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Spikenard, (pale green color) eo / Heavy, Earthy, Rooty, Animalic, Woody / $110 an ounce Nardostachys jatamansi

  • Product # 1448
  • Part Distilled roots
  • Process steam distilled
  • Growth Method wild harvest
  • Origin Nepal

This plant is interesting as being of immense antiquity, and the eminent orientalist, Sir William Jones, has satisfactorily proved that the Nardos of the Greeks, the Spikenard of Holy Writ, the Jatamansi of Sanskrit, the Sumbul of Persian writers on Materia Medica, and the Bálchur of Indian bazars, are one and the same plant.

It has been objected that the fragrance of the Jatamansi is not such as to warrant the probability ot its having been highly esteemed by the ancients, but Dr. Hoyle justly replies that "it is both incorrect and un philosophical to infer the tastes of another time and country from those of the age and place we live in. In the instance before us, however disagreeable it may be to some, there is no doubt that the Jatamansi is highly esteemed in the present day throughout the East, both as a perfume, and a stimulant medicine. Indeed, from the number of complaints, enumerated in Persian authors, for which it is said to be a cure, this root might lay claim to the title of a true panpharmaconand with respect to the fragrance, I consider that of the true Jatamansi to be far from disagreeable.

"The root, when thoroughly dry, has in my opinion a distinctly pleasant, though rather strong, scent, and I shall be glad to receive any information regarding its value with the European perfumers, and whether it is employed by them in the preparation of any of the numerous perfumes which they offer to the public. It has before now been procured in a chemist's shop in London, and no doubt it is well known to the trade, though there is probably not much export.

The Indian Forester, Volume 10



Spikenard, Amber essential oil is a a pale green  green colored liquid displaying a distinctive heavy, rooty, earthy, animalic bouquet with a woody resinous undertone of fine tenacity

In natural perfumery it is used in amber bases, ambergris reconstitutions, Oriental bouquets, earth accords, fougeres, incense perfumes, sacred essences, forest accords


Blends well with agarwood eo and co2; angelica root eo and abs; cardamon eo and co2; birch tar eo; buddhawood eo and co2; calamus eo and co2; cassia eo and co2; cinnamon bark eo, co2 and abs; cedarwood eo and abs; choya loban; choya nakh; choya ral; cade; cistus eo and abs; cocoa abs and co2; coffee eo, co2 and abs; copal bark co2; cypress abs; costus eo and co2; cypriol/nagarmotha eo; fenugreek eo, co2 and abs; frankincense eo, co2 and abs; galbanum eo, co2 and abs; henna co2; hay abs; hiba eo; hinoki eo; juniperberry eo, co2 and abs; lapsang souchong co2; labdanum eo and abs;licorice abs and co2; lovage leaf eo; lovage root eo and co2; myrrh eo, co2 and abs; opoponax eo and abs; oakmoss abs; patchouli eo, co2 and ab; poplar bud eo and abs; sage clary eo and abs; sandalwood eo, co2 and abs; seaweed abs; siamwood eo; sugandh kokila eo; tarragon eo and abs; styrax eo and abs; tumeric mango eo; vetiver eo, co2 and abs; 



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