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  1. timoudthy

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    Thanks Rasoul, for the suggestions, and as always, your eloquent descriptions. So much fun to read! I actually have both. Assamugo Senkoh and a .3 sample of Chugoku Naya. I look forward to comparing and contrasting them. Also looking forward to compare and contrasting the Tigerwoods Royal, & 95, and a recent complimentary TW'90 sample. XLL an early favorite of mine...waiting in the wings.:) Love the dark and mysterious Marokes. Excitedly looking forward to EO's new Maroke Ceylon.:)
    Yesterday evening Aceh Candan led me on an inspirational 11 mile bike ride.
     
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    Cheers tim. Happy to hear. Ty.
    I too am eagerly awaiting the poropriate time to get me some maroke ceylon.
    How do you find aceh candan opening and progression? Like all stages?
    Personally I still struggle with to my nose a strong pond/algae/ small confined floral shop scent in the opening. The build up is nice. The drydown of a dirtied up violet and even darker floral note is a treat actually.
     
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    Few oils today. I’ll be shorter

    Agar aura koh kood: a thai/cambodi oil. Island origin. Is more of that apricot, dried mango Thai profile. But has the bitterness, twang and playful cambodi bitter and fruity notes. Respectable and impressive for a low priced oil

    tyler mortensen original black meat mysore distillation from a couple? Years ago. A very creamy polite but fresh and touch frankincensy sandal. Very high quality. His latest one, (he doesn’t label the bottles and I keep forgetting to do one up and tape it) is more settled more mature wood and cooked feel. No green here. Almost a touch ambergris vibe. Exceptionally creamy and thick smelling. Smooth beyond words. No harsh edges whatsoever. Behaving like a very very very old oil for such a young oil. My spidy senses and previous experience of observing aging curve at work, tells me that this oil will gain strength and actually become louder and more rambunctious before it starts to settle down again. If memory serves me right this oil is only 3– months old or so.

    nightcap: kynam emerald a private release from back in the day from ensar oud. Incredibly complex and immediately otherworldly. A malay with a big nod to papua opening but then it settles to a more malay green one that I have only ever seen in one other malay oil: new beast from agar aura called cintaku. A Sik region oil of monster proportions. Major buzz.

    on this evening the edge goes to kynam emerald in opening (albeit win by a hair as taha top oils are ALL about their glorious opening), in mid (progression) and in drydown. In all fairness this is not a fair spontaneous head to head. We are talking an oil not fully tightened and ready yet from modern day harvest vs a back in the Golden day old school manny years aged beast.

    the point of this message is if you find that this particular green side of malay is your jam then cintahku and kynam emerald are IT. One of a kinda. Malay are usually either tigerwood profile or cola but profile or that gummy sour strawberry candy cake like profile or that musky ancient antique profile. This “green” type of Malay is a rarer thing and a treat. A very unique and unlike any other green.
     
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    Wow. How can ANYTHING over take that profoundly monsterous spicy sandal opening!!!
     
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    LMK Gyrinops 0 on the hands

    EO Peoples Silani on my forearms

    Heating a bit of Gyrinops as well.

    Plus occasionally whiffs of Suriranka Senkoh 2.0 and Maroke Ceylon, both of which are potent elixirs which is apparent just from sniffing the bottle.
     
