Discussion in 'Kodo Corner: The Wood' started by alcadya, Nov 29, 2012.
Fast sinking Brunei from la maison khenata still yearning for a wood coming close to it ...
Was going to keep this buy on the down lo but I can’t. Guallam antique wood ensar put up for a day the other week is the real deal. This wood is nothing short of darkest sickest heaviest oldest pieces ever. And the scent is otherworldly. Very chinese. Whispers of the core note in yunnnan wood and old hainan stock is here but the make up on top is different. Darker. very kinamic. Profound. Strongly recommended. Leaves one speechless.
P.s it performs very well across temp ranges. Sweet spot i thought would be medium + to medium but it turned out to be med-
I concur. This was an eye opener for me. Only the experiences of heating the different colours of kyara and chewing kinam have surpassed it. Not to mention just holding this dense piece of Agarwood was an experience in itself. A bit of experimentation temperature wise eventually gave way to the magic moment where you just shake your head in wonder.
A bit more of the guallam antique again. Each burn is better than the one before. Just spectacular. It is this grade of wood that is gone and done for. Simple wood is everywhere. Is pleasant. Is pretty. Some are even very good. BUT Solid slab of resin with a whole cosmos of scents and energy in it is what agarwood is all about. Nothing short of a miracle.
I too have one of the Gullam Antique pieces - it is truly an amazing wood, more dense than any others I’ve come across in the various Agar marketplaces. The beauty when burned Monkoh on low/mid heat reveals a subtle melon/cucumber smell that is absolutely to die for. This is the signature smell that can be found in authentic, antique Vietnamese woods and this is a benchmark piece. I have a few pieces in my collection of similar quality - yet find myself grabbing this piece more often than the others. It goes very nicely with Nha Trang LTD - makes for a great session when we’re here stuck at home! Finding new ways to make the best of it!!
Indeed as you say. A very special specimen
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