aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

stinkyriddle

Well-known member
Jan 6, 2020
Anymore has tried Emperor Hind? Curious to know if it is skanky or not, and if yes, is it "Dior Leather Oud" skanky, or much less than that.

It’s not skanky at all. It’s a beautiful leathery floral with some nice citrus up top. Quality Oud isn’t typically skanky. There’s musk but it’s so elegant it flows with everything really well. It’s a versatile and wearable fragrance with all natural ingredients. To my nose, if you want skanky pick up Hindi Tabac from Zakir. It’s a tobacco, ambergris, Oud combo in attar form and it’s brilliantly animalic.
 

stinkyriddle

Well-known member
Jan 6, 2020
by the way there is only one bottle left in their etsy store

They also sell through their main website for Dixit and Zak perfumes. AgarAssam is just the platform that Zak sells his attars and ouds through. Also Zikander on Instagram is a retailer for them as well. I think you can buy their perfumes through three different places.
 

Jcelello

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Basenotes Plus
Mar 26, 2019
by the way there is only one bottle left in their etsy store

They posted on instagram a couple of days ago that there are only a few bottles of Emperor Hind left. Also, they announced that the last few bottles of Rising Mysore are available through a couple of stores on their stocklist and they have discontinued Brindaban. I’m glad I grabbed these when I did.

They have announced new releases to come in early summer.
 

SydnorIII

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Jan 5, 2017
Just got my sample of Emperor Hind. I plan on wearing this at least a couple of times before sharing some real thoughts; However, on an initial spray it comes off as a great masculine oud and leather focused fragrance
 

stinkyriddle

Well-known member
Jan 6, 2020
Get ready for more competition in getting bottles when they release with all the publicity and people posting to Reddit.

What’s wrong with wishing success and fortune to artists you support? Why keep something a secret just because of scarcity? I say good for them and I wish every bit of massive success they deserve.
 

bl00drunzcold

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Apr 24, 2018
What’s wrong with wishing success and fortune to artists you support? Why keep something a secret just because of scarcity? I say good for them and I wish every bit of massive success they deserve.

Look at ALD and people snagging 10 bottles at a time to keep one and resell the others for 5x the original cost. It gets kinda lame.
 

stinkyriddle

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Jan 6, 2020
Look at ALD and people snagging 10 bottles at a time to keep one and resell the others for 5x the original cost. It gets kinda lame.

That to me is because of the scarcity marketing that everyone becomes a sucker for. Ensar doesn’t have this problem and neither does a lot of natural indie perfumers. It’s when the fragrance is being marketed as rare is what drives scalping and it’s only with Areej and slumberhouse do you see the most of this happening. Even Josh keeps telling everyone don’t worry there’s gonna be more. If you don’t fall for that kind of tactic there’s nothing but love when something sells out. There’s so many perfumes I want to try that being bummed about one selling out is the least of my worries.
 

bl00drunzcold

Well-known member
Apr 24, 2018
That to me is because of the scarcity marketing that everyone becomes a sucker for. Ensar doesn’t have this problem and neither does a lot of natural indie perfumers. It’s when the fragrance is being marketed as rare is what drives scalping and it’s only with Areej and slumberhouse do you see the most of this happening. Even Josh keeps telling everyone don’t worry there’s gonna be more. If you don’t fall for that kind of tactic there’s nothing but love when something sells out. There’s so many perfumes I want to try that being bummed about one selling out is the least of my worries.

Well if they only make a handful of bottles like you claim, posting all over different forums is only going to make it that much harder to get and you'll have those few that'll grab multiples to capitalize on the short supply.
 

stinkyriddle

Well-known member
Jan 6, 2020
Well if they only make a handful of bottles like you claim, posting all over different forums is only going to make it that much harder to get and you'll have those few that'll grab multiples to capitalize on the short supply.

There’s always more perfume in the world to consume. I don’t get fomo because these perfumers like ALD, Bortnikoff, Josh Lobb, Zak and Dixit are only going to get better and they’re going to put out hundreds more over the course of my life. I’m not too worried if I can’t get my hands on every single release.
 

911LambMelb

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Basenotes Plus
Jan 3, 2019
Rising Mysore- as described by others, barbershop with a twist. Very nicely done. Nice bottle size, so I can be generous with the application. Longevity isn't great, about 4-5 hours.

Will describe the others as I sample them.

Enjoying this house!
 

