Accord 38 (Jasmine Labdanum Oud) I bought this hoping it would be a slightly budget-friendlier alternative to Ensar Oud's Borneo Zen, another jasmine-musk-oud that I have helplessly fallen for. They couldn't possibly be more different. Whereas BZ has that piercingly honeysuckle-y jasmine dominating its first hour, JLO is a much deeper, waxier indolic jasmine. (Two, according to the notes: one sambac and one grandiflorum). The civet comes out after 20 minutes and good heavens it's strong ...it mixes with the oud (FeelOud's Old School Thai) and the musk to become truly dirty. Dirty in every meaning of the word. No sandal, unlike Borneo Zen. I love it, although I think this is probably better suited to its stated purpose as an accord in a larger fragrance rather than a standalone scent. If you have any fragrances or attars that are too goody-two-shoes, too one-dimensional, or just need a thwack of skanky animalic mojo, a drop of JLO ought to do the trick nicely. You know those 60's French movies where Alain Delon and Catherine Deneuve are fooling around? I bet their bedroom smelled like this. 110 Muska Maharajah A week after I received this I got a tiny vial of Siberian musk grains from @NinjaRobb . It was my first time trying raw musk, un-combined with anything else. Smelling it made me realize just how amazing Muska Maharajah is. It really is a sensational recreation of deer musk: sharp and pungent for the first hour, ashy and solemn for the second hour, and deeply oudy-powdery for the third. Between the Kashmiri musk, the Siberian musk, the ambergris, the civet, and the castoreum, this is about as potent a menagerie of animal scents as I can imagine. It's profound and sacred, and yet I have no doubt it could be the ultimate love potion if used strategically. The word "timeless" is thrown around a lot but Muska Maharajah really is: it feels centuries old. 134 Kusunda Musk Opens with a brilliant note of what my late Argentine mother called tilo, also known as linden or limeflower. It's not on the official list of notes so I suspect what I'm smelling is the white lotus, perhaps combined with the chamomile. It's sweet, powdery, appleish and light green. To be honest it isn't my favorite sort of scent but it's obviously very well done. An hour passes before the warm muskiness emerges and the fragrance really takes hold. This is my favorite section because the sweetness has softened enough to be a moderating force on the musks and ouds. Kusunda musk bows out after several hours with a farewell wisp of musk. I'd swap a decant of this if someone were interested, because I'm not sure I'd wear this enough to use up 2.5ml worth. It would make a lovely scent for ladies. 127 Santal de Chocolat So good. So. Good. Begins with a boozy fruity opening, like sniffing a bottle of Chambord. Before too long the sensational Mysore sandalwood starts wafting up and it is so beautiful! Not milky but slightly peppery, glazed with a cocoa and tonka bean frosting. My favorite part of the scent is after about an hour when the Siberian deer musk pops through and gives everything a little tang. Sillage is low: this is a very "close" fragrance. Surprisingly, the wear is not great either, considering it has two ouds, benzoin and vetiver among the base notes. I don't consider this a gourmand: it's a sandalwood scent first of all, with some gentle and not-too-sweet notes of cocoa, vanilla and musk. Seasonless, genderless, and perfect for any occasion. Abdullah is clearly a talented artisan and also a helpful and generous vendor. His attars can be found on eBay, here. He also sent a few samples which I may review later in the thread.