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Created under the guidance of our Masters and global experts, you can expand your knowledge of sandalwood with our range of educational materials including video masterclasses, online modules (coming soon) and guest workshops. Delve into sandalwood's past, understand its chemistry, or immerse yourself in its properties, to imagine bold new applications for the future.  

Curate your learning

COMING SOON - Our online self-guided modules are intriguing and digestible, designed for everyone from students to senior professionals in any field, particularly those in the fragrance, skincare, and consumer health spaces. With topics ranging from fragrance chemistry and cosmetic research to botanical characteristics, you can select the modules that capture your imagination, and go at your own pace. 

For a sample of what is to come, explore the link below. LAUNCHING JANUARY 2022

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Fragrance Chemistry

Explore the chemistry that delivers sandalwood’s (Santalum album) olfactive warmth, and the creamy-wood aroma for which it is renowned. From elongating a fragrance and enhancing sillage, to cosmetic and psychological benefits, you'll learn more about the chemistry that has made sandalwood a fragrance mainstay for millennia.

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Fragrance Chemistry

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The Story of Sandalwood

Discover the unique properties of the sandalwood tree, from its hemi-parasitic attributes to the beneficial compounds in its bark, leaves and heartwood that deliver valuable cosmetic benefits. In this one hour overview you'll explore the tumultuous past that saw it plundered to near extinction in the wild, prompting a forestry feat - reimagining the species in cultivated forests in Australia's tropical north.

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An Illustrious Past

While the story of sandalwood (Santalum) is said to have begun in Australia, this tale is an epic spanning millenias; a golden thread linking countries and kings, crossing civilisations and philosophies across the globe. From a fragrance to please the gods, a potent balm to relieve headaches, an unperishable wood-fragrance commodity to be traded, and everything in between, this is the history of sandalwood.

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Book a guest talk

Join our growing list of educational partners by booking a workshop for your colleagues or students. Our experts illuminate the far-reaching properties and cutting-edge research of this extraordinary ingredient, Indian sandalwood. 

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Educators

Our experienced industry experts can provide guest workshops and presentations for schools, industry bodies and conferences. By sharing our knowledge of this ancient ingredient, we endeavour to create new possibilities with sandalwood. Find out more about our team.

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DR DHANUSHKA (DANNY) HETTIARACHCHI

PhD, MPharm., BPharmSc

Product Manager

Dr. Dhanushka (Danny) Hettiarachchi is a pharmacognosist and a natural products chemist with over 15 years’ experience on research and product development in essential oils and plant lipids used in cosmetic, healthcare, fragrance and flavour. Danny specialises in sandalwood and is is currently the expert witness on sandalwood for the Government of Western Australia. He is a charted chemist at the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and serves the International Standards Institute (ISO) committee on essential oils  and the technical advisory committee of the Australian Society of Cosmetic Chemists. He has also authored over 20 peer reviewed publications and book chapters, and is a regular speaker at international conferences on cosmetics and essential oils. Danny is an experienced educator, having supervised a number of doctoral and postgraduate students by serving as a research fellow at the University of Western Australia and Edith Cowan University, and is an industry supervisor at Sri Jayewardenepura University Sri Lanka. 

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Pierre Bénard

BSc (Biochemistry), Perfumer

Perfumery Education Consultant

With formal qualifications in both biochemistry and perfumery, Pierre is an acclaimed perfumer with strong natural expertise. His creations range from fine fragrances to ambient scenting of places and events, collaborating with brands and artists to create artistic olfactory expressions. His experience also extends beyond creation to the research and development of natural raw materials for the creation of innovative products.

He is a member of the Société Internationale des Parfumeurs-Créateurs (SIPC) and is an experienced mentor and perfumery teacher, hosting educational workshops to enrich learning in university and professional development settings on behalf of Quintis and his own brand Osmoart.

Masterclass on Fragrance Chemistry