Known to humankind for 3,000 years, sandalwood is now a rare tree, growing primarily in Australia and New Caledonia, where it is sustainably harvested. Its wood is one of the most precious in the world, and the creamy, warm, woody, milky fragrance of its essential oil makes it one of the most expensive ingredients in the perfumer’s palette. Set sail for the Pacific to discover the many facets of this treasured heartwood, from botany, history and literature to agriculture and chemistry – without forgetting, of course, a focus on fragrances and their creators.
Éléonore de Bonneval, Mathilde Cocoual, Olivier R.P. David, Jeanne Doré, Anne-Sophie Hojlo & Delphine de Swardt
Published: Sept. 2020