What's on your burner today?

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

  1. Rasoul S

    Rasoul S Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2017
    Messages:
    1,174
    Likes Received:
    2,238
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    1445A33D-AE45-4ED5-AC7E-8B3443C22F6A.jpeg 978E7AEE-C818-4D21-9CDE-1B534D0DAC7F.jpeg Back at it with two new batches:
    1445A33D-AE45-4ED5-AC7E-8B3443C22F6A.jpeg
     
  2. Oud-Dan

    Oud-Dan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2019
    Messages:
    273
    Likes Received:
    498
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Gender:
    Male
  3. Rasoul S

    Rasoul S Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2017
    Messages:
    1,174
    Likes Received:
    2,238
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    A38B4818-91AA-47F3-947F-06D34F96E66C.jpeg Not holding high hopes but will find out sooner than later. A test batch of cones with various oud oils. 1 drop tests. Also an experiment with Ensar cambodi resin and another with sandalwood oil and ambergris maceration. Last but not least did an orris butter infused ceram cone batch.
    Stay tuned in for the results.

    In meantime it was testing out a new incense heater. Drool droool.
    57822ED0-76CD-4A80-9394-ACBC2FAF8CC4.jpeg
    739C08F7-C736-45BA-AD41-29620E6F7559.jpeg
     
    timoudthy, Ensar Oud and Oud Learner like this.
  4. Rasoul S

    Rasoul S Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2017
    Messages:
    1,174
    Likes Received:
    2,238
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Few repeat session of Tonga sandal via Ensar last night. To date this wood is the single most enjoyable sandalwood for me. It is truly profound and head and shoulders above and beyond all else I have tried including many gov stamped, crayon looking, sinking mysores
     
    Ensar Oud likes this.
  5. Rasoul S

    Rasoul S Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2017
    Messages:
    1,174
    Likes Received:
    2,238
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Updates on my oud oil addition experiment to incense.
    The results of burning the incense next day or two after making was profound. I was shocked at how good the scent is. Maroke oils cones I made where amazing. I was expecting acrid and harsh notes when burning, but nope. At least not when only 1 drop was worked into a few smaller cones. I wondered why others dont do this or howcome possibly they haven’t thought of it? I was getting excited and getting ahead of myself.

    Few days goes by.
    I try a few more. No real sign of the oil. All smelled the same pretty much. Now I know. The volatiles blow off and oxidize. I encourage you to rub off some oil on your favorite incense and burn after sometime that the oil has had a chance to penetrate the incense. Results are enjoyable. But to make it and leave for future use is a waste.
     
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2019
    Micheal Smith, Sproaty and powdernose like this.
  6. Rasoul S

    Rasoul S Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2017
    Messages:
    1,174
    Likes Received:
    2,238
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    $500 worth of agarwood made into 34 cones. 4 different base wood and multiple trials on each. playing with variations of charcoal, ash, makko to learn best results. frustrating that there isnt much online on this and that most professionals in this field are chinese or japanese with little to no english and those who do speak it, are not inclined or too busy to share :(

    the evening was concluded by taking a nice stroll at sunset time and appreciating the way the city is lit up and the arbutus tree coming back to life.
    IMG_2983.jpeg IMG_2985.jpeg IMG_2980.jpeg
     
  7. Rasoul S

    Rasoul S Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2017
    Messages:
    1,174
    Likes Received:
    2,238
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    The papuya 02 wood from Ensar has been a home fun hit for me and incense making. While it is pleasant on low to medium heat, it becomes profound in incense form. Both the version with charcaol dust and no ash (to burn fuller and hotter) and the plenty of ash and some coarser grains of wood mixed (for a cooler burn) have been great. In the first version a more deeper green masculine smoke arises while the second one is just pure perfume And spice side of this wood. 10 gram used already and my next 20 grams left is not gonna be enough. Back up the truck time
     
