I recently saw that one of Amouage perfume had a base note of 'Agarwood smoke'.
I could not find this note anywhere for sale, so I decided to experiment and make my own.
On a trip to Dubai i had bought some Agarwood or Oud wood chips, I took a piece of instant lighting Shisha charcoal, and when it was completely lit and no more carbon monoxide or other coal fumes where coming off, I placed the pieces of wood on it, it started to produce beautiful white fumes instantly, I inverted a washed and dried and odourless jam jar on the fuming charcoal and placed two large nail under the jar so that the charcoal does not suffocate and die. After 15 minute the smoke stopped, I lifted the bottle which was warm and placed the lid. After half an hour when the jar was cool I added 20ml of perfumers Alcohol to the jar and placed the lid and shook the jam jar, the perfumers alcohol turned into a lovely golden whiskey colour note.
Caution ....be careful when opening the jam jar as the alcohol fumes will escape with force and dont smell as soon as the lid is off, pour the liquid in storing jar and treat as essential oil or an accord. I found it quite nice and something different.
i will now check out Frankincense gum smoke.