- Jul 4, 2014
RM preorder live on LS! Glad I didn’t miss it
Currently Wearing: Mongolian Mriga by Prin
Luckyscent! Sorry for my laziness lolForgive my ignorance, but what/where is "LS"?
Been hiding in my music cave working on some projects…slathering up with ouds and musks haha. Still here but in a bit of a hibernation right now. I’ll have quite a bit of catching up to do lol.From what they said on social, I’m lead to believe it’s the original formula in extrait concentration, which was also a huge pull for me. Love the OG, which I was able to sample due to the kindness of @Dothraki , btw, where ya been Dothraki?
That’s very interesting. I haven’t smelled the new one at all but my Og Rising Mysore doesn’t have a ton of florals or dried fruits. Just lots of spices, basil, and citruses. This actually sounds a lot more complex and even better at least for my tastes. I might try and trade off the last 30-40ml’s of my OG and score some of this.Recieved RME this afternoon. Opens with a blast of mixed fruits and flower bouquet. Prominent identifiable notes were ruh genda (marigold) and ruh chameli (jasmine), with a squeeze of orange/lime. Just a few minutes in, and the citrus becomes prominent with the tulsi (holy basil) peeking through ever-so-often. The top notes are very enjoyable for 20-30 minutes, which leads to a creamy spice mix - bay leaf, clove, cinnamon, and a black pepper tingle are very distinguishable to my nose. The ruh genda and orange/lime keeps the transition binded between the top and middle notes - very pleasant transformation IMO. This phase sticks around for a couple hours, before slowly shifting to a cozy patchouli-resin based base. The movement from top to middle to base was extremely satisfying. The DNA of RME has an ethereal airy feel, so don't expect stellar performance (unfortunately); in 4-5 hours, this becomes a skin scent and projection suffers considerably even though it's marketed as an extract. I had missed the opportunity on the original RM cologne, so would love to hear from folks who have tried both the cologne and the extract versions. I believe this house will be releasing the same original RM cologne version by the end of the year, which could double as a great after-shave IMO, especially if they continue on the same ruh genda / orange / sweet spice mix.
suuuper quiet on me. a miss, hope to get some back with a sale. :/Just got my RM extrait yesterday, I’ve only tried 2 and 3 so can’t compare it to the original but I’m liking it so far. Way more complex than either of the ones I’ve tried. More emphasis on sandal than 2 and a much deeper, rounder floral component than in 3.
Very quiet projection after about an hour but I’m getting a fairly strong musk on my wrist after 12 hours and a shower.
It is definitely a soft one. I’m still enjoying it but after another wear I’m slightly less enthusiastic.suuuper quiet on me. a miss, hope to get some back with a sale. :/
I remeber you mentioned that you purchased that small release of "The last Regal" and was curious if you got it yet and if you are ready to review.Call me nuts, but I'm not sure what you're asking me!
I don't have that one yet, if I remember right, it's not going to ship for a week or two.
I haven't had a chance to do a proper wear. I did like all 3 samples though as well as emperors Court.You didnt like Emperor hind?
I really love the original brindaban, emperor hind and the original risingmysore. Did I recall someone mentioning that these are not 100% all natural offerings? O_O
Interesting, thanks. What would be your #1 in this style of perfumes? What is the refined smoky leathery musk of your choice?emperor Hind opens nicely with florals and citrus but drys down (too) quickly to a smoky musky leather or smoky leathery musk which is a bit coarse and uninteresting if you have experienced a lot of these notes previously. The drydown reminds me of some of my experiments with macerated musk grains and hindi type ouds and a few other naturals including labdanum. Overall nice but not exceptional in my opinion.
Good question, I am not sure I have found one that wows me yet maybe with the exception of Onthamara, Oud Zhen is also great but doesn't have musk. The problem for me is that while I love musk, leather and hindi oud I am not a big fan of smokiness. Interesting that you mention Ajmal Saffron as I would love to try Cuir from the purely Orient collection but it seems to be a unicorn.Interesting, thanks. What would be your #1 in this style of perfumes? What is the refined smoky leathery musk of your choice?
Btw, a little off topic, but how do you like Saffron by Ajmals Purely orient?
That’s really unfortunate. Have you messaged the Dixit&Zak, Ahom_Oud, and Ahomworld Instagram accounts?Received The Last Regal about two weeks back. And a little disappointed, as about 1/8 of the juice leaked in the box. The package and bottle were packed extremely well, with lots of attention to detail, but as soon as I removed the bottle from the case, my fingers had a layer of slick oil. After removing the cap, the plastic insert remained on top of the sprayer. Seems like the leakage caused the cap to dislodge from the plastic insert. I was able to remove the plastic insert, and my fingers were covered with the oils, which smelled GREAT, by the way! Sharing some pictures, as this caused my heart to drop after seeing a good $150-$200 worth of juice leaked in the case. Love the perfume though - reminds me of the original Charbagh, but much much deeper and resinous.
