Letter to an Oud lover

Dear friend, To quote one of my scent mentors’ words of advice to me when I first embarked on my Oudissey: In the end, your nose will educate you profoundly. You will not be able to bear the smell of anything compounded of...

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‘Alternative’ Oud

There are two types of Oud in the dunya. There’s the so-called ‘oud’ of the auction and bazaar websites, which consists of low-grade agarwood oils diluted with DOP (dioctyl phthalate) and other highly toxic...

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