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    Aceh Candan is one of my favorites. I appreciate your description since I find it hard to describe these most complex of fragrances. And yes I like it from beginning to end. I broke it out to since I heard it is maybe the closest analog in my collection to EO Oud Royale Maluku about which I'm very curious. A curiosity that apparently never ends as I am now coming up on my second anniversary of my first Oud experience.
    An inspired hipster at a local metaphysical shop down the coast in Melbourne (FL) launched my interest with his descriptions of these magical rainforest trees that yielded the most incredible fragrances known. This led to an internet search where the You Tube "Scent of Heaven" got me started. My first purchase was some wood from Oudimentary and at the time I wasn't interested in the oils. I though it was all about the "incense". Then on You Tube I found some of Nikhil's descriptions of Ensar samples he was reviewing. His descriptions which included adjectives such as "psychedelic" and thoughts that he would almost trade all of his fragrances for just a few bottles of artisan oud got my attention! The day after ordering some burnables from Oudimentary I found Ensar's website and after reading about his products a passion was lit.
    My first order was 3 g of Oud Yusuf, oud resin, and .3 samples of Taigo Senkoh, Jing Shen Lu, Oud Dhul Q, Khmer Xtreme, Green Papua, Tigerwood 1995. Also included was a sample of Xiang Liao Ling. Subsequent orders included bottles of all the aforementioned. My first taste was a dab of Khmer Xtreme under my nose and off I went on my bicycle to the gym to work out. I couldn't believe the magic of that moment which continues to this day.
    These moments in my life were akin to my discovery of "Highwaymen paintings" on December 23,1996 in a shop called Collector's Corner in Cocoa Village. Though the itinerate black artists from the Fort Pierce (FL) had been plying their trade since the mid 50's I had only had occasional sightings of their paintings in my, at that time, 19 years living in Florida's Space Coast area. In that shop were dozens of these paintings that the proprietor had found at garage/estate sales and purchased from some of the artists. Their inexpensive prices (at that time), their variety, and the fact that they painted and sold by a group of roughly 2 dozen black artists struck a chord in me. The next morning I was at Sam Newton's home buying a couple. The olfactory sensation of still wet oil paint on freshly cut Masonite board next to a real Christmas tree was something I'll never forget. The next weekend was a talk in Vero Beach which featured the Florida art historian, Jim Fitch, who had coined the name "Highwaymen" and heard a dozen or so of the artists tell their story. Over the next few years my searches led me up and down Florida's east coast, to some of the early dealers and eventually online. Over the next 2 decades I bought a number of these paintings and I presently own about 100. I became good friends with Gary Monroe and have worked with him on his 5 books which are the definitive works on the subject. Of the 26 Highwaymen that have been inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame about half are still living and I have been blessed to know most of them.
    So I have this personality that if i love something I tend to go all out. For approaching 42 years I've worked as an electronic tech at Kennedy Space center in a variety of launch support positions (launch system computers, telemetry, voice comm, TV Station audio and most recently Timing & Countdown).
    The scent thing has really taken me by surprise with it's lure to my soul. I study the writings and descriptions from Ensar's website and Oudville, of which many inspire me, especially Rasoul and have tried to organizationally get a handle on all the different ouds, attars, santals, woods, incenses and florals I have so fortunately acquired. I've tried to organize my collection via spreadsheets by origin, age, cost, type, and make them last by using a constantly changing variety of small amounts applied under the nose or on mustache.
    When I consider my previous passions, some have passed, like macrobiotics, Porsches (had some older used 911's but now love my "green" Hyundai Ioniq hybrid), distance running (knee problem), promoting Super Blue Green Algae and as a kid, baseball cards. Of course some are still with me: Music, many favorite artists (i.e Grateful Dead iTunes playlist from CD's (several hundred shows) would take 38.6 days played end to end), 31 years of daily Super Blue Green Algae, nutritional awareness ("foodie") and physical fitness.
    At this time I'm still reporting to work. While I'm not at work we're sheltering in place so I found the time to express some things I've been wanting to share. Hope it's not TMI.
    If you want to friend me on facebook just request such from Tim Jacobs.
    Prayers for the planet. Prayers for the end to this worldwide plague. Prayers for the afflicted, the first responders, the medical teams, the grocers and those keeping civilization moving forward. Prayers for the restaurants and small businesses and those out of work that all may be made whole again after this enforced time out. Amen.

    Yesterday's SOTD:
    Morning and during the day: Kyara Ketone (Thank you, Ensar for making this magnificent oil available.)
    Evening, including breezy sunset bike ride: EO Xiang Liao Ling (I adore this Maroke). After two years .3 sample vial needs refilling.
    Soundtrack: Mark Knopfler "Golden Heart"

    Today's SOTD: Writing inspired by EO Maroke Ceylon. A joy to breath in deeply. Papua '02 on the low temp burner.
     
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    Hey - I love that you’re enjoying oud during your cycling! Let me ask though - where do you apply the oil before riding for best enjoyment??

    Thanks!
     