  8. Alkhadra

    Alkhadra Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2016
    Messages:
    164
    Likes Received:
    289
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    1
    Location:
    Saudi Arabia
    I've just dropped by home for a day or two prior to heading back out to the abyss. Decided to chuck some Brunei Sultan on the Burner, and while the wintergreen, vanilla mint unfolded and smoke wafted outside the living room window...my down-stair neighbor knocked my door to ask me where I got my Oud from. Little does he know ;)
     
  9. Rasoul S

    Rasoul S Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2017
    Messages:
    1,174
    Likes Received:
    2,238
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    I wana have Neighbour like you
     
    Sproaty, Alkhadra and Oud-Dan like this.
  10. Oud-Dan

    Oud-Dan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2019
    Messages:
    273
    Likes Received:
    498
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Gender:
    Male
    Some wood stock added for Ramadhan [​IMG]

    Sent from my SM-N960F using Tapatalk
     
    timoudthy, Anthony and Ensar Oud like this.
  11. Oud-Dan

    Oud-Dan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2019
    Messages:
    273
    Likes Received:
    498
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Gender:
    Male
    Continuing the Ramadhan preparation finally received my stock of Dr Incense [​IMG]

    Sent from my SM-N960F using Tapatalk
     
  12. Oud-Dan

    Oud-Dan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2019
    Messages:
    273
    Likes Received:
    498
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Gender:
    Male
    Ending the preparation with KZ Monkoh Set [​IMG]

    Sent from my SM-N960F using Tapatalk
     
    Micheal Smith likes this.
  13. Oud-Dan

    Oud-Dan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2019
    Messages:
    273
    Likes Received:
    498
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Gender:
    Male
    Afternoon Burn at work

    These Tarakan sticks are so true to its region and Dr Incense has done a fabulous job in creating this masterpiece.

    Even if u smell the stick without the burn u can clearly get the whiff of the Tarakan profile wood ... top quality [​IMG]

    Sent from my SM-N960F using Tapatalk
     
    Anthony likes this.
  14. Rasoul S

    Rasoul S Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2017
    Messages:
    1,174
    Likes Received:
    2,238
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    An intense, focused, in depth study of southern Indonesian wood: Png and surrounding.

    Ceram/seram
    3 samples. Two grade offering drom Ensar. One taha. All three have the same dna and more or less similar. Orris butter. Powdery delicate lactic purple lilac florals. Enough said. Prettiest in the most innocent way kind of scent That i have experienced to date.

    Jaya96
    Zero sweetness. Zero damp. Zero spice. Zero fruit. Just oudy incensy bitter souls of the jungle, raw deep dark green. Stark. All base. No top note.

    Bois iris
    Spicy. Very spicy. Medium green profile with darker iris notes. More iris absolute

    Port moresbey privee
    The best and the most balanced of all the before and coming woods in This post. Each dust of it unleashes a whole world. Scent of a A 100 thousand acre forest concentrated in something the size of a chickpea. I run my micro saw over it two three times and I gather the dust. Tiny bit. Puny. And in the ceram heater at 120-150 it goes. And baaaaam. Magic.

    Kz papua
    Good. Simple. One of the rare lesser quality woods from respected Kz.

    Feel oud vsi
    Sumatra wood. Spicy. Herbal. Sharp terpy but intriguing and inquisitive. Good find. Good buy. Doubt any is left but I would contact Adam. Price I don’t recall except that I remember clearly it was a great relative bargain. Meaning better than a good deal.

    Private source aceh wood
    Best of the best. Ancient heartwood pieces. Crayon looking. No sign of wood left. Pure resin. Scent is adam’s VSI x3 but far deeper and richer. Kinam level of volume. It is wood of Thai grade that is done and spoken for. For most part. I have had to sift they lots of meh or flat out garbage wood to find ones like this. It’s expensive. Crazy hobby. I have easily accrued 3k worth of oud related products that are one way or another end up straight to garbage can: heavily tampered with wood. Painted. Glued. Polished. Filled with metal. Completely oxidized oils. Oils that weren’t even cured before shipping and they contained water. The water was sealed in bottle. It starts decomposing and leaving a nasty scent in the bottle/oil. Rotten flower scent. Decaying vegetation going slimy. Anyways. List is long.

