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Incense and Bakhoor

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

  1. Taesik Yun

    Taesik Yun True Ouddict Staff Member

    Baieido - Byakudan Kokonoe Koh
    This is a lighter take on sandalwood. Baieido's blend skill shine in this blend.
    several herbs are mixed with sandalwood to give more 'heady' vibe. the result is surprisingly good, gives off an aroma that similar to vintage sandalwood oil. (referring 32 years old vintage sandalwood oil from AgarwoodAssam)
    a bit more sweet, less depth though.
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2020
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  2. Oudamberlove

    Oudamberlove Member

    Minorien Kyara Chokoh no.5

    One of the loudest sticks in my bunch,
    cedar, agarwood, and plenty more.
    I can’t enjoy it too close, but it’s useful
    at leaving a lingering cloud of scent.
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  3. Dan

    Dan True Ouddict

    I love the Rugyen from the Minorien the most....

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  4. Oudamberlove

    Oudamberlove Member

    KZ Al Ghaliyah stick and Shoshin

    I’m getting mostly saffron and musk from the AG

    and the Shoshin was in a tube together with Yamadamatsu Kouboku Senshu Siam for so long
    that the profile was contaminated
    now I can smell a little of the Yamadamatsu stick when I light the Shoshin. One more inch remains.
    If I had a full tube, then the sticks would not have been mixed.
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  5. Oudamberlove

    Oudamberlove Member

    Ken Cannata Brunei

    Delicate sticks that packs an oudy punch:handfist:
  6. Taesik Yun

    Taesik Yun True Ouddict Staff Member


    First time burning this fine incense. just wow. I'm so happy that I bought this incense. deeply sweet oud is very dominant and I get some kind of other sweet ingredients too. maybe benzoin? or labdanum? it's hard to discern.
    it's very smooth and long-lasting after extinguish. so deliciously sweet! :rolleyes::X3:
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2020
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  7. Oudamberlove

    Oudamberlove Member

    Kida Jinseido Hanakokonoe

    The latest stick to enter my collection
    but it makes me think
    “where have you been all my life”

    It’s a gentle scent, quiet, and blended with sandalwood. Has bitterness, and agarwoody too.
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  8. Sproaty

    Sproaty Sproudy Staff Member

    last of my Rising Phoenix mysore stick. I ran out of the Imperial Oud Walla sticks earlier in the week too. I don't have much incense left - have been burning a lot more wood recently compared to the past few months to compensate!
  9. Oudamberlove

    Oudamberlove Member

    Kunmeido Kyara Tenpyo

    Years ago, it was love at first sniff with this stick
    so I bought 3 boxes
    than I got tired of it
    but as I revisited it
    I love it again

    with some fruit and a touch of tobacco,
    it has an oud oil appeal
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  10. Oudamberlove

    Oudamberlove Member

    Kyukyodo Murasakino

    Very atypical profile.

    Instead of floral, sweet, spicy, or musky,
    it’s everything combined,
    a lot going into this recipe,
    but there’s harmony.
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  11. Taesik Yun

    Taesik Yun True Ouddict Staff Member


    it is definitely Vietnamese oud in here. the fresh sweet facet of Vietnamese exaggerated with watery flower. I guess it's Myosotis.
    light and subtle but not weak. it's quite unique incense in a positive way.

    it's not stunning but I just can't stop keep light one after and after. very addictive.
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  12. Oudamberlove

    Oudamberlove Member

    Kyukyodo Haru No Yama and Kinbato

    Comparing side by side
    reveals butter creaminess in Kinbato
    and agarwoodiness in Haru No Yama
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  13. Taesik Yun

    Taesik Yun True Ouddict Staff Member


    Mysore sandalwood used in this incense has a very deep and elegant scent. it gives off a woody texture and dry warmth but still, have gently sweet creamy Mysore sandalwood profile.
    umami in this incense is pleasing and comforting. this profound aroma gives me meditative feeling. the scent of ZEN it is.
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  14. Oudamberlove

