The Pure Woods Kit set consists of 4 fine incenses of pure single origin, single batch ingredients.
This will ship out by the 25th of August upon order. Limited to max 2 per person/order. If you buy 2 sets, the 8 tubes will be shipped in one sleeve to be more cost effectve during shipping. do refer to the second product image for the 2 set packing
Manaban Al Malik 3 grams
A highly resinous, deep, dark, bold full bodied and sweet aloeswood incense made from the best Manaban aloeswood materials.
Tonga Sandalroot 3 grams
Made from heavily resinated tonga santalum album roots, thick, resinous, and a bit more complex smelling than heartwood incenses. slight hint of damp, musky juicy sandalwood notes. Sandalwood roots are often the best for distillation and oil extraction, or even for heating purposes, but for combustion, their profile is a little complex and a bit woody due to the nature of santalum album trees not having their own roots many times. Due to their hemiparasitic nature, sandalwood trees often take over the roots of nearby plants i.e. acacia etc, so sandalwood roots often have a slightly different "fibre" tone that appears only in combustion and not when heated.
The Stanford Cedar
my interpretation of the Stanford Cedar. This was an over a century old tree in the middle of Stanford Campus, USA, and they had to cut it down due to risks of it falling over. The resinous heartwood was saved and carved into totems by an artisan, and the scraps etc, were made available to me by my student. This cedar, when made into incense sticks.. is by far one of the most impressive cedar incenses ever... it smells so good.. that it can be on par with the delight of a good sandalwood!
Merauke Premium 3 grams
Historically, i'm quite resistant to making any merauke incenses as this ingredient is too commonly used by many other incense makers. the material is inexpensive, but over here i have selected a finer quality one, of good resination and converted into a stick that is quite satisfying. The oudy note it leaves in the air after burning is more enjoyable than that of many other sources.. so I'had decided to take some effort to make a good merauke stick . On the contrary to other materials like manaban, merauke woods are 5-10x cheaper or more, distillers do try to distill merauke as well due to its low cost, but the yield in terms of oil is not very high either. nevertheless, this stick presents the classical high quality merauke profile and it is a scent that you might commonly see in taiwanese incenses.