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OUD SERIES: The Smell of Oud by TerroirOUD SERIES: The Smell of Oud by Terroir

Raw Materials 03/10/14 16:20 (4 comments)

Today we are continuing our Oud Education or Oudifcation with Oud Connoisseur, Neeshee Pandit . In Part 2 of this series we briefly mentioned the following which I will repeat here: Hindi/Indian : I like to think of “barnyard” as the smell of Mother Nature regenerating. There are also other words used to describe this aspect of some Oud oils, especially the Hindi oils which are known to open with hard-hitting fecal notes. Cambodi Ouds (agarwood tr... (more)

Oud oils from different countries.

Natural and Synthetic MuskNatural and Synthetic Musk

Raw Materials 03/06/14 16:34 (34 comments)

One can read the word “musk” in almost every perfume description. What do you imagine when you read it? Is it a nice and gentle, almost inaudible smell? Or a repulsive animal-urine-like smell? Siberian kabarga (musk deer), wikipedia Historically, the word “musk” is derived from the Sanskrit muṣká , which means “testicle,” and refers to the fragrant secret of the apocrine glands of the male musk deer ( Moschus moschiferus ), ... (more)

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 (16 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

Leather Fascinations: a Perfume Genre Like No Other

Leather Fascinations: a Perfume Genre Like No OtherRaw Materials 10/09/13 13:35 (16 comments)

"There's something sophisticated about such a man-made scent."

A Cascade of Yellow Florals: Translating the Color Signal into Olfactory Constituents

A Cascade of Yellow Florals: Translating the Color Signal into Olfactory ConstituentsRaw Materials 09/17/13 18:05 (9 comments)

"The sign of yellow, the signifier derives its power from the most primal symbol of them all: the sun."

Rooibos

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

African red tea

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)

GuavaGuava

06/30/12 09:01 (21 comments)

Tuberose: the Harlot of PerfumeryTuberose: the Harlot of Perfumery

06/27/12 16:50 (40 comments)

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