After our most fortuitous discovery of vintage Myesore Sandalwood we thought what would be better than to produce another Ambergris tincture.
This time we decided to get a little historical. During our many hours of painstaking research we came across a paper written by a university professor on Scent in the Islamic World. There were authenticated accounts of the usage of musk, ambergris, oud and rose harking right back to the emergence of Islam in the 7th century and references to usage prior to this period. What caught our eye was the preparation of ambergris and musk for anointment of the Masjid-al-Aqsa in modern day West Bank, Jerusalem. The methodology only took into account these 2 ingredients however the process was most intriguing, we decided to experiment and see what would happen with ambergris and sandalwood. Without delving into too much detail our 70ml of sandalwood happily took to over 30g of ambergris, and most importantly no dropout! The tincture has been stood still for a few months now and colour and gradient is uniform, very little sediment or graininess; just a luxurious smooth black oil.
The aroma is pure decadence, if you’ve had the pleasure of trying our sandalwood oil on its own you will have noticed the citric opening, fresh woody character and buttery smoothness. So now couple that to the salty animalic beauty of Ambergris and you have a truly mesmerising attar at your disposal. A couple of drops are more than enough for this potent oil to create an aura that surrounds you all day long, a full swipe for a completely immersive experience best suited to meditation or prayer.