Indian oud oil (or agarwood oil /دهن العود in arabic) and oud wood (or agarwood chips /沉香 in chinese) is well known amongst the oud lovers, connoisseurs, collectors for its unique fragrance which differentiates it from the oud found in other parts of the world. It is obtained from the Agar tree endemic to India (Aquilaria Agallocha / Aquilaria Malaccensis) that grows in Assam and other north eastern states of India like Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura and Meghalaya. In fact, agarwood tree is believed to have originated from Assam, India.
Indicana Oud brings you this rich, pure and pristine oud that is mystical, tantalising, alluring and intoxicating, so diverse and complex that words fail to capture its continuously evolving aroma. It develops a very unique, personal and intimate relationship with every person who smells it and wears it.
Indian agarwood oil is soft and warm and stands out with its tangy, animalic odour to start with and later unfolds and matures with the smell of woods, trees, grass, rain forests, earth, fruits and flowers, resins, herbs and spices each deeply intertwined into each other and takes you to different, ancient world. It is often said that love for Indian agarwood oil is an acquired taste.
Indian agarwood oil and agarwood chips have been very popular since ancient times not only for its fragrance but also for its medicinal use, health benefits and therapeutic properties. It finds its mention of praise in various historical literary works from various civilisations.
Attar as well as essential oils have the long heritage of being the most popular form of scents for India. They provide a very deep and rich experience of perfumery that takes you to the old ancient world of Kings, Nizams and Maharajas!. Explore some of these historical scents of India offered by Indicana Oud.
Assam, the Northeastern state in India, is believed to be the birthplace of agarwood tree, from where it spread to different parts of Southeast Asia
A healthy agarwood tree grows upto a height of 40 meters with girth of about 1.5 to 2.4 meters with leaves that are elliptical-oblong in shape
However it’s the death of this majestic tree that gives life to the scent of heaven, the oil that has been cherished since ancient times not only for its aroma but also for its medicinal use, health benefits and therapeutic properties.
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We, at Indicana Oud, are fully committed to the preservation and protection of Agarwood trees and are involved in activities such as planting back more saplings and trees of Agarwood in its natural habitat of North East India than we utilize for our production. Agarwood trees in India have been graded as an endangered species by CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) after years of uncontrolled cutting because of its huge demand in the international market, especially Middle East, which eventually almost led to its extinction. Indicana Oud is in full compliance with the international guidelines ensuring our future generations will enjoy oud just as we do.