Oud wood or Agarwood – What is it?

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What is oud wood?

Agarwood or oud wood is a fragrant resinous part of the Aquilaria Malaccensis trees. At the first in normal condition, the wood is light and in white color without smell or only normal wood smell. Because of infection like ants, drilling…the tree will produce resin to enclose the wound. That resin is dark and aromatic. Everyone calls them are agarwood.

Oud wood products:

Oud wood is used for distinctive fragrances in Arabic culture. It’s also used for burning as incense in the Oriental culture. There are many types of Agarwood products as Agarwood Chips, Agarwood Bracelet, Agarwood Oil, Agarwood Incense, and Agarwood Collection. Agarwood chips are very popular in Arabian Oudhculture. Arabian often use the dense agarwood chips and burn in the charcoal. These dense agarwood chips normally from India, Malaysia, or Indonesia. Asian people like Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese have different using methods because of different purposes. They usually use the “heat, no burn” method, or “without smoke” method to use their agarwood chips. The agarwood chips are also thinner than Arabian use. These oud chips are mostly from Viet Nam, Lao, Cambodia.

Oud wood quality:

The qualities of agarwood are depended on the smell and density of resin inside the wood part. The smell of agarwood is influenced by the botanical species, location, age of the tree, and where the piece in the tree. Now, we found 17 species of Aquilaria in the world, focus on Southeast Asia. The Aquilaria Banaensae in the middle of Viet Nam is known as the highest quality oud wood. And this type of tree can produces Ky Nam – the king of agarwood. About the density of resin inside the wood, the highest quality of the agarwood is sinkable in the water. It means if you drop these agarwood pieces in the water, they will be sunk in the bottom. Now, customers are very easy to buy online oud wood products in an online shop like oudwoodvietnam.com, Amazon, eBay, Esty…

Where can I buy oud wood chips in Vietnam?

Vietnam is a tropical country,  there are forests widely to distribute throughout the country. You can find agarwood in forests or people find it in a stream, or in the underground. According to statistics, You can find agarwood in the following places. The wild agarwood is still present in mainly tropical forests in Central Vietnam (Khanh Hoa, Phu Yen, Binh Dinh, Quang Nam, Hue, Quang Binh, Phu Quoc). The cultivated agarwood is growing mainly in Dong Nai, Quang Nam, and Ha Tinh. Vietnam agarwood is selling in many places, both online and offline. There are many differences in price and quality in-store. On the internet, it is easy to find shops selling agarwood chips, agarwood bracelets, agarwood oil, agarwood incense, agarwood pieces used for burning, and agarwood collection,. Offline stores are many in tourist areas such as Khanh Hoa, Da Nang, Hue. Although it has got many selling places, to find a place to sell the real agarwood with reasonable prices, commitments a good warranty is not easy. That depends on Who is a seller with professional ethics. Because the agarwood price is so expensive, so many shops have the mindset of selling to tourists once without returning, so they sell very high prices and sell fake goods. Oudwoodvietnam.com is a supplier of real agarwood products in Vietnam, which has many years in the market. We have a high reputation through reviews and feedback from international and Vietnamese customers. You can see our reviews on Amazon, eBay, Etsy here. We are always committIng to standard agarwood, made in Vietnam, and wish to keep long-term relationships with customers.