'Rosewood' generally refers to richly hued timbers, with a red and brown base.
The Dalbergia Nigra is considered to be the best in the Western world, because of its sweet and lasting smell...unfortunately like so many other items of nature used for humanly desires this wood has now become an endangered species. The Madagascan #rosewood is another type that has suffered for its popularity— it being particularly treasured for its rich red colour.
All genuine rosewoods— strong, stable and dense— polish nicely, making them also a great component for guitars.
Rosewood essential oil is extracted from Aniba rosaeodora, which is not harvested for its wood.
Rosewood is known to help relieve depression and has been widely used throughout history as an #aphrodisiac. Interestingly Rosewood has powerful enough a scent it has also been used as a deodorant!
With a lasting aroma, and almost honey-like musk (although not so much as Amber), we enjoy Rosewood in our Blood Plum & Leather and Fresh Lemongrass fragrances.