How Is Oud Made?

Oud is one of the most sought-after perfumes in the world, having taken the olfactory industry by storm. It is also known as agarwood and, to a lesser extent, as eaglewood, aloeswood, and by many more regional names. 

But what exactly is it, you may be wondering? Oud refers to the aquilaria and gyrinops genera of the Thymelaeaceae family of trees, typically found in regions of India and the Far East. 

For the Eastern world, oud perfumes have deep historic and cultural significance. Oud was not well known in the Western world until 10 years ago, but it is becoming increasingly popular and in high demand. Curious to know how this luxury elixir is made? Let's explore its exciting journey. 

The Process of Oud Formation 

The rare ingredient has been a part of olfactory sensations for centuries. Essentially, Oud results from a natural process that occurs in tropical trees. When the tree becomes infected with mold(phialophora parasitica), a dense, fragrant resin covers it to stop the infection from spreading — the resin-embedded heartwood is the source of Oud.  As the agarwood ages, it becomes more valuable. The older it is, the more special it becomes.

What Does Oud Smell Like? 

Oud has an intense, warm, and woody fragrance to it. On a lighter note, its strong nature is not for the faint-hearted. Since it is sourced from timber, you may also notice a musky scent, combined with a delightful smokiness. 

Hayati's Oud Fragrances are made with unique blends of fruity, floral, and spicy notes while keeping oud as the predominant scent

What Does Oud Symbolize? 

Oud is highly treasured in the Eastern world. Burning the wood generates a powerful and scented incense, which is used in spiritual and religious practices. 

Oud oil is also often used in the subcontinent, Europe, and the Middle East, to cleanse negativity from a place. Oud is also great for helping you feel positive, calm, and centered. 

Besides that, with a scent-sational global market worth £6 billion, agar tree is known as one of the most expensive timbers in the world. Lots of cultures see it as a status symbol of wealth and luxury.  

Hayati's Top Unisex Oud Perfumes 

Hayati's perfume offers precious prestige on your vanity. Are you looking for some warm oud perfumes that can evoke your sensual side? Let's explore ahead. 

1 - Amor Oud

Opening with effervescent and musky Agarwood, the Rose Oud Elixir dives into the soft floral notes, which then transition into the comforting aroma of amber. Ladies would find this blend heavenly, enough to make your man swoon over you. Needless to say, Habibi Albi Oud is an everyday scent for men, perfect for wearing to work or for special date nights. 

2 - Habibi Albi Oud


If you want an unforgettable scent to fill your presence, Habibi Albi Oud is it. This contemporary genderless fragrance is perfect for lovers. With subtle notes of saffron, nutmeg, and lavender, harmoniously blending Oud with woody notes and ending with patchouli and musk is enough to get you compliments from the AM to the PM. 

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