Agarwood EO

Aquilaria crassna Pierre ex Lecomte.

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Selected size SKU:57-015 - Agarwood 15 ml (1/2 oz)

1 ml ( 1/30 oz )
$51.00
Tiny Sample 6 drops ( 6 drops )
$12.25
2 ml ( 1/15 oz )
$87.75
5 ml ( 1/6 oz )
$182.50
15 ml ( 1/2 oz )
$457.75
30 ml ( 1 oz )
$833.00
59.14 ml ( 2 oz )
$1,522.00
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Product Overview

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Agarwood essential oil has a highly persistent sweet warmth and a deeply complex, precious and magnificent woody aroma with shades of smoky, ambery incense, honeyed tobacco, and sensuously underscored with animalic notes resembling musk/castoreum. The aroma becomes sweeter and musky/woody in the very long drydown.

Originally from Southeast Asia[3], Agarwood formed the basis of the legendary Arabian perfume called Oud.[4] It is also known as Aloeswood, Eaglewood, Kyara, Ood, or Ud, and many other names, depending on the wood's grade and country of origin.[5] Revered and esteemed by many cultures, Agarwood is a highly valued addition to the natural perfumer's palette and is often used in sacred oil blends and for ceremonial anointing. Kurt Schnaubelt writes that "…[Agarwood oils] evoke mental or spiritual reflection and a rekindled sense of awe for the phenomena of nature."[6]

Agarwood essential oil is procured by distilling the heartwood of the genus Aquilaria, a flowering tree with various species that grow in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam (A. crassna); the Philippines (A. filaria); and northeastern India, Burma, Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo (A. agallocha), but only those trees that have been infected by a parasitic fungus (Phialophora parasitica and others) are the source of this rare and highly prized material.[7] In response to the infection, the trees attack the affected wood by producing an oleoresin that, after some years, becomes dark and highly aromatic. The oleoresin accumulates to such an extent that the bulk and density of the infected wood causes it to sink in water, thus the Japanese call it jinkoh – 'wood that sinks' and in China it is called ch'en hsiang – the 'sinking incense wood.'[8] It is the incense industry that accounts for the main commercial use of Agarwood[9] – it is one of the oldest and most famous incense materials of the Far East.[10]

PLEASE NOTE: The trees from which we source our Agarwood essential oil are from a forest in Vietnam where they are sustainably harvested and periodically replanted. They are inoculated by hand when they reach 10 years of age; after the infection has been allowed to propagate for 2 years, the trees are harvested for distillation.[11] We also have on hand the CITES certification that notes this product was legally imported and cleared by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

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1 Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, 1960, pp. 49-50.

2 Tisserand, Robert and Rodney Young. Essential Oil Safety, 2nd ed., 2014, p. 190.

3 Lawless, Alec. Artisan Perfumery or Being Led by the Nose, 2009, pp. 2, 44.

4 Ibid, p. 44.

5 Rhind, Jennifer Peace. Fragrance and Wellbeing, 2014, pp. 157-8.

6 Schnaubelt, Kurt. "Oils from the East" (distributed booklet), 8th International Aromatherapy Conference, San Francisco, California), Nov. 6-8, 2015.

7 Rhind, Jennifer Peace. Fragrance and Wellbeing, 2014, pp. 157-9.

8 Ibid, p. 158.

9 Ibid, p. 159.

10 http://www.bojensen.net/EssentialOilsEng/EssentialOils01/ EssentiaOils01.htm#Agarwood

11 Industry communication.

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Customer Reviews

Getting more

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Got a sample of agarwood and loved it. immediately ordered a few mL for my collection, and I'll be coming back to ordered from different lot numbers too because they vary (and its lovely)

Review by Gunnar 9/23/2023

Simply amazing

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The current batch of agarwood/oud is absolutely stunning and amazing (batch 12) my suggestion if you are going to purchase this,get a small sample, and then contact them to make sure the batch you are getting is the same as the sample you received. I got some of their agarwood about 6 years ago and didn't like it, just remember that each batch smells completely different. The most recent batch I received is some of the best smelling agarwood/oud I have ever smelled, complex, spicy, fruity, and incense notes, amazing longevity! Will absolutely be buying more in the future. The price is really good for the quality level. 5 out of 5 stars

Review by Adam 1/17/2023

Ages exceptionally well!

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I bought a 10ml vial of this 5 years ago. Not sure if the origin is the same. Batch is definitely different. First whiff out of the bottle was a barnyard blast PWOOHF! Diluted to 20% and still BARNYARD! But understanding the complexities of aromatics, I knew that that was because this stuff is potent, so I left it aside for 5 years! 5 years later and, a whiff from the bottle delivers a sweet woody syrupy scent, deserving to be worn alone. The barnyard note hides in the back, providing an animalic depth that is quite sensual and sexy. Diluted to 20% the barnyard note disappears. Just pure syrup and sweetness. I LIKE THIS!

Review by FrancisK 10/4/2022

Ok

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All the Ouds I’ve smelled have a barnyard smell at some point in their aromatic life. This will definitely give you a sample of that. Unfortunately that is all I got from it. The other Ouds I’ve sampled from various regions all transformed with every whiff. Not saying it’s not good quality, but would be great to have a couple other options.

Review by Chris 9/19/2022

Ooooooouuuuuuuuuud

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Every oud is different depending on where they’re from, soil composition, growing conditions, etc- just like wine or tea. Vietnamese oud does not smell like Thai or Indian versions, and that is the magic. SAMPLE first and read the aroma profile and don’t get upset that this insanely precious material has castoreum notes exactly like the description says it does.

Review by Ste 4/2/2021

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