Until now, it is widely known that agarwood incense is well expensive, but no one can accurately determine the price of original incense, even the elderly in the profession. The pricing factors of agarwood essential oil is very much like an auction of the elite based on the rare, special type, origin, color, shape, pattern, oil …
There are five main factors to evaluate Agarwood Essential Oil:
Factor 1: The origin of the plant
As we know, there are 25 agarwood species in the world, but only 19 species of aquilaria are concentrated in Asian countries, including some species such as Aquilaria grandiflora, Aquilaria Sinensis Merr, Aquilaria Chinesis – distributed in China; A.beccariana Van Tiegh, A.microcarpa Baill – distributed in Malaysia, Indonesia; A.hirta Ridl – distributed in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore; A. rostrata Ridl – distributed in Malaysia; A.malaccensis Lam – distributed in India, Bhutan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Laos, Thailand …
Agarwood is made from Aquilaria Crassna in Vietnam which is considered as the best quality and the highest price.
Factor 2: Oil content
It is not difficult to find articles being worth several tens of billion dollar. Special agarwood resin (Ky nam) is actually natural incense is formed in nature with an oil ratio of up to 90%, the highest among the rare, extremely rare. From that can be seen, the price depends on the oil content of the basswood. In the process of creating aquilaria, the wound healing, the greater the damage, the more trees, the greater the amount of oil contained in the wood molecules, so the price of aquilaria will be higher.
Type 1 fertilizers usually have an oil content of 70-80% and types 2.3 with lower oil infiltration rates will have lower prices.
Factor 3: Time of deposition
The parts of the plant are damaged, the disease will be covered with plastic to avoid spreading to other areas, the wood gradually lost, the white wood decomposed only the essence of the most plastic deep in the scent. The longer the condensation capacities, the greater the clarity of the aquilaria and the more fragrant, the longer the ability to flow incense.
Frankincense is of great value because in the deep forest, the accretion period can last up to several hundred years. The accumulation period is also a factor to determine the price of incense.
Element 4: Scent
The aroma is the biggest feature of the bass so should not stand out factors decide the price of incense. Smell the more intense, persistent, when burning less smoke the higher the value. Sweet scent of special sweet can not be mixed with other flavors, the body effect through the olfactory, help calm mind, body relaxed, clever.
Element 5: Color
The color and texture of the timbers are a real determinant of aquilaria as well as the basis for valuing Agarwood. Agarwood color is usually dark and the darker the color the more valuable and expensive. The higher the density of oil on the wood grain, the higher the oil content, the longer the aroma and the longer storage time.