Bangles

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  1. Connor

    Connor New Member

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    Hello all,
    I received a sample of Mysore chips in my latest order from Ensar (thank you!), and quickly made the decision to pick up one of the new Zaza Haus 80s Mysore bangles.

    Since this is my first bangle, I was hoping for some tips on how to keep it in the best possible condition. I don't want the scent to fade, but it's for wearing, and I probably won't want to take it off once it's on! This is a topic I don't often see discussed on the various oud-centric forums, and I thought It would be nice to have a thread on the care and proper feeding of our beloved bangles :D.
     
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    Great question...I too have wondered about this...water contact? Sweat? Other oils? How to maintain? Clean if necessary?
     
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    I'd keep it under lock and key in an airtight container and never let it see the light of day... :D
     
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    I've had the misfortune of being born without a sarcasm detector. You've plunged me into a world of confusion.
     
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    I meant it all! ;)
     
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    Haha so do I! It is really quite ironical...to spend so much money and effort to acquire such beautiful bangles with awesome smell but yet kept them under tight storage in the dark to preserve them.
     
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    As sandalwood is prone to oxidation, the oxidative layer formed can diminish the emitting of the fragrance. This layer will take a long time to form though and I am not sure of the effect of the sweat on the wood.

    I see my bangle more as an art piece rather than accessories. Hence the reason to keep them in see through air-tight glass container to appreciate them and occasionally open it for the smell.

    I read the best way to keep the bangles is to store them in air tight container (to seal in the fragrance and slow down oxidation) together with the leftover dust from the carving (think of the dust as having a ‘moisturizing’ effect on the beads). I kept mine in shavings instead as it is less messy this way.

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    Hope this helps.
     
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    Ensar Oud Well-Known Member

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    My point exactly.
     

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