What's on your burner today?

Discussion in 'Kodo Corner: The Wood' started by YouNight, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. YouNight

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    Just thought it'd be cool to have a thread in which we can post about what we're burning/heating, and share some thoughts on it.

    I've been really loving Aluwwah's Lamb's Breath bakhoor. There's a warmth and roundness coming from the musk that just puts this over-the-top into Hall o' Fame status, for me. That dimension of this blend reminds me of my favorite part of my favorite Tibetan incense; Tibetan Medical College's "Holy Land". The rest of their respective profiles are different from one another, but that fresh, warm bread component is pure, cozy serenity for me.
    I also appreciate the absence of frankincense from Lamb's Breath. As much as I love frankincense on its own, I often (but not always) find it to be overwhelming and somewhat cloying in blends. The absence of any sharp and bright top notes in Lamb's Breath allow the warmer, woodier, earthier, and animalic notes to be the centerpoint of this gem. Even the florals are humble and subtle in this symphony.

    I thought that Deer's Breath Ultimate was incredibly good, as well (a little more floral than Lamb's Breath), but I think Lamb's Breath is a big improvement... if they should even be compared.

    Top notch stuff.
    Still available, as of right now, from Aluwwah.
     
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    I haven't had the pleasure of smelling Lamb's breath and it sounds like what I have been looking for! How long is the burn when placed on charcoal?

    I've been burning Eritrean frankincense and iryan jaya chips together! Younight have you ever burned e two together at the same time? The scent lasts for days in fabric!
     
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    To be honest; I haven't even bothered trying Lamb's Breath on charcoal, AbuAyoob.
    I'm not quite skilled-enough to control the heat, using charcoal, as well as I can with my electric heater, and I like to begin with low heat and increase slowly, as needed.

    I've never tried burning frankincense and agarwood together. I'd be concerned about the frankincense overpowering the wood. Does it not?
     
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    Okay cool, one way of controlling the heat of the charcoal is to let it burn for about 10 minutes before place ashes on top and then the Bakhoor of your choice!

    Not at all, frankincense will not over power the wood, there is just some about the chemistry between the two that brings about the most beautiful of scents! An incense marriage made in heaven so to speak! You should give it a try with smal pieces on charcoal.
     
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    I'll have to give the frank/oud combo a go, sometime. Thanks for the tip.

    I also need to put-in more practice-time with charcoal, and 'controlling' heat. I guess the limitation that often has me opting for the electric heater is the ability to slowly increase heat as time goes by.
     
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    I am looking for some good quality frankincense to add to my bakhoor. Does anyone have a recommendation?
     
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    I've been loving the green Omani frankincense which I got from SMK Fragrance ([email protected]) last year.
    Not sure if they've still got it in-stock, but worth a shot.
    It's got a beautiful lime/lemon zest note that makes it refreshing and vibrant.
     
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    I've got Daihatsu's sandalwood sliced chips on my heater right now.
    I hover above it, because I don't want any fumes to escape un-appreciated.
    That zinging and frosty sweet note that radiates, when the warmth permeates the wood, is ridiculous. Too lovely.
     
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    Why don't you Fedx me so e of the smoke! Nothing like creamy warm sandalwood on a cold day.
     
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    Aww man you can check with masstika, he has an awesome hojari that he was kind enough to let me sample and I was blown away by it! scents of the earth carry a wide variety of frankincense from around the world, but I like there Yemeni and Omani (all grades).

    Where did you get the Luban that you sent me a sample of? And how did you like the white Eritrean Luban?
     
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    @fumigateur: Try Enfleurage.com "Black" Frankincense. Call them if you don't see it listed. It's smell unlike other Frankincense which can be lemony or acidly milky this one has an ethereal orange blossom scent. Never sharp or over powering.
    http://enfleurage.com/index.html
     
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    today I burned a stick of Japanese Incense stick called Kinbato made by Kyukyodo and I burned at the same time a stick of NK (Nippon Kodo) Grapefruit natural scent. The Kinbato is a medium level Aleoswood mixed in with spices like cinnamon and spiknard. It is dry with a scent of hay and powdery floral. The bitter sweet mix of the grapefruit cut in the powdery scent and provided a nice kick for the morning. pictures of Kinbato sticks:
    http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m622/masstika1/Japanese Incense/DSC07157.jpg

    It's going to be a cool evening here tonight so I am preparing t try a new Sandalwood "leafs" by Shunkohdo. Those feel different than the Daihatsu ones. These ones feel more coarse, dry and fragile to the touch where as the Daihatsu feel more waxy/polished and more malleable (bendable). I'll report later on the smell :)

    http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m622/masstika1/Japanese Incense/DSC07157.jpg
     
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    I've got a small supply of amber resin, sandalwood powder and some hojari. The jinn love it.
     
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    Cambodi Gold incense sticks from agarscentsbazaar are nice, burned my last stick, got a newborn in the house so my burn times is little to nothing now! Although my mother in law is always burning Eritrean frankincense, very clean and smooth burn and scent, jinn ain't hanging out here either!
     
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    The Cambodi Gold from agarscentsbazaar is nice, but their Double Super Hindi incense really hit the spot for me.
     
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    I ended the evening with Nipon Kodo Kyara Kongo. Very subtle dry hints of kyara, I am very content with it at its price point. The real Japanese kyara bombs are of course insanely expensive and for the price I would prefer burning a high quality chip.
     
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    Sharif's incense line-up is really enticing. Have you guys tried his ambergris incense sticks?
     
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    I haven't tried the ambergris sticks, I had Kashmiri musk, sajada, Hindi, and Mysore sandalwood cones and they are all very nice! How are the ambergris sticks
     
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    I haven't tried it either - was hoping that you or Oudiferous might have tried it :) Well I guess I will just place my order for the ambergris sticks along with some other stuff I am really inquisitive about.
     

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