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Al Hashimi - Adan

Discussion in 'Al Hashimi' started by Alkhadra, Sep 19, 2018.

  1. Ouddict

    Ouddict Ouddict Co-Founder & Tech Support

    Well I have to say that a customer is always entitled to their opinion. They pay, so they can comment. I do find it strange when two versions of a review exist in the manner that was done with Adan. But that’s Rasoul’s perogative and right.

    Ouds are strange things, but I was fortunate to receive a small sample of this Oud and smelled nothing but gentle sweetness and light in the opening. ;) Definitely not a hint of what’s mentioned in the review.
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  2. Rasoul Salehi

    Rasoul Salehi True Ouddict

    Lol. Is a saying. Google it. Its actually a positive connotation. Nothing negative. Is a sign of enthusiasm. Being full of piss and vinegar means full of energy.
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  3. Rasoul Salehi

    Rasoul Salehi True Ouddict

    I am really surprised no one here heard of this expression before. There is no two reviews or anything I have said about this oil that would be remotely negative. It’s all positive. Whoever has tried it would know what I mean. The sheer ooomph power and youthful energy of this oil is like a Boston terrier: full of pith(piss) and vinegar.
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  4. Rasoul Salehi

    Rasoul Salehi True Ouddict

  5. Arsalan

    Arsalan True Ouddict

    @Rasoul Salehi Now that is hilarious! Learn something new everyday! what can i say...English can be complicated! :Roflmao:
  6. Ouddict

    Ouddict Ouddict Co-Founder & Tech Support

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  7. Rasoul Salehi

    Rasoul Salehi True Ouddict

    But then you all would have missed out on a good laugh.:Laugh:

    I have tremendous respect for any and all oud vendors esp those who get their hands dirty. Even if the oils don’t speak to me (like tony Bolton) I will be as humanly respectful as possible when saying anything negative. And not even upon first encounter. I have tony’s Vietnam oils a half dozen or more tries over months before opening my mouth so to speak.
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  8. Habz786

    Habz786 Resident Artisan & Ouddict Co-Founder

    Thanks for the clarification @Rasoul Salehi like i said its a misleading choice of words esp to those who arent english lit majors :)
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  9. jensz

    jensz Administrator Staff Member

    Hello everyone, It's been a while!

    Adan (Al Hashimi). This is a special oil. From the stick it smells exactly like the amazing Filipino wood Al Hashimi released in the spring. It starts with a potent, highly concentrated herbal blast—tarragon, thyme, anise, mint, and robust black pepper, in a chewy-gummy format. Towards the end of a deep deep breath, there is that brain-piercing vaporous feel you get from the finest oils. A dense and fatty pollen-honey note emerges, never getting too sweet, perhaps the fattiness tames the sweetness. It gives a feeling of something wild and nourishing. Mixing with very heavy cream, it is almost edible, and to me is reminiscent of fine herbal ice creams you can find in Italy that make you forsake all other ice creams. For me the overall orientation of Adan is of very piquant herbs. Herbal vibes can be gentle and fleeting, but not here; Adan is mega, its herbs are not those grown in a kitchen window or sanitized greenhouse, they are the feisty and tenacious sun-concentrated wild herbs that manage to survive in the rugged hills of Mediterranean France and Spain. And from the striking herbalness to the honey-creamy base Adan very satisfyingly covers a wide spectrum. Is there Oudiness? Yes there is, I just can’t attach it to a note, I think it simply spans the whole development. Whereas other Gyrinops oils I’ve tried (from Sri Lanka mostly) have a sunnier, brighter, crystal-like quality, I find Adan to be darker, denser, and moodier, even earthier, yet it still has a vaporous penetrating quality.

    It will be really interesting to see how this oil ages. But even now Adan is simply an outstanding oil, a top-notch achievement. Very well done @Alkhadra and @AbasFrag, congratulations gentlemen!

    Note: I wrote this review, and then looked at Al Hashimi’s official description and see lots of overlap. So I add that the official description rings very true. :)
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  10. Rai Munir

    Rai Munir Musk Man

    That review about Adan was really full of 'piss and vinegar':Roflmao:.
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