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Greg loves essential oil. He is looking for rare, exclusive and special essential oils. Through some online forums and review webpage, he comes across Oud. After a while, he orders some oud oils from different marketplaces. Unfortunately, from the oud oil he receives, he finds that there are some unpleasant notes in his ouds:
He does not understand why many people enjoy them. Not a chance he will try it again.
Until his friend, I. Khan gifted this Heaven Smoke to him. I. Khan is a local customer of mine. He was generous enough to buy oud to gift his friends on Ramadan days. And one of his friends is Greg.
When Greg first receives this oil, he does not even want to try it because he fears that he would disappoint Khan. “That would be impolite,” he thinks.
When he gets home, he opens the crystal bottle and takes a dab.
And he retakes a dab.
And he is shocked by the tenaciously woody scent from the thick bright brownish liquid.
Greg cannot believe this liquid is pure Oud oil because it is different from what he tried before. He becomes excited and tells I—Khan, who then tells me this story. Three days later, Greg visits me and grabs another 3g of the Triple Happiness.
If you find Greg’s story related to you, it means you prefer a clean, woody aroma over the “barnyard” one.
My brother is a farmer, and he reveals the incredible truth.
He and his team only distil the oil from this incredible material.
He only provides the Aquilaria trees to the ants so they can make shelters from the trees. Once the ants are inside the trees, they “farm” the fungi for food. The fungi then attack the trees. As these trees are wounded, they defend themselves from the fungi attacks by creating Agarwood.
- In this tree, there are many ants inside, as you can see.They are farming fungi that provide food for them. These fungi "stimulate" the defence system to Aquilaria trees because they signal as an attack. These trees then create "agarwood" to defend and heal themselves.
My brother farms the trees. Ants farm the fungi inside the tree. So we call it "a farm inside a farm".
In any ordinary trees or plants, farmers use pesticides to drive the pests away.
But our trees are not ordinary, and they are legendary- Agarwood. These trees can survive through hardship.
So there will be no pesticides because if there is, there will be no ants, hence no agarwood.
We are grateful to the ants, the true agarwood farmer.
See these tiny holes? The ants created these. To heal itself, the Aquilaria trees formed "agarwood" around the wound. Isn't it fascinating?
There are two variants of this oil:
It contains more oleoresin compared to essential oil because we use a different way of extraction: Supercritical Fluid Carbon dioxide (CO2)
Here is how it works
Liquid CO2 is colourless and odourless, acts as a harmless and odourless solvent to "extract" the resin from the pulverised agarwood.
In this extraction method, the volatile compounds are not as many as "water/steam distillation"; however, the oleoresin content is much higher, double compared to Essential Oil.
You will find oils using this method, especially oud oil, consistent. The scent remains unchanged in pleasant floral, sweet woody, herbaceous, and medicinal profile for an extended period.
Co2 extract pulls out the long carbon chain denser than the water making this oud oil sink. It means that you got more oil per ml for this method than the traditional water/steam distillation. To sum it up, water/steam distillation 1ml of oud oil is around 0.9g on average. With Co2 extract, 1ml of oud oil will have around 1.02g of oud oil.
This is a CO2 Supercritical Extract Oud Oil; the temperature is around 31 Celcius degrees during extraction.
It contains less highly volatile molecules and more non-volatile ones than the hydrodistillation method; initially, it seems very dull at first.
Still, if you take a dab and leave it exposed to the air, let the oxygen does the work, and you will notice the scent development and enjoy the experience.
There are two types of Heaven Smoke.
The oil is extracted from sustainably cultivated Agarwood.
If you are a perfumer who wants to make the sweet wood ambery base, this will suit you well.
The oil is extracted from wild Agarwood.
It has what Double Happiness has to offer. Also, its complexity is slightly more. You will feel it sweeter and woodier.
If you are a perfumer and blend Oud in your perfume, Double Happiness is better for your formula because it is more sustainable and cost-effective.
Having grown up in the Middle East, you would love to think you know a thing or two about Oud but when it came to Double Happiness I was truly lost for words. This by far is the smoothest, sweetest and most velvety oil that comes from a tree that I have ever come across. Everything about this oil is unique. This thick lovely oil has strong notes of caramel laced with chocolate. It is certainly safe to wear around your work colleagues and does not posses any offensive top notes that tend to catch you off guard, like I said, smoooooth. On the dry down, you still get that sweet body lurking in the background but now more of the wood starts to come out. The woody notes compliment the honey-like sweetness very well to provide the wearer and their acquaintances with a wonderful experience. Last but not least, let us not forget about CO2 extraction. This is the first time we try such an Oud and while this might not mean much, this extraction process stands out for two reasons: a) The quality of the oil is significantly higher and the fragrances are much closer to the authentic experience to provide very concentrated oil. b) As a result, this viscous fluid provides a stronger scent projection than normal oils and lasts longer on the skin as it does not evaporate as quickly due to its density. c) The last two factors combine meaning you get more for less (both quality and quantity) so you save on money! Whether you are new to Agarwood or are an Oud addict then Double Happiness should be viewed as your once in a lifetime experience due to its very rare profile.
As with all of the offerings on the site, this oil is perfectly described in the details of the scent profile. Smokey, honeyed wood in a bottle! No fermentation and no barnyard whatsoever, this is 110% lovable for all in my opinion. I went with the Triple Happiness and opted for the upgraded cylinder bottle which is absolutely beautiful I found this oil sits a bit close to the skin for me and maybe a bit linear but truly a pleasure to wear. I also found this to layer very well with Super Merauke as they compliment each other very well and it amps up the projection a tad. Very happy with this purchase and this company. Trent is a rockstar entrepreneur who is obviously very passionate about his art and Agarwood in general! Thanks Grandawood ❤️
This scent is sweet, fresh and earthy. Quite strong on first application and pungent but the more it warms the sweeter the smell.