Jcelello

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Mar 26, 2019
I put on four sprays of Emperor Hind tonight to give it a first proper wearing. This is a very special perfume. I am an admitted novice when it comes to eastern perfumery. I have very limited experience with attars and true eastern perfumery. That said, I will say that this rivals anything I have tried by ALD, Bortnikoff, Ensar Oud, and the like. My favorite in this style is probably Sultan Leather Attar. This rivals that in richness and complex progression. What makes this stand out to me is a great salty, seashore vibe from I assume a lot of high-quality ambergris. Truly unique olfactory experience. Bravo D&Z.

I have been wearing Rising Mysore like it is going out of style lately, but I will only be pulling this one out for those occasions when I know I will have the time and solitude to properly enjoy it.
 

Cwliias

Well-known member
May 3, 2018
I just missed out on Emperor Hind. Did they mention if they will be restocking it or not?

I inquired on their facebook, and they replied when its fine it's gone for ever. Super happy I got a bottle...... that's stuck in customs for the last 10 days in San Fran lol. :cry:
 

Proust_Madeleine

Well-known member
Apr 5, 2019
I put on four sprays of Emperor Hind tonight to give it a first proper wearing. This is a very special perfume. I am an admitted novice when it comes to eastern perfumery. I have very limited experience with attars and true eastern perfumery. That said, I will say that this rivals anything I have tried by ALD, Bortnikoff, Ensar Oud, and the like. My favorite in this style is probably Sultan Leather Attar. This rivals that in richness and complex progression. What makes this stand out to me is a great salty, seashore vibe from I assume a lot of high-quality ambergris. Truly unique olfactory experience. Bravo D&Z.

I have been wearing Rising Mysore like it is going out of style lately, but I will only be pulling this one out for those occasions when I know I will have the time and solitude to properly enjoy it.

This sounds incredible! Lots of people are surely sad they missed out(me included but I am pretty broke).
 

stinkyriddle

Well-known member
Jan 6, 2020
I picked up Ataj Noir and it came in the mail today. It opens with a slightly floral, dried fruit filled resin on a bed of creamy benzoin and vanilla. The benzoin is a tad medicinal and creates this insanely lucid incense opening with a short but powerful blast of Smokey frankincense. The whole attar is backed by an animalic Hindi Oud which comprises the heart before settling onto a resinous Mysore sandalwood/vanilla dry down.

If you ever smelled Kings Aroma from Shoyeido’s premium incense line, this is basically it in attar format. The whole fragrance is like bottled up resinous smoke in a temple that’s been burning Oud for hundreds of years.

Every offering so far has been a total win in my eyes. Get on this house while you still can. Rising Mysore is still available through Zikander from what I saw the other day.
 

SOB111

Well-known member
Feb 9, 2019
I picked up Ataj Noir and it came in the mail today. It opens with a slightly floral, dried fruit filled resin on a bed of creamy benzoin and vanilla. The benzoin is a tad medicinal and creates this insanely lucid incense opening with a short but powerful blast of Smokey frankincense. The whole attar is backed by an animalic Hindi Oud which comprises the heart before settling onto a resinous Mysore sandalwood/vanilla dry down.

If you ever smelled Kings Aroma from Shoyeido’s premium incense line, this is basically it in attar format. The whole fragrance is like bottled up resinous smoke in a temple that’s been burning Oud for hundreds of years.

Every offering so far has been a total win in my eyes. Get on this house while you still can. Rising Mysore is still available through Zikander from what I saw the other day.


Have been waiting for some reviews on Taj Noir... absolutely love the offerings from this house. Just placed my order
 

stinkyriddle

Well-known member
Jan 6, 2020
Anyone tried Rising Mysore here? Care to share your thoughts on it?

Rising Mysore is a fresh, spicy all natural vintage barbershop fragrance backed by spicy but creamy Mysore Sandalwood. It’s very much a classic Fougere but with the Hindi spices and lime in the opening, it takes it in a fresh and exciting direction. It’s almost a daily driver for me at this point. The longevity is average but for it being an natural fragrance I wouldn’t expect it to be a beast. The spices are rather prominent through most of the drydown but after about 4-5 hours it settles into a soft, buttery sandalwood skin scent.

