recent KZ incense purchase impressions: Mon-Koh spectacular. the very essence of agarwood. little smoke. can be brought virtually right up to the nose without any acrid notes or burn. i sense some gyrinops/papuan quality at play. lets just say Indonesia profile. i wasn't able to verify this, so its just my educated hunch. haru-ro dew of spring need more time with this. nothing really jumping at me, other than the fact that this incense is less about aloes or sandal and more about other extracts, spices, etc. it didnt leave a great or bad first impression. kinda neutral. more on this later. sultans shadow this is a wow incense. rich aloes. salty/sweet/powdery ambergris. hint of animal (from must and ambergris i guess) underneath floral and other sweet/spicy resinous notes. a whole perfume in smoke form. wow. special stuff indeed. ambergris a blend of aloes, ambergris and misk. all 3 of these are also part of sultans shadow. but in contrast, the ambergris incense from KZ is much more oceanic, sea spray, touch animal (was expecting more funk and animale qualities). sweet but more along the lines of making or slightly burning caramel and molasses. a great scent from a far as well as relative close distance. belly height. no closer. clear mind 10% baltic ambergris and as per KZ the most bitter scent he has made to date. well, bitter it is. almost like burning wires. is harsh and over the top close by, but the lingering scent is beguiling and addictive. i see similarities with myu-jyo but more so the gandasara. to my nose the note that jumps out clearly adn dominantly is that of fenugreek seeds. but i have verified this with KZ and there is NONE of it actually used. so it must either be a combo of other notes that makes me think fenugreek or shared compound in it with another. sotolon is the main curry leaf-esque compound that makes fenugreek, well fenugreek.