarwood has primarily a Crassna vibe, displaying fruits, but no jam, while the florals are Chinese and Malaysian.

    There is always a good oudiness and some psychoactive factor, with an interesting progression that leads to a decent drydown.

    The flaw in my analysis, is that I have tried
    only 5 decent Laotian ouds.

    For today.....IO Super Hoi An
    A preferred oud equation:
    good raw materials+good distillation=good oil
     
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  5. Sproaty

    Sproaty Sproudy Staff Member

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    two more pre-bed swipes;
    Royal Bengal Ouds - IndoMaroke & 60 day Bangladesh soak. The 60 day soak is far less barny than the standard, 30 days one that I own!
     
  6. humbll

    humbll Hopelessly Addicted to Oud

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    I went with EO Czar Ceylon again for the medicinal top notes
     
  7. Imran S

    Imran S Whats this Oud About?

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    Ameenah Imperial Senesis
    Amazing drydown, smells like high quality Chinese agarwood chips


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  8. Ashfaque

    Ashfaque Analogue Oud

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    Pagan (Teone Reinthal) :clapping::Inlove:
     
  9. Sproaty

    Sproaty Sproudy Staff Member

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    ASO Qadeem 2 & IO Tinsukia
    both wonderful :)
     
  10. alcolado glacial

    alcolado glacial True Ouddict

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    Kyara ltd 2.0 - E.O

    I love it when my head starts buzzing. It's a mental trip that is the most unique i have experienced on oudh. It's really intense the first 45min.
     
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  11. Oudamberlove

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    Aroha Kush

    At first swipe....a very fleeting pyrethrin note:eek:
    Then this oil toys with my mind...
    I start to think about a cool misty morning stroll through the garden, passion fruit drink in hand,
    with sliced nectarines.
    After the fantastical trip, the heart notes are solid
    Cambodi.........
    but you gotta take it all in before the sillage shuts down:D
     
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  12. Andrew Salkin

    Andrew Salkin it's aboud time!

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    You know what I noticed the other night. My sample of pailin from RPP I had gotten to the end of and filled with a little alcohol. When I wore it yesterday I noticed that when diluted it shares the exact same vibe as aroha kush. In it's actual state it's a far superior oil. Funny how I've come full circle though because when I first got that oil (it was my first Oud oil EVER) 4 months ago, I had a post here where I said I hated it because it smelled like gasoline lol. Now I can't smell that at all.
     
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  13. Oudamberlove

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    As time goes on...you will possess a “seasoned” nose which will help filter some notes, and amplify others.
     
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  14. Mr.P

    Mr.P Evoloudtionary Bioudlogist

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    Oil smell often changes radically when just a residue remains. I find oils that were very different when they were new smell almost the same when they are just a residue that is highly oxidized.
     
  15. Muhammed Afthab

    Muhammed Afthab Whats this Oud About?

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    Oud Extraordinnaire: nothing extraordinary. May the thickness.
     
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  16. Santal Claus

    Santal Claus Oud Fanatic

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    After I thought I used the last of my AA Kemewahan , I found a decant I put in my drawer. It's still liquid, though little is left. I swiped that baby on. It's quite a satisfying oud.
     
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  17. Sproaty

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    pretty much the only oil to piss me off. It's unwearable due to its thickness :(
     
  18. Andrew Salkin

    Andrew Salkin it's aboud time!

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    I think Zara Zen shares the same vibe enough that it's the better bet for a grape juice sweet Oud. 1/3 the price and 10x less thick.
     
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  19. Oudamberlove

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    Late afternoon now....
    package arrived........
    so I’m filling up my arms and hands with swipes.
    10 swipes!! To be exact.
    Move over Sproaty, because aside from the 10 swipes, I’m burning 3 different incense and heating 6 different woods. (My room is heaven right now)
    More about the wood in the Burn Thread......

    So I’ve got 6 Hainanese oil samples
    a Brunei, a Kedah, a Lawas, and a rose.
    :confused:

    All the Hainan oils have a nice “wear them as a fragrance” value, but when you dig deep as an abid ouddict would, you will come up short on depth and complexity. Ooooooo, one of them has a strong bovine barn! Kicks good butt:p if you know what I mean:D but not rotten smell.

    The Kedah and Lawas oils are interesting, but don’t even catch my attention...pass........

    The rose is from RK Sons India, I like it!
    nice pretty smelling rose.

    The show stopper is the Brunei. It reminds me of the top notes in Agar Aura Berkilau and Ayu, the profile being closer to Ayu. It has a powerful opening, but as it dries, it is light/less dense than the Agar Aura oils, and by drydown is far less oudy. It is however, a bit incensy, so I’m sure it wasn’t a white wood distillation.
    I don’t know where my buddy got these, and even if I can share the information. Time will tell.
     
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  20. Edward jay Bullock

    Edward jay Bullock True Ouddict

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    Jambi
    A very nice Sumatran from AI
     
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