OUD ASSAFI™, also known as Oud Assam, is recognized as the most precious Oud in the world. This exclusive quality has been prized for centuries for its animalic, woody and spicy notes. Actually the most leathery and animalic Oud profile, OUD ASSAFI™ is elegantly woody and extremely ambery.
Although the region of Sylhet in Bangladesh, on the border with Assam, is the historical birthplace of Oud, this is the first time that an extract from the variety Aquilaria malaccensis, the historical name of Aquilaria agallocha, is registered for use in Perfumery. Firmenich created 3 captivating specialties with OUD ASSAFI™ to enlarge the experience of the magic.
Obtained by distillation of the biomass with water, or steam. The essential oil is physically separated from the aqueous phase by decantation.
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Extracted part: dark wood. OUD ASSAFI™ is Firmenich trademark for traditional OUD ASSAM, which means "extremely pure Oud" in Arabic. Aquilaria malaccensis variety has been first registered by Firmenich for use in Perfumery in 2018.