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What Is Oud? The Expensive Fragrance Qatar Gifted At The World Cup

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Picture: @bfordlancer (TikTok)

On November 20th, Qatar and Ecuador kicked off the FIFA World Cup 2022 with a match that ended in a 2-0 win for Ecuador.

Qatar, a country renowned for its hospitality, hosts the FIFA World Cup this year. For the first match of the tournament, they prepared something special for the audience.

They give all spectators who attended the match with baskets folled with official World Cup merchandise.

TikTok user @bfordlancer revealed what was inside the gift that Qatar gave. The things that Qatar gave might surprise you, especially this special item!

In the video, @bfordlancer unboxed the merchandise and gift that he received. This includes a signed t-shirt, a Qatar flag, a World Cup pin, a blanket and a sculpture of the World Cup logo.

A special gift that he showed was a bag that contains two items. The items are 2 pieces of fragrances which are the Oud and musk fragrance. Watch @bfordlancer video below:

@bfordlancer

Unboxing the Qatar World Cup gift bag from the opening match #worldcup #qatar

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A special fragrance for a special day

So, what actually is an Oud? For those of you who don’t know, an Oud or agarwood is a piece of wood that people consider as one of the most expensive fragrance ingredients in the world.

Distilling the wood or melting the resin produces the essential oil which fragrances uses. People also burn the Oud wood which can release an aromatic smell around the house.

It is also known as the “five thousand dollar per pound scent”. Forbes reported that Oud can go upwards to RM22,900 per pound. It is also evaluated to cost one-and-a-half times the value of gold.

Furthermore, the Oud is traced back into ancient times and is written in many scriptures of different cultures.

It is amazing how Qatar is able to give such an expensive item to everyone. It truly shows their great hospitality!

Sources: @bfordlancer, Alpha Aromatics

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