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  1. Rasoul S

    Rasoul S Well-Known Member

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    Nirvata muana for me tonight. another dessert oil. Perfect after dinner. Cozy, warm, gently sweetened black tea with honey Bush tea notes. Creamy, milky and 100% clean. No funk of any kind here.
     
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    That sounds delicious! I've just had quite an experience myself. An oil that hadn't really stood out (especially against giants like Santal Royale) just captivated my nose. Kupang 1998 is blossoming at the moment, and when you have it side to side with Satori Fusho both profiles get heightened. Perfect complimentary profiles, exhibiting each at their best.

    Also a fun little fact:

    "The nose channels preheated, filtered air into the lungs according to a multipurpose "nostril cycle" that directs air flow alternately through each nostril. The nostril cycle is functionally established at seven months of age. Its rhythmic activity promotes an equilibrium pattern by alternating inhaled stimuli to the brain hemispheres and ensuring proper distribution of pranic (etheric) energy taken in with each breath. For smell, it reduces olfactory receptor fatigue. As with the brain hemispheres and the limbs, smell displays a dominant nostril. Many people tend to have a dominant eye, even a dominant ear as well. For most, the left is is better than the right at recognizing melodies. Yet, for trained musicians the reverse is true. This suggests that people are more receptive and responsive to odorant stimuli received in that brain hemisphere on the same side as the dominant nostril, because the nose is homolaterally wired. [...] Of course, the smell perception is communicated to the other hemisphere, but the initial, repeated, or prolonged stimuli effects register first and foremost in the targeted hemisphere... Theoretically, since most people are consistently "right sided" and therefor presumably "right-nostril dominant," their greater sensitivity and response to odors resides in the right brain- the inarticulate center of emotional feelings and aesthetic imagination. Because the hemispheres are different, scent impulses arriving through the right nostril are effectively processed differently from those arriving through the left.
    The physiological response sequence- from the nose through the olfactory system, limbic system, and hypothalamus to the right hemisphere- has a psychological parallel. An instinctive sense, smell directly stimulates respondent instinctive and basic emotional urges and drives while evoking passionate and aesthetic desires, emotional memories, and imaginative concepts." -Peter Damian "Scent and Psyche" pg 80-81

    So, are you left or right nostril dominant?
     
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    EO Mostafa VII
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    All I've needed today was some of my homemade beard oil. I filled an empty sturdy glass bottle with argon oil some time ago, added a little vitamin E oil, some sweet almond and grapeseed oil, and voila been enjoying its scent all day!

    Really easy, and a great way to use those last stubborn dregs remaining in the sturdy glass bottles.
     
  6. Rasoul S

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    Sultani vs kannan koh
    Both winners. No doubt. I adore the “pretty” side of sultani and is very finessed profile while I am at awe of the raw and ancient character of kannan koh. Similar/same origin and grade of wood is evident in both oils. Frankly anyone with either of these rare ancient beauties is a lucky lucky person.
     
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    Switching it up today with Musc Royale, my word, the musk profile has completely overtaken the Santal Royale opening, I absolutely can't believe it, Santal Royale is so potent and spicy neat, but in the opening here all you get with this infusion is the raw animalic power of Siberian Musk, it's so potent it turned Santal Royale creamy, rounding off the musk with classic Mysore.

    This infusion gives you a clear Musk experience and would be my recommendation for anyone who wants to experience genuine musk without too much impacting the profile.

    Should be on the organ of any perfumer.
     
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    Watched an Atlas V rocket launch today from a nearly abandoned Kennedy Space Center. Came home, put my video of the launch on facebook, and proceeded to ride my bicycle since the gym is now closed. It was near sunset and I had a really good work out on my three speed beach cruiser looking out over the bayous near my home.. What a joy to breathe in deeply the blessings of new EO Bhutan Blue. I get hints of Muana Zen or Nirvata Muana. I love the unique Bhutan ouds Ensar has made available.
     
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    I was lucky enough to come across 0.5g of Sultani AND OR82 right before Kannan Koh was put up on the site. Terrible timing, because I couldn’t do all three, but anxiously awaiting my first ever sniff of those two Crown Jewels of the Oud world!
     
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    Morning drive to work: enhanced by EO Muana Zen
    6 pm bicycle ride: New EO Kastalana. Pushing hard on the causeway heading into a 12 mph Atlantic sea breeze. Marveling at the nuances of even the most affordable of Ensar's ouds mixing with the slight marine accord of the wind. Bliss moment.
    Soundtrack: Grateful Dead 6/14/76 Beacon Theater NYC
     
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    My MAN!! Best Row Jimmy and Crazy Fingers ever from that show!
     
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    Morning and daytime accompaniment while sheltering in place: EO American Oud
    10.5 mile breezy bike ride: Loving deep drafts of EO Betonamu Senkoh
    Great pleasure abounds in simply breathing in...what a concept! Somehow we all get this.
    With social distancing and clean hands we will "flatten the curve"!
     
