Sustainably cultivated from farmed trees
This is a comparatively long distillation, at least 10 days, and it happens that in some places, like India, the wood can continuously boil for 6 months. Ours, however, is approximately 10 days because the aromatic constituents we want have all come over in this amount of time. This oil is solid at most room temperatures, and can be gently heated to become mobile.
These are plantation agarwood trees, and infected by hand. The trees produce a resin in response to cuts into the bark, and the resin riddles the soft white wood; this is basis for agarwood. When the wood chips have only minimal amounts of the resin, the wood can be distilled. Otherwise, it's cleaned and sold as is for incense.
Not a lot about this oil; it's pale yellow to brownish yellow to dark amber in color; a viscous liquid of rich, sweet-woody, almost balsamic odor not unlike that of vetiverol or purified styrene-free styrax, and with a sweetness similar to that of sandalwood oil. This will give a general idea perhaps but the agarwood available on mid-twentieth century earth was very different.
This oil, as noted, is solid at room temperature. It's grown in agarwood plantations in Laos, and distilled on site, for about 10 days. The scent is deep, woody, rich and balsamic, with overtones of rubber and smoke. It has incredible tenacity, and is good paired with vetiver, sandalwood, cedar, rose absolute, patchouli, nagamotha, vanilla and benzoin.
Therefore God, your God, has anointed you
with the oil of gladness beyond your companions;
your robes are all fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia.
I have spread my couch with coverings,
colored linens from Egyptian linen;
I have perfumed my bed with myrrh,
aloes, and cinnamon.
Come, let us take our fill of love till morning;
let us delight ourselves with love.
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