Sandalwood is the name for of a class of woods from trees in the genus Santalum. The woods are heavy, yellow, and fine-grained, and unlike many other aromatic woods, they retain their fragrance for decades. Sandalwood oil is extracted from the woods for use. Both the wood and the oil produce a distinctive fragrance that has been highly valued for centuries.
Why we love it in fragrance
Sandalwood oil has a distinctive soft, warm, smooth, creamy, and milky precious-wood scent. It offers a long-lasting, woody base to perfumes from the oriental, woody, fougère, and chypre families, as well as a fixative to floral and citrus fragrances. When used in smaller proportions in a perfume, it acts as a fixative, enhancing the longevity of other ingredients and is a key ingredient in the “floriental” (floral-ambery) fragrance family – when combined with white florals such as jasmine, ylang ylang, gardenia, orange blossom & tuberose. When inhaled, sandalwood can improve memory, stimulate concentration, and induce relaxation and calmness reducing anxiety and stress.
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