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The 5 Masculine Scents That Drive Women Wild

Scent is a powerful factor when it comes to attraction. Because women have a keener sense of smell than men, the way a man smells can have a great impact on how attractive a woman finds him. Here are the five masculine scents that can drive a woman wild.


Spicy notes in a fragrance, such as cinnamon, ginger, frankincense, and myrrh, can warm up even the coldest of nights. The scents evoke memories of baking – especially holiday baking – and warm memories for many women, which can be a powerful turn on. In fact, cinnamon, has long been thought to generate sexual arousal in both men and women.


Clean and invigorating, the tangy scent of citrus, such as lemon, lime, orange, lemongrass, and red grapefruit gives men that fresh-out-of-the-shower scent, a smell that many women find appealing. Just don’t overdo it, or you might smell like the produce department!


The clean smell of fresh laundry, soap, or shampoo can have a powerful impact on women who enjoy the fresh smell. Clean scents can be energizing and uplifting, giving women a sense of calm, which can then lead to an increase in sexual desire and attraction.


A staple for most men’s colognes, musk is a rich, sexy, and sensual scent that drives many women wild. The scent is masculine in every sense, and is one that many women choose for their men to wear, as well as a popular choice for men themselves. When musk oil was first discovered, it was said to have unusual powers of sexual attraction. Today’s musk colognes are based on this oil, which was originally derived from musk deer.


Earthy scents like agarwood, sandalwood, patchouli, and rosewood are strong scents commonly associated with masculinity. The earthy aroma can warm the body and increase feelings of well-being, thereby increasing a woman’s desire for a sexual encounter. Sandalwood, in fact, resembles androsterone, which is a chemical that is secreted from the underarms of human males. Scientific studies have concluded that women subconsciously link the scent of sandalwood with androsterone, thus elevating attraction and sexual desire to men wearing that scent.

There are many ways to attract women; scent can be one of the most powerful due to women’s heightened sense of smell. Consider these five sexy scents the next time you’re shopping for a new fragrance.

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MOA Signing for Bari Leaf Tea

MOA signing between DOST-FPRDI and Agarwood Growers Producers Cooperative (AGPC) last February 8, 2023 at DOST-FPRDI, Los Banos, Laguna

The partnership will involve research and development on the utilization of Agarwood (Aquilaria malaccensis Lam., local name Bari) in the country. It also aims to capacitate the local Agarwood growers through technical assistance.

Present in the MOA signing are DOST-FPRDI Director Dr. Romulo T. Aggangan, Deputy Director Dr. Rico J. Cabangon, AGPC Chairman Mr. Philip T. Lim, AGAP Director Mr. Manuelito Putong, Secretariat Mr. Noel Putong and Ms. Ching Alcantara, F3TP Program Leader For. Florena B. Samiano, Chemistry and Biotechnology Section Chief Ms. Rebecca Lapuz, Project Leader Ms. Kimberly Delica, S&T Fellow Mr. Edmark C. Kamantigue, and several Region IV AGPC Board Members.

Stay tuned to our website and social media account for more updates on our Agarwood project.

Photo courtesy: Ms. Kimberly Delica

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Kynam as rarest type is exotic species

Kynam, or “kyara” as it’s known in Japan, is an extremely rare type of agarwood used in the perfume and incense industries for its complex and very strong fragrance. It is the most sought-after type of “oud”, the name used in the Arab peninsula to describe the dark resinous wood produced in the heartwood of the aquilaria tree, in specific circumstances. A single gram of kynam can fetch well over $10,000, making it by far the most expensive wooden on the planet, and also one of the most expensive natural materials.

Essentially, kynam is the best kind of agarwood that money can buy, and it’s important that all types of agarwood are relatively expensive. Also known as aloeswood, eaglewood, or simply oud, agarwood has been an important part of Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Arab and Southeast-Asian cultures for thousands of years. It has always been a precious commodity, but demand for it has increased dramatically in recent years, and with it, the price.

Agarwood (also known as aloeswood or eaglewood) normally refers to dense, heavy and fragrant resinous wood which is formed in the trees of Aquilaria, Gonystylus and Gyrinops. According to Swee (2008), the term ‘agarwood’ refers to resin-impregnated pieces of wood that have been at least partially shaved from the non-impregnated woods. 

Agarwood is considered to be the finest natural incense and has been used in many communities to fulfil cultural, religious and medicinal purposes for centuries. It is known by many names; it is called ‘gaharu’ in Indonesia and Malaysia, ‘jin-koh’ in Japan, ‘chen hsiang’ or ‘chenxiang’ in China, ‘agar’ in India (from Sanskrit ‘aguru’), ‘chim-hyuang’ in Korea, ‘kritsana noi’ in Thailand, ‘tram huong’ in Vietnam, ‘bols d′agle’, ‘bols d′aloes’, ‘calambac’ or ‘calambour’ in French and ‘oud’ in the Middle East (Burkill, 1935, Ng et al., 1997, Sidiyasa, 1986). Previously, at least in the Malay language, the agarwood tree was known as ‘karas’ or ‘kekaras’, whereas ‘gaharu’ referred to heavy fragrant wood (Burkill, 1935). However, current practice uses ‘gaharu’ as the generic term to refer to both the tree and its resin, similar to the term ‘agarwood’.

