Agarwood, Oudwood or Oudhwood, is a complex and fragrant burnable wood, creating a warm home-like feeling for many, as well as creating an anxiety stress free atmosphere. It is also mentioned in the Bible, as Aloe wood.
This variety that comes from Indonesia is cultivated, and we call it shiny knuckle. This kind has the smell most would associate with the classic smell of Oudwood, which we would say is a very synesthetic smell, representing many feelings of home, comfort and warmth.
Oudwood is formed in the heartwood of Aquilaria trees when they become infected with a type mould (Phialophora parasitica).