East Nusa Tenggara Agarwood
Kupang, located in East Nusa Tenggara, people named East Nusa Tenggara Agarwood is Kupang Agarwood, although the Agarwood came from the Kupang city like Flores, Ende or other East Nusa Tenggara City.
Some of Kupang Agarwood is Like Laos Agarwood; this is what Saudian buyer said, (AL-Laosi), the shape like pencil, brown, A grade, very sweet scent.
Almost all of Kupang super grade is sinking, Kupang has low grade Agarwood also, the smell is fine too, and the shape is bad and thin.
But you know, although Kupang has a sweet aroma, buyer still look for Borneo although the price is more expensive, buyer buy name not buy scent,
4 criteria of Agarwood: shape, color, weight, and scent. Although you have a nice aroma Agarwood, but the shape and the color is bad, we think that you will never get profit for this type because the Agarwood buyer is………………… 🙂
Explore by Trader in early 1970 until 1990, tons of Sumbawa Agarwood bring to Saudi Arabia, when at that time Double Super Agarwood is easy to find.
Sumbawa Agarwood has different scents, that could be challenge for other Agarwood like Irian or Kalimantan.
Smell almost similar to Kalimantan, oudy smell and fruity.
(Sumbawa High Grade, Resinous, wildwood, sweet scent, thick)
Some of South East Asia Seller said this Sumbawa Agarwood from Vietnam or Cambodia.
Deep soft scent of Sumbawa Agarwood nice for Meditation, the scent could be smelled from far away.
Sumbawa Kupingan, one of its famous shape address it is scent, Kupingan Means Ear, the shape is like an ear, amazing scent.
Irian Jaya or Papua is the same name of one Big Island and province in Indonesia.
one of it famous city is merauke, (we say Meroke)
Merauke Agarwood is live under water, although there is some of Agarwood that is not.
Merauke Agarwood is very different from all Agarwood in the world, from it shape, color, Weight, scent, and texture.
Irian Agarwood is light, sweet, nice scent, never the same like other wood, masculine, fresh, hard to explain.
What about Irian Jaya Super grade? Ops. It is hard to find and the sinking grade also.
What you should notice is Irian Agarwood from low grade until high grade has the same scent character, better grade will have sweeter smell and stronger.
Irian Agarwood is easy to remember; one time you smell will never forget it.
Wet Irian before we dry it, we lost almost 50% of its weight.
Borneo is old name of Kalimantan, actually not Only Kalimantan Called Borneo, in the time of Kingdom, Malaysia Brunai and Kalimantan is Called, Borneo.
Agarwood or Oud Kalimantan had been famous of its scent in whole offer the world, especial from the City of Tarakan.
In Kalimantan many city have Agarwood, like Samarinda, Banjarmasin, Tarakan, (Malinau/Malino) any other cities.
The best Agarwood as we know is not from Tarakan or Malinau, all is depending on the type of tree and forest. There are some old trees left at the forest, so till this time Kalimantan still has Super Agarwood and Double Super Agarwood.
Long scent left on the room when you burn, sweet, fresh, woody.
Samarinda Agarwood close to Malaysia Agarwood, beautiful shape and color, but the scent is weak, that is what we have found in Samarinda Agarwood and Malaysia.
Banjarmasin Agarwood is thick, sweet, weak scent, middle grade and low grade.