Petite Vial | AGARWOODRegular price $15.00
Dynamic, rich, floral, animalic, smooth, beautiful
Wild, free, multidimensional, transformative
A small vial of pure Agarwood accompanied by a vial of Japanese bamboo charcoal provides a distinct experience of this rare natural incense and an introduction to the botanical species Aquilaria malaccensis. Cultivate familiarity with the ritual pleasures of aromatic smoke and ceremony. Vials can be washed and reused along with their cork stoppers.
This noble wood - this way of incense - represents unchanged fragments of the past. It unleashes a veritable universe of scents into the atmosphere, as soft as they are wild and brimming with nuance, connecting us to a higher spirituality as well as our primitive self.
Agarwood embodies the quiet allure of the invisible. It is, in its essence, a form of protection. This fragrant, valuable wood of the Aquilaria species is the mother of oud oil, also referred to as aloeswood, oudh, and eaglewood. Traditionally used as medicine, in meditation, and in Japanese koh-do ceremony, where wisdom and spiritual insights are often received from the smoke of the kindled wood, this rare wood is especially coveted for its use in perfume and as natural incense.
Bio Alchemy Olfactive’s agarwood is grown on sustainable plantations in northeastern India. When harvested, the infected dark wood, which forms irregularly in patches on the tree, is pared away by hand from the healthy, scentless wood using specialized tools, producing a dark, resinous sculpture of the wood.
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