Managed to chance upon something uncommon recently, heartwood from a single old tree (estimated >100 years) of northern malaysia origin.
The heartwood was undergoing some serious compaction as the tree was growing, the fibres are crumbly, the wood is crackly
This is kodo-grade material! sinking wood is mostly “black resin”, this material, is golden fibres (contains some oil) and resin, with the age and compaction, giving it a complex profile! this is considered “ripe agarwood” as it is harvested from a dead zone of the tree with the heartwood regions breaking down already.
olfactory profile : this is incredibly “oudy” form of the crassna fragrance!, the rotting heartwood had imparted to it not barnyard notes, but ripe juicy berries, rich golden brown fruits in an old wooden dish with a dash of vanillic tones. its persistent lingering ending note, a reminder of certain notes from aged ouds. best to be enjoyed on electric heaters or in mon-koh style.
here are some of the pieces that i had sawed off 🙂
just beneath the brown fibres is the resin!
Sawn edge of one of the pieces, you can see the crack from the compression and the dark resinations
Burma Malaccensis in 2g packs
Malaysia – 13
Burma – 10