Sought after given that the dawn of time; revered in Middle Eastern and Asian cultures; Oud has quick end up being the active ingredient of option on the planet’s special scents.
Magical, enigmatic, and essential, Oud is removed from the extremely valued and quick vanishing Agarwood tree that is belonging to Southeast Asia and its environments. It has a remarkable 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 nearly legendary health-giving, wellness and even aphrodisiacal qualities occasionally depicted in tv projects or in shiny periodicals along with the current fragrance du jour. Nor maybe for its superb scent and richness of olfactory appearance. Exactly what’s promoting interest are difficult money, and the nourishing of ecological and sustainable consciences.
Given that 2000, the trees from which Oud is acquired has actually been put on the CITES threatened types list, and their harvesting in the wild has actually been made unlawful. 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 distinct 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 fact, growing the trees and growing them is reasonably simple. The secret lies in having the exclusive innovation, production, proficiency and experience systems through to final product distribution to turn a basic 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 accomplished the apparently unlikely. Lots of business assert to have actually made the most recent and biggest clinical advancements, however just APC and a handful of smaller sized business and growers – numerous of whom work specifically 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 critical 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 special 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 produced 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 possibly it had something to do with more awards being amassed 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 regular 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 jobs and business. Prior to my visit, I was open minded, however possibly a little hesitant. 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 excellent general 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 resembles 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 benefit 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 component has actually recorded the marketplace or undoubtedly had such need as pure Oud. While lots of vital oils have actually been effectively produced in artificial kind, and lots of business have actually developed artificial Oud-style active ingredients, the animalic nature of natural and pure Oud in fragrance is amazing and apparent. Any perfumer or Nose will certainly verify; pure Oud is unmatchable and special in its capability to sustain, reinforce and extend the great scent experience.”.
The Group has actually opened, and is opening more luxury flagship shops in a few of the world’s most famous places, to display its expert fragrance brand, Fragrance Du Bois. Strategies are afoot to partner numerous of the world’s leading scent homes to develop an international chain of specific niche retail outlets providing the most special option of great scents and bespoke developments for a critical clients. This will certainly consist of a choice from the supreme collection of 100 % natural Oud scents produced by an elite group of global perfumers.
With the scent market being just one of the numerous industrial applications for Oud and the Agarwood tree, business case is strong, sustainable, and nigh on tempting.
Pure Oud. Pure high-end. Born in nature and crafted in France, a genuinely French Connection for the present age.