This book is also NOT for someone who wants the science behind it, who wants to grow their own Aquilaria tree, or who wants to research deeply into Agarwood
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" ..I love it. I have added it to 2 of my natural perfumes and also ground the chips to make incense that I am delighted with. The stillness and the ambience of this entry-level oud makes me keen to continue my ouducation. The service and customer care shown by Liliane were exemplary and memorable and I will be back very soon for more."VISIT TRNP
"Gwen here! Director of Australian College of Aromatherapy
For the serious aromatherapists, I urge you to check out Grandawood Agarwood!
I can vouch for the quality of this beautiful range of Agarwood. It's versatile, pungent and of a very high quality with multiple uses - AND you will be dealing directly with the family that grow from their family property in Vietnam!"VISIT ACOA
" These are some Oud samples that I have and I have to say that I love them all... they're so delicious and rich. there's so much depth to it"
Julie Nelson Artisan Perfumer and Aromatherapy Consultant
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" ★★★★★ 5 stars to Grandawood Agarwood for their Agarwood oul collection. I have been going through the 6 in the pack, & each one has its own distinct story. Bravo on yet another set of ultrafine oils!"VISIT ESCENTIALLY EVE PERFUME
Founder Anne Hulls has been using our Evergreen Oud oil to create the "Man Mist"
"Sweet and pepperyI love this oud Oil. .I've only compared it to an oud I had and this is far more rich and complex...I love it!"VISIT THE ESSENTIALS LAB
".... This is a great composition that will please oud lovers everywhere. It’s elegant and restrained but also full of character. It also really projects and seems to last for hours on skin. I can imagine wearing this in any weather as it’s warm, fresh and clean all at the same time.
I wish Grandawood all the best with this product as I believe it’s going to stir up a lot of interest both domestically and overseas"
" I bought a set of almost all of the oud that Grandawood offer and have found my new favourite essential oil! I am particularly in love with the Merauke dark wild and the Evergreen superior blends."
" The scent of the Divine: Dark Merauke Oud oil .This essential oil brings me closer to the Netjeru when I meditate, and for this I am eternally grateful. Exquisite"VISIT SETKEN
"Very excited to sample plantation grown agarwood oil. Grandawood's "Evergreen Superior" agarwood oil hits the mark. Good depth with an enduring complex series of notes. Very impressive."VISIT GP FORESTRY
"THANK YOU🙏 I am covered in beautiful smelling agarwood and love the samples you sent. It is very much appreciated. Thank you Trent and Liliane!!"VISIT WESTCORP AUSTRALIA
"The agarwood bracelet has such a fragrant smell and powerful cleansing feeling, and I was truly amazed at how quickly it purified and lifted my body’s energy field the moment I placed it on my left wrist. Thank you for providing such a wonderful service to humanity, in making these things available to others. It is an honer to be working with such honest and professional people, who are dedicated to helping others. I wish you many blessings in your future, both professional and personal,and will differently promote your excellent products to all of my students and disciples… With much love and respect,Dr. Jerry Alan JohnsonP.S. I look forward to working more with you in the future…"VISIT THE TEMPLE OF THE CELESTIAL CLOUD
The Aquilaria genus (a member of the Thymelaeaceae) is renown for its fragrant non-wood product, the agarwood (or aloeswood, eaglewood). Due to high demand in many countries for its value, this infected wood is distilled into oil, further processed into perfumes, incenses, and feng shui decor/ display.
With its distinctive fragrance and usage in traditional medicine, local rituals, agarwood is a much-sought-after ingredient in many countries. The demand of agarwood has been surging for several decades. One of the challenges we are facing is the slow formation of agarwood because it takes years to form. In contrast, the trading volume is high and in nature, the supply of agarwood has been decreasing. To cope with this issue, man kind starts to cultivate Aquilaria genus and make agarwood out of it.
The resinous part of the infected or wounded Aquilaria tree is called agarwood, a valuable non-timber product for the production of high-end incenses, perfume and medicine. 100% pure agarwood oil contains many aromatic substances and is obtained from the pathological conditions of the wood of living trees.To conserve the wild Aquilaria and supply sustainable amount of agarwood,for this high demand cultivation of Aquilaria trees is the best approach which Grandawood has been doing for the past three generations.
You read it right. Who on earth would injure their crops? Most farmers want their plants as healthy as possible, by implementing the below methods:
At the end of the day, it makes sense because as consumers who want to consume rotten plants, fruits or crops? And as growers, who would want to waste their hard-earn money. No one you might say.
Don't believe me? Have you seen the below image: farmers are wounding their crops by
Perhaps you asked what these guys were doing? Are they out of mind? Why are they wounding their trees instead of protecting them?
The answer might surprise you!
The above genus is Aquilaria (Crassna, Malaccensis, Sinensis,..) which is worth nothing as healthy trees.
But when wounded, a special defence mechanism is created to fight diseases which is known as the legendary agarwood (oud or oudh).
Agarwood has been long used as herbal medicine for analgesic, antipyretic and aid in the digestive system in Eastern ancient cultures. Agarwood is mainly found in South East Asian countries. Endowed by the climate and other advantageous conditions, Vietnamese Agarwood's quality is highly valued among the best for its renowned unique sweet taste, many benefits and versatile usages. Agarwood is the rarest and precious heartwood on the planet. To serve different demands from producing medicines, fragrances, using in religious ceremonies, to household and personal usages, they are diversified into agarwood leaves, oil, wood chips, incenses, bead bracelets or necklaces.
Agarwood is known as the following
Agarwood, a fragrant wood and its usage
Raw scent, light but detectable in a close distance to your nose, fragrance mainly contains sweet and spicy node. This fragrance may vary depends on room temperature and humidity.
Prayers, lucky charm, spiritual objects, or simply a piece of jewellery.
Scent is stronger covers a larger area, detectable in 20 cm range, easily fill a small area in 10 metre square per stick after 5 minutes of burning
Olfactory enjoyment, spiritual, yoga, meditation.
Positive energy, qi movement.
Fresh leaves scent, refreshing herbal leaves
Constipation relief, sleep aid, body detox and cleansing.
Extremely strong complex, penetrating smell, it could create an aura around you, only need 1 drop could last a whole day.
Complex scent profile as it is extracted from different parts of the tree which have different fragrance on their own. The most sought after products in Middle East countries.
Personal wear as perfume
Relaxation for bathing
Create your own unique fragrance by combining your existing perfume with a drop of oud and you are sure to be noticeable. The POWER OF ATTRACTION
It has been used as an ingredient for cancer treatment.