Baieido on Facebook (Ross)

Some great information on some of the more popular formulations from Baieido on their Facebook “wall”.  Nice insight on how the different Aloeswoods effect the scent. Plus an intriging comment on materials and the possible differences of today’s vs what was used (or available) long ago. Baieido must have an amazing materials library by this point.

Always nice to get real info on incense from the makers, it is something of a rare event  🙂  Thanks David



  1. Smokinjoe said,

    March 24, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    Thanks Steve,

    I’ll check out both resources, and most likely post a few newbie questions on the Ask the ORS page.


  2. Smokinjoe said,

    March 23, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Hi everybody,

    I am just getting into Japanese incense, and was wondering if there is a forum that topic. I would like to ask questions, and get threads going about Japanese incense. This site is great, and super helpful for beginners but am looking for a forum format too.

    Does such a beast exist?



    • Steve said,

      March 23, 2010 at 9:51 pm

      Hey Smokinjoe!

      I think “Alice’s Restaurant” was a forum/Yahoo group that might be what you are looking for. That being said, I don’t know where they are now. You will notice on the left side of ORS, down a bit, there is a “Forums” section with a link to Alice’s Restaurant – but it’s now a broken link. You will see there is also a “Blogs” section with a link to Alice’s Incense. This is the same set of folks, but I don’t know if the blog has now officially replaced the Yahoo group forum, or if the forum format is still around somewhere else. (BTW, Alice’s is hosted by David Oller, Baieido’s North American sales rep.) I know a few folks on ORS were active on Alice’s, too, and maybe one of them will chime in with some more info.

      For what it’s worth, there are definitely some advantages to a true forum format vs a blog for ongoing dialog. We have a pretty talkative group here at ORS and folks typically use the “Ask the Olfactory Rescue Service” page as the general water-cooler arena:

      But it does make it a bit hard to find particular topics or previously mentioned nuggets of wisdom!

      Feel free to ask/comment/participate here if you don’t find a forum you like!

      • David Oller said,

        March 31, 2010 at 12:22 pm

        Steve & Smokingjoe

        Hi, Alices at Yahoo is no longer active. With Blogs and Social Networks it became outdated. Officially, Alices’s Restaurant was replaced by Alices Incense list on Facebook. It is still active but doesn’t see much activity. There is also the Baieido Incense Page on Facebook which is more active. It’s easy to find either by typing either Baieido or Alices in the search box at Facebook.

        David Oller

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