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  1. Rasoul S

    Rasoul S Well-Known Member

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    Yup. Quite different than pretty much any other oud. The Algea/pond/ decomposed végétation note is not for me but the rest of the notes are pretty unusually awesome. Indeed a purple floral note that is not iris, violet, lilac or any actual flower I have smelled. Closest would be a lotus flower. Maybe closer to blue lotus while bot actually sharing any blue lotus notes. I know i don’t sound clear but that’s just cause is very hard to try and describe this profile.
     
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    Spoiled myself last night before bed: small wear of royal guallam. Indeed a beast and shares much of the feel and profile of nha trang Ltd until you actually wear the latter and then all of a sudden royal guallam morphs inward and can barely be smelled! Just goes to show you how insanely from another world nha trang Ltd is from. Royal guallam can easily wipe out 99% of the oud out there yet in presence of NT Ltd it is a shadow of itself. Vietnam is the holly grail. How I wish I had a tola of each of these nectars.
     
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    Mostafa VII wow today its so chinese im comparing to sample to Yunnan Ex :D
    heavennnnnnn
     
  4. Rasoul S

    Rasoul S Well-Known Member

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    Indeed. When I think of the most complex shape shifter oils kinam rouge, mostafa7 and american our comes to mind. Mostafa7 is a true sultan in my eyes. Massive heft, teen, mid and baseball cranked up. Way up. Interplay if China/India notes are perfect much like in chugoku yet completely different profile.
     
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    Royal kinam 2.0 again.

    Can’t get enough. Spectacular oil. An entire cosmos captured in a tiny v vial.
    Almost the depth and weight of nha trang Ltd but with longer lasting top notes and a more shimmering quality. The unraveling is the notes from that “red” “blue steak” oriscent, to a strong bitter medicinal profile, to that insanely satisfying sweeeeeeeet sinesis heart. Oh my. I knew I would enjoy it but I am absolutely loving it!
     
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    . . . ehm Satori Fusho :oops:

    Hard to follow up mention of Royal Kinam 2.0 . . .
     
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    EO Chugoku Senkoh
     
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    Left wrist EO Assam 3000, right wrist EO Dhul Kifl ('08) samples.

    Beautiful, almost sweet non-soak hindi in the Assam.

    Dhul Kifl takes you for a ride from the farm to fruit orchards in about 30 seconds. What a Cambodi!
     
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    Hi everyone. Pardon my absence and brevity tonight. I’ll be back with some back posts and reply backs to posts here and privately.
    I do have a good excuse. i had our little boy for a week while mama was on a work trip, as u can imagine he kicked the crap out of me in the energy department. So i has no time to myself. Mama is back now for last few days yet I haven’t posted. Why again? This time cause I was blissing out night after night on these nectars: royal kinam 2.0. Kyara Ltd 2.0. Kannan Koh and oud sultani juxtaposed. Oud ahmad joined party and so did twr. It was a vintage long gone malay era party. And then it was the sultan series night. The NG Co distills: salahudin. Abdus selam. Suleyman. Beyazit. Abdul hamit. Holly molly. These are guaranteed to be future legends the way kannan koh and LTD. Oils are to us today! Another topic for another day.

    I’ll be back to share some thoughts on these but I’ll leave you with one little nugget. Royal kinam 2.0 must be on everyone’s list. Truly. Ahead of other names. Not saying it is decided and Royal kinam is the winner of all time, no, not that. But it is the most likable and easier to grasp of top ensar/oriscent oils. First to go for from above list. Easily. I’ll share more when i go an a mi I kid fast. Probably in a 1-2 days.
     
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    Rasoul, you inspire me with every posting. I am blessed to have been able to afford a good variety of the ones you have mentioned. I have not developed your eloquence of descriptions but sure appreciate how you express the love you have for these most magnificent of fragrances. Fragrances that truly cross the line from the "pretty"concoctions of commercial perfumery to life changing ethers of bliss created by artists from God given raw materials. I am not a religious man per se but I commune daily with the universe when I am around these blessed oils. It's funny to me how I get this, and yet, sometimes when I share these with others, they don't. I guess, like they say "When the student is ready, the teacher will appear." I express my gratitude daily.
     
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    @timoudthy you too have totally made my day. Sharing my passion here brings me much joy. Even if it is only one person that appreciates my straight from the heart uncensored words. Thnx for sharing that Tim.
     
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    I am back! And here is what I have to say about royal kinam 2.0

    first off this may sound contradictory as I previously said this oil is monotone like nha trang Ltd. while it is not as layered and doesn’t have quite the distinct and clear stages and scent progression of kyara Ltd 2.0, compared to nha trang it is not as monotone.

