I’m not a fan of generic descriptions for wood oils such as earthy, rich, sweet, woodsy, or exotic because those descriptions are overused with those profiles. It also doesn’t tell me a thing about what I could expect to smell as a new agarwood collector. And at one time, I was one. Dioscorides wrote about agarwood, suggesting a chew on the wood to freshen breath but he didn’t dig deep into the aromatic profile. I found it difficult to envision what oud might smell like and having tested a whole lot of essential oils and absolutes over the years I, understandably, had some resistance to dropping $100/ml of an oil described as exotic wood. After dedicating months on forums so I wouldn’t be a clueless buyer, I dove in. The first agarwood I experienced was like the first time I came to California in the mid ’80s. I fell hard, the kind of hard that I couldn’t come back from. Our agarwood snatches hearts with it’s dark fruitcake -like balsamic, smoky, tenacious malt. And yes, as a farm girl, I recognize some barnyard in the back end of the oil thanks to high indole notes. All of that makes the oil a sexy, special kind of musk type oil that requires dirty thoughts and glass of good wine. There are over 150 chemical compounds in agarwood and much of those compounds remain on the skin for several days, thankfully because agarwood is indeed an investment for the natural perfumer’s organ. An indispensable investment for the Oud lover and natural perfumer alike.
Packaged in 1 and 5 ml tamper proof glass bottles.
Please note: our 1ml green glass bottles are actually 2 ml as 1ml green glass essential oil bottles are not available at this time. We dig our green theme so 1 ml orders will arrive in 2 ml bottles. All oils are hand poured which typically results in a little extra oil in each bottle.
All orders ship same day free via USPS Priority Post.
Zero waste packaging.
We do not adulterate, cut, or extend our essential oils nor do we offer fragrance oils as they are synthetic. We do not offer essential oils in carrier oils because it is not an accurate way to experience an essential oil or absolute and is not a good value for your purchasing dollar. We do not sell MLM oils nor do we associate with MLM essential oil as is standard in our profession. All essential oils are chosen by a professional aromatherapist trained extensively over years in a clinical setting in both Canada and United States. We have worked with many of our distillers for almost 20 years and supply professional aromatherapists and schools.
Because Mother Nature Prescriptives has your back like that.