■Fragrance tone : Sandalwood smells a soft and sweet, woody type of aroma and the scent lingers for a great length of time.
The fragrance characteristics depend on the region.
■Character of raw material : The bark of the Sandalwood tree is a ashy white color and the surface has a smooth texture.
The leaves and bark of the tree have almost no smell, yet the center of the trunk is very aromatic.
Sandalwood has been valued for centuries for its fragrance, for woodworking, and for medicinal purposes.
In Japan, this scented wood is called "Byakudan", which means "A white scented wood".