What Is Sandalwood?

Sandalwood is a class of woods from trees in the genus Santalum. The woods are heavy, yellow, and fine-grained, and, unlike many other aromatic woods, they retain their fragrance for decades. sandalwood is famous for its highly fragrant aroma, and its symbolic meanings largely stem from this quality.

The aroma of Sandalwood has a distinctive soft, warm, smooth, creamy, and milky precious-wood scent. It imparts a long-lasting, woody base to perfumes from the oriental, woody, fougère, and chypre fragrance families, as well as a fixative to floral and citrus fragrances.

Earthy scents like sandalwood are strong scents commonly associated with masculinity. The earthy aroma can warm the body and increase feelings of well-being. Scientific studies have concluded that women subconsciously link the scent of sandalwood with androsterone, thus elevating attraction to men wearing that scent.

Sandalwood is a key ingredient in several of the HUMMER fragrances.