Choya Nakh is a traditional destructive distillation of toasted onycha seashells and Sandalwood heartwood (Santalum album) oil produced in India. Wild harvested seashells are slow roasted in a large earthenware vessel called a choya, producing a light brown oil with intense aromatic essence. The potent and penetrating aroma of our rare Choya Nakh Absolute is smokey, oceanic and mossy with mineral, precious wood and amber like undertones. A powerfully aromatic pure absolute oil, a little goes a long way. Choya Nakh will add interesting depth to perfumes and fragrance. Use lightly in fragrance formulation to incorporate unique smokey, marine and ozonic notes. Choya Nakh blends well with ambrette, buddhawood, cedarwood, coffee, frankincense, galbanum, juniper, muhuhu, myrrh, oakmoss, patchouli, pine, vetiver and more.
A note on absolutes: Absolutes are highly concentrated aromatic materials. Their aroma is best observed in alcohol or carrier oil. Try diluting into one of our premium carrier oils or into alcohol at 5%, 10% or 20% and see how the scent will subtley change.
- Country of Origin: India
- Plant Parts: Seashell and Sandalwood heartwood Santalum album
- Method of Extraction: Dry distilled
- Blends Well With: Vanilla, Cinnamon, Rose, Orange, Patchouli, Vetiver, Sandalwood, Frangipani, Tuberose, Jasmine, Ylang Ylang