Shelf Life: Indefinite (Properly stored)
Perfume Note: Base
Aroma: Deep exotic, rich, sweet, warm, woodsy, earthy, animalic undertones
Blends well with: all florals, woods and spice oils; Ambrette Seed Co2, Buddhawood, Cardamom, Champaca Pink, Cistus, Cypriol, Hinoki, Labdanum, Rose Otto, Rose Moroc, White Ginger Lily, Myrrh, Sandalwood Mysore, Sandalwood Absolute, Saffron Absolute, Tuberose Absolute, Pink Lotus Absolute, Jasmine grand Absolute, Jasmine sambac Absolute, Pink Peppercorn, Patchouli Vintage, Rose Moroc Absolute, Spikenard, Siam Wood (Pemou), Tuberose Absolute
This rare Agarwood (Oud) essential oil from Thailand is an exquisite and extremely rare Agarwood oil from the first distillation (Grade I) of naturally occurring dark resinous Aquilaria malaccensis heartwood. The most premiere quality Agarwood (Oud) comes from the first distillation and is known as Grade I; the second distillation is Grade II, and so forth. The efficacy of this Grade I Agarwood oil is unmistakable and undeniable; needless to say, we guarantee its authenticity and sublime aromatic quality.
Whether making perfume, incense, anointing or spiritual blends Agarwood (Oud) imparts a unique, mysterious, luxurious aroma. This essential oil has an extremely tenacious, deep and resonating character. This essential oil simply fails to disappoint and is an olfactory delight for adding refinement and opulence to fine perfume bouquets and accords.
A study involving the screening of anticancer activity from agarwood essential oil concluded that "based on the simple screening procedures (cell viability assay and cell attachment assay) as well as cytotoxicity assay (SRB assay), AEO was observed to possess anticancer activity towards MCF-7 breast cancer cells. The findings offer evidence to further support the traditional uses of AEO to treat inflammatory related diseases. As such, this warrants further research to investigate the mechanism of actions of the AEO for better understanding and positioning of the essential oil as potential remedy for cancer." Go to complete article.
Although Agarwood has clear aromatherapy benefits, its costly nature is prohibitive to most. We sourced this rare essential oil because of repeated requests from our Agarwood aficionados and fine perfume artisans. We believe this essential oil is every bit exquisite as our previous Co2 from Vietnam with an added depth of sultriness. Perfumers take note, if you have never had the opportunity to experience this luxurious oil you owe it to yourself to try one of our sample sizes, you are guaranteed to be captivated!
Because of the cost involved with this precious oil it is not available as a complimentary sample, thank you for understanding. To sample before purchasing a larger size we recommend selecting from our small sized options of 0.5mL and 1mL.
Agarwood Facts: Also known as Oud, Aloeswood, Agar, Oudh, and Oodh, premium Agarwood oil is the result of the aquilaria tree becoming infected with a type of mold. In normal growth, the heartwood of the aquilaria tree is relatively light, pale colored and barely aromatic. Only after the mold invades the heartwood and progresses does the tree then produce a dark aromatic resin in a defensive response to the parasitical mold attack. The result of the naturally occurring defensive mechanism culminates with the heartwood becoming very dense, dark, and resin embedded. The parasitical infection and subsequent decomposition is a very slow process that can take several hundred years in natural habitat. For cultivated Agarwood from intentional seeding of parasitical mold to induce resin production please see our Agarwood Co2 from India. This Agarwood from Thailand is NOT cultivated and originates from wildcrafted resin.
Pure Agarwood oil from wild harvest is extremely rare and quite expensive. Mass indiscriminate tree harvesting for precious Agarwood oil production, particularly over the past thirty years, severely depleted natural resources. The demand for high quality Agarwood by fine perfumeries and the negligence in replanting resulted in premium quality wildcrafted Agarwood oil becoming extremely rare. Ecologically sound practices have been established by plantations to replant, allowing trees to grow to maturity, but as you can imagine this is also a slow and arduous task.
One must exercise caution when purchasing Agarwood oil due to inferior oil production from lighter colored wood of the aquilaria tree in unscrupulous attempts to meet demand. True Agarwood oil from wildcrafted dark, resin embedded aquilaria heartwood is currently a treasured find. Most Asian and SE Asian countries have placed severe restrictions on harvest and export. This makes our new Agarwood essential oil not just a rare find but a proud one at that.
Batch specific GC/MS report for this Agarwood (Oud) essential oil is available. Select option during checkout to include it with your order.
Aromatherapy use: Stimulant, tonic, anti-inflammatory, aphrodisiac, diuretic, antimicrobial, carminative (flatulence), febrifuge (lowers fever), digestive, bronchial
Spiritual use: Provides motivation and devotion to meditation. Facilitates communication with the transcendent. Removes impurities. Expels negative energies. Creates natural order in your sacred living areas. Opens the crown chakra and the pineal. Helps the natural flow of Qi.
General use: Natural incense, formulation of alluring and sensual massage oil, perfume, bath and body products, spa treatment oils and creams, meditation aromatic and meditation blends
Contraindications: None known.