[AGARWOOD, also known as Aloeswood]
■Fragrance tone : Sweet, spicy, bitter, and sour; various scents depend on the tree’s character.
■Character of raw material : The young Agarwood tree does not have any fragrance. As the tree ages, interaction with bacteria begins to produce an aromatic resin.
With time, it ages to a very rich, dark resin with a distinctive and lovely fragrance.
Agarwood is a tree that does not float in water due to its density from the high percentage of resin.
Because of this, in Japan, this scented wood is called "Jinkoh", which means "A fragrant and heavy wood which sinks".