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  1. imran

    imran New Member

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    I am very new to Oud, and very curious about Oud.. I fall in love about Oud after visiting Saudi Arabia to perform hajj. I bought Hindi moattaq and Cambodia qadeem from there. And after that I start learning about Oud and day by day I am becoming more enthusiast about Oud. I regularly try to follow Ensar, Tags, feel Oud, sultan Oud to learn about Oud and saving money to collect some from them. Because I fall in love with their precious products by reading the description.

    I have a question. In Sylhet region of Bangladesh, there are many Oud producers and many vendors. Does anyone here has any idea about Bangladesh Oud oil? Many people said that the quality is not good. Is it true?

    Thanks everyone.
     
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    Hello imran and welcome! There are many experienced Oud lovers as well as producers here.
    As far as the quality of oil in Bangladesh, I am afraid there probably is no quick easy answer. I know from experience that PURITY is not easily guaranteed and many, if not most lower cost oils are of extremely questionably purity, and that is putting it nicely. I think I am at the point where I am much better at being able to tell whether an oil was blended with additives or not, but unless you buy from a reputable source, you are likely to get bad stuff. I am sure there are exceptions, but that has been my experience.
     
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    Assalaamu'alaikum Imran. Ahlan wa sahlan !

    Congratulations on your oud journey! Saving up for oud is usually the new pattern in the lives of oudventurers.

    Anyway, purity of oud oil is already a questionable topic in the industry...and even then, say you have 100% pure oud oil with no added adulterants or additives or thickeners etc, doesnt mean you'll get the good stuff.

    Raw materials' quality..soaking..distillation techniques..all this will influence the quality and overall aroma. To simply say bangladesh oud is good or bad in general..one cant simply do that. Same goes for anywhere else
     
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    Welcome imran. I agree fully with the above. Easily the safest bet is to stick with the major vendors.
     
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    Thanks everyone for sharing your knowledge.
     
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    Quality and preferences are 2 sides of a coin. Oils distilled from different regions have different scent profile completely. Beside sourcing for reliable pure oil from reputable vendors, you would also need to try out oils from different regions to experience the full spectrum of the oud's aroma before narrowing down to your own preferences. :)
     
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    salam alaykoum hello every one
    i look after a review of royal papua of taha ? any one have experience with
    royal chen xiang great oud ? strong ? long time lasting ?

    i look after a great oud with mint mentol smell deep complex i test green papua of ensar its great but very light i tested port moresby and mash allah is very great
    any one can say me what i must buy for my collection i need your advice the conoisseur please

    very sorry for my poor english
     
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    Welcome halim!
    I will have to dig out my sample of royal Papuan. As far as mint menthol, Ensar's Borneo 50k has exactly that profile.
    Post Moresby is absolutely one of my favorites. The Borneo 50k is definitely more minty. It has incredible sillage and strength. Cannot go wrong with it.
     
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    Welcome halim89!

    Royal Chen Xiang from Agar Aura is one of the finest oils I've ever smell - highly recommended if you can find it - a person over on ouddict.com is selling some I believe, in the Marketplace section. This oil is not particularly long-lasting, but is rather potent. In general though it is a more sublime and refined experience rather than a loud in-your-face type of thing.. I recommend that pretty much anyone who likes oud should buy RCX if they have the opportunity..

    If you want some more Papuan or Borneo, try feel-oud.com - there are some delightful oils there from those regions - certainly Tawau Al-Awwal is fantastic, and a great price..

    There are a couple Papuan oils for sale by Ensar as well - "Xiang Liao Ling" which is a Maroke oil - Maroke oils are very rare and you won't see many more for sale as the wood in the area is mostly gone.. He is also selling Sultan Sufyan which I am sure is fantastic.. I have not tried either of these oils myself but anything from Ensar will be excellent..
     
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    THANKS 5MeO AND KESIRO for your instructive answer if learn in the world of oud
     
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    thanks so much kesiro for your description of 50K if you can put your royal papua after smelling your royal papua !! borneo 2000 and 50K for you same profil ?
    5MeO
    good description and thanks so much for description of RCX the profil of RCX its mint clear note and sweet burning oud ?
    i bought the sultan sufyan its very finest and long lasting a son of port moresby you have any experience with xiang liao ling ?
     
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    or complete my collection i have yoshi and assam 2005 and oud yunus what i can add exquise hindi oil?
    thanks to all baraka ALLAHU FIKOUM
     
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    Yoshi is fantastic! As far as the Hindi oil, are you looking for traditional or the newer non-barnyard type?
     
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    non barnyard type in that moment
    the best hindi oil for you is ?
     
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    I really love Ensar's Assam 3000 in this category. Extremely beautiful non-barnyard oil. Very clean and rich. You cannot go wrong with this one.
     
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    welcome @halim89

    Among the non-barnyard hindis available currently, aside from Assam 3000 mentioned by kesiro, would be Chamkeila by Agar Aura. Taha is also well-known for his non-barnyard style when producing ouds.

    http://agaraura.com/chamkeila.html
     
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    m.arif can you give your opinion of royal papua ? and royal chen xiang thanks akhee
     
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    @halim89 Unfortunately I have no (or insufficient) experience with those oils to give any comments on them.
     
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    Welcome, Imran!

    It looks like everyone in this thread gave you the best of advice, nothing more from me other than to advise you to order sample sets wherever possible. That will give you a massive, clear prism into the world of Oud so you can experience the full spectrum of it's beauty and see which ones you like best without having the agony of paying a lot of $$$ on guesswork.

    The below is how I got Ouddicted.

    http://ensaroud.com/en/product/ultimate-oud-sampler/189
     
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    Usually those are typical barnyard base. Some are too strong to sniff closely. Arab people like this kind of smoky oud very much because most of them don't even have any idea excluding barnyard or cambodi types.

    I've some Sylhet oud in my collection. Tested different batches from different trees. I have now oud sylhet from a 25 years old tree. It's deep enough. I blended it with some Aku Akira of Ensar oud & finally the blend became a very strong loud sillaged barnyard type mysterious smoky oud which even stays all day long!

    The problem is there are not any good distillers in Sylhet who are careful about the raw materials they put into grinders. Distillation process is not that good so far I know.

    I think Ensar or Taha or Adam should go to Bangladesh to make a new history of Artisanal Sylhet Oud ... :)
     

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