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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Oud Origin?

One thing I’d like to bring to everybody’s attention is the importance of the origin of the oud oil you are buying.  Every time you decide to buy an oud, you should ask yourself the following question: “Where...

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