The oil from this unique species of sandalwood, Santalum spicatum, represents one of the rare success stories of the preservation of this endangered aromatic treasure. Harvesting of this variety of sandalwood is performed only under stringent license conditions enforced by the State Government, which requires that 12 seedlings are planted to replace each harvested tree.
One of perfumery's most revered substances, sandalwood oil is prized for its tranquil, nourishing and satisfying fragrance. This sandalwood oil is extracted using the supercritical CO2 method, which allows for retention of the broadest aromatic profile possible. The resulting fragrance quiets the mind and emotions, opens the heart, enhances concentration and awakens intuition. It also enhances romantic moods with its soft, sensual, opening and centering spicy-warm fragrance.
- Scientific Name: Santalum Spicatum
- Application: Aromatic, topical, internal
- Plant Part: Heartwood
- Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
- Aromatic Description: Woody, sweet and rather dry
- Main Chemical Components: alpha-santalol