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Kewda(Pandanus odoratissimus) Supreme attar/essence of Kewda flowers in sandalwood/$275 oz Delightfu Pandanus odoritissimus

  • Product # 1597
  • Part Distilled flowers and sandal heartwood
  • Process blend of ruh kewda w/sandalwood
  • Growth Method wild harvest
  • Origin India

"The kewda (Pandanus odoratissimus) is another. It has a very agreeable perfume. Musk has the defect of being dry; this may be called moist musk-a very agreeable perfume In amongst the inner leaves grown things like what belongs to a middle of a flower and from these things comes the excellent perfume" Babur Nama-1525

Kewda (Pandanus odorattismus)  Attar Supreme is a wonderful blend of the pure distilled essence of kewda flowers from Assan in a rare and rich base of pure sandalwood distilled from aged heartwood from South India. Our colleagues in North India have devoted a tremendous amount of time and energy to perfecting the disitillaton of Ruh or pure essence of the flowers in traditional copper vessels.It is a very labor intensive process that can only be done in small batches and the yield is tiny but the ascent  of such a concentrated pure oil is a true treasure in the world of aromatic essences. Sandalwood is the perfect medium for protecting and preserving the delicate aromatic molecules of the ruh and one of the unique aspects of the blending of these two elegant essences is that with the passage of time the attar becomes more and more beautiful such and attar will last for many years becoming more and more elegant with the passage of time. Sandalwood not only is a perfect fixative of the essence but contriubtes a rich, precioius, creamy, balsamic background for the essence of the flower which interweaves with it. Perfumers extoll the virtues of sandalwood saying that its fixative attributes our unrivaled but adding that it also has an exhalting effect on any other essence that comes in touch with it.

The special blend of the ruh of the cream colored flowers of Pandanus odoratissimus  with sandalwood is a pale yellow liquid displaying a  warm, intensely sweet ethereal floral musky bouquet with a delicate resinous honeyed undertonethat is woven in around and through with the balsamic, precous woods notes of sandalwood. The precious supreme attar series which is composed of Gulab(Rosa damascena), Motia(Jasminum sambac), Chameli(Jasminum grandiflorum), Champa(Michelia champaca) are very elegant and refined essences that deserve careful, deep and prolonged study as the mystery of their complex bouquet gently reveals itself over time. Thye are truly stand alone perfumes in themselves but minute amounts of other essences can be added to them to created different subtle variations that delight the heart. But if one does add any other essence to them, they should do so very very carefully in percentages of 1% or less. After making any addition one should then allow the composition to mature for 1-3 months before assessing the impact of the addition.


I would only recommend blending special oils like ambrette seed abs, co2 or eo; amber sweet melange; beeswax abs; cassie abs; champa white flower eo; citron heard note eo:  cardamon abs; cinnamon bark abs;   coffee blossom abs;  combava peel eo; frangipani abs ; geranium sur fleur roses eo; jasmin auriculatum abs; jasmin flexile abs;  jasmin grandiflorum abs; Jasmin sambac abs; jonquil abs; lotus pink abs; lotus white abs; blue lotus abs; mimosa abs; nag champa melange; narcissus abs; orange blossom abs;  orris root co2; neroli eo; rose otto and abs;  rose white abs and eo; rosa centifolia abs; tonka bean abs; tuberose abs; violet leaf abs; ylang eo and abs;  yuzu eo and abs


SDS and CofA available on request


Note: Limit 10 samples per order.