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.
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Here’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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