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Notes: Grass, wood, damp stone, smoke
If you haven’t used any East Indonesian woods before, you are in for a real treat. Imagine yourself outdoors and sitting around a campfire or walking through the forest just after its rained. The species is Gyrinops rather than the usual Aquilaria of mainland South East Asia. This Gyrinops is distinct and offers less spice and brings a grassy sweetness instead. Great choice for fumigation of clothes, especially paired with one of our Indonesian oils. An excellent wood at a great price.
Notes: Balsam, Citrus
Oudimentary is proud to present this excellent example of a green Medicinal-grade Omani frankincense.
This resin, known as al-Hojari, is one of the highest qualities available in this famed olibanum-producing country. It is from the mountainous Dhofar region, which is known for its high-scented boswellia sacra because of its arid climate and inhospitable terrain. It is under these circumstances that the resin production is at its best.
Our medicinal grade al-Hojari frankincense has all of the classic balsam-citrus notes one would expect from olibanum of this quality, without any of the harsher tones which often come with inferior resins. Beautiful gem-link green tears.
Embrace the ancient today.
Notes: Spiced Licorice, Wood, Earth, Damp Stone
Myrrh is the aromatic oleoresin of a number of small, thorny tree species, which grow in dry, stony soil. An oleoresin is a natural blend of an essential oil and a resin, and if you are familiar with our medicinal grade frankincense, you already have become acquainted with oleoresins. Oleoresins essentially “bleed” from the tree, and often the trees are wounded to harvest the resin. The resin hardens quickly, and at that point is ready for use; be it for burning, extraction, or ingestion (for medicinal purposes).
Oudimentary’s Yemeni myrrh is a fine example of this famed scent from the ages of the spice trade route. Since biblical times the scents and spices from Arabia were the stuff of legend, and myrh holds a special place as one of the most coveted of all the imports from Arabia. Greek historian, Diodorus Siculus, once so eloquently stated, “All of Arabia exudes a most delicate fragrance; even the seamen passing by Arabia can smell the strong fragrance that gives health and vigor.”
Oudimentary’s Select Grade Myrrh is from the species Commiphora myrrha, and hails from Yemen. Our supplier flatly stated that it was some of the nicest myrrh he had ever seen, and we have no reason not to believe him. This batch has beautiful almost jewel-like dark brown pieces, and scent notes include spiced licorice, wood, earth, damp stone, with a slight underlying sweetness. Lovely, and nice to pair together with some of our frankincense.
Tap into the ancient—pick up some myrrh for your burner today!
Notes: Balsam, Citrus
This powder resin, known as al-Hojari, is one of the highest qualities available in this famed olibanum-producing country. It is from the mountainous Dhofar region, which is known for its high-scented olibanum because of its arid climate and inhospitable terrain. It is under these circumstances that the resin production is at its best. Just a small pinch is needed to scent a space.
Our al-Hojari frankincense has all of the classic balsam-citrus notes one would expect from olibanum of this quality, without any of the harsher tones which often come with inferior olibanum.
Notes: Amber, musk, patchouli, oud wood, and a hint of chocolate
This blend has notes of amber, musk, patchouli, oud wood, and a hint of chocolate. Strong and long-lasting blend—just a dab will do.
Notes: Cinnamon, tamarind, freshly baked bread
Offers a long burning, syrupy smoke with an initial hit of subdued spice and main notes of cinnamon, tamarind, and freshly baked bread. Not a particularly sweet burn, like most Malaysian and Indonesian woods, but a beautiful one for sure—great for fumigation of clothing. Produces a long burning, syrupy smoke. Beautiful pieces.Oudify your life with some of our Malaysian Special.
Hailing from the Sultanate of Terengganu on the Northeastern most part of the Malaysian peninsula, our Malaysian Special is a classic example of a hard, resinous Malaysian wood from the Aquilaria Malaccensis species. Wild harvested.
Notes: Damp earth, fennel, spice
Hard, medium-sized pieces with a handsome amount of resin imbedded in each piece. The burn is long lasting, and starts with an undeniable scent, reminiscent of damp earth after a mid-afternoon tropical storm. This classic start gives way to a sweeter, headier note as resin appears and the smoke begins its smoldering dance. Tarakan Island is located off the coast of East Kalimantan in Indonesia close to the Malaysian border. The majority of the island is covered in mangrove swamps, which happen to be prime growing ground for Oud. Some of the most unrivaled Indonesian woods and oils come from the wild-harvested trees of Tarakan, and in our search for the finest burn in the world, your friends at Oudimentary unearthed a lovely batch for your burners at a mid-range price.
