I think that the question of what is the ultimate Incense/wood scent is a fair question. Especially since we all spend so much time obsessing over these frags. As fragrance junkies we should all be able to just go get the ultimate one - incense or wood - so what is it?
What threw me for a loop on this question was the clarification of what would a temple in Shambala smell like? I have no idea about that. Probably smells sort of Tibetan which means it is likely to be woody incence with some agarwood in it?
Already mentioned are some incense great ones which I also love - MH En Sens de Bois, Encens d' Bois, Incense Extreme, Olibanum, Gucci PH, Black Tourmaline, Avignon, Kyoto, Passage d' Enfer, Jubilation XXV, Bois d' Encens, Jaisalmer, Black Afghano, Epic Man, Encens et Lavande all are good. I will add Tauer Incense Rose and Neil Morris Taj as also suggested.
But, what is the ultimate? If I was going into a temple in Shangrala I would expect an incense that has some saffron in it and I don't see one here with saffron as a primary note. Like a saffron shamana fragrance that White Lotus makes, with incense, cedar, patchouli and orris in there too. Where is that one?
The fact that there is almost no agreement on this thread about the ULTIMATE means to me that the ultimate incense has yet to be created! Get busy perfumers! All we want is the ultimate one. And when you make it please name it ULTIMATE INCENSE so we can find it easily. Is this too much to ask?