DUTJAHN | Santalum Spictatum, Australian Sandalwood
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
OUR OLFACTIVE SIGNATURE
Sandalwood has been a highly coveted ingredient in perfumery for thousands of years. It has also been used for medicinal and spiritual purposes by the First People of Australia for over 60,000 years. Australia offers the most sustainable source for sandalwood in the world.
We proudly use sandalwood for all of our fragrances exclusively from a supplier in Western Australia who are the recent recipients of the United Nation’s highly coveted Equator Prize. Honored for their innovative, nature-based solutions that are tackling climate change and poverty challenges through a 50/50 business partnership with the local Indigenous community.
Clinton Farmer, Chairman of Dutjahn Custodians
Dutjahn (Australian sandalwood) is more than a sacred plant to the Martu and Wongi Nations, it is part of our soul and a key link to our spiritual identity.
Aboriginal Australians are the world's oldest civilization with a rich culture dating back to antiquity. For centuries the Western Desert people recognised the transcendent properties of dutjahn (Santalum Spictatum) desert timber. Burning the aromatic wood in sacred rituals, the smoke is believed to calm and protect mind, body, and soul.