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  Featured Product: Oud Darussalam

Without a doubt, Brunei is the flag-bearer and representative of the Aquilaria Microcarpa variety of agarwood (the 'queen' of Borneo agarwood), and even though this species can be found in other parts of Borneo island, it is here that this species has the highest concentration.
Oud Darussalam smells like raw Brunei Microcarpa agarwood.

If you've smelled Brunei wood (unburned), you'll know that it has a strong aroma even at room temperature. That is the aroma this oil has captured.

In that sense, it is much like our old Hutan Kalimantan. Like the former, Oud Darussalam was steam-distilled which gives it a rich palette of aromatic notes. But it was extracted using a hybrid copper + stainless steel system, and...

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  Featured Blog Post: The Abode of Peace

Agarwood OudHere’s another unusual thing… this should really drive the point home, w.r.t. ‘respect’. In Brunei, they never spot an old choppy-chop-worthy tree and chop it down the same day. No. This is considered disrespectful to the tree. What they’ll do is, the first day they’ll simply hit the tree with the axe and let it stick in the trunk, then they’ll come back the next day to actually chop it down. They have this belief that if you spot & chop the tree down the same day then it will yield no resinated agarwood, even if it displayed all the signs of sickness/dying/containing old, high grade oleoresin. Its considered disrespectful to the tree; disrespect the tree and it will not give you resinated agarwood. Perhaps what’s even more intriguing – to me at least – is that if another hunter comes across a tree...

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