Spikenard, green (Nardostachys jatamansi) essential oil/Nepal

Spikenard, green (Nardostachys jatamansi) essential oil/Nepal

The road along which the procession was to pass had been strewn with fine yellow sand. Brazen tripods, disposed along the way at regular intervals, sent up to heaven the odorous smoke of cinnamon and spikenard. These vapours, moreover, alone clouded the purity of the azure above. The clouds of a hymeneal day ought, indeed, to be formed only by the burning of perfumes.
King Candaules, by Théophile Gautier

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Green Spikenard essential oil is a light to emerald green liquid displaying a strong earthy, mossy, rooty, animalic with a spicy, woody undertone of good tenacity

In natural perfumery it is used in Oriental bases, heavy florals, incense bouquets, sacred perfumes, gougeres, precious woods bases, amber bases, musk accords

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