Santalum austro-caledonicum Vieill.
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Sandalwood clear Absolute New Caledonia

Santalum austro-caledonicum Vieill.
Botanical family : Santalaceae
Method of culture : Wildcrafted controlled
Part harvested : Wood
Harvest period :
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F
M
A
M
J
J
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D

CAS TSCA : 1070895-66-7


Woody

Woody
Sweet

In the middle of the plant

Sandalwood, the precious wood of the Pacific, has a legendary fragrance. The heartwood, which is rich in fragrant essential oil, has been used since ancient times for religious purposes or traditional medicine. New Caledonian sandalwood is a small tree that lives in symbiosis with a host plant in its environment to draw the water and nutrients it needs. In the wild, sandalwood pairs with the “false guaiac” or Acacia spirobis. In nurseries, it is grown with a plant of the Alternanthera genus. Distillation of the heartwood produces sandalwood essential oil. The waste wood from this distillation is reutilized through extraction to produce sandalwood absolute. It develops a sweet, woody odor with a milky facet. For use by perfumers, the extract’s beautiful copper color is removed by molecular distillation to produce the clear absolute.

Known for its fragrance since ancient times for, sandalwood was used in many religious rituals. It was considered a royal gift and one of the three fundamental materials for incense, along with clove and agar. New Caledonian sandalwood is a species all its own with specific olfactory characteristics. It differs from Indian sandalwood (Santalum album), which is spicier, and Australian sandalwood (Santalum spicatum), which is not as milky.

Your technical documents

Data sheet Security sheet Kosher
GHS CLP GHS CLP K

Specifications

Method for obtaining Molecular Distillation of Sandalwood Absolute
Appearance Pale yellow to yellow liquid, more or less viscous
Constituents Alpha and beta santalols


Advised uses : Perfumery, Cosmetic