Last week I met up with some friends for a post-Ramadan/Eid meal. One of our number, Kamran from Peterborough, is a real connoisseur when it comes to scents he seems to have a nose for these sort of things, he usually has some interesting scent that he carries around. As much as I like oud, I have always been on the look out (or should that be “sniff out”?) for something else to get my nasal passages excited and to take a break from oud (you can have too much of a good thing).
Kamran normally buys from two sellers, one is Uns Fine Crafts (who don’t have much of a selection at the moment) and the other is UK based Silk Road’s End (whose website is currently being rebuilt). Both sellers I know personally, some of the Shayukh also obtain their scents from these two sellers and are regarded as having some of the finest stock of oud, rose, musk and other well known fragrances in both hard form and oil form. I have personally had some really excellent oud from both sellers, exquisite Turkish rose from Uns, Amber 15K, Oud Sufi Special from Silk Road’s End. Continue reading Gazelle Musk from Silk Road’s End