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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

    Started with 3 stick of Dr. Incense Processed Merauke. The whole room has been fumigated.
    Yes, it's that kind of day.
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  2. Oudamberlove

    Oudamberlove Member

    3 whole sticks:eek:
    Where are you at,
    I’ll be right over:D:D:D
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  3. Himanshu Sharma

    Himanshu Sharma Oud Fanatic

    I bet whole Boston can get these Merauke whiffs today. You are welcome too, dear sir.
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  4. Oudamberlove

    Oudamberlove Member

    Lit Rasoul’s Sri Lanka Filipino blend.

    A wise decision to pair these two regions,
    the herbs and spice complement
    the sweet oceanic resin.
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  5. Himanshu Sharma

    Himanshu Sharma Oud Fanatic

    Good old Devadaru today. Timber of the celestials.
    Inspired by this, I want to blend a small quantity of Sandal, Papuan Oil, Frankincense and Himalayan Cedar. Not sure about the ratio though.
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  6. Oudamberlove

    Oudamberlove Member

    KZ’s Tarakan

    Compared to Dr. Incense Tarakan
    this stick has a sweeter fruity floral resiny smell.

    Plus, it reminds me of Sabah and Sri Lanka.
  7. Himanshu Sharma

    Himanshu Sharma Oud Fanatic

    Does KZ still offer his incenses ?
  8. Oudamberlove

    Oudamberlove Member

    He hasn’t in many months, but his site 2088tea.com
    suggests changes coming soon.......
    that translates to a year or two:Roflmao::Roflmao:
  9. Himanshu Sharma

    Himanshu Sharma Oud Fanatic

    I know. The site has been like that for quite some time now:Laugh:
    He has been quite active on Social Media lately despite his reclusive nature, I thought there's some 'private' kind of sale is happening, that I don't know of.
  10. Oudamberlove

    Oudamberlove Member

    Are you on his mailing list, you should.....
    I am on it, but no mailing for months now.
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  11. Dan

    Dan True Ouddict

    Last I heard is that he is on a sabbatical .. was supposed to make a comeback but due to covid he delayed that...

    He feels he needs positivity around to make his incense ... so the sabbatical continues

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  12. Hosayn

    Hosayn True Ouddict

    For some reason i feel the same. Lately i have seen certain someone few weeks ago posting on IG that they received some Kz’s stuff. But i could be wrong too

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  13. Oudamberlove

    Oudamberlove Member

    I can dig it:thumbsup:
    Passion is sweeter with inspiration.

    Like in my case, if I don’t have the passion, I won’t make sticks, well.....I’m full of passion for it,
    but I also need TIME:D, and as brother Jawed
    mentioned that the passion and love can be felt in his sticks....it’s no lie, contemplate it or try making some and you’ll see:Whistling:
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  14. Oudamberlove

    Oudamberlove Member

    KZ’s Merauke

    This stick got me stuck on Merauke
    Undecorated oudiness.
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  15. Himanshu Sharma

    Himanshu Sharma Oud Fanatic

    @Oudamberlove @Dan All your KZ incense possessions make me envious every time y'all post.
    But, as they say, "Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet". I am happy waiting for a passionately made stuff.

    Btw, incense of the day is Ken's Mysore Monkoh. Beautiful stick.
  16. Oudamberlove

    Oudamberlove Member

    Get on KZ’s and Ken’s mailing list, and every last Saturday of the month watch for Dr. Incense’s releases, plus I heard Rising Phoenix has good stuff, and check with Al Shareef Oudh also.
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  17. Dan

    Dan True Ouddict

    You don't have to be sad bro ...

    I think Ken is doing a great job since KZ has taken a sabbatical.

    Dr Incense is also a monthly release as rightly pointed out by Curt.

    ASO - I find myself priced out of their release. Though I have their 5 rivers and its a good Assam Stick.

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  18. Andrew Salkin

    Andrew Salkin it's aboud time! Staff Member

    The thing with ASO sticks is that they are generally thicker and burn a bit longer. I also tend to think they are more "homemade". Ken's sticks are fabulous but wish he went back to offering 5g tubes again....

    Dr incense sticks I also really like - bare in mind that with all of these guys, if you are looking for purely Agarwood sticks and minimal blends, I think you are getting more bang for your buck that with the Japanese majors. You aren't paying for the same level of overhead with smaller vendors so I'd like to think you are getting a better deal - both better materials, more transparency, and lower cost.

    Having done some exploring I've seen a few Chinese vendors specialiZing in hq sticks and bulk production to sell b2b as whitelabeled product. I don't think sticks are that expensive to make - no one is grinding up amazing wood you'd otherwise throw on your subitism and making sticks - with the exception of rasoul here lol who is a madman! (In a good way). A financial decision has to be in place whereby they realize they can make more money grinding up a certain wood to make sticks than they could by selling it as wood alone.
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  19. Himanshu Sharma

    Himanshu Sharma Oud Fanatic

    Thanks for the all the suggestions guys.
    I do have stuff from Dr. Incense, Ken and RPP. As far as KZ is concerned, I guess it's the FOMO, that's bothering me.
    Btw, the articles on his website are very knowledgeable, I am loving those.
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  20. Oudamberlove

    Oudamberlove Member

    It was a frustration from the lack of KZ agarwood sticks that made me start to make my own. I figured I got a bunch of agarwood, so I should make sticks from them.

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