    Papuya 02
    Small grain size granules. Some bigger. Some smaller. Mixed grade. Mix scent. Different grains size pieces have different scent from other pieces. I decided to grind the whole batch. The powder now is beyond what I would have wildly wished for. It is absolutely terrific. A total complete medium green floral spicy vegetal earthy yet pretty and some sweet notes. Similarly priced to ensure nha trsng anthole but this wood is much better. Objectively and subjectively speaking. If you haven’t, giddy up. But don’t forget I strongly recommend heating the powders after processing the entire batch.

    That’s all she wrote.
     
  15. Rasoul S

    Rasoul S Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2017
    Messages:
    1,174
    Likes Received:
    2,238
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    A study of Brunei wood.

    From IO, EO (black baram), AH Brunei sultan, KZ two different ones. All have that sweet sour “weird” but awesome note. Blue Italian plum pie is closest thing I can attach to the scent. But there is a dirty (in a perfume sort of way- ie good, earthy, note mixed with that sweet and sour note.

    I didn’t fall in love with any Brunei wood or oil at first (minus sultan ahmet) and it took a long time for me to grow to love these, but now that I am there, there is no substitute for true Brunei wood.
     
    Micheal Smith, Ensar Oud and Oud-Dan like this.
  16. Oud-Dan

    Oud-Dan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2019
    Messages:
    273
    Likes Received:
    498
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Gender:
    Male
    Went whole day with no Oud was a Vetiver kind of day


    So Had to end the day wit a low heat session of :

    EO Sinking Ceram --- purple florals initially and as u move up the temp for me it gets slightly darker and more woody.. this is a good piece of wood ... though the resin doesn't bubble etc but the scent profile is very good and pleases my nose.

    Sent from my SM-N960F using Tapatalk
     
  17. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2019
    Messages:
    65
    Likes Received:
    206
    Trophy Points:
    33
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Priest
    Location:
    Australia
    Two low heat sessions of EO Vietnam Kinam this afternoon. (I get around six sessions from one pellet.) This transcendent aroma even in small quantities envelops every sense and somehow just stays with you. It latches-on in the most amazing way. Pure beauty. Pure mystery.
     
    Last edited: May 25, 2019
  18. Oud-Dan

    Oud-Dan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2019
    Messages:
    273
    Likes Received:
    498
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Gender:
    Male
    KZ - Sulawesi Cumingiana

    This wood took me back 20 years to my grandmother's house. Where I use to see my grandmom and her sister put fresh tobacco powder in their teeth ... this fresh tobacco note so so nostalgic for me and I really enjoyed it on a low temp.. as u increase the temp u get wet green notes with some woody presence ... and when u pump it more ... there is tobacco oudiness ...

    Sent from my SM-N960F using Tapatalk
     
    Rasoul S and Anthony like this.
  19. Rasoul S

    Rasoul S Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2017
    Messages:
    1,174
    Likes Received:
    2,238
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    That’s what true kinam does.
     
    Anthony likes this.
  20. Rasoul S

    Rasoul S Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2017
    Messages:
    1,174
    Likes Received:
    2,238
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Tried two of my own creations:
    Red frank, white old ambergris mandarin peel used to age puer tea meets touch of Tonga and Mysore sandal, ash, charcoal, tiny bit makko and Ensar’s papuya wood. The result is fantastic. Room for improvement but if I may say so myself, only a tiny tweak.

    The other one is centered around all things purple and png. Ceram sink, bois iris, port moresbey privee, papuya 02 and irian noir came together to sing a loud song of lilacs, orris butter and even touch of violet candy. I don’t really smell the irian noir wood (2% by volume) but interestingly 1% volume of port m privee is sticking out big time!!! Bois iris at 30% adds nice spice note while the dominant ingredient (ceram) remains center stage the entire time. Oooh how I wish I had enough to share a stick with everyone here. Beginners luck is on my side :)
     
    OudGood and Ensar Oud like this.

Share This Page