This was my first time using Camphor Laurel. It lived up to it’s reputation in all regards—smelled like Vicks rub, was soft for a hardwood, and had an amazingly beautiful color. I love the oblique grain in this little calabash. It’s the smallest one I’ve made, coming in a 2.5”h x 3.5”d. This was my only piece of Camphor, and I wish I had more.