While the supply of agarwood in South Asian countries has declined due to deforestation and over-exploitation, Vietnam is known as the country with the greatest grade of agarwood due to its enormous number of aquilaria trees.
So, what distinguishes Vietnamese agarwood from other types of foreign agarwood?
The answer may be found within the aquilaria tree.
Agarwood grows inside Aquilaria trees. Aquilaria is a family of 25 species, only 19 of which are capable of producing agarwood. According to Professor Gishi Honda (Tokyo University – Japan), the best agarwood in the world is produced by Aquilaria Crassna in Vietnam.
The most common is sweet, spicy, and bitter. Ki Nam- the hometown of a very uncommon form of agarwood with its own distinct aroma and chemical makeup. Vietnamese oud can be used for meditating, relaxing, scenting clothes, and fumigation.
Ky Nam is the greatest of all agarwood pieces, with the most sought-after scent of all oud.
It is the most valuable wood on the planet, valued more than Titanium, Platinum, and Diamond. A single gram of Ky Nam might cost up to QRA36,500 (10,000 USD), with a kilogram costing a million. Ky Nam is quite difficult to locate at this moment.
Geographical and biological factors also play a role in determining the finest agarwood source. Vietnam is the birthplace of Kinam, therefore all of Vietnam’s oud aromas will be similar to Ky Nam. Please contact us if you want to experience pure Vietnam Oud.