100% Pure "White Oud" Oil ( Aetoxylon sympetalum)

5 reviews

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 local 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?

Although it is not agarwood, its scent is quite woody and "interesting".

Scent profile: smokey, peppery, musty, somewhat leathery and softwood scent. Imagine you are camping and burn some firewood, that warm and comfortable ambience. 

I described it "interesting" because, in addition to the muddy woody note,  it also has a "burn tyre" note. But don't worry, it is not offensive, you will just feel a hint of it.

In addition, It gets even more "interesting" because

if you think a burning tyre, you will perceive "burning tyre" note




If you think of a leather jacket, you will feel the leathery note.


Because of its  unique scent profile, many cosmetic manufacturers have this white oud oil in their skin care products. However, they mislabeled this oil as agarwood.

The species is different from Aquilaria and so as the aroma.

Are you feeling curious?

Would it be easier to try yourself to see what it smells like?


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4.8 Based on 5 Reviews
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    Australia Australia
    I recommend this product

    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.

    Ukraine Ukraine
    Burnt tires

    Burnt tires, leather and wood. I haven't smell anything like this before. If you are perfumer maybe you can do the miracle mixing it with other oils

    Jane P.
    Australia Australia
    Beautiful tender soft wood oil

    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!

    Liam B.
    Australia Australia
    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.

    Intriguing, evocative and pervasive

    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.

    Grandawood- Agarwood Australia

    Thank you Mikhael for your feedback as always which we are very grateful for