Difference between dehn al oud, oudh, oud and aoud

Dehn Al Oud (دهن العود) literally means “The fat of the Wood” and it is the name to designate Oud oils.
Agarwood, also known as oud, or agar, is a dark resin that forms in some trees when they become infected by a parasite or a fungus. As the infection progresses, the tree produces a dark aromatic resin in response to the attack, which results in a very dense, dark resin. It is commonly called aloeswood, agarwood, or oud and is used for incense and perfumes.

Nowadays people use the word oud to designate agarwood and Dehn al oud as well. You can see it written like oud, oudh, or aoud but all are talking about the same thing.

Agarwood chips are odorless so it doesn’t make sense to want to let it macerate in various oils. You need to burn it to have a beautiful scent coming from the resin. Oud oil is obtained by distillation process.

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