Handmade round burner to burn your raw wood, resins, and blends using charcoal. These burners are made with a rustic appearance. Due to this, each piece may have irregularities such as small nicks or uneven discoloration. We view this as only adding to the beauty and uniqueness of these works of art. Made in the USA.
Notes: Citrus, floral, spice
Clean and fresh. Earthy yet floral. Complex yet simple.
Well-known throughout the ages for its anti-depressant properties, Orange Blossom oil has been used for centuries by perfumers from Paris to Istanbul. Oudimentary is now proud to present this fine example of Orange Blossom oil, hailing from Fez, Morocco.
In Morocco orange blossom water (which can be made by simply diluting this oil) is called Ilma Zhar, phrase in Arabic literally meaning “flower water,” in contrast to Llma Ward, which is rose blossom water. The main usage of orange blossom water is as a unisex perfume or freshener, usually given to guests to wash their hands upon entering the host house or before drinking tea. Sadly, this old custom is fading away in the present day.
Tap into this old custom yourself by ordering a bottle of this timeless, uplifting—and affordable—oil.
Notes: Oud, Sandalwood, Musk
Each season, Oudimentary offers a new Master Mix, which is the perfect burnable for home fumigation, and a pleasant backdrop for gathering with your loved ones. This Spring master mix “Kyoto Soul” is our best yet, inspired by our training with masters of the craft in Kyoto, Japan, combined with the funk that is Oudimentary through a special blend of our finest oils. This master mix hand-crafted by "ScentSay" Usama Canon will take you on a journey. Get it while you can, supplies are limited!
Notes: Grass, wood, bread
We are happy to say that the wood that helped Oudimentary start an aloeswood-burning revolution stateside in 2004 is back and better than ever. We couldn’t be happier.
Hailing from the largest province of the Republic of Indonesia, Oudimentary’s our Irian Jaya wood has that classic East Indonesian kick.
If you haven’t used any East Indonesian woods before, you are in for a real treat. The species is Gyrinops rather than the usual Aquilaria of mainland South East Asia. The aloeswood from Gyrinops are a world away from typical Cambodi and Lao woods, with not much sweetness or usual tones of dried fruit, etc.
Our IJ wood is a much more grassy burn, and an almost bread-like top notes.
Notes: Grass, leather, chocolate, teakwood, dried fruit
Oudimentary presents our first ever proprietary, introductory Oud Blend. Includes oud oil from Cambodia, Indonesia, and India. Available for a limited time!
Notes: Leather, chicory, cherry tobacco
Our customer favorite! Thin, lightly-colored pieces, are packed with the Cambodian sweetness so popular in the oud world. With notes of leather, chicory, and cherry tobacco, this wood is superior for scenting clothes—and rooms—and pairs beautifully with one of our Cambodi or Thai oils. Sourced directly from the mountainous border region between Cambodia and Thailand.
Notes: Coffee, leather, berry, chocolate
Notes: Spice, caramel, chocolate
If you follow the Ayeyarwady River from its delta in the Indian Ocean to its beginnings in Burma’s Mountainous Kachin State, you will find an inhospitable land filled with tribal peoples, warlords, dense jungles and… you guessed it. Gaharu. Aloeswood. Oud. Call it what you want. Beautiful and bubbling. This Burmese regular is an excellent example of a forest oud from this region. From the Northern Burmese-Thai border. Nutty, peppery, with hints of spice and caramel. Ends with a heady, chocolaty finish. Don’t miss out, oud-enthusiasts!
Notes: Cinnamon, chicory, roasted hazelnut, burnt sugar
Oudimentary sources this wood from a supplier native to the Assam region. He divides his time between South East Asia and Assam, overseeing his farms, from which this wood is harvested. On our last visit with him, he presented this wood, saying that there was finally a farm-raised wood that offered a complex scent profile similar to other Assam wild woods. These are smaller pieces with an impressive amount of resin. Notes include cinnamon, chicory, roasted hazelnut, and burnt sugar amongst others. Not too sweet, as is common with Indian woods, but a lovely scent profile which is great for fumigation.
Having a hard time deciding which raw oud to try?
The sampler pack includes six different woods. Try our woods and decide which is your favorite!
Wood included in the sampler pack:
Notes: Cinnamon, anise, hay, earth, grass
What a score! Oudimentary is proud to present this fine example of a Sri Lankan wood for the very first time; it's a very "green” scent and offers a great choice for all types of fumigation. The species is Gyrinops rather than the usual Aquilaria of mainland South East Asia. This Gyrinops is distinct and offers less spice and brings a grassy sweetness instead. Base notes include cinnamon, anise, hay, earth. Beautifully shaped, hard-wood pieces. If you haven’t used any Gyronops woods before, you are in for a real treat. One of our favorites!