The economic interest in agarwood has always been directed towards its pathological heavy and dense resin-impregnated wood, which is formed in the tissues of the stem in response to injury. Briefly, the resin could develop through pathological, wounding and non-pathological mechanisms (Ng et al., 1997). These mechanisms have been the basis for inoculation or induction techniques to induce resin formation in cultivated agarwood trees, where the techniques often involve physical penetration into the trunk (wounding), insertion of a microbial (mainly fungal) concoction (pathology) and response of the tree towards the administered stress (non-pathological). A method of producing agarwood resin by creating an artificial wound in the xylem of agarwood trees have been patented (Blanchette and van Beek, 2005). 

The fragrant wood has many ties with cultures around the world, such as the Arabian, Chinese and Japanese cultures, and is also associated with religious history, rituals and ceremonies in Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, and Islam (Barden et al., 2000). Nevertheless, other materials from the agarwood plant have also found prominent uses in the traditional medicine practices of the Southeast Asian communities, such as Chinese, Tibetan, Unani and Ayurvedic medicines (Barden et al., 2000, Blanchette and van Beek, 2005). This ethnopharmacological evidence, together with the current trends in bioprospecting, have spurred the interest of the scientific community to investigate claims using modern tools. 

The diminishing number of these trees in the wild due to indiscriminate felling in search of the resin has led to conservation actions by listing the genus Aquilaria in Appendix II of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) (UNEP-WCMC (Comps.), 2014). The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species has listed Aquilaria crassna as critically endangered, and Aquilaria malaccensis and Aquilaria sinensis are listed as vulnerable (Asian Regional Workshop (Asian Regional Workshop Conservation and Sustainable Management of Trees, 1996)). In response to this situation, sustainable agarwood planting and management with artificial induction of agarwood resin formation have been implemented. This has led to a ready supply of different parts of the agarwood plant, which provides opportunities for the development of a range of value added products.

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Black Market ng Agarwood


A black market is an economic activity that takes place outside government-sanctioned channels. Illegal market transactions usually occur “under the table” to let participants avoid government price controls or taxes. The goods and services offered in a black market can be illegal, meaning their purchase and sale are prohibited by law, or they can be legal but transacted to avoid taxes.

Illegal markets are also known as shadow markets or underground markets.

Shadow markets can have a number of negative consequences for the economy. They can reduce tax revenue, distort the market, and create opportunities for crime. It pushes out legitimate business people who cannot compete with the low prices provided by black market vendors.

Sa akin, black market is a form of economic sabotage. Na dapat s mas mataas na presyo maibenta ang produkto ay itinutulak ang produkto ng wala pa sa kalahati man lang ang presyo. Why? Kinuha lang nila sa gubat through Illegal harvest.

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The effect of Cross-Pollination in your farm

Cross-pollination is the process of applying pollen from one flower to the pistils of another flower. Pollination occurs in nature with the help of insects and wind. This process can also be done by hand to produce offspring with desired traits, such as colour or pest resistance.

Ang hawak niyo pong Bari seedlings ay may DNA Testing na. Pure Aquilaria malaccensis. Genetically identified na bari kung kayo po ay magtanim ng ibang aquilaria malapit sa kanya maski yong hindi galing sa amin, in due time kapag nag bloom siya ay big ang possibility na hindi na siya maging pure species ng bari.

Si Bari ay nasa 50meters tall yan inaabot, kung tabihan mo siya ng Butlo (a. cumingiana) na 5meters tall ang max na height niya, ang mga seeds/seedlings nila later on ay na hindi maidentified ang genetics kasi nga nahaluan through cross-pollination. 

kapag dinaan sa DNA Lab testing yan at di na maidentified properly pwedeng maging new species yan, and so magka problem yan sa cites. may 8 species lang sa pinas na identified native sa atin. kung may problem sa cites ay hindi yan pwede itrade export. local or black market. 

Dapat mag improve ang quality ng agarwood ng pinas hindi ma deteriorate. ano ang saysay ng science na ginagawa natin kung hindi natin ma protektahan ang mga species na yan na native sa atin. ito ang reason kung bakit one stock policy po tayo. Kaya din sa coop application form may nailagay kayong may tanim na kayo ay rejected po ang application. makasira po ito sa pagnenegosyo ng coop natin kung may harvest na. 

Kelan pwedeng mangyari ang cross-pollination? blooming/fruiting period ng bari tree which is 4 or 5 years from planting.