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OUD SERIES: Fragrance Du Bois – Distillery Photo StoryOUD SERIES: Fragrance Du Bois – Distillery Photo Story

Raw Materials 07/11/14 14:43 (4 comments)

Oud Oil from the Asia Plantation Capital distillery in Thailand which is the source of the Oud in the Fragrance Du Bois perfumes. Photo: Fragrance Du Bois Dr Pakamas Chetpattananondh.  Photo: Fragrance Du Bois Dr Pakamas Chetpattananondh works at Prince of Songkla University and is also the distillation expert and head of R&D for Asia Plantation Capital, which is the source of the Oud oil in the Fragrance Du Bois operation. This... (more)

Exclusive reportage from an Agarwood plantation in Thailand.

OUD SERIES: Fragrance Du Bois – Agarwood PlantationOUD SERIES: Fragrance Du Bois – Agarwood Plantation

Raw Materials 06/23/14 13:21 (15 comments)

Looking at the fine print that came with a sample of Oud Bleu , I read that the perfume house, Fragrance Du Bois , claims to use only 100% pure, sustainable, ethical oud; a claim that no other fragrance brand can make. Intrigued, I approached Fragrance Du Bois and their candid response was, “If you have some time, come visit our plantations and we will show you where our oud comes from.” Many people have tried growing their own agarwood without much success... (more)

Exclusive reportage from an Agarwood plantation in Thailand.

Mixing the Foul with the Fragrant: The Mystery of Indole

Mixing the Foul with the Fragrant: The Mystery of IndoleRaw Materials 05/21/14 06:21 (17 comments)

Indole is an aromatic heterocyclic organic compound which contains a six-membered benzene ring fused to a five-membered nitrogen-containing pyrrole ring...

OUD SERIES: The Smell of Oud by Terroir

OUD SERIES: The Smell of Oud by TerroirRaw Materials 03/10/14 16:20 (4 comments)

Oud oils from different countries.

Natural and Synthetic Musk

Natural and Synthetic MuskRaw Materials 03/06/14 16:34 (34 comments)

The past, present and future of musk scents.

OUD SERIES: This is the Smell of Oud Oil

OUD SERIES: This is the Smell of Oud OilRaw Materials 02/24/14 19:37 (6 comments)

Interview with oud oil expert Neeshee Pandit of Oud Impressions.

Synthetic Pathways to Sandalwood Notes

Synthetic Pathways to Sandalwood NotesRaw Materials 02/23/14 12:44 (17 comments)

True and powerful sandalwood synthetics protect real sandalwood from extinction.

OUD SERIES: Rolling In The Deep Without Adele

OUD SERIES: Rolling In The Deep Without AdeleRaw Materials 02/18/14 14:42 (4 comments)

"There’s an animal on my hand."

OUD SERIES: RealOud by Phoenicia Perfumes Review

OUD SERIES: RealOud by Phoenicia Perfumes ReviewRaw Materials 02/10/14 14:01 (4 comments)

"Two swipes and you wonder whether you should leave the house. Hours later you are trying to figure out if you are in your house or your stable."

OUD SERIES: How to burn Oud Wood

OUD SERIES: How to burn Oud WoodRaw Materials 01/29/14 20:15 (15 comments)

"Always burn oud with the round side down and only burn it on one side."

OUD SERIES: The Oud Oeuvre

OUD SERIES: The Oud OeuvreRaw Materials 01/20/14 17:36 (15 comments)

"Oud is a journey through scent with all sorts of interesting 'breezes' making appearances over time ..."

The Crocus-Hued Stigma of Saffron

The Crocus-Hued Stigma of SaffronRaw Materials 01/19/14 16:13 (14 comments)

History of using precious saffron: ancient and modern times.

OUD SERIES: My name is dehn al Oud …

OUD SERIES: My name is dehn al Oud …Raw Materials 01/14/14 15:32 (28 comments)

Intro article to oud series ...

Flax

FlaxRaw Materials 11/18/13 15:11 (4 comments)

For fine linens and good nutrition

RooibosRooibos

08/30/13 14:06 (2 comments)

Note du Jour: Pink PepperNote du Jour: Pink Pepper

08/22/13 13:11 (9 comments)

LemongrassLemongrass

07/14/13 07:48 (3 comments)

LantanaLantana

07/06/13 13:31 (11 comments)

Galbanum: Green, Acrid BitternessGalbanum: Green, Acrid Bitterness

07/02/13 05:15 (17 comments)

Mimosa and CassieMimosa and Cassie

05/18/13 12:53 (7 comments)

PapayaPapaya

03/17/13 08:01 (10 comments)

PandanusPandanus

01/27/13 14:41 (5 comments)

Masala Tea – A Feeling of WarmthMasala Tea – A Feeling of Warmth

01/08/13 17:08 (11 comments)

KiwiKiwi

12/19/12 10:42 (11 comments)

AlmondAlmond

12/17/12 16:38 (8 comments)

Mandarin OrangeMandarin Orange

11/23/12 15:42 (7 comments)

Tolu Balsam and Peru Balsam: Plush and WarmTolu Balsam and Peru Balsam: Plush and Warm

10/23/12 11:55 (2 comments)

CUMIN: Polarizing Note of Sweat & IntimacyCUMIN: Polarizing Note of Sweat & Intimacy

10/22/12 13:56 (7 comments)

MOUNTAIN TEA: Sideritis, The Humble MOUNTAIN TEA: Sideritis, The Humble

10/15/12 13:49 (9 comments)

Fennel in PerfumesFennel in Perfumes

10/08/12 14:34 (10 comments)

Mint as a perfume noteMint as a perfume note

09/19/12 02:39 (11 comments)

TamarindTamarind

09/02/12 14:30 (5 comments)

Blood OrangesBlood Oranges

08/27/12 10:46 (13 comments)

Perfume Note - Osmanthus BlossomPerfume Note - Osmanthus Blossom

08/23/12 17:25 (6 comments)

GrapefruitGrapefruit

08/05/12 14:52 (6 comments)

Water HyacinthWater Hyacinth

07/30/12 15:31 (2 comments)

CassavaCassava

07/23/12 15:30 (2 comments)

Liquid Gold - HoneyLiquid Gold - Honey

07/18/12 16:22 (29 comments)

Examining Lychee as a SmellExamining Lychee as a Smell

07/17/12 18:34 (19 comments)

Examining Lychee as a PlantExamining Lychee as a Plant

07/17/12 18:28 (10 comments)

Carob TreeCarob Tree

07/10/12 15:27 (7 comments)

PistachioPistachio

07/07/12 15:04 (13 comments)

Star FruitStar Fruit

07/03/12 14:58 (6 comments)

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