Schrödinger’s Oud

Oudheads who love detail know that there are two sides to this fragrant coin: agarwood’s essential, intrinsic—core—smell, and its ‘auxiliary’ (or secondary) notes. Those fruity, floral, honey-sweet, savory umami notes...

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Oud vs Bitcoin 2.0

Billions and Billions and Billions A few weeks back, I clicked on a link that would let me in on an investment opportunity that’s taken the world by storm. Those who invested as little as $500 just a couple of years ago were...

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The Rarest Oud?

I just returned from visiting my lifelong teacher, and the man I consider the greatest oud distiller alive. He asked how my work is going and I told him about our People’s Series, or rather the idea of making oud ‘cheap...

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