What's on your burner today?

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

  1. iori

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    been burning some Filipino chips bought for cheap
    its so mixed some top some gah, so much resin but there is many profiles..close to kohkong, some close to silani some typical filipino orange notes so good and so much other profiles and there is that ugly damn bad smell chips lol i smelt same when i was testing some malinau chips from shop here
     
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    @iori have you noticed any visual similarities between the wood that exhibit different profiles within a singular batch? Especially those with 'that ugly damn bad smell?'
     
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    hey

    some chips same look one is having really bad smell and some really good, i'll try to do a pics later and post them for many chips
    also i forget to mention there is little of those chips have a really strange note almost close to blood smell ;o
     
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    Ughf, sounds like quite a grab-bag... Looking forward to the pics
     
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    On another note I sprinkled a few granules of 1980's Mysore onto a basic electric heater this morning, and its just delightful.

    As comforting as the scent of fresh baked goodies (without all the calories to follow) or my morning cup of coffee.

    I don't often heat the granules as I enjoy having them around for their ambient aroma and use them kinda like I would potpourri, but every now and again I treat myself to the heightened olfactory delicacy and heat them gently. Along with frankincense they really are the perfect seasonal scent for one's household, but the trick is low heat to allow the aroma without the smoke.

    Smoke to me is the biggest deterrent from frankincense but not only do the tears last longer on low heat, you can also pick up on various nuances as the resin heats up.
     
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    here some of the pics
    mixed bought for cheap as filipino mostly you get filipino smell some silani, rarely bad smell chips and some close to koh kong zzzz
     
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    08DF6D8B-A75D-4E84-B592-B46DED03BDDD.jpeg Some wood ive had for a while and hopefully i dont burn this too fast lol
     
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    Well if it's as resin dense as it looks, hopefully it doesn't burn too fast ;)
     
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    nice! the pinoy ltd wood from ensar and team is a treat for a few reasons.

    1) compared to my stash of 6 other filipino wood and cummingana as a whole (tawi, mindenao, area near borneo, sulawesi, from old kyen to super sinking king to soil wood...) which are all more or less similar, this batch while stays true to that unique profile, it brings with it a vietnam vibe. a bitter note. a lithe body. acrobatic but fit. typical filipino is fat. brown butter. viscous and thick and beautiful. but so can an elegant version of it, esp when is like this: touch minty, gently sweet as opposed to the typical gobs and gobs of honey (dark amber honey) in filipino wood. and did i mention all of this is while this wood blind would be pinned as filipino? in other words the telltale aromas of origin is there then the rest of the commentary...

    2) there is a variation in shape: from small to very small to medium size bits here that suits various intensions: to ground to dust for icnense making, to larger pieces best for shaving for monkoh, to perfect thickness and size pieces for high heat on subitism...

    3) back to the fact that this is a mixed bag, it is fun studying variations from piece to piece. is like a trail mix. reaching into a starburst candy as a kid.

    i am not only very happy with my 20 gram, i am going for more on next sale :)
     
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    Port moresby privee and Royal Java. The only oud woods I have heated and experienced. I deeply enjoy them both.!!!!!

    Comforting. Warming. Relaxing,.meditative. plus a good perfuming of my hair and clothes , lol.


    Bless oud fam!!
     
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    Definitely out of this world and a delicious experience warming those 1980 mysore pieces I recieved from you.

    Like wow. Creamy, mouth watering..mentally invigorating and heart warming etherical scent.
     
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    some Papua today :O

    btw when Pinoy agarwood were discovered ?
     
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    Pinoy Privée

    It was my hoarder instinct to keep quiet about this wood until I could secure more baggies of it.

    Aside from a few errant pieces in the bunch, which btw possess the tobacco note, these unassuming babies Rock like kinam. No....not a kinamic note,
    but rather in it’s aroma delivery. They can torque from very low, all the way to high on the heater.

    As with other fragheads, I have tried numerous lots of Philippine Aloes, and aside from stumbling upon a couple excellent ones, all the rest just disappointed. Pinoy Privée is up there at the top, offering brighter shades of this wonderful profile.

    To be succinct.....you won’t find wood like this!
     
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    amen brother amen. pinoy privee wood is fantastic.
     
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    started the day with some Hindi ant nest from zak over at agarwood assam. Backyard wild. Non induced 40+ year old tree I was told. It is very pleasant while not quite the old stock wild stuff. There is a cooling note to the hay, leather, tea profile.

    next came irian black from ensar. Low in volatiles and top notes even on high heat but the most gorgeous and distinctly candied violet petal heart. Best for monkoh.

    Bois iris came next. The purple accord gets many shades lighter and picks up a spicy overtone and whispers of iris flower weave in and out. Sense and rock hard resin chunks.

    Last came the mighty ceram tasbih a bad ass super king offering from ensar. This is absolutely a mind blowing from a different galaxy profile. Just perfect orris butter profile. Milky. Heavy. Thick fumes that are nothing less than kinam in its sheer breeding and quality. One for the ages.
     
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    Papuya 02 wood on the heater. Tiny granules. Variable profile. When 5-6 put together on medium - heat u get the best experience. A floral spicy lighter shade of green with a very piercing medicinal vibe. Just terrific.

    Jaya96 wood came next. Cumin heavy top note. Drier. Very little to no sweetness. No dampness. More of a general deep forest floor note. I enjoy studying it but papuya wins it as far the scent goes.

    lastly port moresbey privee. Perhaps the best “green” wood to date. Each mustard grain piece shaved off is like an entire cosmos being unleashed. Spectacular stuff.
     
