What is Agarwood


Psychoactive is one way to describe Artisanal Agarwood Oil. Mind-blowing is another. 

A perfumer's guilty pleasure, oud oil, also known as agarwood essential oil, is without a doubt the most refined olfactory merchandise available anywhere.

The distillation of oud oil has become an art form in its own right. Bursting with a rich and enchanting aroma, aficionados study vintage oud samples as they would the Mona Lisa.

These days, a new fad has taken root among designer perfume lines – Dior, Tom Ford, Yves Saint Laurent, Estee Lauder, to name a few – who have started to incorporate agarwood scents into their mainstream products.

However, producing high-end agarwood oil today is all but a thing of the past. We no longer have ready access to the grade of agarwood previously used in its production. That, and you could never supply such a precious material to the mass-market without manipulating the process by introducing chemical additives of all sorts. Consequently, the market for essential agarwood oil has become tainted by the spread of such synthetic products being sold as 'oud oil, parfum, eau de toilette' etc, while in fact they hardly ever contain any genuine agarwood extract.

While perfumers worldwide have only just stepped onto the stage of oud oil, daaoud  has already drawn its curtain. We offer vintage oud oils – oud distilled many years ago, in trademark fashion, from a grade of agarwood now impossible to get hold of, which was then left to naturally age and mature ever since.

The vintage oils in the daaoud collection were painstakingly produced by the most highly qualified distilleries in the Far East. Our unheard-of distillation techniques and rigid standards of purity ensure that the agarwood oil you get from us is a very different product compared to the generic bootleg ouds you can find elsewhere. For one, we make sure that incense quality raw agarwood is used in the production of our agarwood oils. Too expensive for other distributors to implement, this is common practice at daaoud.

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