Found in southeastern Asia and the South Pacific, sandalwood has been valued for thousands of years for its medicinal and aromatic properties. Because of the strong, pleasant aroma it releases when burned, sandalwood has been used to aid in meditation and prayer in Buddhism and Hinduism for several centuries. In perfumery, sandalwood's roots run just as deep. It is found in many fragrances because of its fixative nature, rooting the fragrance and allowing it to adapt and transform. Unfortunately, over-harvesting of wild sandalwood has led to its near extinction, causing many perfume manufacturers to resort to synthetic counterparts. However, O’Douds sandalwood is responsibly and sustainably grown, so there’s no need to worry. And trust us, there's no substitute for the real thing.
Sandalwood is smooth, rich, and complex on its own, so they’ve done their best to highlight the beauty of sandalwood without overpowering it. You’d be hard-pressed to find a sandalwood fragrance with more sandalwood than this. Their sandalwood is highlighted with the delicate sweetness of pure jasmine absolute and the green, citrusy, floral notes of neroli and balanced with heart notes of blue cypress, a unique tree native to Australia that is fruity, woody, and naturally as blue as the sky. Finally, the blend is based in rich notes of fossilized amber and the dirtier notes of Texas cedarwood. Sandalwood is truly an homage to ancient wood fragrances in all of their beauty.
Notes: Top: Jasmine, Bergamot Middle: Neroli, Blue Cypress Base: Sandalwood, Cedar