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Burn of the Day

Taesik Yun

True Ouddict
Staff member
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Bardaban oud and Mysore sandalwood. Yum yum
 
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My AH Brunei just arrived:)
Beautiful resin loaded pieces,
that deserved to be put in a glass jar right away.
Jay was right....what a beautiful smell.
Just a little resemblance to KZ’s Brunei Heartwood,
so overall...not alike.
With Brunei Ghattas,
I get this very refreshing spring garden fully loaded with flowers and white fruit flesh.......
while I’m sitting at my wife’s vanity
with all the pretty perfumes.
Then there’s the oudiness and resins.
I’d swear I got a Rose Damascena note,
along with some Freesias, and even some florals akin to Malaysian agarwood.
A real unique treat to be treasured!!

Then at this same day, my 300 grams of Papua arrived. The region is Fak Fak and it’s known as Soursop Agarwood by the locals. Rightfully so, because it did smell as Soursop a bit,
it starts fruity floral, which then becomes heady, and then oudy with a touch medicinal......and as it gets cooked some more, a bit of a tar note. This wood will fumigate an entire house! not oil rich, nor sinkers, but has resin streaks througout. Not as valueable a profile as the main stream agarwoods, but not too shabby either. Take a gander...
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Kungyokudo Kayo Vietnamese tiny cuts

Old and dry in appearance,
but delivers a nice aura of scent.

I usually go gagao_O for the sweet type of Vietnamese
agarwood, but some not so sweet can be just as satisfying, the Kayo is slightly sweet, a little bitter,
and quite oudy.
 

Taesik Yun

True Ouddict
Staff member
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Burning a good chunk of Mysore sandal.
Sandal on charcoal gives off a smokey woody fragrance so it is not elegant as heating on a gently warmed subitism burner. but charcoal is THE way to go if you want to perfume a whole room or fumigate your cloth.
I love burning sandalwood on charcoal when sandalwood oil is not enough to fill my hunger
 

Mr.P

Evoloudtionary Bioudlogist
Hey oud heads. What does the shape of the wood chips in the post two above this one tell you about its origins? I have some very similar looking wood. Are those drill holes, and a sign of plantation wood?
 

EJayB

True Ouddict
Hey oud heads. What does the shape of the wood chips in the post two above this one tell you about its origins? I have some very similar looking wood. Are those drill holes, and a sign of plantation wood?[/Q
 

Andrew Salkin

it's aboud time!
Staff member
Absolutely not plantation wood!
Brunei ghattas From Al Hashimi
Full of resin and solid as a rock

Holes might be from insects or just pockets from resin crystalizing?

Not sure if shape says too much about the origin location - although I have heard that some wood experts can lock in on good guesses based on larger pieces and the grain and resin formation of the wood. Think certain wood growth visually can be indicator of a sub species which then could be used to have an educated guess on it's origin?
 

Taesik Yun

True Ouddict
Staff member
From my understanding, holes in the middle of the chip are made from examining that the piece is fully resinated or not.
 
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