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Discussion in 'General' started by Castingshadows, Jul 29, 2020.

  1. Castingshadows

    Castingshadows Oud Fan

    So I know this hasn’t really had a dedicated thread but has anyone had any experience with this company since the original quality issues? I’m currently awaiting Thebes so for the price it’s not much of a gamble in case it’s not to my liking. Has anyone noticed a change in quality since 2019 for the better?
  2. mlb78

    mlb78 Whats this Oud About?

    That picture of the opened “Himalayan Deer Musk Pod” was enough for me to steer clear of the entire website
  3. Castingshadows

    Castingshadows Oud Fan

    While I agree with you here, for $30 usd I’m more so concerned on wether or not the quality of scent has improved but not actually the quality of ingredients. For example Maison Anthony Marmin does a fantastic job creating Attars for under $30usd a 1/4 tola. I’ll be okay buying his creations because they smell amazing! He uses both natural and synthetic musk but the scent is unreal for the price.
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  4. mlb78

    mlb78 Whats this Oud About?

    For me the problem isn’t a low price. I totally agree that Anthony Marmin makes a really amazing product for a great price. My issue is when artifice is employed in selling product. That rubs me the wrong way.
  5. Castingshadows

    Castingshadows Oud Fan

    I can agree with that. I’m always weary of any vendor that claims clear musk is natural.

    I’m still blown away at how solid Maison Anthony’s fragrances are.
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  6. Geoff

    Geoff Whats this Oud About?

    I agree completely. However I am a little confused as to what you two are talking about advertising tricks used with their musk products. If you do not mind, can you please elaborate? I have seen this company before and I have been intrigued by the possibility that maybe, just maybe, there might be a good portion of real musk in these oils. Although from my experience, it is a financial impossibility. Thank you in advance
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  7. Castingshadows

    Castingshadows Oud Fan

    That’s the question I’m asking as well. I ordered an Attar from Ameenroma so I’ll find out soon enough. Hopefully on Saturday.

    From my understanding they used to use adultered products but after a very public display of shame, Ameenroma vowed to up their quality control and materials. They sell clear musks on their site which isn’t real deer musk but it’s being claimed to be natural or at least not remarked on leaving the buyer to assume its natural musk. I personally don’t care so much about wether the musk is real or not but rather does the Attars smell good. Is the oil of a higher quality and better smell than before?

    These go for such a low price it’s hard to tell if they’re using legit materials as claimed yet Maison Anthony Marmin is universally accepted as an amazing perfumer and creates traditional Arabic style Attars for under $30usd no problem. So the question isn’t wether money equals a better smell but rather what can be done with cheap ingredients.
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  8. Mr.P

    Mr.P Evoloudtionary Bioudlogist

    In my opinion vendors who use shady descriptions or incomplete descriptions of things like musk to imply natural origins without stating it are crooks. Majid Iteriji being a prime example. What they state about their products and their origins means absolutely nothing. I think these businesses should not be patronized unless they are upfront with what they’re selling.
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  9. Geoff

    Geoff Whats this Oud About?

    I see. Yes, this will be interesting to follow up on. I am sure you will put your review of the product or products you ordered when you are ready. I will certainly be looking for that when you do.

    Thank you very much for the info. I had a feeling it was something along those lines but you never know so I thought I would ask ;)
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  10. Kabir Attars

    Kabir Attars OudSufi

    Salaam brothers/sisters...I purchase two oils from Ameenroma a Cambodian Oud..which had that cheesy profile that Cambodi Oud has but also a very olive oil smell...like virgin olive oil, it smells nice..but was not 100% Cambodian Oud.

    The second Oil was Dehn Oudh Indian Attar oil, has very nice scent piny but does not smell anything like any of my Indian Oud oils that I purchase after receiving this Attar...I wasn't very upset because it's an Attar.
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  11. Castingshadows

    Castingshadows Oud Fan

    Alright gentlemen, Thebes is absolutely NOT what I expected. It smells like pure, powdery soap. That’s it. No other notes just plain ol’ soap that your grandma probably bathed you in as a child. Now don’t get me wrong soap doesn’t smell bad but this is just downright false advertising.

    From the brand:

    “Using a very selected formulation of Pure Cambodian Agarwood Oudh/ Selective Black Musk and a touch of Amber + (Secret Ingredient), the opposite sex will be captivated to your bewitching Pheromone. Created to uplift one's mood and guaranteed attraction. Trying is believing!”


    PURE Cambodi Oudh, selected Kasturi Deer Musks & fresh Ambergris - Notes filled with: Sweet yet subtle Oud/ Smokey Musk/ Fresh Amber (Mysterious musky sweetness)

    NONE of those notes are apparent at all. I heard stories that this vendor was a good person and honest vendor however I no longer believe that to be true. This is misleading the general public into think what they sell is not only authentic but of a high quality.
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