When it comes to Chinese and
Japanese incenses, the agarwood + sandalwood combo is a
match made in heaven. But if you've tried blending
sandalwood and oud oils together, you
already know that the result is usually an unpleasant medley
of jarring scent notes.
Not so with Jinkoh To Byakudan.
They say, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
And so the very same formula as v1 and v2 was used.
But we've come a long way since then. The first two iterations of JtB were great, but only Cambodian oud was used as the foundation of the attar.
We now have multiple Cambodian, Laotian, and Vietnamese distillations under our belt.
Loaded with true-to-the-wood oud oils from all three of these countries (including a healthy dose of Royal Lao), coupled with a massively opulent aged Mysore sandalwood oil, the result is truer to the incense experience than ever before.
The opening of Jinkoh To Byakudan displays a brilliant ethereal oudiness. The different oud oils were fused together meticulously to try to achieve the "scent neutral" quality of Kyara. The bright and clean precious Kyara-like halo hums over a deeper woodier resinous oud, and impressively shines all the way to the drydown. The sandalwood is not far behind. The Mysore sandalwood oil purrs alongside the oud adding a creaminess to the otherwise-rugged woodiness of the ouds.
If you are a fan of the Monkoh style of heating agarwood or granulated incense, you will be delighted to find that the delicate vanillic-sweetness of agarwood that this style of heating preserves is present in this oil as well - an aspect of agarwood that is absent when using other heating methods.
Many of our earlier Japanese-inspired attars contained various traditional spices and herbs used in the Japanese tradition, and those ingredients defined the characters of the oils.
Jinkoh To Byakudan, on the other hand, focuses on oud and sandalwood almost exclusively. The spices used in this blend work subtly in the background, and are only there to exalt the oud and sandalwood.
The end result: an ultra refined attar that wonderfully mimics high end Japanese Agarwood-Sandalwood incenses.
You have to try it to believe it.
It is a masterpiece. I don't
know how you did it but I have been searching for this
scent my whole adult life! How in the world did you create
It is killer!!!!! It is either a work of genius or a one in a million happy accident.
You have captured that elusive kyara note for sure. Trully smells like super elite, mega-pricey Japanese agarwood incense. Really casts a spell. Thank you again Taha, another precious and wonderful experience.
Jinkoh in Byakudan is delicious, superb blend, everything is bright golden sparkling gold, the heart is a floral fruity balance, with a superb golden amber notes.
I don't know if this is the best sandalwood I've ever smelled or the best oud I've ever smelled - or both. I've smelled the combination of oud and sandalwood before but never like this. This is a marriage, a celebration of harmony as two beautiful spirits come together, as sacred as the convergence of two rivers. There is no discord between the two, only an embrace.
I just got my jinkoh to byakadan sample yesterday; I love it. In fact so much that I ordered a bottle just a moment ago. You are doing an amazing service for people. It may not be charity or saving lives but for me you bring something that I otherwise might never have experienced. It's a spiritual stimulant.
Sometimes burning incense makes me cough, and I have trouble getting beyond the heavy smoke in order to focus on the ingredients. Those things discourage me from burning as often as I’d like, so this oil is real pleasure for me, Taha. It’s not a substitute for the incense, but it’s amazing how close you’ve come to capturing the essence of some of my favorite sticks. Have you thought about sending it to some of the incense shops? I really think it would be a big hit!
I've had compliments all day from JTB my dad & brother love it too they said. This is good stuff. I'm glad a little goes a long way, very potent with great silage just what I like in a favorite fragrance!
I received the package last Friday. The oil is AMAZING! You have truly created something wonderful.
This is a great Mukhallat. I mean,I'm blown away by this. This is the type,my favorite type i love. Please tell me you kept this recipe also... Because in the future when i run out,I'm definitely gonna want another bottle of this liquid Platinum. To be honest this IS the best frag you have made 2nd & 3rd i would say Layali,Al Arabiya(2) never tried the 1st. Im in love :-) Perfect,perfect blend of masculine & sweet. this is exactly what i visioned when we were talking about new mukhallats. What a gem,boy oh boy what a beautiful blend.