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Incense and Bakhoor

Discussion in 'Incense Sticks and Bakhoor' started by Ouddict, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. Himanshu Sharma

    Himanshu Sharma Oud Fanatic

    West Malaysian Agarwood sticks from Ken's august release.
    Mildly sweet, incensy goodness. I find this stick is very simple, yet very layered. Simple because it's not a blend, just agarwood from malaysia. Complex, because the agarwood itself has spicy peppery clove like undertones.
    It's like malaysian agarwood on a heater at medium. Resinous, incensy with subjucated roasted spices.
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  2. Oudamberlove

    Oudamberlove Member

    Yes, agarwood can carry the profile of a stick without needing added aromatics, with some agarwoods much more than others. The stick I lit today, KZ’s latest Manaban is a good example of such a stick.
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  3. Taesik Yun

    Taesik Yun True Ouddict Staff Member

    Today I received cultivated kinam(don't ask me) incense from China. I bought it just out of curiosity. how good it can be?

    yes, it has a kinam-like scent profile. it gives off an airy, silky, cool sweet fragrance. (very sweet)
    however, it lacks something I can't put my finger on. 'extra kick'? 'chi'?

    $14.5 for 5gram at this quality? well, I can't deny it's pretty impressive.

    I haven't smelt enough kinam to tell much about the differences between real(wild) kinam and this cultivated kinam.
    my only kinam reference point is Yamadamatsu's Hojo series.
    to me, this one feels like about 20~30% close to what I imagine decent kinam would smell like.

    my concern is that I have no idea what they used to cultivate kinam trees. maybe there might be potential health issues
    here is the link if you'd like to try this incense https://tinyurl.com/y2yq3zxu

    Edit: burned a few more sticks. meh, I'm underwhelmed as I expected. :confused: it gives me a slight tingling itch feeling back of my throat. won't burn it again.
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2020
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  4. Dan

    Dan True Ouddict

    Dr Incense Sinking Brunei

    Doc's sinking ones are usually the standouts

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  5. Oudamberlove

    Oudamberlove Member

    KZ Merauke

    I’m sold on the Merauke profile :Inlove:
    More about the woods and smoothness,
    than sweet pretty stuff.
  6. punmaster

    punmaster Oud Fanatic

    One of my 1st few experiences with burning oudh was with oudimentary East Indonesian.


    In those early days I thought it was fake oudh because of how light and flaky it was . But now when I heat it, I know its meruake lol. They don't look like regular agarwood.
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  7. IntheRedwoods

    IntheRedwoods True Ouddict

    Floating Mountains...lifting me above the wildfires and stress. My package from ASO made it to me somehow today despite most roads being closed, so grateful for this relief.
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  8. Oudamberlove

    Oudamberlove Member

    Gyokushodo En No Sho

    Mild emission of kaiko and camphor with gentle kyara, then I lit Gyokushodo’s Kaze No Sho.....
    similar, with the addition of sweet resin, and a very noticeable agarwood:):):)
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  9. Taesik Yun

    Taesik Yun True Ouddict Staff Member

    Baieido Jinko Horyu Koh.
    I love its mild, rounded warmth. elegant, profound.
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  10. Taesik Yun

    Taesik Yun True Ouddict Staff Member

    Yamadamatsu Hyofu

    Watery cantaloupe, watermelon. smells like summer vacation!
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  11. Oudamberlove

    Oudamberlove Member

    Homemade stick,
    Vietnamese agarwood, charcoal, and a bit of gum.
    Some sweet fruit, a melon note, and oudiness,
    but if I blind smelled it, I would guess that
    some aromatics were added.
    That makes me rethink how I perceive other sticks.
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  12. Oudamberlove

    Oudamberlove Member

    Shunkohdo Kyara Seikan

    The woodiness carries this stick,
    must be some fine agarwood:Geek:
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  13. Brandon

    Brandon Oud Fan

    This one is so sweet snd mysterious.

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  14. Oudamberlove

    Oudamberlove Member

    Ken’s Brunei stick

    Up close I think...
    as good as any artisanal stick,
    but when I leave the room and return,
    and smell the thick oudiness in the air,
    then I’m impressed :Inlove:
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  15. Oudamberlove

    Oudamberlove Member

    Seijudo Shiragiku

    Reminds me a little of sweet non-barn hindi oud oil.
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  16. Dan

    Dan True Ouddict

    KZ Enko

    Nice spice blend

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  17. Oudamberlove

    Oudamberlove Member

    Shunkohdo Yoshino no haru
    Kunmeido Asuka

    Two similar sticks featuring the
    Reiryo Koh herb.
    The Asuka has a bitterness,
    and more agarwood:)

    Then I followed with
    Kunmeido’s Kyara Tenpyo
    ....which has some reiryo koh
    ....and for the first time,
    I’m perceiving it’s kyara notes.

    Doing side-by-side comparisons
    sometimes makes certain notes
    more noticeable....same with oud oils,
    but at the same time,
    some notes may affect each other.
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  18. IntheRedwoods

    IntheRedwoods True Ouddict

    Ken’s Heart of Lavender...very relaxing and calming.
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  19. DubOudh

    DubOudh Aster Oudh

    Reading your post has just reminded that I have a sample of this sent from ASO. I shall burn this tonight after work....
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  20. Taesik Yun

    Taesik Yun True Ouddict Staff Member

    Tibetan medical college - holy land grade 2
    brilliant blend... the more I burn, the more I get surprised by its extremely potent musky scent.
    very aggressive and rough. mind buzz stuff. :confused:
    maybe I should explore more of Tibetan incense.

    tip: only burn an inch or so. it's super potent.
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