"Sweet Herbal Spice: Immediately what strikes me is how much this variant smells of Tawny Port. With a delicious warm spice accord redolent of baked desserts loaded with aromatic spices, I am surprisingly reminded of baked apples with their subtle sweetness. Beyond this, this variant is immediately pleasant on the nose which moves in the direction of sweet tobacco, moreish ambers, and boozy fruits… With a hint of something that reminds me of tuberose’s bubblegummy sweetness and cedar’s woody freshness." By Liam Olfactics
Available in a variety of volumes, this 100% Pure Agarwood Essential Oil - Herbal Spice is distilled from sustainable Agarwood chips that are mentioned in ancient holy scriptures. Hard-working, skilled workers prepare the raw natural resources for heating over firewood to start the distillation process at the Grandawood-Agarwood's plantation site in Dong Xoai Vietnam. The result is a superior natural oil used by many for spiritual purposes, including meditation.
The Herbal Spice aromatherapeutic oil is offered customers at a great value, but don't let its price suggest that it has compromised value. The entry-level grade oil was slowly distilled from young cultivated Agarwood that makes up this excellent specialty product. The aroma is
not-so-sweet, with a mysterious, smooth, and leathery scent that heightens your state of alertness.
Straight from the vial, its fragrant notes are smooth and consistent with a hint of pungent odour. If you have not worn Oud before, this is a suitable one to try.
Perfumers who would like to create or experience their oud perfume, I would suggest 12 ml option for this to start with.
Also named Oud Wood Oil, Oud Oild, or simply Oud, this is not to be confused with synthetic varieties containing chemical compositions and mixed with inferior ingredients. This product is 100% hydro distilled essential oil, requiring only a tiny amount for a rich sensory experience.
This product may be combined with other scented fragrances, essential oils or used alone. Use just one drop for your olfactory delight on your fabrics, skin, bathwater, or in an ultrasonic oil diffuser.
I have been blessed to meet Trent and Liliane of Grandawood several years ago. Over the course of many transactions I have experienced them to be exceptionally good people with exceptionally great products, that I use in my own perfume compositions. I have worked extensively with several forms of their cultivated Vietnamese oudh in my blends, as well as using some treasured stock from their beautiful collection of Thai, Hindi and Hainan oudhs. I recommend Grandawood most highly.
Anything that you don't like?Politics and football
What do you like?The tart leather and aged single malt whiskey elements
Thank you for your wonderful review Teone. I appreciate it.
I hope it works well with your artisanal perfume
I recommend this product
An ancient wood
After first application I was instantly transported to a throne hall of an old king, where everything is made of aged wood. Very dark, resinous, a bit musty and intensively woody. I do not detect any animalic notes. I can imagine an older bearded gentleman in a tweed suit wearing this. Would be a perfect match. Somehow I think this would not be appreciated by young generations, but that can be said about any oud oil.
Describing the scent profile with one word - ancient.
As it was mentioned by many, you do not need much of it. I dabbed it on both hands and it easily lasts most of the day. First two hours it projects very decently, so people sitting right next to you will definitely notice the fragrance. After two hours, you still have very strong scent trail, which will last you for couple of hours. So when you move around, people will catch it. After 6-8 hours it will become your personal skin scent, which will be with you until you wash it off.
All and all, this is very luxurious, classy, long lasting and "ancient" fragrance. Perfect for those who are starting with oud.
This is my third purchase from Grandawood. This one I wanted to use for general perfumery as it is cheaper. To my surprise I found it a delight to work with. If you are looking for an entry level oud, give this one a try.