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    Being limited to my home stash, I've got my low temp electric heater filling my environment with Mysore, frankincense and a touch of palo santo. I've also got my candle diffusers working overtime on essentials, one drop of jasmine can fill my daughters' room for hours.

    More than ever my home has become my sanctuary.
     
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    With that last session I was reminded why I don't regularly use palo santo. . . the aroma that it leaves behind kinda reminds me of a strange natural cat litter. . . now I know why it was so eagerly given to me. . . o_O

    A relief to get back to some real oud!

    Exploring Pinoy Privée more today, I first I allowed my set temp electric heater to pre-heat before adding the oud, and after it cooled later today I put the oud directly onto the cool heat plate and am enjoying the show.

    With the first heating I used a chip about half the size of my pinkie fingernail and placed it directly on the heating surface, with the chips as thin as they are resin immediately bubbled to the surface and sizzling ensued for the next 10-15 minutes, the bitter oud sweetness was immediately apparent, with intermittent wafts of a note I first experienced in vintage Yunnanese wood, a sweet green apple, although here it was coated in caramelized sugar. As the chip blackened aromatic plumes would emerge from time to time from the depths.

    The next session I moved to another room and by this point the heater had cooled. Another application of a chip the same size yielded quite a different experience, granted it was also a different chip, however the scent that emerged was a mixture of spices, fennel, slight licorice with a tone suggestive of cumin. Overall the scent was like that of an medicinal Ayurvedic blend, dried earthen roots like ginseng.

    Both pieces have coated themselves in resin and have reached their threshold on low heat, but still have enough in them to enjoy again on high heat. I'll save them for an upcoming fumigation session on coal.
     
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    One oil and five wood kinda day.

    in the morning:
    al hashimi Brunei sultan
    Despite the name a simpler wood. But also priced intro level too. Anyways. sour plums, touch of natural funk, bitter sweet, vannilic and touch of cinammon. good on high heat and for casual burn

    al hashimi sinking filipino
    as good as they come. juicy sweet honey with herbal undertones. good on low medium or high heat

    KZ yellow oil kyara
    perhaps the least wow type of kyara but still worthy of its name. while it lacks that initial punch of green or black oil, given enough study time and low temp heating there are lots of nuances and layers to be peeled back.

    then an oil I have grown finder and fonder with each wear: Aroke roshi. A fantastic maroke. Approachable. Touch sweet. Even touch minty. Mildly muddy. Mildly diesel/crude oil note. I like it

    In the evening I tried a number of pricy wood sold to me via various vendors called as old nha trang. Each with a different look. Some so simple and have barely enough quality to them to be generic Vietnam. Anyways. Some decent ones were had. Then there was an even very good one i procured long ago via tony Bolton who by the way must win the record for the single biggest mixed bag vendor (Tony had some health stuff and had to go back home and during this time the people working with him were the ones not as honourable.) knowing this I continued supporting for a while before I gave up.
    meh is also a mixed bag vendor with Some truly solid quality price ratio buys and some real treats like his hydro distilled frangipani to all the way a gross appalling oils. As for wood, within same Bach, you are getting randoms. From glued and stuffed to steamed to show more oil on surface and get that darker colour to real deal treats. Anyways. I digress. Sorrry.

    then came the real deal big daddy o, no doubt the one comfortably sitting on the top: a draw of nha trang heart wood “sugar formation” from KZ and guallam antique via ensar. Draw. Both Holly shiiiiiiit stuff. It is true even a kyara head would love to have these in his arsenal. In fact in a parallel universe some top agarwood can even beat kyara or go toe to toe.
    Both clearly old proper stock of famed origin. Most of their profile is the one and the same. I sense for sweetness and riper quality in ensar and more medicinal copper or bronze or some alloy metal scent. Neither have any trace of anything green. Both decidedly red. But different enough to warrant having both.
    A rare treat for me. I rarely go two big guns like that back to back cause one by the very nature of subjectivity will lose to other. Rather spend a long time with one. Get to really know it. I spend days with same wood. Try different heating vessels. Heating techniques. Low to high. Low high low. Etc etc. not any wood. But the likes of royal Laos. Royal maluku. Ceram tasbih but even some of the sinking and non sinking pieces. I wish taha would go back to wood game and figure it out. I really wished I had some juicy cola heavy malay sinkers.

    @Ensar Oud what is your experience and view on the chances of finding a harvest of the kinda wood purple kinam was juiced from? Sinker version of them and up. King grade.

    Is there an existing market for yesteryear malay wood with that purple tinge and that incredibly diffusive yet deep quality?

    Hint hint. Can you let some go? During this lockdown and 80% earnings slashed, outlook of ne t 3-6 months not good etc etc. yet I think even during these times we all deserve few magical moments. An irrational buy yet one that feeds your soul. I am down to throw one down. I have to play small. But I will support and also deservedly (if I may say so myself) going to treat myself to a small buy of some killer wood. Proper hindi of decades gone by? Some unique species like how maluku/ceram was unique. How royal Laos is unique. Even some pieces of port moresbey privee.
     
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    That was a good read @Rasoul S. Thank you for sharing. I currently enjoy my wood vicariously through pictures taken by Mr Kruger. Apart from a bag of Pinoy Privee and a few shavings of Vietnam Kinam I have no wood with me here in Istanbul where I've been stuck since the lockdown started. Talking of Malaysian, I also have a huge display piece I lack the tools to chisel into without damaging from Pattani/North Malaysia border. My advice re wood: snag the Pinoy Exclusive and take advantage of my absence at the office. Under normal conditions that wood would have never seen the light of day. ;)

    I spend my time observing my latest batches of Vietnamese distillations I collected before the lockdown. From current offerings Royal Kinam is the closest thing. We are aging nicely together under lockdown.
     
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