Pure Essential Oil: Ood, Jasmine, Amber, Lavender, Patchouli Ittar, 5ml

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Have you ever walked into a room, and overheard other people asking, "who smells so good?" This will be your experience with these natural Ittars, or essential oils, from the heart of Old Delhi.

I hand-carry these vials back with me from India, from a shop that has been dealing in pure essences for over 200 years; the shop was built in 1816, and has been run by the same family since this time, now in it's 7th generation.  They are known all over India for their distilling craftsmanship.

My husband remembers going there with his Grandpa when he was a young child, and the smell of these Ittars always brings back strong childhood memories for him. Being a scent-lover myself, these oils have become my signature scent, and when you smell them, you too will realize how magical and transporting they are.

Ood (also spelled Oud, or Oudh) comes from the Southeast Asian agar (aquilaria) tree. On the rare occasion that this tree becomes infected with a particular kind of mold, it produces a resin known as "liquid gold." Both the resin and the wood holding the resin are referred to as "liquid gold." Supposedly fewer than 2% of wild agar trees produce this resin.

Ruh Motia comes from jasminum sambuc (jasmine) that is hydrodistilled in copper degs. It is immensely rich, warm, exotic, sweet floral bouquet with a complex balsamic, fruity, tea-like undertone. It is said to balance the nervous system and heighten awareness of the senses, acting as an aphrodisiac for some.

Amber Gris Fir comes from ambergris which is incredibly rare and one of the most valuable raw materials in perfumery. Hailing from some species of sperm whales, it can be best described as marine and sweet.

Lavender hails from the flowering tops of the Lavendula Angustifolia plant, and the oil is produced via steam distillation. This floral fragrance is sweet, herbal and a classic aroma. Lavender is often used in aromatherapy to soothe the nerves and treat headaches, stress and insomnia. 

Patchouli comes from a plant in the same family as lavender & mint. It was traditionally used to treat skin & hair problems. This warm, spicy & musky scent has a grounding and calming effect on the nerves, making it ideal for aromatherapeutic or cosmetic use. 

G 017 is currently a bit of a mystery to us, but we love the way it smells. We are researching to find you more info!

This listing is for one 5ml vial of pure essence, in the fragrance of your choosing. It is pure, not diluted. A small drop will last all day, and will even linger on your clothing!