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    I apply a small amount from a sample vial to the columella (the skin between the nostrils) or basically swipe a little on my mustache just below my nose. Though it may seem silly compared to a traditional swipe on the wrist or pulse point areas I started doing this on day one. To me it just initially made sense to position the fragrance source for best effect. After my initial several months of happily enjoying these exotic and most complex of fragrances I developed a sensitivity to direct to skin application. Whether from overdoing it or, most likely, the mistakenly applying it there after scalding my skin from a splash of very hot coffee I began to experience irritation.
    Determined as as I was to not stop enjoying these oils I have tried a number of approaches. Different things I've tried I have ordered from Amazon. Silicone Nasal Vents is one thing but I don't like something in my nose. Presently I am applying a small piece of Velcro (the fuzzy half) which sticks in place and use a light application of Spray Barrier Film (i.e. 3M Cavilon) to avoid irritation from the adhesive. This works great for me if cycling or driving, or around the house (my wife says she doesn't notice it or care) but it leads to questions if you're talking with a neighbor or a co-worker because it's all to easy for them to question "what's that under your nose?". For me it seems that sandalwoods (even with musc or ambergris) or EO florals work are compatible with mustache application if I want to experiment discreetly. I have also used essential oil diffuser pendants which keeps the oils within convenient reach but this also can irritate my skin if under my shirt all day. Happy to share these ideas if they can benefit anyone.... and I am always open for suggestions.
    Weekend SOTDs
    Saturday : Morning EO Maroke Ceylon, Afternoon EO Cambodi Caramel, Evening EO Oud Yaqoub
    Sunday (rainy day): so far EO Bliss du Boche, EO Komrad K
     
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    Today's SOTD
    Morning > afternoon: EO Oud Ehab
    Evening 11 mile bike ride and meditation: EO Suriranka Naya
    Both of these oils are so beautiful. Transportive.
    Sound track today included this hauntingly beautiful song:
    David Crosby "What's Broken"
    Another video I had to share just for it's sheer poignant beauty in this most difficult of times:
    Mark Knopfler "Golden Heart"
    Prayers for the Boris Johnson, British Prime Minister.
     
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    Epic write up and experiences. Thnx for taking the time to share with us. Papua 02 is such a treat. Makes for amazing Incense making material too. Kyara ketone is otherworldy. I love that distinct oriscent signature. I had a tiny sample and is all gone now but I recall I could barely tell it’s walla origin. How r u finding this oil?
     
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    regarding the mustache part, I go with with certain oils on my stache area but with most oils I find that I get fatigued fairly quickly and don’t even get to smell what’s on me anymore. Quieter oils are great on stache but the thought of let’s say a sultan oil on stache is just too much for me! Lol
     
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    As quirky as it sounds ...it just works for me. Like yesterday my main experience was EO Mustapha No. 7. Very intense like musk and like an ancient smell which plays out with time and a lot of nuances can be noticed. I can even enjoy an oil that intense for like a half hour as i drive to work. Keep in mind that it is a small amount just centrally located. Then usually I can enjoy it on the drive home (kept the little velcro dot in a little zip lock) where the more mellow fragrance still has enjoyable characteristics. Keeping in the vein of musk, I switched off to a fresh start with Musc Royale for my 11 mile bike ride. (Soundtrack: 1975 Dylan"Blood on the Tracks"). I enjoy these fragrances whether active or when quiet and contemplative.
    Today it was Ceylon Maroke with a nightcap of Iris Noir. I absolutely marvel at the co-distill of a Maroke wood, love the dark intensity with the salty sea breeze of the Walla Patta...like a perfect (for me) combo. My other Marokes are like the incredible EO's Xiang Liao Ling, Aroke Roshi, and the "ancient" Sultani 1990 the description of which on Ensar's site is one of my favorites. I am fortunate to have a .3 of EO Sultan de Ceylan which is a top Maroke/Sri Lanka.
    On the EO Kyara Ketone I have only indulged once so far. I look forward to contemplating it more. My initial impressions are that it's more in the realm of Nha Trang or Royal Kinam with the classic Oriscent signature than say like the Surirankas (Senkoh, Naya & 2.0) and that's fine with me. I love learning to discerning the spectrum whether it's by region or tier.
     
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    Lucky you tim. I am envious. Now be careful swiping stache and driving, esp with monster oils. Stay safe ;)

    mustafa7 is unreal. I am really fond of the signature note of the karbi region. Hard to explain exactly BUT gun to head I would call it a hindi with a light Chinese makeup. There is certainly a higher pitched, bitter, medicinal tone in karbi oils I have tried. 3 of them in total. Aku akira, mustafa 7 and another legend.

