WOODS | Creamy, Soft & Warm
Even newcomers to perfumery are likely familiar with the renowned Sandalwood; a prized oil in perfumers' collections for over 2000 years. Extracted from the heartwood of the tree, it imparts a creamy, milky, and woody scent.
The most favoured species for perfumery is the Santalum Album species, better known as East Indian Sandalwood. In the late 20th Century, high demand coupled with bad forestry management pushed the species to the edge of extinction, prompting India to impose export bans. Western Australia soon introduced sustainable plantations with Santalum Album to maintain the market supply and so today, most of the East Indian Sandalwood species comes from Western Australia.
Despite widespread use in both masculine and feminine scents, Sandalwood oil production demands patience. Trees are typically harvested after 15 years, ensuring a thicker trunk with a higher content of heartwood oil. This versatile ingredient acts as a crucial and enduring base note in perfumes.
Try fragrances containing Sandalwood