Sought after considering that the dawn of time; revered in Middle Eastern and Asian cultures; Oud has quick end up being the component of option on the planet’s unique scents.
Magical, enigmatic, and essential, Oud is drawn out from the extremely valued and quick vanishing Agarwood tree that is belonging to Southeast Asia and its environments. It has an amazing history and intricacy, and is now to be discovered in the stores and high-end branded shops whose names are redolent of Parisian Haute Couture and French finery.
Disciples of Oud are legion– especially amongst the coterie of the world’s Master Perfumers who value its amazing qualities and the depth it provides to a scent. To that group of cognoscenti, we can now include, rather all of a sudden, the Private Banker, Wealth Manager and Family Office.
The brand-new brand of fans is not always drawn to Oud for its virtually legendary health-giving, wellness and even aphrodisiacal qualities in some cases depicted in tv projects or in shiny periodicals together with the current fragrance du jour. Nor maybe for its superb fragrance and richness of olfactory appearance. Exactly what’s promoting interest are difficult money, and the nourishing of ecological and sustainable consciences.
Considering that 2000, the trees from which Oud is acquired has actually been positioned on the CITES threatened types list, and their harvesting in the wild has actually been made prohibited. Need is pressing, and growing, and has actually added to the trees in the wild being collected to near termination due to their value in Chinese and Middle Eastern cultures, in addition to a myriad of other usages in the pharmaceutical, cosmetics and scent markets and beyond.
Stocks remain in brief supply, while need is enhancing, and that just 7 in every 100 trees produce Oud, which even those 7 can just produce a small quantity of the wonderful oil, has actually resulted in an extraordinary denudation. It has actually likewise produced a special financial investment and sustainable company chance.
The option would seem a simple one to come to; plant more trees, await a couple of years, and get rich.
In truth, growing the trees and growing them is fairly simple. The secret lies in having the exclusive innovation, production, know-how and experience systems through to final result distribution to turn an easy tree from a near useless softwood, into an oil that is valued at as much as US$ 50,000 per kilogramme.
In this circumstances, it is a carefully concealed (of substantial value) and Asia Plantation Capital (APC) is among the few business who, over the last 10 years, have actually attained the relatively unlikely. Numerous business assert to have actually made the most recent and biggest clinical developments, however just APC and a handful of smaller sized business and growers – numerous of whom work solely with the APC Group– have actually regularly produced outcomes that confirm their claims.
Backed up by all the appropriate accreditation and approvals, along with the necessary distribution network, Asia Plantation Capital has an exclusive ‘Soil to Oil to You’ company design that incorporates vertical combination in the whole supply chain, from seed proliferation, all the method through to informed customers purchasing retail items.
The Asia Plantation Capital Group has actually just recently been engaging with European and Middle Eastern based financial investment supervisors, funds, household workplaces and personal lenders to inform its distinct story.
Eyebrows were raised, interests stimulated, and interest signed up, with numerous groups seizing the day to visit the business’ plantations, factories and retail outlets in Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore, to see on their own exactly what all the buzz had to do with.
It was a buzz developed by the business and its jobs being bestowed with the “Best Forestry Asset Management Award 2014” by CFI Magazine, and being shortlisted as a finalist in the “World Sustainable Business Awards”, kept in Paris by Organic Monitor. And maybe it had something to do with more awards being gathered by fragrances produced by Fragrance Du Bois– among APC’s associated business, to which it provides the extraordinary, 100 % ensured natural, natural Oud oil.
“Having seen our possessions under management grow to US$ 600 million at the end of 2013,” stated Gary Crates – CEO Europe, “from financiers in the understand and our own investors in the Group’s plantation tasks in their nations, we discovered enhancing interest from institutional financiers, pension funds and household workplaces from more afield.”.
The huge distinction is that 95 % of our typical visitors are Asian, who comprehend first-hand the chances in the plantation sector. Seeing European Asset Managers and some from the Middle East was a brand-new experience for us, and plainly an outcome of the difficult work our groups throughout Asia have actually contributed to the business’s and plantations’ hidden success and development.”.
“Mister Vincent de Meaux, from Athos Patrimoine stated, “I need to state I have actually been taking a look at different chances in the plantation sector, and performing due diligence on behalf of customers for a variety of years on tasks and business. Prior to my visit, I was open minded, however maybe a little doubtful. The big scale of operations and skilled management and systems Asia Plantation Capital have actually established and put in location, total up to among the most outstanding total plantation company designs I have actually seen.”.
He went on, “Add to that their back-end processing and distribution through their own business’s retail outlets in Asia, the Middle East and Europe, produces a real, vertically incorporated and distinct sustainable company chance. It likewise appears like among the very best strategic hedge methods I have actually seen over the last few years. It’s not a surprise this business has actually currently accomplished a lot,” he concluded, “and the included reward for today’s world is that it is 100 % sustainable; the business even has ISO status for its carbon footprint.”.
Fragrance Industry Expert Simon French stated, “Having invested more years than I care to point out at director level in a few of the world’s biggest scent and flavourings business, I can truthfully state that no active ingredient has actually recorded the marketplace or certainly had such need as pure Oud. While lots of important oils have actually been effectively produced in artificial kind, and lots of business have actually developed artificial Oud-style components, the animalic nature of natural and pure Oud in fragrance is amazing and apparent. Any perfumer or Nose will certainly validate; pure Oud is unmatchable and distinct in its capability to sustain, reinforce and extend the great scent experience.”.
The Group has actually opened, and is opening more luxury flagship stores in a few of the world’s most famous areas, to display its professional fragrance brand, Fragrance Du Bois. Strategies are afoot to partner numerous of the world’s leading scent homes to develop a worldwide chain of specific niche retail outlets providing the most unique choice of great scents and bespoke developments for a critical customers. This will certainly make up a choice from the utmost collection of 100 % natural Oud scents developed by an elite group of worldwide perfumers.
With the scent market being just one of the numerous business applications for Oud and the Agarwood tree, business case is strong, sustainable, and nigh on alluring.
Pure Oud. Pure high-end. Born in nature and crafted in France, a genuinely French Connection for the present age.