Choose From 3 Heavyweights

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  1. mikhalil

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    Assuming the price is basically a wash, and you could invest in a bottle of only ONE, would it be Nha Trang LTD, Kyara LTD, or as a wildcard pick, the OG Oud Sultani?

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    With a forced choice I'd have to go with Nha Trang LTD as it is a high level benchmark oil for a region revered by most agarwood essential oil aficionados. I like having benchmark oils on hand not only to enjoy and sometimes share, but to learn from through comparative analysis. I have to admit I love (and own) Kyara LTD too but it is not as essential to me as NT LTD. Best of luck with your decision!
     
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    All three no doubt have their place. But since kynam emerald or even kannan koh is for me a tad above sultani, I can eliminate sultani.
    Kyara Ltd is a beast. A monster oil. Easily the biggest most broad shouldered and complex one yet.

    nha trang is more zen. More mini profile. More finessed.

    don’t force me choose.
     
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    Choose one you must...
     
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    Ok then. I will say nha trang Ltd. splitting hairs here.
     
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    Ah I would choose the same as well!
     
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    What I was deeply concerned and worried about in mid mid journey into oud was what would happen to all my stash of mid tier oils and below. Will I ever get to enjoy them after encountering the highest tier oils? Or equally worse, how will I be able to re stock the top tier oils as I continue to wear them.
    Luckily the actual reality for me ended up radically different.
    Some days I honestly find nothing better than green papua for my mood. Or when I have that muana craving, no oriscent oil would do. So don’t fear the top tier oils. They will not make entry or mid tier oils obsolete.

    as for how will I manage my finances with using top flight oil; well the truth is maybe even at 1/10th of the wear (tiny dot vs a fat swipe), oils like kyara Ltd or royal kinam have more oomph, more depth, more projection that I could believe. Even with monthly or at time more frequent wears I have maybe at most used 0.2 of nha trang Ltd in like 2 years!!!!

    I have said this before but I say it again, while there is a shock price (I still get it too) to let’s say paying $599 or $799 for only 0.5 gram of an oil, it actually goes a loooooong way. 0.5 is a few years worth of wear for me and how I use top tier oils.
     
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    while organizing my stash, I reached for sultan salahudin and wore a tiny bit of it. Holly molly. I had forgotten how much I love this oil. Entry level sultan but still a sultan and full of that sweet sour blue green NG and archipelago note. It should be in the running for oud if the year.
     
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