True attars are traditional Indian perfume oils that have been handcrafted by master artisans for centuries. Delicate flowers are distilled in a base of pure Sandalwood Oil to preserve their fragile fragrances. Many flowers that are used to create attars are either too expensive to create cost effective essential oils, or are too fragile to withstand the process that is used to create an essential oil. Sandalwood acts as a base and fixative to the floral aromas, binding the molecules together. This amazing process requires not only expertise, but a great amount of patience. A true attar can take anywhere from two weeks to three years to create. Thankfully, the beauty of attars are worth the wait. The floral notes bond to the Sandalwood over time. Some perfumers believe that like wine, attars become enhanced with age.
With the price of Sandalwood products skyrocketing over the past few years, sources for true attars are becoming scarce. Like many traditions, the creation of attars has become modernized, using new methods to achieve the same complex aromas found in traditionally manufactured attars. FromNatureWithLove.com is proud to carry 100% natural attars. Although they are produced with more efficient methods, they remain pure and unadulterated. Unfortunately, some manufacturers have been forced to corrupt the purity of their attars by using petroleum based additives or synthetic fragrances to cut costs and time constraints. When you are purchasing attars be careful to choose a reputable vendor and don't be afraid to ask questions. Using these exotic oils can be an enchanting, but expensive experience, so it is important to make sure that you are getting a quality product.