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Any Thoughts On Borneo Zen

Discussion in 'General' started by IntheRedwoods, Jul 31, 2020 at 6:17 PM.

  1. IntheRedwoods

    IntheRedwoods Oud Fanatic

    I see that EO is again offering this attar. I'm intrigued by the description, but would really appreciate any thoughts/feedback from other members. I've searched the other threads and found some useful information, but I'm still not sure.
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  2. Bryan-I

    Bryan-I True Ouddict

    You have to Love jasmine as it is an extremely jasmine centric attar.
  3. IntheRedwoods

    IntheRedwoods Oud Fanatic

    Thank you.
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  4. britishmisk

    britishmisk Whats this Oud About?

    I've tried Borneo Zazen which I believe is a reformulation of Zen (not sure what the exact difference is) and I love it. Like Bryan said it is very jasmine/floral centric, but I prefer (I'm about to commit blasphemy here) oud based attars rather than pure oud oils, and I think the oud and jasmine blend is brilliant. Ensar did something similar with Monsieur Oud, which is a oud and frangipani blend. Both of them I would say are his best creations.

    I ordered Zen straight away, as I had ordered a sample of Borneo Zazen and waited for a sale to order a full size, but by then it was out of stock and I've been on the hunt for it ever since.
  5. Yahya Schiltz-Rouse

    Yahya Schiltz-Rouse Whats this Oud About?

    I am trying to make Borneo Zen right now. I don't have any sandalwood though.

    I have some Oud Extraordinaire, Organic Jasmine, and Tonkin Deer Musk. I will probably mix them/heat them in a small glass vial and see what results I get.
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2020 at 3:43 AM
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  6. hasans1

    hasans1 Oud Fan

    Boreno Zen is a remarkable attar blended beautifully with Musk, Oud, Rose, Sandalwood and definitely Jasmine. While the Jasmine note is pronounced and is constant throughout, the musk really shines through. I find this to be masterfully blended and was very thankful to see it for sale again. I wish I could buy more than 1 bottle.

    Curious about the difference between Borneo Zen and Borneo Zazen, if anyone can share.
  7. britishmisk

    britishmisk Whats this Oud About?

    I have a sample of Zazen and have ordered Zen. I'll provide a comparison once I get it.
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  8. Rai Munir

    Rai Munir Musk Man

    Borneo Zen (the old one) and Borneo Zen Royale: I tried both, and both have pronounced jasmine. Borneo Zen (the old one) I liked in the beginning, but it proved itself to be replete with jasmine. Though over all scent profile was much refined than that of Borneo Zen Royale.

    Respected Yahaya did the best by macerating Musk in NZ.

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