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Incense and Bakhoor

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

  1. IntheRedwoods

    IntheRedwoods True Ouddict

    Tonight I’m experiencing my favorite stick to date....Floating Mountains by ASO. I mention this stick from time to time, but truly mind bending. I’m still a beginner, but I’ve heated some kinam/Kyara wood and lit a couple high end sticks...this one is the real deal.

    Earlier I lit one of JK’s Pear/Mysore/Agarwood sticks that is also on of my favorites.
     
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  2. IntheRedwoods

    IntheRedwoods True Ouddict

    I recently received a Mysore sandalwood incense holder from Ken. I was planning to use it soon, but the wood emits the most amazing radiant aroma I just leave it out to enjoy. B7C9F5E7-1866-4FED-A942-3E7508A8E87A.jpeg
     
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  3. Oudamberlove

    Oudamberlove Member

    I was able to try Floating Mountains today, it certainly is more than a kinam stick, with different agarwoods being used, it has a real “blend” vibe.
    You’ll never smell anything like it elsewhere, Tibetan style, multiregion agarwood, plus an ASO touch that makes it smell like more, than the sum of it’s parts.
     
  4. Oudamberlove

    Oudamberlove Member

    Kyukyodo Haru no Yama

    Although it contains a spice that you might find in a savory stew, with an open mind, you can appreciate the overall blend.
     
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  5. Taesik Yun

    Taesik Yun True Ouddict Staff Member

    Yamadamatsu Kagetsu(Bright moon)
    light sandalwood themed blend. quite lovely!
     
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  6. Dan

    Dan True Ouddict

    KZ Heartwood Malinau

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  7. Oudamberlove

    Oudamberlove Member

    Shunkohdo Ranjatai
    Bitter and agarwoody
    just how I like it:Inlove:,
    and what little aromatics
    that are in the recipe
    support the composotion,
    not overpowering it.
    Top 10 stuff for my taste.
     
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  8. Oudamberlove

    Oudamberlove Member

    Kunmeido Kyara Tenpyo

    I’m loving it’s thick lustrous aroma,
    agarwoody to say the least.

    This is the older batch, not the Tenchi,
    Kunmeido does not compromise,
    if they cannot source the same
    level of agarwood, then they will either discontinue it, or give it a different name,
    ........so I was told.
     
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  9. Oudamberlove

    Oudamberlove Member

    Baieido Tokusen Syukohkoku

    This stick still amazes me.
    I’m always thinking
    “should I get more, should I get more”
     
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  10. Taesik Yun

    Taesik Yun True Ouddict Staff Member

    Get more. :rolleyes: I too almost ran out of it.
     
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  11. Taesik Yun

    Taesik Yun True Ouddict Staff Member

    Baieido Jinkoh Horyu Koh
    Warm, elegant, velvety... like wrapped in a wool blanket... it's comfortable and relaxing.
    perfect for chilly weather like today.
     
  12. Oudamberlove

    Oudamberlove Member

    Kida Jinseido Ikuhokoh

    A bitter blend.
    I don’t recognize the ingredients
    other than the agarwood.
    Nice stick though,
    it’s a little addictive.
     
  13. Himanshu Sharma

    Himanshu Sharma Oud Fanatic

    Came accross this interesting video about Kodo tradition on youtube: . I hope this is the correct way to share a video from youtube.
     
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  14. Dan

    Dan True Ouddict

    ASO 5 Rivers

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  15. Oudamberlove

    Oudamberlove Member

    61 Superb Aromatic Woods:eek:
    Awesome!!

    This morning’s sticks
    Kohgen Kyara stick and
    ASO Floating Mountains
     
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  16. Oudamberlove

    Oudamberlove Member

    Baieido Tokusen Kobunboku

    Had these for quite a while,
    just put them into rotation,
    supposedly contains Kalimantan agarwood.
    I must try them over and over and over:Cooler:
     
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  17. Oudamberlove

    Oudamberlove Member

    I did it, I finally did it....
    I decided to go for a box of
    Baieido Tokusen Syukohkoku,
    “Old Stock”:clapping::clapping::clapping:
    Beth@EOTA had one last box from 2013,
    which might be two or three years older than my batch, so I’m super stoked:)

    Enjoyed some of mine earlier,
    then followed it with Koshiboku,
    mmmmmmmmmmmm
     
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  18. Oudamberlove

    Oudamberlove Member

    Imperial Oud Walla Patta

    Not often do you come across Walla sticks.
    Worth every penny,
    and delivers a near subitism experience,
    and I mean that in the “heating sense”,
    not the true significance of subitism.

    FYI Subitism=sudden enlightenment:praying:
     
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  19. Mr.P

    Mr.P Evoloudtionary Bioudlogist

    I have burned a bunch of the tokusen kobunboku. Most back in 2002/2003. Haven't smelled it in a while. You describe getting an old box as if it was a decision you have been waiting to make for a while. Was it expensive? My main recollection of this is that it smells a whole lot like benzoin with some agarwood mixed in. Little too much benzoin for me. I love essence of the ages although sometimes it smells like all of their incense is stored in a single box so sometimes you'll get some wood chips that smell like nag Champa
     
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  20. Oudamberlove

    Oudamberlove Member

    I hear ya, each pkg. does smell like a nag champa warehouse.
    The benzoin note was nearly a deal breaker, but with my batch, it’s not so heavy. I am hoping this old batch of Tokusen Syukohkoku will be even better than mine (keeping my fingers crossed).
    Another thing that made me hesitant was that it was the large 170g box ($225), that’s more than I’ll never need.
    Speaking of Tokusen Kobunboku, my box is an old batch also, I was lighting that stick this morning, and I think I smelled tha agarwood in it, a sweet agarwood, need more sessions to determine if it is indeed so.
    I can’t wait to do a side by side comparison of my Tokusen Syukohkoku to the one arriving.
    I’m just a sucker for Baieido’s sticks, with recipes originating since 1657, they really hit the spot, too bad they don’t maintain the same level of quality in their stuff.
     

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