Malaysia Agarwood or Gaharu has always been
one of the popular choice among agarwood lovers. The sweet and
woody note of some high quality pieces are plesant and
statisfying. Price range are at the mid range and often good
value for money. This A quality piece has the right resin content to please the majority agarwood lovers and at the same time, a good shape to acompany the oil!
Malaysia Agarwood can be categorized as two major
group, East and West Malaysia with very good quality pieces coming out
from time to time. Of all malaysia agarwood, Real Tiger wood has the
highest density and aroma for making agarwood beads.
Different Agarwood Scent profile between East and West Malaysia
Personally, i felt that the different scent of agarwood
are affected by type of tree spieces(8 out of 17 are able to produce the
precious resin), reason that causes the tree to produce resin and the amount of resin
to give different notes to agarwood lovers.
We have came across many wood and to put it in a
general and easy classification:
West Malaysia : Sweet and Woody/Earthly notes
East Malaysia : Flowery notes and some with spicy notes.
Depending on how you burn the wood and how you
intepret the scent, my suggestion may be different and the most
important thing is to pick those which you like and enjoy more.