Indeed the hunger for Oud is so great that in most parts of the world Agarwood trees are nearing extinction. Most of the Agarwood on the market is now obtained through poaching. Agarwood is believed to have originated in the
Assam region of , and from there spread throughout southeast Asia. Oud now comes from India India, Vietnam, China, Cambodia, Indonesia and the ... and while trees dwindle, the demand keeps growing. The cost of Agarwood oil now exceeds $27,000 per pound! Philippines
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Few perfume oils have the mystique of Oud. Made from the fragrant resin found in Aquilaria trees, Oud is also referred to as 'Agarwood, Aloeswood and 'Eaglewood. This is the Aloe spoken of in the Bible. It has been loved and treasured for thousands of years, by mystics and romantics alike. Oud is proclaimed as a aid to spiritual meditation. Lovers use it as an aphrodisiac.