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    Sandalwood Mysore “Signature” Oil

    Sandalwood Mysore “Signature” Oil

    CAS: 8006-87-9
    Variety: Santalum Album
    Regular price $9.25 USD
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    Distilled from wild and plantation sandalwood trees (including the esteemed heartwood) with a minimum age of 25 years, this is the finest quality sandalwood essential oil. This is the authentic sandalwood of bygone days, sourced from the region formerly known as the Kingdom of Mysore (encompassing a greater area than the present day Mysore city).

    This essential oil is so vibrant and alive that it dances. Packed with creamy goodness that typifies the highest quality sandalwood, this product also has a classic almost musky animal intensity in the dry down. This is not a linear B-grade sandalwood extraction, this is a rich and complex classic sandalwood oil. Wear it straight on the skin, add it to a perfume, or put it down to age for a decade. This is the gold standard of sandalwood which is why it carries our “signature” mark.

    Kingdom of Mysore

    Mysore sandalwood oil is extracted from trees that come from the southern parts of the Western Ghats, basically encompassing present day Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and the Konkan region of Maharashtra. The finest quality is from the forest regions of Marayoor in Kerala and present day Mysore city in Karnataka (formerly the capital of the greater Mysore kingdom). Much confusion exists today as trees from areas outside Mysore city are correctly (but confusingly) a source of traditional Mysore sandalwood oil.

    Legal Information

    As of 2022, the government of Karnataka removed all restrictions on the private growing and selling of sandalwood on the open market.

    We also stock Australian grown sustainable Indian type sandalwood oil.

    Origin: Southern India (regions of the former Kingdom of Mysore)
    Part: Heartwood
    Method: Steam distillation at source

    Appearance: Pale straw liquid
    Longevity: Lasts > 400 hours on a smelling strip

    ⓘ Note
    This is neither a perfume nor a foodstuff; it is a raw material for use in manufacturing. Do not consume. Do not apply to skin. Keep away from children.

    General Information

    Like most suppliers and makers of quality raw materials for fragrances, we do not filter many of our products. This ensures that no odiferous matter is lost prior to use but can result in the appearance of small particles or slight clouding.

    All alcoholic fragrances should be macerated for up to a month and then chilled in a moderate freezer overnight before being filtered fine. This will remove all cloudiness or detritus and is the industry norm.

    IFRA Standards

    Permitted amounts in finished product:

    IFRA49: 100%

    These are derived from calculated concentrations which do not replace chromatographic quantification on individual lots. Disclaimer...

    Label Requirements

    Ingredients may need to be listed as per your local legislation based on data found in the EU allergens report.

    Additional Requirements

    For Trade Use Only

    Our products are intended as building blocks in the perfume creation process; they are not to be applied to the skin undiluted.

    These raw materials are for use by the perfumery trade only.

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    Sandalwood Mysore “Signature” Oil, An Indepth Look:

    Sandalwood is one of the oldest known perfume materials, and it has at least 4000 years of history and uninterrupted use. It is believed that the oil of sandalwood was known in Ceylon over 1000 years ago, but it is only within the past century that the oil has appeared in European and American perfumery.

    East Indian Sandalwood Oil is a pale yellow to yellow, viscous liquid, having an extremely soft, sweet-woody, and almost animal-balsamic odor, presenting little or no particular top note, and remaining uniform for a considerable length of time due to its outstanding tenacity. The oil blends so excellently with rose, violet, tuberose, clove, lavender, bergamot, etc. etc., that it is almost a common “blender”-fixative in countless woody-floral and Oriental-floral bases, chypres, fougères, clover, carnation, origan- types and other perfume types. Furthermore, the oil is used as a base for co-distillation of other essential oils, e.g. the most delicate florals: rose, mimusops elengi, anthocephalus cadamba, pandanus, etc.. In India, the so-called “attars” are made with sandalwood oil distilled over such flowers, or by distillation of these flowers into a receiver with sandalwood oil.)

    As a background note and sweet fixative in amber perfumes, in opopanax and “precious wood” types, it is almost obligatory, and it blends beautifully with the ionones, methyl ionones, oakmoss and labdanum products, patchouli oil, vetiver oil, natural and artificial musks, geranium oils, mimosa absolute, cassie, costus, clove bud oil or eugenol, linalool, geraniol, phenylethyl alcohol, hydroxycitronellal, bucinal, cyclamal, etc.

    East Indian Sandalwood Oil is not infrequently adulterated with Australasian sandalwood oil (lowers the laevorotation), with araucaria oil, copaiba oil, heart fractions of aged Atlas cedarwood oil, Amyris oil, or various rare East African wood oils (e.g. the Brachyleana Hutchinsii, see Muhuhu Oil), with bleached copaiba balsam or with various odorless solvents such as benzyl alcohol, benzyl benzoate, diethyl phthalate, isopropyl myristate, liquid paraffin, etc. etc.

    S. Arctander. Perfume and flavor Materials of Natural Origin, Carol Stream: Allured Publishing Corporation, 2008, pp. 574–576.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 5 reviews
    David Brown

    I'm a true sandalwood aficionado and wow am I impressed! A non-adulterated, high quality mysore sandalwood is and has always been all we lovers of sandalwood want and pray for. It's always a coin toss when you buy some. Let me tell you...toss that coin! Sweet, rich, smooth as silk..mysore that you used to be able to find back in the's here but..shhhh..don't let everybody know I want it all to myself!

    Dieter Dr. Lutter
    Sandalwood Mysore

    For me, or rather my nose, this is the holy grail of essential oils… perfect Quality from J. Frater


    This is my first time smelling real Mysore Sandalwood and it is beautiful beyond words. Very quiet opening, then reveals a savoury, lactonic middle followed by a dreamy, creamy base that lasts on skin. Almost shimmery. So very different to the Australian plantation Santalum Album I have smelled. It will be hard to want to use any other Sandalwood after experiencing this!

    A superb sandalwood for perfumery!

    This is the most beautiful sandalwood I have come across and lasts so long on the skin! This is the only one I'll be buying from now on.

    Sandalwood as it should be!

    I don't want to waste many words, because the unmistakable scent of sandalwood (Santalum album) oil cannot be described appropriately. You HAVE to smell it yourself. This Mysore oil is to my nose and in my opinion spot-on. If you haven't smelled real authentic Indian Sandalwood oil, I'd strongly recommend this even for the sake of reference.

    • Regulations

      All of our products are compliant with EU 1223/2009 and the NZCPGS. None of our bases contain prohibited materials and regulatory compliance is possible depending on usage.

    • IFRA Conformity

      All of our bases can be used in products requiring conformity with the latest IFRA standards. Fraterworks is an official member of IFRA and the FFAANZ.

    • Nitro Musks

      Some of our products may contain small amounts of EU and IFRA compliant musk ketone. We never use musk xylene, musk ambrette or any other prohibited materials.