Oud enfleurage from aloeswood or agarwood incense smoke is a vegan, organic, handmade, botanical solid incense perfume produced by hand using the slow artisanal process of cold enfleurage 🌓💨🌞🏺
I have used enfleurage to capture the slowly burning smoke from pieces of rare, musky aloeswood, or agarwood. This "pomade" (highly scented solid perfume-- not to be confused with pomade for hair!) consists of smoke from smouldering aloeswood pressed into organic, raw shea butter by hand. I repeated this process over several days to reach an intense degree of fragrance saturation. •
Aloeswood (aquilaria malaccensis) is an extremely rare and spiritual wood. It is derived from the resinous heartwood of several species of large trees native to Southeastern Asia in the genus aquilaria. This fragrant, resinous heartwood is produced in individual trees only as a defense response to a fungal infection. The pathogenic response requires years to take effect, yielding a thick resinous oil used in perfumery. In perfumery the aromatic "note" of this oil may be referred to by a number of names, including agar, agarwood, oud, and oudh. Since a mere 7% of the trees in the wild are naturally infected with the fungus, natural scarcity has led to overharvesting and poaching. Now the international trade of aloeswood is monitored and regulated. In areas of Malaysia and Sri Lanka the genus aquilaria has been reintroduced. Efforts are underway to develop inoculation techniques and applied forest management so that the continued production of aloeswood is ensured.
The scent of aloeswood is highly complex, being both subtle and intense. Many find it to be a special alchemy of sweet, woodsy and earthy. It's often used as temple incense, being uplifting and sacred. The smoky scent of this oud enfleurage is warm, earthy, musky, precious woods in silky butter. Apply to pulse points. •
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