Incense and Bakhoor

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

  1. Oudamberlove

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    I prefer Kyara by itself mainly, and not in blends, although there are some nice sticks with Kyara in their name.
    There are many fine incense sticks outside of the ones with Kyara, and many nice modestly price sticks also with decent agarwood in them.

    Therefore, incense exploration can be done at all price levels:Thumbsup:
     
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  2. Oudamberlove

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    Revisited Kyukyodo Murasakino

    Lots of perfume, but good enough agarwood to nearly match it.
    Elements of musk and ambergris, but are they animal or plant based?, not sure.
     
  3. Dan

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    Shoyeido Translucent Path

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  4. Oudamberlove

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    Since I recently heated some of Habz Hindi chips,
    when I lit the Dr. Incense Assam stick,
    I could pick up the fruity facets.
     
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  5. Oudamberlove

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    Kida Jinseido Hanakokonoe

    Reminds me of Rajantai
    but delectable in it’s own right
     
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    Dr Incense Sinking Jayapura

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  7. Oudamberlove

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    I would love to hear you’re feedback on that stick.

    For today... Daihatsu Roukaku Aloeswood

    A little sweetness and spice (mellow turmeric)
    a bit of sandalwood, then aloeswood, but I cannot identify the region. It’s worth a sampling, but still undecided on a box.

    Followed with Shunkohdo Vietnam Kanhoa
    gets smoky, but chock full of Vietnamese Agarwood
     
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  8. Sproaty

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    have some incense by Shroff Agarbasis that I bought at the start of the year that I'm working my way through, Indian sticks. Annoyingly, the sticks' width are vary varied and some are too thin to support the weight of the incense while being held diagonally.
     
  9. Oudamberlove

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    Wu Shuang Ge Baina

    A lot of agarwood scents from a tiny tiny stick.
    The Tarakan component shines through the most, but it is purported to contain Brunei, Kalimantan, and Vietnamese agarwood also.
     
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  10. Oudamberlove

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    Baieido Kunsho

    Cambodian agarwood in the mix, but I can pick up only a very subtle sense of that region. But that’s okay, I love the entire Baieido premium line because the ingredients center around the woodiness aspect of the particular agarwood region, as opposed to aromatics taking center stage. A little difficult to wrap your head around initially, which also make them excellent study sticks for appreciating incense.

    The woody sticks are my current favorite, but every now and then, an aromatic recipe is equally as satisfying.
     
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  11. Oudamberlove

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    Shoyeido Gaho
    Aromatics and agarwood going head to head
     
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  12. Oudamberlove

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    Tennendo Enkuu

    I compare it’s agarwoodiness to Shoyeido Gaho
    but it has a different aromatic blend.
     
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  13. Oudamberlove

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    Kida Jinseido Hanakokonoe
    I wonder if the slight bitterness is due to the sandalwood?
    I like this stick enough to get a second box:)
     
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  14. Oudamberlove

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    Baieido Horyu and Kokonoe

    I tried to listen carefully, waving wafts of smoke towards me from 2 feet away.

    Horyu gave up some sweetness with a gentle floral.

    Kokonoe showed some perfume on top of a slightly waxy base. I wonder if the waxy note came from the agarwood, or from the other ingredients in the recipe.
     
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  15. Oudamberlove

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    Kida Jinseido Ikuhokoh and Hanakokonoe
    ...and Shunkohdo Rajantai.

    It’s all woods with these three. Very minimal on aromatics. My preferred genre. Koshiboku is nearly in this genre, and I love Koshiboku.

    Topped it off with Minorien Kyara Chokoh no5
    ......this stick is too strong to listen to closely.
    But it will scent with an aura around you:thumbsup:
     
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  16. Oudamberlove

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    Lit a medley of sticks this morning.
    Revisiting the smooth Shoyeido King’s Aroma,
    Koshiboku, Ikuhokoh, IO Walla Patta, and more.

    When I got to Shoyeido Myoho (infinity), it stood out from the rest, and put a smile on my face. What a fine incense:Inlove:
     
  17. Mr.P

    Mr.P Evoloudtionary Bioudlogist

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    King’s aroma was one I enjoyed. If I recall aloeswood is not prominent - lots of spices and herbs. It has been a while though...
     
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  18. Oudamberlove

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    Kida Jinseido Ikuhokoh

    I love the bitterness
    it is probably due to ingredients, not the agarwood.
     
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  19. Oudamberlove

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    Shunkohdo Ranjatai
    For a second I thought I smelled oud.
     
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  20. Mr.P

    Mr.P Evoloudtionary Bioudlogist

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    Ouch that sounds like a burn! You’d think anything named Ranjatai would be expected to be an oud performer!
     
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