Cryptomeria japonica var radicans
Trees more than 1,000 years old are called yakusugi (a combination of Yakushima and sugi, the Japanese word for cedar), the most ancient of which may be over 7,000 years old.
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Yakusugi oil is steam distilled from the dead wood of Cryptomeria japonica trees that are over 1,000 years old.
Only trees over 1000 years old are called Yakusugi.
Yakusugi oil is a light amber-coloured viscous oil with a delicate, floral, woody note with a sweet-resiny woody undertone.The scent does feature classic cedar notes, but not heavy, resinous, sharp or camphorous at all. Instead it presents a broad wood-aroma spectrum that is not obviously cedar, but something completely different. It overlaps slightly into some more sweet/floral İndonesia oud notes and the edges of aged Aetoxylon topnotes.
Best blends With: Bamboo, Massoia Bark, Milk, Coconut, Palo santo wood, Agarwood, Sandalwood, Caramel, Myrrh, Cherry, Red apple
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