- 16th June 2011, 03:49 PM
I agree - the only truly wonderful wood I've gotten has been via Japan (albeit at a very high price). These expensive woods lack a lot of the "dung" notes that linger in the specimens I've seen from other sources. I have really come to feel that density and resin content is (for me) less important than the sublety of the aroma.
- 16th June 2011, 04:06 PM
I have sampled some very dense / resin-rich and gubal grade oud that has a very good density of scent - very small pieces give off odor for a very long time if delicately heated. It's funny because I don't mind wearing mid-grade Oud oil (assuming it doesn't smell nasty of course) but I can't stand most mid to low grade wood.