    In sum, basically this oil starts with that oriscent signature that all oils regardless of their origin have. A “red” note. Then there is the medicinal stage. Bitter stage. Bitersweet stage and then just that insane awesome honey sinesis sweetness till the dogs come home. Easily lasts 8-10 hours on me and sometimes even more than 12.

    This oil over others, only cause is basically a scent of bygone era, Wild sinesis is nonexistent. Also b/c of that progression vs mono quality, I t makes it an easier oil to recommend. Lastly, more people will get a chance to try kinam in their life but not many will get their hands on truly old stock truly ancient heartwood from nha trang or pusong etc. royal kinam is as close of an oil to the actual hainanese kinam itself as I have ever seen.
    Fragrant Barbour Imperial has green kinam scents but not the vibrations of feel of kinam. Like a copy vs the original. Like being present at an epic concert vs hearing it on the radio... ditto many other oils that capture the kinam aroma (mostly) but not the energy and tactile quality. Many of agar aura top oils would fit here too: from VsK to ksk (basically all special K oils) to kenmei/wanmei... these are oil very good to awesome oils. They smell wicked. But they lack that oomph. That oudy oud marrow that is seen in 5k tier oils like royal kinam.
    I hope all oud and fragrant lovers be able to try this oil one day. Open invite for swipes to those who visit us in vancouver.
     
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    I can't remember the last time I've just been sat down at home. Ever since August it's been city to city, then out to the desert, then back to the city, then country to country, continent to continent. The moment I walk through the doors of my home, my family greets me as I go pack my bags to go off somewhere else... :confused:

    My SOTD: Kilatan
    It rained a bit today and it really brought out the sweeter notes. I'm really enjoying Oud this season. Not just one or two swipes. I'm drenched in the stuff.
     
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    Haha, that sounds familiar. . .
     
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    This weekend I kept coming back to Satori Fusho. This oil is really fantastic. So layered, so many interesting things poking through here and there throughout the dry down. If this is the future of cultivated oils once the plantation trees have time to grow, the future is bright!

    Also had Sultani 90 come up in my late night rotation this weekend. So amazing, And I love how these good quality aged oils are still with you the morning after.
     
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    Kyara de Kalbar has graced me this evening with the out of this world vanilla mint floral wrapped in a ball of play doh!! Awesome indeed!!!
     
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    I'm going to go get a swipe of Satori Fusho right now!

    I wish this was the direction all 'organic' oud oils were going. But crunch the numbers. . .

    No big plantation out there is going to separate a particular quality of wood from the rest and set it aside for four years until there's enough to distill. They'll throw it in with the rest to boost yields and out will come the monotonous linear profile the world is coming to know as 'natural oud.'

    That being said, we can hope and pray that there will always be eccentric individuals crazy enough to sponsor such projects as Satori Fusho and Oud Yaqoub and to make some available to experience.
     
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    Kinamantan! An old and one of the original full bottle buys. I loved this oil forever until the day some months ago I found it too diffiusive and strong. I am back to loving it.

    it has a facet of the red baram wood with that hard to pinpoint yet very high pitched spice. Like an amalgam of multi baking spices. Cinnamon can be distinctly felt but there is more. Cardamom, nutmeg, clove and more. All wrapped with a thin sheet of a green minty cooling note. Not really mint nor camphor but somewhat related to them. It does remind me of port moresbey in its vaporous opening and long drydown. Many shades lighter in green though. Great oil and very similar to Central Kalimantan wood i procurers vial Kz with a dash or three of red baram added to the mix.
     
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    The other night I tried al hashimi adan. What a beast of an oil. Cooked in that royale/sultan style. Endlessly fat, rich and full. Brown butter notes still dominate. Herbs like winter savory and tarragon are there. Less of that sweet filipino note, more of the green/savory side. No harshness or sharp notes. For my taste I still prefer it to settle and get more subdued and nuanced, but from time to time is really a joy to celebrate all its youthful wualities and that baby fat on it. Yummmm

    before that for yoga practice and meditation I wore the rainbow Hindi: agar aura nashila. Touch blue but mostly pink and purple. More of a high mountain naga vibe despite upper Assam source. Super delicate and nuanced. Low projection. Personal oil. Great on mustache area.
    Juxtaposed was the mighty shah jahan. Contender in my top 3 fave Hindi oils. Sunshine and liquid gold in a bottle. Some suuuuuper delicate and subtle notes of hay but nothing else that points to its agalocha/Hindi origin. No barn. Clean as a whistle and plenty of mind buzz. Lasts long. Smelling nashila after this is hard. Not much registers.
     
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    EO Yusuf
     

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