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    Starting this beautiful Sunday morning with EO Oud Yunus with Kyara Kinam slowly unwinding in its burner. This one and EO Oud Musa are dear since all I have is the .3 from the legends sampler so it is a rare treat. In same family to my nose with EO' s Shibli, Isa and Yoshi and the Assams although all have unique expressions that are fascinating to me. For earthy and powerful I must also acknowledge EO Zachariyya and several other Chinese like Hainin 2005.
    Every time I enjoy an oud I read the write ups that Ensar has generously made available and just love the comments from the oudepts who can so richly express all the nuances. Oud Yunus helps me understand Meghalayan agallocha, earthy yet magnificent. Uniquely different from the Sri Lankans, Borneos and Cambodia/Thais that I have more of and enjoy more regularly.
    In two years I've collected over 100 varieties and choosing the Scent(s) of the day is always fun. Though I am not oudept at descriptions I like to share what I get to experience. I get ideas from this forum nearly everyday that send me digging through my sample vials (that's how keep all the varieties easily available) and sharing experiences with those who have also shared.
    To me, there is no question, that these powerful fragrances unlock a deep spiritual connection with the infinite and enrich the soul on many levels.
     
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    Wonderful. Thanks for sharing, Tim! :)
     
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    After a long weekend that featured giants like Hainan 05, Green Papua and my all time favorite Tigerwood 95 (yes this is a sweet part of my rotation, and yes I have a specific rotation to make sure my most treasured oils are rationed properly to last a long time haha), last night I just reeled it in with a wrist swipe of People’s Pursat during my Quran time. I’m always astounded at how well such an inexpensive oil holds up with the beasts of my collection.
     
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    Morning drive to work: EO Chugoku Jinko
    Evening bike ride: EO Chugoku Senkoh
    Soundtrack: new Pat Metheny "From This Place"
    Blessed to be so fortunate. Praying for the sick and medical front lines that are there to help. Praying for all of Earth's peoples.
     
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    hi all,

    not sure why i have been abscent, since my work load has significantly been reduced and my social life come down to pretty much zero. ok, 2, 3 people. interesintingly, i didnt find the time to post despite being very active as of late in volume and frequency of oud/agarwood/kyara enjoyment.

    more on the kyara part in a new thread. teaser: i have in front of me about 30+ japanese certified kyara. 5 types of purple oil alone. 20+ green oils. mei ko pieces (named pieces often with curation period, kodo school, etc etc.). more on this later. all i say is that i have experienced for the first time the medicinal effects of kyara.

    for now i am here to talk about XLL. a maroke of sheer class.

    story goes like this: back in the day when this oil was released, 3-3.5 years ago? i dint care for it much. aspects of it (intense decideldy accurate nutmeg and mace note and the surpisngly focused, minimal, clean and Hi Def purple floral drydown were enjoyed though). i didnt like the diesel, crude oil note. i still am not the biggest fan of that note. but, both i and the oil have come a long way. i have grown to not only not be offended by this profile or remain netural to it, but when is done right and its scent-texture is not sharp,.... i DO like this note. long story short XLL hits the mark, so much so that the tire on asphalt, race track note is not even all the times recognizable.

    in chronological order: deep dark dense completely shaded at all times forrest floor aroma. flashes of tire on asphalt but rounded. by the way the scent strength is strong while edges are round. this is NOT an oil for the timid. is filaria with balls but smooth. a casanova type. james bond like. old school bond. then comes intense nutmeg, touch cardamom and mace profile while touch of bitter darkgreen note is there balancing the sweetness that is being gained and balance the spices. but by this time there is ZERO suggestion of crude oil, or diesel or rubber... here on out a deep dark floral (violet not lilac or iris) note is starting to show its head. rearing it out here and there but gaining ever so slowly each whif. before you know it, this note in a more candied yet dry? (am not making sense, am i?) starts to emerge. there is this british candied violet petals that is pretty much the bang on scent of this drydown.

    in closing: newish comers are STRONGLY ADVISED to track down some xll even if its 0.5 to have in refference. this is a MUST HAVE oil to study. a killer maroke/filaria. i would call it a refference point.

    pardon the gramatical and spellign errors. posted in haste.

    p.s the reason i have no time is because a very active 5 year old and i ahve been together 24/7 for two weeks. endless energy. i am tired. sooooo tired.
     
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  18. Rasoul S

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    baaaam. see if you can find yourself chugoky naya (a richer, sweeter, more narcotic floral zest) and assamugo senkoh (a more indian nod senkoh).
     
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    awesome. personally i take twr over tw95 any day BUT i have come to appreciate and enjoy tw95 more than ever before. back int he days the straight forward, unapologetic camphor note in it reminded me too much of Chinese back pain balms. but now i see beyond it and appreciate its antique like qualities and more integrated camphor notes.
     
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    bang on! yunus is regal with breeding. ditto zach. zach is horse and saddleleather vibe, yunus more tobacco, earthy, cow leather vibe.
     

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