Steam distilled from the heart-wood
Warm, rich, woody, very light in odour. We find that people who want a strong woody odour are disappointed with this oil - but if you have a strong woody odour you don't have genuine santalum album.
Enclosed below are the notes from S.Battaglia...The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2nd edition 2003. .."pale yellow to yellow, ..having an extremely soft sweet woody odour and almost animal-balsamic odour, presenting little or no particular top note, and remaining uniform for a considerable length of time due to its outstanding tenacity."
This oil is becoming harder to find in its genuine state........