Vietnamese Oudh (Agarwood) sample volumes for sale


Always wanted to try Oudh in your perfume compositions and formulations? 

During my visits to Vietnam, i was able to sample and buy small quantities of Vietnamese Oudh, at an affordable price.
You must know, Vietnam is one of the few countries that is recognized for their excellent Agarwood quality, pure, unadulterated and available on low-scale projects and farmers. 
I'd like to share these Oudh varieties with my dear blog followers. Since i am able to sample and buy them myself on my travels, i am able to share some of this goodness with my blog followers at prices that are 50% to 70% lower than you would pay for at regular stores for the same qualities. The downside: i have only small amounts available. I can't provide production volume quantities, sorry. I also might limit the volume i am willing to sell to one person: my intention is to have as many as possible perfumer enthousiasts being able to sample these Oudhs. 

As you know Oudh comes in many, many qualities and varieties. Most are between $30 and $100 per milliliter, and the really good ones can be as expensive as $200 and up per milliliter.
Oudh that pricy is, at least for me, too expensive to experiment with in formula blending. Although i love to see what wonders a drop of Oudh can do in some of my formula's.
The Oudh i've found ranges from good to excellent quality. It's very affordable to start your Oudh experiments in perfumery and perfume formulations without breaking the bank, and might you want to scale up in quality, you can try my sample kits.

Different varieties i can provide per half milliliter:


Dark brown, lower viscosity good grades:
I use these two varieties as wood blenders in my perfume compositions. They behave both as excellent blenders, like ambergris does: it softens and smooths out a perfume. 
Even a 1/500th amount added to a fragrance composition will do wonders. Advised for oriental and woody types of perfume. Best dilute these oils to 10% in perfumers alcohol, DPG, IPM or DEP before adding them in trace amounts to your perfume compositions (so 1 milliliter will make you a 10 milliliter dilution and if you are just a hobbyist and not a mass producer of perfume, it will last you a lifetime ;-)). Don't over-use, it will flatten and dampen most perfume compositions.
  





Variety 1 'natural sharp, more 'animal' and sweet', priced at €15 per milliliter (1/1000 liter) / €8 for half a milliliter sample / about 17 milliliter in stock
  • More top notes, it has the unique opening of sharper and pungent characteristic Oudh notes, more animalistic but also the sweetness found in variety 2 below. 
  • It starts bitter sweet, somewhat green but the heart opens up beautifully to a more warm, amber sweet wood. 
  • It's dark orange to brown in colour. 
  • It lasts well over 24 hours on a blotter strip at room temperature.
  • excellent blender and fixation for your perfumes, it acts like ambergris in a woody form: smoothing and rounding out your compositions
Variety 2 'round and sweet', priced at €20 per milliliter (1/1000 liter) / €12 for half a milliliter sample / about 0 milliliter in stock  Sorry sold out at 25-8-2017, expect new sample in November 2017
  • Lacks pungent top notes and starts already as if it was heart and base only. 
  • It's totally round and smooth. Dark resinous amber warm overly sweet wooden Oudh. 
  • It's dark brown in colour. 
  • It lasts well over 24 hours on a blotter strip at room temperature.
  • excellent blender and fixation for your perfumes, it acts like ambergris in a woody form: smoothing and rounding out your compositions
These 2 agarwood varieties perform excellent in enhancing your perfumes, especially when other delicate woods like sandalwood and patchouli are involved in the composition.
Curious what others have to say, feel free to read the reviews on basenotes.net.
When you are looking for the thicker, higher viscosity resins, see below. I expect to collect them in small quantities in November 2017, and will also share with my community of perfumers.  



Expected in November 2017, higher viscosity excellent grades:
These varieties are of such pure and great quality, they are advised to use as a main character of a perfume. 
As a single note, or in greater amounts. Not only as a blender or to fixative, but also to stand out above all other ingredients. 
If you are able to smell these once in your life: do so! You won't regret it. 

I've been lucky to find both varieties: the ones that are round and smooth, and the ones that have this characteristic punchy, tart, green and animalistic top note. 
Expected prices will vary between €30 and €90 per milliliter (1/1000 liter), descriptions will follow.

These are very hard to find, and certainly not for these low prices.
I have the great opportunity to visit Vietnam on a regular basis myself, have great contacts, and
love to share such great materials with fellow perfumers that read my blog.
I will also make these available as a sample set of 3.

(click the gif animated image on the left, to see the viscosity of this excellent Oudh)








I am selecting and evaluating the new Oudh varieties :) Love it!




Availability
I was only able to buy small amounts, but for my dear blog followers i'd like to offer samples for sale. 
Since it's all about the Oudh, i keep packaging simple, so don't expect beautiful bottles. 
This way i can keep the price low and ship economically. 
The prices exclude shipping and handling fees (add €10) and packed in small plastic tubes (excellent for pipetting in your perfume compositions).

Send me an email at perfume@sparla.com with your shipping address and i will inform you if there is still a some available. I accept PayPal transactions.

Best regards, happy perfuming,

Jeroen.