By accounts of some hard core agarwood enthusists, this is not true agarwood. But when I look at this oil with the lense of a perfumer, when I sniff it with the heart of an agarwood lover, when I swipe my agarwood beads with the soul of scented woman, I’m convinced this oil has a rightful place in our agarwood collection. Bouya is an affordable way to experiment with an oil that has a lot of the agarwood notes I look for when creating a musk based natural perfume. It’s smoky, musky and deep: all of the aromatic notes I love in an agarwood oil. It wears on the skin for a few hours and is widely respected in many cultures for ceremonial anointing. I use it ceremoniously in my own anointing ritual to calm my soul and feel connected to old earth things like Sequoia trees and sweetgrass.
Suggested use: Blends with Cedarwood, Frankincense, Black Pepper, Jasmine, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Vetiver, Ylang ylang and Vanilla oleoresin. Bouya oil calms the mind, treats skin issues and has been known to relieve allergies.