Oud Blog

Check out the photos in the Oud Blog on the left side of ours under “Blogs”

Notce how they are pouring the oil into tiny bottles for sale. When I try this stunt with any liquid a lot tends to go on the floor. Imagine how much Oud is in these pictures…amazing.




  1. Mike said,

    September 25, 2008 at 10:41 am

    Yeah me too. I’m actually preferring it to anything else right now. Except Ga-Ho and Nan-kun. 🙂

  2. Steve said,

    September 25, 2008 at 10:31 am

    Thanks, Mike. Just ordered the Shoyeido Tokusen and the Baieido Zukoh body powders – and of course the obercool ebony holder 😀 Will post comments in time.

    To get above the free shipping threshold, also threw in a box of Dzongsar (I thought your review of this made it compelling) as well as Loseling Gold Seal and Medicine King Saffron tibetans. With autumn in the air and cooler evenings, I’ve been on a hearty Tibetan kick of late.


  3. Mike said,

    September 25, 2008 at 10:17 am

    Right, 1 for Baieido, 3 for Shoyeido. I’ve just tried the Baieido to date and a sample of an Indian powder (Scent of Samadhi) that’s really nice, but a little too floral for me to wear, although I’ve found it’s a cool scent to drift off to sleep to. I’m afraid to try a good Oud oil, I don’t need another expensive habit at this point lol. I think Essence carries all of these. I’d be interested in other impressions on the Shoyeidos myself.

  4. Steve said,

    September 25, 2008 at 10:02 am

    Actually on further inspection, Shoyeido makes the Johin (fine quality), Gokuhin (extra fine) and Tokusen (premium) variations and Baieido makes Zukoh, which is what I think you may have gotten, Mike, but it’s more expensive now. Gonna have to try a couple. Must have cool ebony holder for travel 😀


  5. Steve said,

    September 25, 2008 at 9:44 am

    Body powder by Baieido??? I had no idea! Do other incense companies make this? EotA has 4 flavors by Baieido – which did you get, Mike? And the ebony powder holder is utterly cool! Good god – another order needs be made…


  6. Mike said,

    September 25, 2008 at 8:41 am

    Speaking of “incense you can wear,” I’m really high on the Baieido Zukoh body powder. It’s only $10 and has a great spicy scent to it I never get tired of, as always, reflecting how great Baieido is at cinnamon and the like. I still haven’t tried it on a heater yet!

  7. Steve said,

    September 25, 2008 at 5:57 am

    Thanks for this resource, Ross! A very interesting blog by a man devoted to Oud. His Journey notes were quite interesting. Right before I discovered Japanese incense, still burning Indian, my sister-in-law started me on a brief addiction to essential oils. Agars, sandalwoods, patchouli, frankincense, vetivert, bergamot – you get the idea. I had carved soapstone burners all about and a bulk order of 500 tea light candles! These things took an immediate backseat, however, after finding Mike’s Prattle and getting started on Japanese incense. This Oud Blog reminded me of how amazing oils can be, so I actually just let my stick of Yog-Sadhana burn out and pulled out my oils which haven’t been touched in months. One nice thing about them you can’t get from incense is their use as a perfume. Some Indian attars I found were delightful as such, and I had put those away, too, with the other oils. Glad to be reminded of oils. Of course, some of the apparently awesome ouds he mentions are many hundreds of dollars for a small vial – I would love to try them, but jeeeeeeeez! Might as well just hang a block of Kyara around my neck 😀


  8. Scott Kenney said,

    September 20, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    He’s changed the title of that entry and added captions to the photos.

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