Complex and dynamic this is a celebration of scents infused in a deeply moisturizing cream for face, hands and body. Our favourite aromatics have gone into one jar - an elegant and fragrant unfermented pure oud oil (agarwood) from sustainable agarwood forests in Hainan China in combination with sensuous Indonesian sandalwood; the finest aromatic Indian Ruh Khus (vetiver), deep resinous notes of labdanum resin and fresh Himalayan cedarwood. Ultrasonically emulsified and whipped into a base of hydrating argan and hemp seed oils, coconut oil and aloe vera, this is a cream like no other.
How best to enjoy
Massage into skin post washing or bathing
Aquilaria sinensis (Agarwood / Oud): We use a rich and highly fragrant sustainable supercritical CO2 extracted oil from the heartwood of Aquilaria sinensis trees from sustainable forests in Hainan & Guangdong, China. A total number of 400,000 Aquilaria trees have been planted over 350 hectares with the support of over 100 local farmers and the collaboration of local families and communities. For every tree harvested, 2 saplings are planted, the trees are rotated to infect and inoculate with bacteria, the response of the trees to inoculation is to produce a rich highly aromatic anti-bacterial resin. The inoculated trees are then harvested between 15-20 years old, processed and extracted for this stunning fragrance.
Santalum album (Sandalwood): Direct from our friends in Indonesia who are championing sustainability in sandalwood production across the country. With the unmistakable notes of aged Santalum album heartwood, this oil interacts deliciously on the skin - a truly wonderful expression of sandalwood.
This particular heartwood is over 30 years old and grown and harvested in Gunung kidul, Java Island, distilled by Didik Budy Andayani and produced in very limited quantities.
Ruh Khus (Vetiveria zizanoides): A phenomenal traditional hydro-distillation of wild-harvested vetiver rhizomes from one of India’s most celebrated distillers. The vetiver rhizomes were harvested and distilled between February – March 2020 in Hasayan and Kannauj in Uttar Pradesh. The oil of Ruh Khus is a startling emerald green due to its conversation with the copper still.
Cistus ladaniferus (labdanum): The bushy Cistus ladaniferus trees grow in the sun-drenched rocky terroir of the Isfahan Province near Kashan, Iran. Labdanum is a member of the rock rose family it produces a beguiling, pungent and highly aromatic resin that forms on the branches and buds of the young Cistus trees, this highly aromatic resin is collected by hand by the local communities before being cleaned and extracted.
Cedrus deodora (Himalayan Cedar): A sensual, woody balsamic oil produced by our friend Bharat in Himachal Pradesh, North India from sustainable cedar forests. Cedrus deodora is a cedar species native to the Himalayas, growing at altitudes of 1,650-2,400 metres. Steam distilled from the roots and stumps of mature cedar trees from 2019, each harvested tree is replaced with seeds to rejuvenate the cedarwood forests.