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  • *New* Green Kygarwood Powder and Kygarwood chips- from Sustainable Premium Ky Nam Wood

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    Experience the captivating world of Kygarwood, a sustainably grown and enthralling fragrant wood.

    If you heat a tiny bit of this wood, you will be on a sensory journey to the luxurious realm of the rare and precious Ky Nam, all at an accessible price.

    At a mere 50 degrees Celsius, Kygarwood gently unveils its beguiling and enigmatic scent, awakening your curiosity and tantalising your senses.

    As the temperature climbs to 60 degrees, a wispy veil of smoke graces the air, carrying with it a lush, velvety wood fragrance, an aroma so unique that it remains unrivalled by any other agarwood, wild or cultivated.

    Venture further into this olfactory experience as the heat reaches 100 degrees Celsius. The smoke lingers, delicate and thin, while the brown powder deepens in colour, and tiny bubbles make their presence known. The air becomes charged with a rich, creamy essence that envelops the room, creating an irresistibly seductive atmosphere.

    As the potency of Kygarwood begins to wane, it is time to reveal its true essence. Between 150 and 180 degrees Celsius, the signature aroma of Ky Nam blossoms to its fullest potential, enveloping you in its enchanting embrace for a mesmerizing five minutes. Should your senses become accustomed to this intoxicating scent, simply leave the room and re-enter, and prepare to be delighted anew by the allure of Kygarwood.

    Unleash your curiosity and indulge in the exquisite sensory experience of Kygarwood – a sustainably grown fragrant wood that brings the legendary and enticing scent of Ky Nam tantalizingly within your grasp.


    Still not convinced? No worries, let me walk you through the background of this incredible fragrant wood.

    In the wild, Ky Nam is the rarest type of Agarwood on the planet that takes centuries to form.
    It has an unmistakable milky, creamy woody aroma that only a few people have tried. Previously, only the King and his family members had exclusive use.

    At the moment, it could disappear any day now. It is almost extinct.

    Although I am not a King, I am fortunate to try Ky Nam thanks to my brother. I still remember its unique scent. The scent I tried was from a tiny piece with a price tag of $5000 USD (equivalent to $500,000 USD per kg). 

     

    Many people want to try, but as you would agree, the price tag is too high. So this is when Kygarwood comes in.

    Introduce Green Kygarwood

    In the past Vietnam feudal era, only the Royal could get their noses at it as it was illegal for common people to process Ky Nam. It was exclusively for the King, and high social-ranking people could try its unique, creamy, woody aroma.

    After trying this beautiful woody agarwood aroma, I want to share it with you, too.

    So, you can be one of the few privileged people to own this chip.

    You may wonder what Kygarwood is.


    Kygarwood is made from an Aquilaria tree grown from the wild mother tree with Ky Nam (Kyara)

    When you open up your Kygarwood chip bag, bring it up to your nose and take a deep breath in its intoxicating aroma, you will know why this wood is so special. With every breath, you will feel its energy. This feeling enhances 10 folds when you heat Kygarwood under charcoal or electric burner.

    Owning Kygarwood is owning a piece of history.

    Not only will you enjoy its heavenly scent, but you will also be doing your part in helping preserve this endangered species for future generations.

     


    Why is it challenging to find genuine Wild Ky Nam Wood?

    VL is an experienced agarwood trader. He is also an enthusiastic collector of agarwood.

    His stock of agarwood chips is measured in tons, not kg, and worth several million.

    Not only that, but he trades Ky Nam (also known as Kyara) frequently. VL is well-connected in the Vietnamese agarwood industry. He has won some of Ky Nam's auctions and had several rare pieces worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Among many wins, he was scammed many times. After being fooled a few times, he developed his sharp pair of eyes and nose, which he used to identify Ky nam.

    To him, Ky Nam is a huge word. This term is often overused and abused by many sellers who claim to owe it. He said many sellers were selling Ky Nam beads, Ky Nam oils, and Ky Nam incense. It is difficult to verify whether these products contain genuine Wild Ky Nam. In fact, if you get these items from these sellers, there are good chances that the item might not be authentic.

    Think about it, for something that costs thousands and thousands of dollars per gram (not kilogram) to obtain, the yielding is extremely small. If these incense or oils had genuine Ky Nam in them, could the seller sell them at what price?

    What about Ky Nam bracelets? 

    You see, there will be a lot of wastage to make bracelets, which are usually sphere shape. So, would it be better for the seller to auction that raw Ky Nam piece rather than make a bracelet? Then, the buyer can commission a bead maker to make the Ky Nam bracelet for him.


    But first


    Why would you want to smell Ky Nam?

    One word: Curiosity


    Because it is rare, an experience of a lifetime, have you wondered how something that takes a century to form smells?


    Maybe you have not heard of Ky Nam, but you most likely heard of the Corpse Flower.

