Chugoku Senkoh: The Truth

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    Agreed. Satori Fusho is a budget beast
     
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    I put satori fusho on 10 hours ago and its still going strong, been enjoying it all day
     

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    @Geo care to share your thoughts on Chugoku Jinko? I'm sure others would benefit from your impressions.
     
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    Jinko is a very nice oil. In comparison with its big brother, I would say the Hindi profile is slightly more in the foreground, where Senkoh has the two parts balanced in such a way that neither one outweighs the other. Which is part of its brilliance; China and India both have rich spiritual traditions predicated on balance.
    But as far as the individual pieces that make up Chugoku Jinko, there’s nothing that feels “cheaper” about it, to me. They’re both excellent oils in their own right.
     
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    I wanted to wear the oil a few times before putting my thoughts up. Had this oil on 3 days in a row now.
    First off I'm not the biggest fan of hindi oils, ive tried a few samples from various vendors and never found one i want to buy a full bottle of. I still haven’t got to that point where i can enjoy the barn smell just yet.

    So the first day the opening has a slight and its only slight barn note, this lasted maybe 30-40 mins and i was thinking I'm not sure on this oil but then after 40 mins the slight barn goes and out comes this beautiful strong fruity jammy scent that is just stunning. Around the 3-4 hour mark it changed again to a woody smokey incense scent, reminds me of some lovely high end wood getting heated. Then the fruity scent would show up every now and again for about the next 14-16 hours.
    Fast forward to the third day and now im starting to enjoy the slight barn scent in the opening and this oil might just be the one that turns me into a hindi oil lover lol.
    I am really enjoying this oil and glad I picked up a bottle.
     
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    nice!!! i love it. sounds like asamugo senkoh reincarnated with an even better price :) this oil is on my radar and your post definitely made it jump a few steps on the list.
     
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    perfect. glad to hear. like you i dont care for barn but only when is derived from the process as opposed to intrinsic.
    by process i am reffering to fermenting the pulverized wood in well water or otherwise a very long ambient tempreture soak before distilling. this process brings that fermented twang, animal dropping, cheesy notes with it. a touch of clean leather or hay or suggestiosn fo white pepper on the other hand are lovely. balance remains the key and these notes are enjoyed when they are a naunce as oppsoed to front and center.

    i think you would really enjoy hindustan 1 and nashila (two sold out ols from agar aura) as well as ensar's bhutan oils namely muana zen and muana royale. both very clean and non barn barny naunces.
     
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    Personally in Chugoku Jinko I perceive the 'barn' to be an aspect of the sinensis 'roots' rather than an aspect of the better known origin of India. My perception is the 'barn' in this case is more the 'tigers armpit' kind of zest, you'd find in Yunnan 2003 and China Sayang, rather than the profile I typically associate with 'barn' which is a chord of trampled herbs and hay baked into the muddy pasture by the mid-day sun kind of feel, meaning 'barn' done right. And not, just as Rasoul said, an auxiliary note imparted by over-the-top pre-distillation soaks.

    So that pheromone-esque, androstenal kind of note within is a characteristic of sinensis.
     
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    I get that Chinese barnesqueness when I light my Wu Shuang Ge Hainanese incense stick. It’s not prominent, but it’s there.
     

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