Users' questions

Is Agar wood illegal?

Is Agar wood illegal?

The sale of agarwood, a rare and expensive raw material used in perfumes, is illegal in the Philippines. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), in a statement, said operatives confiscated the agarwood from two suspects in Quezon City on June 15.

How do I know if my agarwood is real?

To observe the surface of the wood One of the ways to identify agarwood is observe the surface of the wood. Agarwood bracelets are always genuine natural colors, not glossy. A closer look will see the oil veins lining the wood fibers. The more the fruiting incense contains, the more essential oils.

Is Agar wood expensive?

The treasure is one of the rarest trees in the world: lapnisan or agarwood. It is also the world’s most expensive tree. A kilo of agarwood fetches as much as P750,000. A whole tree is worth tens of millions of pesos, which is why many people would kill for a piece of this rare tree.

What is the most expensive wood in the world?

African Blackwood
African Blackwood It is considered as the most expensive wood in the world because not only it is challenging to work with hand or machine tools, its trees are already near-threatened. But as expensive as it may seem, African Blackwood is worth the price.

Where can I get agarwood?

Aquilaria species that produce agarwood

  • Aquilaria acuminata, found in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia & Philippines.
  • Aquilaria apiculata, found in Philippines.
  • Aquilaria baillonil, found in Thailand and Cambodia.
  • Aquilaria banaensae, found in Vietnam.
  • Aquilaria beccariana, found in Indonesia.

Why is agar wood so expensive?

Fueled by rising demand for oud, agarwood-producing trees are becoming incredibly rare and threatened in the wild. High quality agarwood can cost more than $30,000 per kilogram (~2.2 pounds), almost as much as gold.

Which country has the best Agarwood?

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.

Is Sandalwood and Agarwood the same?

Sandalwood produces oil naturally. Agarwood oil have toxicity and sandalwood oil is a good medicine, which have been use in medication for thousand of years….Q1, What is the difference between Sandalwood and Agarwood?

Sandalwood Agarwood
10M tall only Can grows 20M high
Leaf meticulous Leaf crude
Wood White Black

What does agarwood smell like?

So, then, what exactly does Agarwood smell like? While it does have a “woody” scent, what makes it so unusual are the notes of bright fruits and soft florals. Also look (sniff) for notes of vanilla and musk. This pleasing complexity makes it a popular oil in perfumes and incense – and now, candles!