Discussion in 'Scent of the Day/Night' started by jalil, Sep 15, 2016.
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Virgin Sumatran Island chips Feel Oud. Perfect for our windy and cold weather.
Update: It is been on a KZ style heater for more than 60 minutes and still giving off heavenly aromas. Can't thank KZ enough.
Today I tried East Indonesian from Oudimentary and I'm not convinced. Anyone try this one before?
me too and i agree with you. meh wood
You try on charcoal or electric burner?
KZ Brunei Heartwood
sweet and perfumey on low to medium heat
and some Shoyeido chips....
nice aroma also. I just can’t pinpoint the region of the Shoyeido. It’s very fragrant at room temperature like the KZ Brunei, but has a different profile.
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KZ brunei heartwood is unlike any other brunei wood i have tried to date, not to mention smelling of no oil from brunei i tried to date. more vietnamese like. even hints of nha trang. i wonder if its a different species than the typical microcarpa/klampei.
Wild Assam chips that I won from @Habz786 - lovely sweet, vanillic and incensy wood. They're just too good to burn regularly!
To reply to both of you.
I tried to heat it on differents ways. But similar for a non very pleasant scent. But I think I have a "end of bag". Half of the wood is powder and little chips looks so dry. And to not arrange the experience they gave me a sample of an amber oud blend which gave its scent to the wood which was not in a sealed bag. So I dont know.. Maybe I will try a new time with them but not soon...
I did wonder why the KZ Brunei heartwood didn’t smell like the Brunei oils I tried. Plus, it doesn’t match the descriptions given by some fellow ouddicts of the Brunei chips they burned/heated. I like your theory of a Vietnamese-like species.
Tomorrow I will heat some Brunei chips that I got from EO four years ago, and do a comparison.
On a different topic, I’ve got some Malaysian slivers in a vial for a 30 day soak, then I will dry them for a day, toss them on a heater, and see how it turns-out. If I can achieve barn in a good way, I will try other regions also.
I have tried 5 different Brunei agarwood and all similar to one another with minimum sweetness more bitter green balsamic note. Except kz.
Pau D'arco bark tea on the left and cut up palo santo A grade on the right heating on very low .Citrus woodsy candy sweet pineapple creamy goodness slowly filling the house , mmm so good
I fired-up some of that Brunei I got from EO years ago, then followed it by the KZ Brunei Heartwood,
different animals indeed. EO’s has a wonderful floral with mild fruitiness, while KZ’s contrasts it with a sweet creamy woody oudiness.
I had to abort my attempt to soak some slivers for 30 days. After only three days, I noticed some formations which appear to be mold or oleoresin escaping the wood. When I drained the water and smelled it, the water was perfumed like hydrosol with no moldy smell, but when I heated the chips, the scent was spicier and weaker than before the soak. Here are pictures of the formations I observed:
I don’t think I will experiment with soaking my chips anymore
Super interesting experiment!! Thanks for sharing it with us here.
Then what if you try soaking it while it’s in the fridge. Maybe no mold will occur
Don’t stop experimenting
We need some crazy scientists lool!
Do you suppose that it’s mold, not oleoresin seeping out of the wood?
does my sample happen to be the only heartwood sample amongst them all? this is the only grade we use with tea today.. aside from kyara locally amongst tea drinkers, this bruneian material is the only one that fools many.. that they thought real kyara/kynam was used in tea, except the price difference is easily 50-100x cheaper
the vanillic notes from aged heartwoods is reminiscent of the scent of old books, complex vanillin notes from lignin breakdown. such notes go very well with aged liubao/pu-erh teas
Near bedtime, not enough time for a swipe, so onto my heater goes a few slivers of Baieido Ogurayama Old Stock. Very lovely Sweet Vietnamese!!
@Kyarazen hi WS. always a pleasure to hear from you. yes indeed. all other brunei pieces have been shells, skins or larger xylem pieces. i fully agree with you that there is a remarkable resemblance of the brunei heartwood to kyara (yellow/green/black) as i know it. brunei kinam offered via ensar is equally special. much more perfumed but a very different profile. not kyara as i know it, yet unlike any other agarwood.
Manaban classis incense stick by kyara zen courtesy of a fellow ouddict.
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