Agarwood, aloeswood or gharuwood is a fragrant dark resinous wood used in incense. It is formed in the heartwood of aquilaria trees when they become infected with a type of mould (Phialophora parasitica). Prior to infection, the heartwood is odourless, relatively light and pale coloured; however, as the infection progresses, the tree produces a dark aromatic resin, called aloes or agar (as well as gaharu, jinko, oud, or oodh; not to be confused with bukhoor), in response to the attack, which results in a very dense, dark, resin embedded heartwood. The resin embedded wood is valued in many cultures for its distinctive fragrance, and thus is used for incense.
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Top up your agarwood incense by purchasing a pack (1 tola = 12 grams) of our good quality pure Cambodian wood. We received this treasure from our partner al-Shaya which was founded in 1928 and has 76 around the Gulf Region.
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