    Oudamberlove Member

    Dr. Incense Malinau

    I do like how that stick is difficult to stay lit,
    I flip the angle of the stick to a horizontal position
    and sometimes point the tip downward to keep it lit,
    together with a coaxing breeze from my hand,
    results in a gently heated chip aroma,
    and since we’re talking Malinau,
    I just wish I had more......very lovely:Inlove:
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  15. Oudamberlove

    Oudamberlove Member

    I received some creations by Rasoul
    5 different sticks to be exact.
    (thanks for sharing;))

    This morning I tried his Ceram stick,
    the recipe contains Ceram, Ceram Sinking,
    and Ceram Tasbih agarwoods.

    I am wonderfully bewildered:eek:
    the impact of the aroma makes me feel
    so comforted, with a vibe of ancient perfume.
    I never smelled the Ceram before,
    gee..... that floral is just awesome,
    makes me wish I got some when it was available.

    Physically, the stick has a nice gentle combustion rate.

  16. Oudamberlove

    Oudamberlove Member

    Stick 2 from Rasoul

    Timor and Sri Lanka sandalwood, red frankincense, grey and white ambergris, ant hole Vietnam and backyard Hindi agarwoods.

    The frankincense leads the way, with ambergris right at it’s heels, then the sandalwood and agarwood
    waltz together in twirling patterns...sometimes I smell more sandal, sometimes more agarwood.

    The stick is a around 3mm thick with a steady medium burn rate.....pretty good rate.

    Very enjoyable stick that teaches me a lesson,
    and that is to make a blend like this!
    Truly....ambergris finds a good home in incense sticks:Inlove:
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  17. Taesik Yun

    Taesik Yun True Ouddict Staff Member

    Yamadamatsu/Seifu Extra

    I couldn't discern the region of oud on this one. oud is there but it's mostly covered with peppery spicy notes. due to the spiciness, its more suitable on focusing than bed time.

    this contrast between spiciness and fresh sweetness act like an yin and yang which makes other notes more interesting.

    very interesting blend...
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2020
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  18. Oudamberlove

    Oudamberlove Member

    Stick 3 from Rasoul
    This is a Vietnamese agarwood stick with a little Kinam. Bolton’s double super, triple super, and 10% super king, with 7% kinam....50% of which is Shoyeido green oil, the other 50% of which is yellow oil, Brunei, and Vietnam red.

    The profile is mellow and mainly Vietnamese, similar to Shunkohdo Zaarai, and I do sense the Kyara a little bit (combusted Kyara note). I seem to pick up a little Brunei Kinam, I’m not sure if I really do, or just imagine it. For comparison, I immediately lit some Kyara Kokoh, and I get the Kinam connection, but strangely, the Kokoh seemed a little musky this time.
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  19. Oudamberlove

    Oudamberlove Member

    Ken Cannata Papua New Guinea stick

    I’m having a difficult time establishing the profile of this stick. First of all, I never had a chance to heat Papua New Guinea chips, so I have no reference.

    The scents are not strong, but they do seem complex. There is the faintest resemblance to the Merauke sticks. Parts of the ash are black....maybe too much charcoal...possibly to deal with the highly resinous chips used...as the stick does put out a dense smoke.
    Nice slow burn rate that at times the stick becomes unlit....but turning the angle of the stick takes care of that issue. I kinda like sticks this way, you will assuredly get a lower heat situation to bring out the finer notes.

    On to Rasoul’s Sandalwood stick

    Mostly Ensar’s Tonga logs (black and white meat included), then rounded off with some Mysore.

    A thicker than Japanese style sticks, but with an excellent rate of burn. No harshness, just a creamy, woody, with a bit of spice. Very good smell.
    So far, I am impressed with all of his sticks, and will ask him for some pointers.
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  20. Oudamberlove

    Oudamberlove Member

    Cannata Ambon stick

    Very aromatic, sweet,
    fruity, and oudy.
    I love it:Inlove:

    finished with IO Walla Patta
    this is second best to Walla chips on a heater
    so satisfying:rolleyes:
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