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From the depths of the Amazon Rainforest to the deserts of Morocco, we use some of the planet's ethically-sourced essential oils that will delightfully pamper and indulge your senses.


sandalwood chips

sandalwood

AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIA - REGIONS OF KALAAKO, BULLARDOO, & YILGAM

(Santalum spicatum)

A fragrance of time. After waiting 10-15 years for each tree to mature, we use steam distillation, a 50 hour process, to extract sandalwood's precious essential oil, which exhudes a resinous top note reminiscent of myrrh that evolves into creamy, exotic and woody balsamic notes.

Our partner, Givaudan, was the first fragrance house to secure a sustainable source of Sandalwood from Australia and stop sourcing from India after decades of over-harvesting turned sandalwood into an endangered species. Their Ethical Sourcing program replants seeds; it also supports Aboriginal families by offering premium prices for the wood and by establishing a fund to improve and buy new harvesting equiptment.


pile of roses

rose

BULGARIA

BULGARIA - ROSE VALLEY

(Rosa demascena)

Our ethically-sourced rose oil comes from rose grown in the breathtaking Rose Valley of Bulgaria, and are handpicked by women early in the morning and the petals are quickly processed to ensure a pure, pristine fragrance. The resulting fragrance, Rose Absolute, exudes a rich and warm floral note which is much more honey-like than oil.

Together with our partner, Guivadan, we offer health support to the local women who harvest the delicate roses, and work to reduce the environmental impact by using distillation residues, rather than chemicals, as fertilizer.


Ylang Ylang Flowers

ylang ylang

COMOROS

COMOROS - THE ISLAND OF MOHELI

(Cananga Odorata)

Much loved by perfumers for its lively, solar, and rich tones, ylang ylang lends a floral, jasmine-like, powdery facet with overtones of fruit and spice to the frangrance. The yellow flowers, richer in essential oil than green flowers, are handpicked early in the morning and immediately distilled to keep their purest scent.

Together with our partner, Guivadan, we work to ethically sustain pure quality harvest by upgrading distillation equiptment, and lowering the impact on the local ecosystem by implementing a replanting program of ylang ylang trees and firewood trees used for distillation, while also supporting local education with school supplies.


sandalwood chips

lavender

FRANCE

FRANCE - DRÔME PROVENÇALE REGION

(Santalum spicatum)

Our luxurious lavender comes from the breathtaking fields of France, where generation after generation of farmer has passed their precious knowledge down the family tree for hundreds of years. We adore lavender oil for its soft, flowery, and fruity notes that round off with sweet balsamic notes.

The problem is, lavender isn’t the most hardy plant out there and is susceptible to disease and insects. That’s why we’ve been working with our partner to support research that will protect this precious flower from pests and disease.


Vetiver plant

vetiver

HAITI

HAITI - REGION OF LES CAYES

(Vetiveria Zizanioides)

A woody dry vetiver with earthy, smoky and nut inflections. Vetiver can be sourced from different parts of the world, but Haitian vetiver is considered by perfumers as the most refined and best balanced vetiver.

Our partner, Givaudan, implemented an ethical sourcing program for the harvest of our vetiver oil from Haiti that benefits a cooperative of 260 vetiver farmers in three villages of the area of Les Cayes. A major part of this program includes paying farmers a premium and pouring profits back into community development projects like roads, better access to health care, sanitation, education and electricity.


Mimosa Flowers

mimosa flower

MOROCCO

MOROCCO – REGION OF KHEMISSET

(Acacia Decurrens)

The powerful, rich, and long lasting green floral mimosa note, reminiscent of aspects of Indian jasmine, is supported by a distinctive powdery cinnamic honey background and a fruity cassis raspberry facet.

Mimosa branches are handpicked in the morning and then flowers are separated by hand from branches. Our mimosa flower absolute is obtained by extracting the heart notes of the flower petals whereas classic mimosa absolutes are made of flowers, leaves and branches — we like to use those as a natural fertilizer instead.

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