Adam Michael has this to say “Also known as rosewood, Bois de Rose essential oil is produced by steam distilling the wood chippings from the Indian Aniba rosaeodora tree and is water white in colour and of a pourable viscosity.

Aromatically speaking the key component of bois de rose essential oil is linalool which accounts for 74% of this material. This Indian material whilst slightly more subdued in its opening notes is still incredibly fresh smelling, cleansing, light watery floral breezy, with gorgeous woody and light spice nuances throughout. Whilst the Brazilian material we used to offer had more spectacular opening notes, this Indian material has more staying power in my opinion and more useful for top note and heart note modifications compared with the Brazilian material which I chiefly regarded as a top note enhancer.

Imparts freshness and sparkling character to floral, lavender, woody  and citrus accords, useful for brightening up herbaceous bouquets and blends especially well with most petitgrain materials.”

Botanical Name: Aniba rosaeodora

Origin: India