Notes: Grass, wood, damp stone, smoke, hot cocoa powder
If you haven’t used any East Indonesian oud woods before, you are in for a real treat. Imagine yourself outdoors and sitting around a campfire or walking through the forest just after its rained. The species is Gyrinops rather than the usual Aquilaria of mainland South East Asia. This Gyrinops is distinct and offers less spice and brings a grassy sweetness instead. Great choice for fumigation of clothes, especially paired with one of our Indonesian oud oils. An excellent oud wood at a great price.
Hard, medium-sized pieces with a handsome amount of resin imbedded in each piece. The burn is long lasting, and starts with an undeniable scent, reminiscent of damp earth after a mid-afternoon tropical storm. This classic start gives way to a sweeter, headier note as resin appears and the smoke begins its smoldering dance. Tarakan Island is located off the coast of East Kalimantan in Indonesia close to the Malaysian border. The majority of the island is covered in mangrove swamps, which happen to be prime growing ground for Oud wood. Some of the most unrivaled Indonesian oud woods and oudoils come from the wild-harvested trees of Tarakan, and in our search for the finest burn in the world, your friends at Oudimentary unearthed a lovely batch for your burners at a mid-range price.
Oudimentary sources this oud wood from a supplier native to the Assam region. He divides his time between South East Asia and Assam, overseeing his farms, from which this oud wood is harvested. These are smaller pieces and similar to our Super Assam oud wood with a good amount of resin. Notes include cinnamon, chicory, roasted hazelnut, and burnt sugar amongst others. Not too sweet, as is common with Indian oud woods, but a lovely scent profile which is great for fumigation.
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