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.
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