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  1. Rasoul S

    Rasoul S Well-Known Member

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    I Was talking to @OudGood about how we wear some oils all the time and then all of a sudden don’t wear them for 6 months and you come back loving them all over again and go on yet another affair together.
    I decided I am gonna go big so I brought out few of my top stash that I haven’t worn for quite. Awhile.
    Purple kinam
    Kyara Ltd 2.0
    Royal guallam
    Nha trang Ltd

    I decided to give em all a whiff off the vial. Or something I usually do at all. I just go for it. And take a swipe. Anyways. I noticed something I had noticed before but kinda brushed off. I have noticed with some oils after they spend long enough time in an unopened vial and then they get opened there is a funk. A bizarre sometimes sulphuric, weird off note. As quickly as it comes it is also rather gone quickly too.

    royal guallam briefly had a halletosis note

    Kyara Ltd showed a blue steak raw meat kinda vibe for a quick few seconds

    no change in nha trang or sultani

    purple kinam had a weird hard to explain funk. Almost animal like but hard to see cause of all those crazy purple fumes...

    has anyone here experienced anything like what I mentioned above? Not necessarily with above oils but in general.
     
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    Following that 6 month gap trend... took a swipe of Sultan Ahmet. Such a gorgeous and elegant oil. Breathtaking! Wish I had more.
     
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    I tried my first ever swipe of Nha Trang LTD on night one of at home taraweeh prayer. Incredible as a sniff off the bottle and the initial top notes are as good as it gets. Although like all the Vietnamese and Phillipine oils I’ve tried, those intoxicating notes don’t stay with you as long as you’d like.

    It was Chugoku Senkoh for my second night. Perfect balance of a Hindi and a Chinese. Soul stirring, centering and perfect for worship/meditation. Almost 17 hours later, still getting hints of it under my nose. Incredible oil. One of my all time favorites.
     
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    Haha, no oud lasts as long as I'd like! But I'm curious how long that might be?
     
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    Seems like it’s a regional thing. I get strong lastability from Malaysian, Papuan, Maroke, and Chinese/Hindi ouds, like in the 6-12 hour range depending on conditions and how often I have to wash the area obviously. But those more refined and maybe delicate Phillipine and Vietnamese (Although they would be the ones I would want to wear if I was wanting to impress a potential new father-in-law or something) only give me 20-30 minutes of the strong initial bliss notes.
     
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    Haha, thinking about a 'new father in law' are we? ;)

    If I may, what other Filipino and Vietnamese ouds have you tried? And is the Nha Trang LTD a full bottle, and from Ensar Oud directly?

    For me Pinoy LTD does actually start off what I consider 'coy' but actually increases in potency and aromatic density as time wears on. And granted I haven't worn Nha Trang LTD extensively but the times that I have, I recall it lasting like Royal Guallam or even Guallam Solide for days on my clothing.
     
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    No, the NTLTD was a private sale, and my other experiences are Pinoy LTD, Kinam Rouge and a Nha Trang Ultima and Malindang from Imperial Oud.
    It’s not a knock on the oils at all. There are things going on there in all of those that are just incredible and I’ve never smelled anywhere else (particularly the Ensar top shelf ones).

    There’s probably a couple other things going on as well, number one I don’t have the greatest sense of smell, and for that reason apply most of my oils directly under my nose. And I’m also only a little more than 2 1/2 years into my Oud journey. Combining those two things, at this point compared to most of you, I’m no doubt like a high school kid trying to understand the difference between $3000 headphones and Beats by Dre.
     
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    Kyara Ketone :) :) :)

    Wow and wow.

    On initial impressions I am really noticing that the phase after the initial opening really reminds me of Oud Ertugrul. I'm going to do a side by side soon to compare more, but it does confirms that Ertugrul really does have some kinam vibes going on.
     
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    Oud Ahmad last night. What an incredible piece of my collection. Most of my oils have their own flavor but you can draw comparisons to another oil if you’re trying to describe it to someone. i.e. “it opens with the smokiness of ER85 but the dry down is more like Sultani 90.”

    Not so with Ahmad. It’s just absolutely unique. There is no other oil like it (at least in my experience.)

    Can anyone else think of past oils that are just completely their own unique scent? Always interested in adding things like that to my lineup.

    Realizing we have access to the actual master here, I’m going to go ahead and edit this post and ask @Ensar Oud directly. Can you recall any oils you have distilled through the years, which just stand on their own island as something quite unlike anything else you ever concocted?
     
