Vietnamese Sinensis holds great esteem in the agarwood world. The species is considered by many to be the only one to produce Kyara although there are differences of opinion. This however will highlight the rarity and desirability of wild Viet wood.
We were in search of the wood initially which would enable us to bring a true representation of the region. Having contacted a few different people we stumbled across someone who was willing to part with dust and shavings collected from Nha Trang and Hoi An regions.
Take a sniff of the stick and you’re greeted to bitter lemon, worn leather, hints of berries and the desire to find out more. Apply to skin and theres an explosion of sweet, tangy citrus- Key lime pie was a clients response- sherbert and a background hum of animalic civet. A layer of cooling menthol settles over this initial aroma which now gradually pulls you into the dry down. An hour or so after application Leather, Ambergris and cinnamon have now taken over the show.
What we can say is this is a beautiful depiction of Vietnamese agarwood and due to the price of the raw materials we can squeeze down on the price. Please enjoy!