The End of Sandalwood

We were in for quite a shock recently. We distilled Santal Royale four years ago. Since then some things have changed. To distill the same caliber oil from our 70’s granules today will now cost us double what it did in...

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Oud & Speeding Tickets

“One should not get distracted by mails while driving – got literally excited when I saw Oud Royale 1985 on sale and drove a bit faster to get home. Unfortunately, the police didn’t share my passion, I got stopped and...

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Letters of Love

My wife and I just finished sampling all the vials and they are simply exquisite. We started on Valentine’s Day and did one a day for the next nine days. Cracking open a vial, discovering each fascinating new aroma, applying it...

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A Word on Cheap Oud

Watching Roger Federer on court, you’d think that anybody can play tennis. He just makes it look so easy. But anybody who has ever stepped onto a court, and especially if they’ve watched professional tennis LIVE...

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Farewell to a Friend

Seng had impeccable work ethic. When you talked to him his eyes were calm, his physiognomy gentle. But as you watched his firm jawline tighten, the veins bulging along his neck, the intensity of his facial expressions...

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