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Oud Of The Year Nominations Open!

Discussion in 'Oud of the Year 2019' started by Ouddict, Dec 12, 2019.

  1. Ouddict

    Ouddict Forum Co-Founder & Tech Support

  2. Ouddict

    Ouddict Forum Co-Founder & Tech Support


    Ouddict members will have the chance to shortlist Oud oils from Ouddict Resident Artisans only that have been on sale at any time in 2019. The format is as follows:

    1. There will be two categories. Wild and Organic. An Oud of the Year will be voted separately for each category in parallel.

    2. The search for the Oud of the Year starts with a nomination by members, a 1st Round poll and Final Round poll. Nominations start on the 12th December and remain open until the 19th December.

    3. A member may only vote if they have bought the Oud or sampled it. We will be making checks to enforce this.

    4. A maximum of up to 5 Ouds for each category can be nominated for inclusion by members for inclusion in the first round poll. You do not have to nominate 5 Oud oils per category, but you cannot nominate more than 5 per category. This is to keep the exercise manageable and prevent “spamming”.

    5. The 1st Round Poll will be created from the nominated list of Ouds and members can vote on the 1st Round from the 19th to the 25th December.

    6. A Final Round will be created from the 1st Round results and a vote held from the 25th December to the 1st January.

    7. The Oud of the Year will be announced on 2nd January, 2020.

    8. Any member who does not follow these rules will be barred from any further involvement in the Oud of the Year 2019 vote. No exceptions. No excuses.

    Note for Vendors and Vendor Associates
    1. You can take part in the Oud of the Year
    2. You cannot nominate your own products.
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  3. Mr.P

    Mr.P Evoloudtionary Bioudlogist

    Can we start nominating now? I nominate super hoi an from imperial oud. I don’t recall if it’s a wild or cultivated oil though...
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  4. MrEleven1181

    MrEleven1181 Oud Fan

    I nominate Alsukar P2 from habzoud. I also am not sure if its wild or organic
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  5. Mario P.

    Mario P. Oud Fan

    • wild - Nha Trang Ultima by IO
    - FHI by IO
    - Zamarad by Habzoud
    • cultivated - Assam Leather by IO
    - Trad by Al hashimi

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    Last edited: Dec 12, 2019
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  6. Habz786

    Habz786 Resident Artisan & Forum Co-Founder

    Wild oil bud. On that note i vote for LMK grynops 0 for wild and Al Hashimi Trad for organic
  7. Ouddict

    Ouddict Forum Co-Founder & Tech Support

    Hmmmm I've had a torrid year tbh. Haven't been around or involved a much as I should have been with Oud. But I do recall some amazing Ouds from the OudFest 2019 and some I have come across from OudBase so here goes...

    OudBase - Khao Yai Signature 2004
    - wow, wow ,wow... this oil takes you back to prehistoric times when pristine wood was available and magnificent oils could be created. Literally a living legend and my comments about Imperial Oud's Nha Trang Ultima apply to this oil too. Simply a breath-taking accomplishment by a new vendor who has been around oud for a long time.

    Rising Phoenix Perfumery - Bija - Hainan 1999 - no introduction needed. JK has his hand in many unique and wonderful aromatics from the East and will no doubt continue to pull rabbits out of his hat. This oud is a wonderful throwback to the golden era of oud circa 1980-2010.

    Imperial Oud - Nha Trang Ultima. Now this is a family friendly forum so I can't use expletives, but WHAT A BANGING OIL. Imperial Oud continue to show why they are one of the pre-eminent vendors on the market with this stupendous oil that harks back to 2007 when I first encountered amazing artisanal oils that are now considered legendary. Well Imperial Oud have performed a minor miracle here and brought that calibre of oil back from"extinction".

    HabzOud - Rainbow - not sure about the name, but stupidly amazing scent. I did not expect the wonderful aroma that emanated from the bottle that Habib showed me a few days ago when I visited the HabzOud HQ. A delightful masterpiece of an oil at a ridiculously low price -a genuine gift to customers.

    La Maison Khenata - Grynops - amazing oil from a fabulous vendor from France. Farid is vastly underrated and has expert level knowledge of all things oud, but the best thing is that he is willing to share his knowledge and very approachable. Initially a member on Ouddict and now a vendor, hes a credit to this community and with oils like this, may he continue for a long time.

    OudBase - Zenensis
    - at the price, I don't think you can get better. Over 3x cheaper than one sold by a rival vendor, but the same oil. OudBase have really put their marker down in releasing this oil. Simply amazing, smooth and sophisticated.
  8. Ouddict

    Ouddict Forum Co-Founder & Tech Support

    Keep your nominations coming in guys... I do recall last year, some people approached me AFTER the vote finished and complained that they had not been aware of it. Its is probably because they normally just go onto their favourite thread and the leave thereafter. I will send a circular email around to notify everyone.
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  9. Kabir Attars

    Kabir Attars OudSufi

    Al Hashimi Trad for organic.

    RBO: 60 day soaked Bandarban Oud
    and non soaked Bangladesh Bandarban Oud for wild.
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2019
  10. EJayB

    EJayB True Ouddict

    Ceylon Royale 2 IO
    Super Hoi Ann from IO
    Nasir from Habzoud
    Ibn Zamrak from Al Hashimi
    I could name many more but they do not vend on this site and sadly are not eligible
  11. EJayB

    EJayB True Ouddict

    I also nominate Oudimentary Super Thai
    My favorite organic oil of the year
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  12. Andrew Salkin

    Andrew Salkin it's aboud time!


    Wild: Fahad (Habzoud), Yunnan (ASO)
    Organic: Nasir (Habzoud), Zenesis (Oudbase)
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  13. Ouddict

    Ouddict Forum Co-Founder & Tech Support

    Excellent choice. Oudimentary may not be a forum based vendor, but their products, philosophy and ethics are an example of what we strive for on Ouddict so your nomination is welcome.
  14. wild: rpp: bija
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  15. +
    aso: jannah
    lmk: gyrinops 0
    habz: dhahab
    aa: royal jerai
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  16. Karm

    Karm Just Arrived

  17. Wakaas

    Wakaas Amante de Malinau

    Habzoud Muhib
    Habzoud Dhahab
    Imperial Oud Nha Trang Ultima
    Imperial Oud Hainan Ultima
    Imperial Oud Tarakan Vintage
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2019
  18. Ouddict

    Ouddict Forum Co-Founder & Tech Support

    Some great choices there... keep them coming!
  19. F4R1d0uX

    F4R1d0uX Resident Artisan

    Wild : Habzoud Qamar
    ASO Jannah
    AH Adnan
    IO FHI
    RRP Biji

    Plantation : ASO Fajr without a doubt
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  20. Ouddict

    Ouddict Forum Co-Founder & Tech Support

    Looks like the timetable has gone sort of awry . :Roflmao::Roflmao::Roflmao:
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