Been trying to get in touch with Zak or Dixit, but no response since. I have tried their email from which their orders are generated, their chat function, online form, and Zak's personal email (when he used to operate his Agarwood Assam business). No response from any venue for 2 weeks now, which makes me believe either all contacts have been disabled/non-functional, or they choose to not even acknowledge any messages from me. Looking for them to at the very least acknowledge the situation, and maybe put some checks and balances in place to (re)enforce the sprayer and the bottle.
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Received The Last Regal about two weeks back. And a little disappointed, as about 1/8 of the juice leaked in the box. The package and bottle were packed extremely well, with lots of attention to detail, but as soon as I removed the bottle from the case, my fingers had a layer of slick oil. After removing the cap, the plastic insert remained on top of the sprayer. Seems like the leakage caused the cap to dislodge from the plastic insert. I was able to remove the plastic insert, and my fingers were covered with the oils, which smelled GREAT, by the way! Sharing some pictures, as this caused my heart to drop after seeing a good $150-$200 worth of juice leaked in the case. Love the perfume though - reminds me of the original Charbagh, but much much deeper and resinous.
Dixit and Zak is far from being on the same level as those houses you mentioned though. They rarely release more than 80 bottles at a time and even then most releases haven’t sold out. I think the last few releases had less than 60 bottles. I could see the issue being that they would need a massive order for higher quality bottles which often come with 5,000 bottle minimums but most companies want a 10,000 bottle minimum for the good stuff.This I think is the biggest problem with D&Z. I have had a similar, but not nearly as bad issue with a couple of bottles from them. On a few the metal neck thing that goes over the sprayer keeps sliding off and I cannot store the bottles horizontally or they will slowly ooze oil. Even an hour horizontal is enough.
I assume they are also therefore prone to evaporation, so I wrap the sprayers on all of my D&Z bottles unless I have them in active rotation.
I have never tried to contact them about it though. I figure by now they are well aware and just do not care. I wish I could put them in contact with Russian Adam or something.
I do find it a bit odd that they are the only perfume house I have come across that has these issues. Even really small operations like Josh Lobb/Slumber House, Andy Tauer, Liz Moores/Papillon where I know it is literally the perfumer putting the bottles together I have never seen these issues. It is a bit curious that D&Z have gotten to the level without addressing it. Particularly because they actually do a good job in terms of presentation. The boxes and what not always feel well done. You would think by now they would have addressed the sprayer issue.
I think the reason why they have not is the fault of all of us 😅😂 because even as I write all of this and knowing it is a current problem I still fully intend to continue to buy their perfumes and even now am evaluating samples for very likely purchases.
But maybe today I will finally send them an email. I do not expect or need a response, but maybe if I add my voice to the pile eventually they will get over their inertia and use better sprayers.
Luckyscent is not really big on sales or coupons. They have had a few in the last year, which seemed more than normal.Speaking of LS, do they occasionally run sales or X% off coupons? My recollection is that they do, once in a while, and if so do you have to be on a mailing list or something?
Have you personally used and sampled those bottles and sprayers? I’ve purchased what I thought was quality and all the shit suffered from leaking. Very hit or miss. It was a bummer.They can purchase bottles via smaller quantity. I have been checking fe places and chine, malaysia and india have quality supliers where bottle costs between 1-3 dollars and they dont require even a 1k minimum spend, furthermore - that cost is transfered to consumer anyways, so bottles are not issue.
Sprayers are the issue, and they can order quality sprayers that will cost them $1 even after shipping cost from europe, and they will be same crimpless as RA uses.
I didnt have leak, so i take it as one off, and Olympe just didnt have luck
I understand. Since this release is about incense, what is your benchmark incense perfume?Not me. I have given up on them after they did Luckyscent exclusive, which LS heavily discounted a couple of months post release. I am done with D&Z
The pyramid Sounds promising, but somehow I felt Out of love with their DNA.Tibetan Encens is up for preorder.
Indifference towards the D&Z releases has been growing in me quite a bit, so most i will be getting from them is a decant. But anyone is hyped about this new one?
FM Dawn(Al Fajr) for a cold Churchy Frankincense. Probably my favorite overall. For an oriental take, Sultans' Pasha Ame Sombre(apparently inspired by Tribute).I understand. Since this release is about incense, what is your benchmark incense perfume?
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