If the scent of Jasmine Sambac’s sepals could be squeezed with earth beams of moonshine and made into an essential mead you would make Motia Attar, an ancient, elegant anoint fit for Arabian kings and bottled as scented psalms for Sheba.
Jasmine Attar Motia, also known as Motia Attar, joins Jasmine’s juice to Sandalwood’s sap for a quality, quintessential attar that will have you swooning for its simple sensuality and thankful that we can catch a wonderous whiff of the coalesced substance that has joined lovers across eternities. Dawn drenched Jasmine flowers are harvested off rambling vines in the midst of monsoon season and then co-distilled with cured Sandalwood in a slow, fourteen-day process to capture this union of blossoms and heartwood bark.
"He smelled fantastic. That warm summery sandalwood scent of his mixed with the jasmine. That’s got to be what heaven smells like."
~Colleen Houck, Tiger’s Curse
Botanical Name: Jasminum sambac + Santalum album
Botanical Family: Oleaceae
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Part of Plant Distilled: Jasmine Sambac blossoms and Sandalwood heartwood
Country of Origin: India
Cultivation Method: Organic
Composition: 100% Jasminum sambac co-distilled with Santalum album
Consistency: Medium viscosity. Light amber color.
Scent Description: Sultry Sandalwood brings out the irresistible indole of Jasmine’s fecund floral notes. More earthy and maverick than Chameli Attar.
Blends well with: Lovely and complete as an attar and can be added to Jasmine, Rose, Ylang, Sandalwood, Cedar, Carnation, Neroli, Grapefruit, Vanilla, Patchouli, and Lemon.
Uses: This attar is instant perfume for any pulse point. Diffuse. Add a few drops to baths. Eases feelings and envelopes cozy comforts. Sensual love potion. Heavenly in hair. Deliciously decadent to dab a drop under each armpit as a deodorant. A lovely libido booster. This beautifully complete attar is perfect as a on its own, or the base-note beginning to an epic accord. To simply scent hair, down there, or dab a drop for deodorant. Anoint soles of feet and take in the sweet, sensuality of it all. Bath in this beauty to ease swirling thoughts and tensions.
“A tangle of star jasmine spilled across the path and Alice knelt to pluck a sprig, holding it beneath her nose and breathing in the scent of captured sunshine.”
~Kate Morton, The Lake House
"There is a season to this ripening,
the way sap of tree rises to fulfill
fruit of the topmost branch,
or the motion of jasmine
climbing trellises to show off
a single blossom to a new moon tide.”
~Marjorie Evasco, Ochre Tones
the jasmine lightness
of the moon."
~William Carlos Williams
“In India the jasmine plant is called “queen of the night” or “moonshine in the garden.” This plant with blossoms the color of moonlight generously emits, especially at night, a magical fragrance. Like the waters of a sweet river, this fragrance penetrates the deepest layers of our soul, opening the doors to our emotions.”
~Susanne Fischer-Rizzi, Complete Aromatherapy Handbook