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  10. Rasoul S

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    Original sultani, kannan koh, twr, tw90 all have that aged round musk and liqueur thing about them.

    purple kinam is unique. Many of Taha’s gen 3 oils are totally unique.

    perhaps the ones that take the cake as most single handedly individual and unlike anything else are:

    ensar sultan series (codistil NG woods with that unreal sweet sour cooling and tickling note)
    Taha hindustan 1, ayu, au luong
    Imperial shah jahn (don’t have words for this one)
    Hashimi adan original (for its intense brown butter note)
     
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    Thanks akhi, you’ve definitely given me some stuff to keep an eye out for

    re: sultan series I got in at the tail end of all that, the only one I’ve smelled is Salahuddin which is nice but not in my top 10 favorite oils. There are so many and they’re all pricey, it’s hard to make a leap and spend on something you haven’t smelled. Are there 2 or 3 standouts or “most unique” ones?
     
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    Evening walk enjoying one of my original favorites Taigo Senkoh. 16 knot seabreeze blowing wafts of beauty and inspiration into my soul. Organic Thai crassna that's as Senkoh lovable as it's wild counterparts Chugoku and Suriranka.
     
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    Brief first wear impressions of couple new EO oils:

    2019 green papua
    Wow. Anticipation was high. Expectations even higher. They are met and exceeded. Very much the dna of previous GPs. That unique spice the mild sweetness the green profile too. I would say 80-90% same oil. 2014 vintage has gained liqueur like notes is a bit spicier, a good bit sweeter and more heart and base notes. The 2019 is fresher greener and has a lovely cooling opening. Gorgeous stuff and a major major quality price ratio oil. How can any one beat this?

    maroke ceylon
    Starts as 100% walla to my nose. Not any walla. Close to sri serene’s profile of perfume, mimosa and floral/aquatic profile. I keep looking for maroke element but don’t get it. Some 20-30 minutes later a subtle woody green and darker note greets you but not enough to have me guessing maroke or even png/archipelago origin. Just like a deeper walla like OrSl. Even at the full drydown stage is still all about the mimosa/floral and that blue profile. Granted there is a deeper base and more woody note. Perhaps the maroke element (not diesel or damp or wet note as ensar clearly mentioned that is not the maroke profile you will find in this oil) will come out better with age. anyways, truly a terrific oil. Sale price is very attractive. If you are looking for a gorgeous walla this is it. I look forward to second and third wear in coming days/weeks and see if I can coax maroke element in it better.
     
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    I agree with your sentiment completely. There's no Oud like Ahmad in terms of sheer uniqueness, richness, flamboyance.

    Other entirely unique brews that come to mind:

    Nha Trang LTD (other Vietnamese oils, mine included, make up a mere fraction of the galaxy this oil comprises)
    Oud Royale 2
    Purple Kinam (I dare anyone to say it resembles anything this side of the sun)
    Oud Sultani
    Oud Royale 1
    Hailam LTD (unreleased; the Nha Trang LTD idea, applied to Hainan)
    White Kinam (better than Borneo 3000 if you ask me)
    Kyara Ketone (Sri Lanka????? I still don't believe it myself!)

    There are many other honorable mentions, like the Khao Yai Experiment, Thai Encens Experiment (I have yet to smell anything to come out of Thailand that smells even remotely similar to either), Sultan Sulaiman, Port Moresby, Kambodi 1976.....

    Ertugrul is not an oil to miss out on if you feel you missed the train on the Sultan Series ;)
     
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    I have to agree with the sentiments on Ertugtrul. I understood this oil more fully once I got some Kyara Ketone and White Kinam and was shocked at the echoes Ertugrul has of these oils, at a fraction of the price. It really doesn't make sense but I applaud the wizardry that crafted the aforementioned oils.

    My experience of these 3 plus Suriranka and Maroke Ceylon have completely recalibrated and upgraded my appreciation of oud. The downside is that you really start to see how sub par and lacking most other oils are.
     
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    Many thanks for taking the time to put that together @Ensar Oud, some things to add to my “wish list” in your post. And may Allah swt accept and increase you, Adam and Thomas during these blessed nights. Your work brings some sunshine into my life and I know many others as well.

    The boss dropping clues up in here :eek:
     
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    Now for my 27th night swipe. Special oil for a special night. It will be my first ever swipe of the legend of legends. I will report back insha Allah

    Edit: I’d have to say what first struck me was the perfect balance of so many facets of its profile. For me, there are the sweet oils that smell beautiful but don’t necessary feel super spiritual, and the ones like TW95 or Hainan 05 that have a sharp quality that just almost seems to bite you and activate the pleasure centers of my brain, generating waves of calm and meditation. Somehow this oil was simultaneously both of those things. As my oldest oil, it also didn’t “feel” or smell as old as my other oils from the Olde Oud shelf, I guess a testament to otherworldly wood aging beautifully. I definitely get the hype on this one!
     

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