Perfumers, it’s time to be reacquainted with Indian Sandalwood (Santalum album). One of the oldest perfumery materials in the world, this precious ingredient has had a tumultuous history, plagued by illegal poaching and adulteration. Little wonder it all but vanished from the perfumer’s palette.

But that's about to change.

By sourcing seeds from Mysore, the birthplace of this premium fragrant sandalwood, we at TFS have established the world’s largest plantations of Indian sandalwood (Santalum album) in Australia’s tropical north. What’s more, we’ve created a sustainable and pure supply of this oil for perfumers.

We’ve partnered with the prestigious American Society of Perfumers to create a competition that celebrates this new supply, inviting perfumers of all ages and experiences to create a fragrance using TFS Indian sandalwood oil. The other secret ingredient? Your ingenuity.

Just as we’ve given new life to Indian sandalwood (Santalum album), we want to pique your creative appetites and drive innovation and imagination in your space.

Inspired by the rebirth of an ancient ingredient, the competition is about celebrating the artistry of perfumery and finding inspiration in forgotten places.

So, what's next?

Read the RULES + REGS and then REGISTER.

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