Discussion in 'Scent of the Day/Night' started by jalil, Sep 15, 2016.
Niche Extrait De Parfum by Nasomatto
Sandalwood chips purchased in 2001 from Magnifincense in Singapore.
I have experimented with different ways of converting large chips or logs into a form that can produce an ideal burn on the subitism. I have tried sawed slices, powder, shavings (like from whittling), and various forms. Too much surface area is a problem (powder and shavings); too little is a problem (chips, slices). Stuff either heats up too fast and gets her shower I feel like the heart never gets released.
I think the best by far is to pound the wood (given the proper initial form) in a mortar and pestle. I can shatter the wood fibers and you get this nice open almost pulpy / splintered texture that allows heat to flow through the center but doesn’t get harsh like thin shavings. Makes a ruckus though. I took a pic showing the mortar, the original sandalwood pieces, and my subitism with some moderately pounded sandalwood.
also known as "headache in a bottle"
Filipino today for a bit of mid day relaxing
So glad I stocked up when I did!
A very nice cup of tea sent to me from (kinam)kevin in China! He has good tea
I too have a fear of running out of Filipino wood. I even tried Oudhub on etsy, but the wood was not worthy.
Mysore Sandal Powder and Mastic Incense Cone on coal. Around the coal, Ceylon sandal and Rose Petal .
Be very careful about mastic as its quantity used in cone making is important. Otherwise, it will repress the other ingredients.
Baby king Sri Lankan
A gift placed in my last bag of Filipino from Habzoud
1)Green kinam ( cultivated) last so long on the heater.
2)Filipino with a splinter of Mysore sandalwood , creates a wonderful aroma
3) Double super Saba ftom Hamza H
Sandalwood incense by Imperial Oud followed up by some Vietnamese oud from Tony Bolton
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Lovely day today!!!
Had time to do a session........finally
These babies put-out at low, medium, and high heat. Fantastic!!
Some KZ Brunei Heartwood
Great profile, oozing with resin when heated.
Irian Jaya from Oudimentary
very nice on low heat and that’s about it, medium/ high heat goes to Burt scent :-(
Went right to some Brunei Kinam to clear the air. Always amazing!!
Spent a day today heating chips with friends. Sampled three forms of kyara and one cultivated kinam.
baieido green kyara
Shoyeido kyara (from old season’s fragrance set)
Shoyeido translucent path sticks
Sample of cultivated “kinam”
the baieido performed the best of all by far. The kyara note was rich, syrupy, balanced and complex and lasted an unbelievably long time. We gave up before it did.
The shoyeido kyara must be “shin” kyara as it was paler in color and not well resonated. Excellent velvety kyara fragrance that faded much much more quickly than the baieido and was less opulent and intense in fragrant throughout. Very nice sweet woody dry down.
the cultivated stuff we all agreed smelled very nice and it is possible to see that it is maybe from a similar type of wood, but it is a different animal. The scent is thin, focused in a sense, little “spikes” that resembled aspects of kyara without really pulling off a kyara scent. It’s a sweet candy smell, reminds me of some Cambodian crassna wood I have smelled. It is quite nice, the dry down is sweet and pleasant.
Some Wild Hindi from Habzoud
Just incredible!! An amazing scent and at an amazing price. Sometimes prices are all over the place and its hard to understand value Vs.
This wood has multilevel Value.AAA
A night session with Hindi and Cambodi chips.
It feels so good.
eh I dunno, from Al Hashimi perhaps
had it half-burned from coming back from a festival so trying to get as much life from it as possible (bit silly considering the amount of other wood that I have)
Inspired by a sample of “Greek monastery acacia” incense, I rubbed some mimosa absolute on a frankincense tear and heated it on the subitism. This is not bad actually - the mimosa adds this sweet floral waxy narcotic note that merges well with the dry resinous notes of the frankincense. Mimosa absolute is like a thick sticky tar - very hard to work with. It’s a kind of “hard” sap - sticky but doesn’t flow easily. Like shatter. Beautiful pale greenish yellow stuff.
here’s a pic looking down into the bottle. Doesn’t capture the color quite right. This is very very old mimosa... really just residue.
Filipino on top of Filipino
Some from habzoud and some from IO
My fear of running out has been resolved!!
Started with Feel Oud Sri Lanka chips
Then followed by Habz Sinking Filipino
I want to double up, but I like to use incense and agarwood chips responsibly, essentially... I don’t want to smoke them like cigarettes
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