Incense and Bakhoor

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

  1. Imran S

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    Shuju Indonesian Kyara by Yamadamatsu
    If you smell up close you only smell smoke. To really appreciate it burn a small piece of the stick, leave the room, walk around the block and then enter the room to really appreciate it. I think this is true for most incense

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  2. Oudamberlove

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    Awesome!!
    I missed out on a box,
    the Shuju Kyara is discontinued and no longer available.
    Wish I had a box:rolleyes:


    Today.....
    Lit Kyarazen Tonga Sandalroot
    I wish I could get more.....
    to me....it’s as good as the best Sandalwood stick
    and better than most (subjectively speaking)
     
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  3. Dan

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    Tonga Sandalwood Root wow I couldn't agree more .... one of the best Sandalwood sticks there is ...

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  4. Dan

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    Minorien Rugyen - this is the best Minorien stick according to me .... capture the Agarwood note and subtle green oil Kyara note very well ... but compared to other Minorien sticks this has the most Agarwood used ...

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  5. Dan

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    Shoyeido Go-Un

    Not one of my favorites from the top tier Shoyeido range because the Agarwood and Kyara note is overshadowed by spices and Sandalwood....

    My favorite from their premium range gotta be Myo-Ho... that incense is right up there for me

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  6. Oudamberlove

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    Dr. Incense Assam

    The beauty of this stick escaped me when I first tried it. Now....I have discovered most of it’s facets
    and realize it has as many as a very good piece of
    Assam oudh chips.
    Loving it!!

    Sometimes, it takes repeated tries to discover oils and sticks, I just recently cracked the code of Baieido’s Jinkoh Kokoh.....now I can differentiate the herbs/spices from the agarwood, but I still cannot pinpoint the region.


    Here is an excerpt from Dr. Incense’s latest blog
    it makes me wonder if the florals in the Nippon Kodo Top Premium line are achieved naturally
    like the “Lingering Charm” mentioned in his blog.


    Even more amazing is that the scent of various flowers is simulated, such as orchids, plums and other flowers, but the materials used are completely free of floral components. We call this kind of experience “韵” (lingering charm), something between reality and fantasy. In the view of art, if the fragrance is exactly the same as the real flower, it seems to be a kitsch. On the other hand, it cannot be completely different. It is an illusion or “韵” in your mind that lingering for a long time.
     
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  7. Oudamberlove

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    Dr. Incense Kalimantan
    Reminds me of Filipino agarwood

    Shoyeido Translucent Path
    I love that name!
    It does leave scent lingering in the air, so I guess it is indeed a translucent path of aroma

    and lastly...
    KZ Mysore with Saffron
    The saffron made the stick goldish/yellowish.
    The sandalwood is strong, and the saffron is only in the background.
    I imagine that this stick is pleading me for deer musk. I know it would be great. I will have to try that one day...sandalwood/saffron/musk.
     
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  8. Imran S

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    Kuosaido Sandlewood sticks
    I smell a bit of camphor , which is a nice addition
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  9. Imran S

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    Starting morning with Go-Jun kyara by Shoyeido
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    In my opinion this is got to be one of the top to mid range kyara by price but top tier in quality
     
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  10. Oudamberlove

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    Just tried the Ken Cannata Merauke stick

    I did a side by side with KZ’s Merauke

    they are practically identical
    not my favorite region for incense
    but a very nice stick indeed:Thumbsup:

    Finished with IO Walla Patta
    ...portable fumigation:D
     
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  11. Oudamberlove

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    KZ Tarakan
    This is so Northern Borneo
    that it’s almost like Sabah
    XLNT stick:thumbsup:
     
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  12. Oudamberlove

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    Shoyeido Myo-ho

    Crispy Kinam!

    Always a pleasure.
     
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  13. Purity

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    Burning some of these mother nature incense sticks.
    They're ok but they don't seem like my kind of thing..
    Smells kind of earthy, almost like musky soil, lol. I guess I was expecting something more floral.

    Does anybody have a suggestion for an entry sort of Japanese floral incense?
    Often I like to burn divine flora by nandi, but I'm thinking about giving something new a try.
    I mostly have experience with Indian incense.
     
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  14. Oudamberlove

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    Kyukyodo Azusa comes to mind, sweet and floral, but not rosey nor tropical, it is resiny with florals akin to bulb flowers.....maybe freesias? and a hint of frangipani?


    For this morning....
    Yamadamatsu Firebird Hojo Red Label

    This stick reminds of Kyarazen style sticks.
    I get kyara, agarwood, rocks and minerals, and minimal aromatics. Almost like the Shuju series.
    Wish I had gotten a box, but the ones available now might be new batches. I am always weary of new batches,
    stereotyping them to be inferior:confused::confused:
     
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    Ken Cannata - Brunei Rose

    I really love this stick with that subtle nuances of rose over a typical oudiness of Brunei wood ... wow!! Hats off to Ken to try this blend on a stick

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    Kida Jinseido Ikuhokoh

    I think I’m smelling some musk in it
    but I’m not sure.


    Baieido Kohshiboku long stick from Kohgen
    Very different profile than usual
    at first I was disappointed
    but now I love it:Inlove:
     
  18. Dan

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    Dr Incense Processed Assam - this stick has a perfect profile of Assam wood on charcoal captured... the vanillic drydown is top

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  19. Oudamberlove

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    Dr. Incense Processed Mysore

    For sheer Mysore goodness
    this stick is not “it”
    but comparing it side-by-side
    with my top Mysore sticks
    I can fully appreciate the flavor
    imparted by the Saki
    during the special processing.
     

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