Kun Sho is the "Rising Scent" because it is thought to offer the heavens this wonderful and subtle Aloes Wood incense. Graceful and Gentle, Kun Sho is an absolute delight and made from Cambodian Aloes wood.
"Kun" means Fragrant, "Sho" means to Rise Up.
“The Rising Scent” Cambodian Aloeswood
Camphor when opening the box, like almost all Baieido incenses that use Aloeswood.
Almost sweet at first, really pleasant, uplifting (thus, perhaps, the name).
From ORS -
The smell of the resins is at the fore front, very deep. Makes me think of exotic fruits in the jungles of Asia, but there is no fruit smell here, it’s just the image invoked. It is easy to picture sitting outdoors on a porch in Asia around sunrise watching the world come into being around you as the light levels increase. A certain, almost mist like, quality to the scent coming by now, again reminding me of morning time and a new day. You find yourself trying to follow the scent up higher to stay with it. This is not real “in your face” incense, rather, it is within your mind. There is at the same time, something completely satisfying and almost addictive about the scent. It puts you at ease and into an inward looking modality. Not melancholy, rather to see what new ideas might be being presented to you. It is a combination of so many of the aromatic qualities of fine Aloeswoods.
This is not your everyday incense, it takes some attention, some listening or tasting to even start to get it. Perhaps the necessity of owning a few moments out of the day for yourself to have the time to enjoy and understand the scent. The “Rising Scent” is a very good description. A master piece of the art, thank you Baieido!
For a sample tube of 5 - 3" sticks