Photo Sandalwood :: fragrance ingredients

Sandalwood is known for its warm and woody scent that is often associated with tranquility and calmness. Historically, sandalwood was often used in religious ceremonies and rituals.

In the world of fragrances, sandalwood is a popular base note. Its scent is long-lasting, making it a popular choice for perfumers. It blends well with other ingredients, thus enhancing their scents while adding a touch of warmth and depth to the fragrance composition.

Natural or Synthetic?
Natural Sandalwood oil is obtained through steam distillation of the wood from mature sandalwood trees, primarily from species like Santalum album and Santalum spicatum. The extraction process is lengthy and the wood needs to be several years old, which makes it expensive. Due to over-harvesting and sustainability issues, synthetic versions like Sandalore or Polysantol are often used.

Fragrance Families Sandalwood Most Commonly Found In

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Some Statistics on Sandalwood

Note distribution of sandalwood across all fragrances

Percentage of fragrances in our database (1651 Fragrances) that contain sandalwood