Experiencing High-grade Plantation Wood

Discussion in 'OudBase Perfumery' started by Rahel, Sep 14, 2019.

  1. Rahel

    Rahel Resident Artisan

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    Hello,everyone! Hope your all well?

    Just wanted to talk to you guys about plantation wood. I'm sure this topic is come up thousand times in on here,but recently I had a change of heart towards this particular subject.

    I’m guessing everyone here is really into collectors items and really unique unicorn types of products? So this is probably a longshot, but just wondering what your experiences are of plantations wood?
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  2. Andrew Salkin

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    Rpps biodynamic is fuego
     
  3. Arsalan

    Arsalan True Ouddict

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    I’m ok with “plantation” long as natural inoculation can be assured rather than chemical, although of course there are no guarantees...
    For “scenting” in background plantation is ok, but for the times when sitting close to the heater to closely experience & enjoy the wood, of course “wild” wood is certainly the preference....
     
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  4. Mr.P

    Mr.P Evoloudtionary Bioudlogist

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    I’m sure we’ve all smelled way more plantation wood than we realize!:Laugh:
     
  5. Edward jay Bullock

    Edward jay Bullock True Ouddict

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    Wow looks like nice wood
    resin content is amazing
    I want some
     
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  6. Andrew Salkin

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    Is that the 95 USD for 50g deal on the oudbase site?
     
  7. Rahel

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    Hello Edward, hope your well? Thank for your comment, I have a special offer at the moment. If you buy the 100g package then you’ll get free postage
     
  8. Rahel

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    Hello Andrew, thanks for comment, it’s not $95 it’s $99, but I’ll do a special offer just for you at $95
     
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  9. Edward jay Bullock

    Edward jay Bullock True Ouddict

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    I received my wood! Very nice scent at extremely low temp and for quite a long time.
    If the heat is just a tiny bit to hot the whole piece catches fire and smokes. If I heat it up enough to bubble the resin , it catches fire!
    Never had wood that caught fire so easily and you could definitely not heat this on a coal as it would just smoke.
    At super low temp it’s very nice and scents the room with a nice sweetness
     
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  10. Andrew Salkin

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    had a similar experience with mine. The scent is great, but it will catch fire if put on above 13.8 on my subitism. Haven't tried yet on coal.
     
  11. Edward jay Bullock

    Edward jay Bullock True Ouddict

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    Mine lit up at 9.3
    It was a 4 bar subitism
     
  12. Andrew Salkin

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    Unfortunately it's not a 1 to 1 comparison between heaters. Wire gauge, build design, length, and the voltage controller being used (mine is 9-24V at 3A). I do have a heat gun I've been meaning to try out. I'll throw a piece on today and test at what temperature combustion begins.

    I've actually been thinking about something. When I used to smoke herb, there were times in college we'd get some great nuggets but they had been over dried or cured for too long, so it was challenging to deal with and harsh to smoke. We'd throw an ounce in a glass ball jar and flick a few drops of water inside, cover it, and wait a few days - the water would rehydrate the buds evenly. Not sure why that happens (any Bill Nye's in here care to explain the science behind this process? :) ). In any event - could the same strategy be applied to oud? Obviously I'd take it slow and start with only a few grams in case the wood got ruined or moldy in some way, but I think the added moisture content would increase the wood's capacity for heat, and ultimately improve the odor as the resin could hit a higher temp without hitting a smoke point. Penny for your thoughts Edward?
     
  13. Edward jay Bullock

    Edward jay Bullock True Ouddict

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    I think that’s marvelous! Just not to much and don’t store the hydrated wood. This wood seems a bit thick on the inside and I also got another wood sample and it was super thick on the inside(solid) and some looked like it had been scraped, doesn’t look like incense grade but an up cycling of pot stock.
     
  14. Edward jay Bullock

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    Wild Khao Yai 464B3F54-5E21-4E9E-B3DE-CEC95D50877F.jpeg
     
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  16. Andrew Salkin

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    OK - so here's a good comparison I've been doing. RPP has a similar cultivated Hindi wood. It's a bit darker than OudBase's but similar nonetheless. The scent is similar and they both struggle with the same sensitivity to heat. Maybe that's just how all Hindi wood is?

    Here are some photos for comparison. The single piece photos are all of the OudBase wood. The comparison shot has the RPP wood side by side. RPP on the right, Oudbase on the left. The Oudbase wood is interesting. As you can see, some pieces are pretty well resinated through the center, but some are far less so. For the price, it's hard to complain though. I'll try the rehydrating and report back!
     

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  17. Edward jay Bullock

    Edward jay Bullock True Ouddict

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    When I look back at oudbase photo of the Khao Yai it looks similar and maybe I should have looked better at the pictures so I would say it’s as pictured on the site. I also tried the Trat oil(80$) couldn’t resist. It is quite nice and I will probably buy more!
     
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  18. Rahel

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    Hi Edward, thank you for your comments. My electric burner his been out of use for a while now, so I’ve been using coal and it hasn’t had that sort of effect. plus I have a video recording of me burning theses oud chips on coal and I probably have burnt round about 200g of this wood, so I quite surprised by the effects it has had on your electric burner. I think I have get my electric working again to see the effects for my self !
     
  19. Rahel

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    Hi Edward, once again thank you for your comments, really appreciate your honesty review. I’ll be selling samples of my oils with free postage soon!
     
  20. Edward jay Bullock

    Edward jay Bullock True Ouddict

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    Tried on the coal and it definitely lit on fire.
    Very wonderful scent on low temp subitism
    Scents the room for a long time.
     

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