    You see, it takes around 10 years for the corpse flower (Titan Arum) to bloom. Although it smells like a rotten corpse, thousands of people queued up to smell it. The funny part: it was not even fragrant. It stinks, and it attracts flies.


    What does it take for someone to smell Ky Nam Wood? (and it is not just about money)

     

    A lot of Karma Points


    What is Karma's point?


    When a person does a good deed, for example, helping an elder crossing a street, he earns a good karma point. The more good deeds he does, the more karma "points" he makes.

    The opposite is also true. If a person harms someone in any way, he will "earn" lousy karma points.


    There was an old saying: one needs to accumulate three lives' worth of good karma points to smell wild Ky Nam. It means one person needs to earn good Karma in his life, then reincarnate and do it 2 more. Only then will that person have enough faith to have a chance to appreciate the wild Ky Nam wood. 


    Impossible, you said. And I agreed. Not to mention, Wild Ky Nam has been wiped out. It only appears in the textbook and legends.


    So does that mean there is no hope for people like you and me to experience this aroma?  


    Bad news: there is a minimal chance you might encounter Wild Ky Nam. And even when you do, would you burn something that costs millions per kg to smell?


    I have been trying to get good karmas for many years. I don't know who I was in the past or future. But in this life, I am an agarwood lover, just like you.


    And here is the good news, 


    Although I may not have enough Karma points, I have been fortunate to experience the scent of Ky Nam wood. Thanks to the advanced science in horticulture, a few farmers can re-create the creamy notes of wild Ky Nam. Take a look at these wood pieces.

    And one of the farmers donate the sample to the lab to examine


    The result is astonishing.


    You see, sesquiterpenes are the primary aromatic compounds of agarwood.


    At 40 degrees Celsius, while the aromatic compounds of this farmed Ky Nam wood are not the same as the wild one, it is higher than cultivated agarwood. Even more, it has some compounds that cultivated agarwood does not have.


    From 100 degrees Celsius, the farmed Ky nam wood releases more compounds similar to the wild.

    Although it is challenging to replace Wild Ky Nam, the farmed Ky Nam wood gives hope to the future. At least for you and I to experience it



     So I will call it - KYGARWOOD, a premium cultivated and sustainable Ky Nam wood.


    VL laughed when he heard of it, but when he tried, he could not believe 

    VL has tried Ky Nam before. Although he had several art pieces of the Wild Ky Nam, he was unwilling to burn any of them (which cost him hundreds of thousands of dollars)


    So when he heard of Kygarwood, he thought we were joking with him. So he tried to laugh it off.


    But he had nothing to lose to try anyway, so he decided to give it.


    First, the Kygarwood has a dark brown colour. Second, it looks wet because it is rich in oil content. He took a whiff and got excited.


    Turning his electric incense burner on, with 0.5g of Kygarwood powder on top, here is what he found: 

    • At 50 degrees, the sweet and mysterious smell rises.
    • At 60 degrees Celcius: a thin layer of smoke with a creamy, milky wood fragrance appears. Agarwood does not have this note- wild and cultivated.  
    • At 100 degree Celcius: the smoke is still thin, the brown powder turn darker, and you can see tiny bubbles in the powder. The creamy scent starts filling the room. What an experience
    • When the Kygarwood loses its potentness, it is time to juice everything out. At 150 to 180 degrees: the unique aroma of Ky Nam is unmistakable and peaks. It will last around 5 minutes. Your nose is used to the scent by this time, and you may not feel it. Walk out of the room and walk back in; you will be delighted again and again.

    You can turn the burner off and leave the room. The scent will linger in the air for a while. If someone walks into your room, he will wonder what smells so pleasant.

    After trying our Kygarwood, VL is delighted. He told us we made his day and got some of this Kygarwood powder to gift his friends.

    Many people have tried agarwood before, but this new Kygarwood. Experience the difference

    The solid black colour is resin. When heated, the milky, creamy aroma will captivate your attention.

     

    You see, wild Ky Nam is almost gone. If you don't believe me, take a look at Shoyeido Premium Agarwood incense that has Ky Nam in it. In Japanese, Ky Nam is known as Kyara, and all the Kyara lines are sold out.


    If you missed those lines because you missed the Kyara scent, then you may consider this Kygarwood. Better yet, you can enjoy it in pure form.

    A tiny bit will do wonder. Milky, Creamy and Woody. An experience of a lifetime


    Under the microscope, you will see how resinous the powder is; I have circled them in red. They are resin, and they smell incredible when heated.

     

     

    BONUS

    You will learn the unique creamy scent of it, and this aroma will imprint in your brain. Then, when you already have enough good karma points in your life, and when it is time for you to see the real thing, you can tell. At least you know what smell you are looking for in Ky Nam wood. 

    Feeling curious? Try it yourself