Hi All, Been in an Oud hobby for a while now, where the search is always on for something extraordinary and beautiful, I've acquired several masterpieces that I feel myself very fortunate to own. Since all this time I've a very special place for Blends that are pure, harmonious, deep and beautiful that can make oneself shine deep inside. There is no secret that I am admirer of AlShareef's blends as his creations matches my personal taste. This year I thought to make my hobby to next level and to get something very special and unique. I feel myself very fortunate to own something like this and my purpose of writing this thread is first of all to share my happiness with my forum friends (as I know they all are qualified to appreciate rather than someone who doesn't know the intricacies) plus letting the forum friends know some out of the box solutions. Since this project was an expensive affair (4 Toolas in total i.e. 16 quarter Toola bottles) and I did not wanted to have any compromises, I asked 'master of the skills' to take up my project and give me three unmatched products and....... AlShareef took this job from me. First Blend: FAARIS This blend contains Kashmiri Musk (Many Thanks to Faheem for providing me the opportunity to get some great stuff). Since Kashmiri Musk is already rare I told AlShareef that my first requirement is an uncompromised solution where you should only take best companions for this expensive and rare Kashmiri Musk. Second requirement was to get three best aspects/profiles in my blend, Malaysian, Cambodian and Indian. This Blend was made using AlShareef II (Malaysian) + Lyth (Cambodian) + Hudhayl (Indian) + Al Malek Al Malayzi (this is a private released Malaysian) + Touch of Taifi and Vintage Ambergris. Now people who have experience with any of these mentioned fragrances would have no difficulty in imagining the class that this blend is carrying. I think I do not need to say more about the blend as the ingredients that went in the blend can easily tell the quality and experience of the product. As for the notes, it will evolve overtime due to Musk presence, but at the moment it is: Woody powder Ambergris, animalic Rose and Smooky wood. Second Blend: Al-Ghazaal This is very interesting Siberian Musk Blend, it contains the element that really makes this an out of the box solution. In this blend I've provided AlShareef with my own stock that I've collected in past years. This blend is also Musk heavy and some very good quality Musk grains went in the blend. The blend base is from Manek (Zakir's Indian Oud) On top of it there is something very unique... and it is Royal Chen Xiang (Burmese Oud from Agar Aura) + Ketenangan (Borneo from Agar Aura) Then there was mix of Sandal Wood oils, Indian Sandal and Australian double distilled Sandal Plus there was aged civet, touch of Taifi rose and other finishing ingredients in small quantities. Now just like Faaris, people on the forum who had a chance to experience the above mentioned products would not need any explanation about quality and sheer beauty of the ingredients used in the blend. It will take time for this blend to evolve fully and reveal it's beauty, but the notes are: a whiff of lightly fermented Apples, Rose petals, creamy spicy woods and Muskiness. Third Blend: Maaha This is a Rose and Oudh blend that got done for times when I need a lot of freshness, lightness, projection and rosiness around me. The base of this blend is Zakir's Manek (Indian Oud) + Taifi Rose from AlShareef + Bulgarian Rose Otto and Absolute + Sandal. This is an extremely refreshing and beautiful fragrance that can impress almost everyone. Notes are: Rose, Floral, Lightly fermented Apples, soft woods. Well already wrote a lot and I hope you guys have enjoyed reading it. There is obviously a lot of stock with me now which I hope I can use with bit more liberty . I've kept FAARIS and AL-GHAZAAL for ageing now since both of these blends are Musk heavy (as you can see in the photo) they will require sometime to properly age. Thank You.