    Btw if I recall correctly karbi anglong has an inhabited area populated by primal human flesh eating tribes? Literally canabalists. Police and the federal authorities just stay out. Maybe @Ensar Oud and @Simla House can chime in with their travels there or nearby... I also understand it is a very lush forestry mountainous part of Assam. A tucked away u ow ur in every way corner.
     
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    Ps I bet you in 5 years time give or take, we would kick ourselves repeatedly for not snatching up screaming quality price ratio oils like: mustafa7, green papua, suri senkoh, twr, hainan 05.... agar aura side: malaya, hulubalang, kiyosumi, Hindustan 1, kanzen, Suka cita.... are all ultra strong bang for the buck oils. Imperial oud: hainan ultima, adhj (Walla) amd viet zephyr. Al shareef: for me one: al rubaie (original. I found more differences than similarities between two batches. Don’t mean a head to head comparison (obviously there is a big gap between an aged oil and fresh one) but comparing my notes and scent memory of the original on release vs 2). Anyways I digress. The quality of agarwood coming out these days has serious gap compared to golden days or even the early days of China market. Quantity likely never to be an issue but true old natural wild stuff deserving of the name: gaharu, is gonna be few and faaaaaar between. I am not repeating others words but speaking from my own personal experience: with an observant eye and study of chronology of oil releases, I have been following oils made 20 years ago vs 10 vs 5 vs 1.... Been actively and I would say obsessively following for now the past 4-4.5 years.
     
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    B3k latest version worn as a scent at 7 am on the neck and its 3 pm and I still very much smell it at near full strength. A beast of an oil. bee pollen, honey, berries, tons of cinnamon and a creamsicle note. Also some nice castaway wood by the beach profile is lurking behind the gobs and gobs if sweet spice and that oudy oud marrow
     
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    Activity log
    Thursday: Maroke "ancient" & contemporary. Morning: Sultani 1990 Afternoon>evening: Aroke Roshi...occasional mustache touch ups: Musc Royale.
    Good Friday: Borneo comparisons inspired by Rasoul S B3k comments above (can't explain differences...just love each and every one): a.m. EO Borneo 50K (2005), p.m. EO Borneo 3000 (Malinau 2015), late night: EO Midori Q (2015)...occasional mustache touch ups: EO Khus de Ceylan & EO Monsieur Oud.
    This morning the Borneo journey continues with EO Bois de Borneo (Malinau 2013) ...love the vanilla woody notes... a new favorite! Meanwhile Black Papua heating on low temp burner...
    Very excited anticipating new Attars from Ensar: Olde Hind, Laos Laosan, Black Changho and glad Monsieur Oud is back available.
    Never a dull moment!
    Todays music (I hope it is not inappropriate to post links to music on this forum...but these auditory pleasures are soul stirring with the fragrances.): Pat Metheny CD From This Place (2020) "America Undefined"
    (Really cool when the train blows through about 10:55)



    God bless this planet and its people as we look to better days ahead.
     
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    You for not snatching them up, and we for selling them! I smell Suriranka 2 and Oud Ertugrul and I wonder what sort of miracle was at play that they came to be at all....
     
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    Today marks the second anniversary of my first oud experience. Khmer Xtreme was the first one I tried...I haven't been the same since. What an exciting adventure...
    I googled Khmer Xtreme and found this amazing video I had never seen before. I hope it's ok to share it...your creativity and the accompanying art are pure magic

    Even in the midst of these most troubling times these precious items bring so much joy, happiness and enlightenment.
    Thanks for all your work, travels, and the connections you have forged to share these exquisite life changing fragrances. Forever grateful...
     
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    Thanks for sharing @timoudthy. And you're most welcome, my friend. It is an honor and a joy to be able to uplift people and provide a source of consolation during these times.
     
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    Yusuf is to me what Khmer extreme is to you. I always have a soft spot for it. Next full vial buy for me was suriranka senkoh. On that note that what I wore today. Extremely pure and crystaline. All green blue. Salty and sweet spicy. The tenacity is just ridiculous. Lasts forever. literally 10 hours has passed and the small swip on my wrist is still going super strong.

    for nightcap I went for one of my other favorites: kinamantan. Perfectly vaporous, baby green colour in scent profile. fern, pine, moss with a gentle spice and a woodwork shop aroma. Buzzing and heady while having serious depth in the drydown. I am not sure it was the right choice for the evening. This is one energizing oil. I think I am gonna go for a power walk outdoors.
     
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