Agarwood: Wood of The Gods

Agarwood has a seductive and opulent aroma. It is frequently described as being warm, rich, and musky with hints of sweetness, wood, and spices. The quality of the agarwood affects how strong the scent is, with the highest quality being the darkest and densest. The Aquilaria tree responds to injury or infection by producing the scent, which is highly prized in the perfumery and incense industries. The aroma of agarwood is truly unique and is sure to make an impression, whether it is used as an incense or an essential oil.

Through the ages, various cultures and religions have been enchanted by the mystique of the "Wood of the Gods." Agarwood is surrounded by a revered aura because it was praised in texts from as far back as 1400 B.C. It is currently one of the most valuable raw materials in the world due to its rarity and demand, with some types fetching astronomical prices of USD$10 million per kilogramme.

Agarwood is a mysterious and alluring plant that originates in Southeast Asia's lush forests. As a defence mechanism in response to exposure to the fungi that produce agarwood, this priceless resin is produced within the heartwood of Aquilaria trees. Its production is sparked by even a minor scratch on the tree's bark caused by the forces of nature, such as insects or grazing animals. The prized Agarwood deposit is then created as the dark, fragrant sap gradually seeps into the heartwood.

Due to the lack of naturally occurring Agarwood trees, the world is in search of the exceptional and rare Imperial Harvest-grade variety.

The Qualities of High-Grade Agarwood
Dark, dense, and fragrant wood are characteristics of high quality agarwood. The production of a fragrant resin by the tree in response to damage or a fungus attack is what gives agarwood its distinctive scent. The amount of resin present as well as the intensity and richness of the fragrance of the agarwood determine its quality. Agarwood generally has a higher quality when it is darker. Agarwood of high quality should be heavy and compact rather than light and porous, so the density of the wood is also important. Agarwood of high quality should also have a long-lasting, complex fragrance with notes of wood, spice, and sweetness. Rich and deep fragrances are preferred to thin and shallow ones.