Today I am reviewing East Timor agarwood chips of the Gyrinops Versteegii species. These were received from JK Delapp of Rising Phoenix Perfumes.
Many of you are probably familiar with Timor, because a lot of quality sandalwood grows in that region of the world. Coincidentally, before the mass-harvesting of agarwood began, so did a lot of agarwood.
So, these should be interesting to try.
These chips appear to have a lighter resin content but this is supposedly common with this species of agarwood.
Heated on a subitism incense burner, it seems to have a primarily earthy oudh scent, slightly sweet, with a bit of damp forest, light floral notes, and a touch of green moss. At higher heat, notes of incense appear. Not much resinous boom, but a very nice fragrance nonetheless.
I have smelled this scent, or at least a very similar scent in some high-end Japanese agarwood incense sticks. The scent seems to project well-enough, but the fragrance profile seems calm. Not much resinous boom.
Overall, these are enjoyable agarwood chips, but it would be nice if they had a slightly higher resin content. Despite that, they do burn for a while.
Have you tried agarwood chips from Timor Island?
Let us know what you thought about them in the comment section below!