Nowadays, the demand for Agarwood (Oud) is increasing, especially in Taiwan, Saudi Arabian, Hong Kong, Egypt, India, Japan, Oman, and China. While the source of Agarwood (Oud) in South Asian nations has decreased because of deforestation and over-exploitation, Vietnam, with a large quantity of Aquilaria trees, is recognized as the country owning the highest quality Agarwood (Oud).
What makes Agarwood (Oud) of Vietnam different from any other kinds of foreign Agarwood (Oud)?
The answer lies inside the aquilaria tree.
Agarwood (Oud) is founded inside Aquilaria trees. Aquilaria is a family consisting of 25 species, only 19 of which can produce Agarwood (Oud). According to Professor Gishi Honda (Tokyo University – Japan), Aquilaria Crassna in Vietnam produces the best Agarwood (Oud) of the world.
Aquilaria Crassna is fully grown in Indochina countries, including Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. In Vietnam, the Aquilaria tree can be seen from Tuyen Quang, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An to Kien Giang (Phu Quoc Island), especially more in the coastal provinces from Quang Binh to Binh Thuan.
It is thought that the quality of cultivated Agarwood (Oud) is not as good as the natural one. Some people even say that all planted Agarwood (Oud) is artificial and full of toxic chemicals. Are these opinions right?
The answer is YES, and… NO
Cultivated Agarwood (Oud) is collected after 2-3 years, while natural Agarwood (Oud) remains in the wide aquilaria trees during up to 20 years, because nobody found it. Therefore, the oil quality in natural Agarwood (Oud) is always better, which results from 5 to 10 times higher trading price of Cultivated Agarwood (Oud).
Despite the artificial foundation, cultivated Agarwood (Oud) products are absolutely chemical free.
Because of an increase in demand for Agarwood (Oud), some manufacturers have produced low-quality products as a way of cost- and time saving. Agarwood (Oud) chips and bracelets can be soaked with artificial oil, and essential oil is mixed with other kinds of fragrance.
It is not easy to distinguish between pure Agarwood (Oud) and the mixed one. Therefore, consumers should know the brand with high reputation as well as the attributes of high-quality Agarwood (Oud) before entering into any business transaction regarding to Agarwood (Oud).
As a Agarwood (Oud) manufacturers, Kynamhuong has invested in professionally technical equipment and continuous researches so as to produce the best products, which are the Quintessence of Vietnamese Agarwood (Oud).
Agarwood (Oud) incense, one of the best products manufactured by Kynamhuong, are made of sweet woody scent Agarwood (Oud). The product is guaranteed to be chemical free. Experience religious and exotic scent in your own house now!