The market called it "White Oud", but some cosmetic producers labelled it "agarwood oil."
Please note: This oil, known as "White Oud" is not distilled from agarwood ( infected Aquilaria tree) but Aetoxylon Sympetalum (the locals called it crocodile Buaya Agarwood, a native species in Indonesia). If you are a perfumer, then this White Oud may interest you.
Does it smell good?
Discover an enticing and captivating aroma that will pique your curiosity.
Though not quite agarwood, this mysterious fragrance offers a rich and intriguing woody essence that's bound to captivate your senses.
Envision yourself cozily nestled around a campfire, surrounded by smoky, peppery, and musty notes with subtle hints of leather and softwood.
But there's more to this alluring aroma than meets the nose. An unexpected twist of "burnt tire" adds a fascinating layer to the scent. Fear not, though - it's a gentle nuance, never overpowering, just enough to pique your interest.
What is more, this scent plays with your perception. Focus on a burning tire, and that is what you will sense. Shift your thoughts to a leather jacket, and suddenly, the leathery notes take centre stage.
This enticing and enigmatic white oud oil has captured the attention of cosmetic manufacturers worldwide, often finding its way into high-quality skincare products. But beware - some may mislabel this oil as agarwood. While the species differs from Aquilaria, the unique aroma certainly sets it apart.
Are you feeling curious?
Would it be easier to try it yourself to see what it smells like?
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I had not heard of white oud before, so when it came up in the Grandawood newsletter I was intrigued. Research revealed that is known by other names such as Gaharu Buaya and Crocodile Eaglewood, but that it is not an agarwood species at all: this has created some confusion and where the "oud" reference crept in.
As an essential oil collector I was intrigued however and wanted to give it a try. The scent is striking and changes after a while. Initially it is reminiscent of rubber, but evolves into a sweeter almost floral smell. The rubber note remains throughout however. All the while the wood undertone is present (the oil is distilled from wood after all), but in a much less apparent way than agarwood. There is a masculinity to the smell that is intoxicating.
Thank you Mikhael for your feedback as always which we are very grateful for
I recommend this product
Very nice but very different
This product is very nice but also not Agarwood however this isn’t a bad thing. It’s hot and spicy with pepper notes a earthy almost vegetal quality to it and a little smoky. With an almost Sandalwood like creaminess through the middle, not as creamy as Sandalwood and not as resinous as Agarwood a good balance between the two of that is what you’re after however if you expect it to smell identical too either it’s not it will also probably not replace those two, but as a note in a blend or perfume it should work well it doesn’t have the “skanky” characteristic of wild Oud and would be a good substitute.
This is an absolutely fantastic oil, albeit not agarwood - it should be noted that it really doesn't need to be. A soft, vegetal aroma, creamy and somewhat smoky, it has light, refined animalic leathery qualities - it reminds me strongly of a very high grade soft leather or suede, with slightly horsey nuances; like an immaculately kept, but well used and loved saddle or riding boots, but with soft creamy woody notes in the heart.
As an oil its soft, supple, smooth, lightly animalic with leathery hues and smoky overtures which creates a plush ambience when worn, it has such beautiful, tender qualities and is definitely worthy of stand alone use. I love it!
Open stone floored halls, leather, old books, damp earth and my childhood doctors surgery. Exactly my childhood doctors surgery. Medicinal.
I love the concept of transportative scent and if any scent has made me feel a dimension of space in a three dimensional sense, it's this. To a biggener nose I get a medicinal, slightly menthol peppery smell ontop of a thick parchemnt, petricore.
The oil itself is unusually thick and subtle considering quntity. Almost like castor oil. While I truly enjoyed the scent, others with less adventurous tastes were put off by it's strange damp spaciousness. I may have experienced a slight amount of inflammation/vasoconstriction after using but it's hard to say.
Thanks for making this available! I would certainly recommend.