Aniba rosaeodora, commonly known as Rosewood, is native to the rainforests of South America, specifically the Amazon basin. It is primarily found in regions of Brazil, Peru, and Bolivia. Ours is sourced from Brazil.
The tree has attractive reddish-brown wood and was historically highly valued for its essential oil, which possesses a sweet, floral, and woody fragrance.
Rosewood is known for its warm, woody, and slightly floral aroma. It possesses a pleasant and uplifting scent with hints of spice and sweetness. The fragrance of rosewood is often described as comforting, balancing, and harmonizing.
Rosewood is a Base note found in our Woody family,, adding depth, warmth, and a touch of elegance to fragrance compositions. It blends well with a wide range of other aromatic ingredients, making it a versatile ingredient in creating complex and well-rounded perfume formulas.
Woody and Floral Accords: The aroma of rosewood has both woody and floral qualities, making it a valuable component in creating woody or floral fragrance accords. It can add a soft, creamy, and slightly rosy note to fragrances, enhancing their complexity and richness.
The scent of rosewood is often associated with relaxation, comfort, and sensuality. It can create a calming and soothing effect, making it a popular choice in perfumes aimed at promoting well-being and a sense of tranquility.
In Chinese culture, rosewood is highly valued and considered a symbol of luxury, elegance, and prosperity. It has been used for centuries in furniture, art, and musical instruments, such as the guqin and pipa. Rosewood is associated with longevity and is believed to bring good fortune and positive energy to the environment.
In the Amazon rainforest, certain indigenous cultures hold deep cultural and spiritual connections to rosewood trees. They consider rosewood as a sacred plant and believe it possesses healing properties. Rosewood is used in rituals, ceremonies, and traditional medicine to treat various ailments and purify the mind, body, and spirit.
In India, rosewood, specifically the Indian Rosewood (Dalbergia sissoo) tree, is highly regarded and has cultural significance. It is often used in traditional furniture and woodwork, especially in regions like Rajasthan. Rosewood is associated with durability, strength, and natural beauty. It is also believed to have calming and grounding properties.
Rosewood, particularly the Brazilian Rosewood (Dalbergia nigra) species, is deeply intertwined with Brazilian culture. It has been used in the construction of musical instruments like guitars, providing a unique and rich sound. The cultural significance of Brazilian rosewood is tied to its rarity and high quality, as well as its historical use in creating renowned instruments.
Various indigenous cultures in Central and South America have a long-standing relationship with rosewood. The wood is used in crafting traditional tools, utensils, and ceremonial items. It holds spiritual significance and is believed to connect people with their ancestral roots and the natural world.
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Please note this product format is a small vial that contains roughly 20 drops of scent concentrate. This can be purchased à la carte but is intended to be used with our Perfume Kit.
Latin Name: Aniba Rosaeodora
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Country of Origin: Brazil
We are a natural perfumer; all of the scents in our library are derived from plants.
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