On clothing it’ll last 12 hours or so but it turns into a skin scent around the 5 hour mark for me. It’s versatile and an easy wear. The Vetiver is amazing and I’d say this is one of my top 5 fragrances.
 

j.zheyii

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Nov 13, 2014
Rising Mysore is a fresh, spicy all natural vintage barbershop fragrance backed by spicy but creamy Mysore Sandalwood. It’s very much a classic Fougere but with the Hindi spices and lime in the opening, it takes it in a fresh and exciting direction. It’s almost a daily driver for me at this point. The longevity is average but for it being an natural fragrance I wouldn’t expect it to be a beast. The spices are rather prominent through most of the drydown but after about 4-5 hours it settles into a soft, buttery sandalwood skin scent.

On clothing it’ll last 12 hours or so but it turns into a skin scent around the 5 hour mark for me. It’s versatile and an easy wear. The Vetiver is amazing and I’d say this is one of my top 5 fragrances.

Sounds amazing. Thanks for your input, will consider getting one soon.
 

stinkyriddle

Well-known member
Jan 6, 2020
You better get it while you can. It's already sold out in many places and once it's gone you're going to have a hard time finding it.

Zikander looks like he has a bottle or two left on his website which kind of surprised me when I was browsing through it the other day. They even have the discontinued Brindaban as well.
 

911LambMelb

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Basenotes Plus
Jan 3, 2019
Having now spent time with all the offerings from this house, I'd say that Rising Mysore is probably my favourite. In the sense that it is unique and innovative.

The others are all nice as well, but as I've spent time with many attars, particularly AA attars, I am used to their DNA and style.
 

j.zheyii

Well-known member
Nov 13, 2014
Having now spent time with all the offerings from this house, I'd say that Rising Mysore is probably my favourite. In the sense that it is unique and innovative.

The others are all nice as well, but as I've spent time with many attars, particularly AA attars, I am used to their DNA and style.

Have you tried Charbagh as well?
 

j.zheyii

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Nov 13, 2014
Yep. I was able to get a bottle in a trade.
It's very nice, one of the best rose/oud scents. It has some similarities in the early stages with Bortnikoff Zemfira if you've smelt that.

Dang I'm jealous of you now. Charbagh has been on my to try list for a while now. Yes I've tried Zemfira, and the rose in it is amazing. What do you think of the oud in Charbagh though? Is it dirty, animalic, or more on the softer side?
 

911LambMelb

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Jan 3, 2019
Dang I'm jealous of you now. Charbagh has been on my to try list for a while now. Yes I've tried Zemfira, and the rose in it is amazing. What do you think of the oud in Charbagh though? Is it dirty, animalic, or more on the softer side?

Starts off on the more pungent side (Hindi oud) but then softens into the drydown. It isn't super strong or repulsive, probably smack bang in the middle of the oud spectrum.
 

j.zheyii

Well-known member
Nov 13, 2014
Starts off on the more pungent side (Hindi oud) but then softens into the drydown. It isn't super strong or repulsive, probably smack bang in the middle of the oud spectrum.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts, that sounds really interesting. You've piqued my interest in trying it. Now the problem is how do I find one...
 

stinkyriddle

Well-known member
Jan 6, 2020
Thanks for sharing your thoughts, that sounds really interesting. You've piqued my interest in trying it. Now the problem is how do I find one...

I really feel like Rising Mysore is their best offering so far. CharBaugh wasn’t an actual release but it’s very similar to some of Zak’s attars. I’d highly recommend Hindi Tabac or Attar Silsila.

Here’s a bottle of rising Mysore If anyone was wanting to buy it. https://www.naazperfumes.com/product/rising-mysore-edp-100ml-perfume-spray-by-dixit-zak
 

Mak-7

Well-known member
Sep 19, 2019
Yep. I was able to get a bottle in a trade.
It's very nice, one of the best rose/oud scents. It has some similarities in the early stages with Bortnikoff Zemfira if you've smelt that.

Comparison to Malik al Taif by chance? Which one you find is better?
 

911LambMelb

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Basenotes Plus
Jan 3, 2019
Comparison to Malik al Taif by chance? Which one you find is better?

The rose is completely different. If I had to pick one I'd pick Charbagh as it's more unique, I have a lot of taif rose compositions. But they're equal in terms of quality just depends on personal preference.
 

Castingshadows

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Apr 14, 2020
Anyone tried Oud Meitei?

Yep! It’s a really nice oil. It has notes of hay, leather, spices and is deeply resinous. It was slightly fecal when I first wore it but my nose has warmed up to the “barnyard” nuances that aren’t really barnyard at all. I would recommend sampling it first.
 

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