Wild Lilac Attar
An Exquisite Lilac Perfume

Wild Lilac Attar

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Rare and precious, organic Wild Lilac Attar Perfume. This year’s small distillation is incredible – the white lilacs outperformed the pinks and purples and the blossoms were massive. This batch being heavy on the white blossoms gives the scent a more lush and tropical, exotic note. An attar is extracted into a base of sandalwood and our pure lilac oil is paired with a base of soft, fragrant small batch sandalwood grown in Hawaii. Making a lilac perfume using ancient methods, without heat or chemicals results in an exquisite scent, a lavish botanical floral that is as close to the profile of the living plant as is possible in perfumery.

How To Use

Use a drop or two of this natural lilac perfume on the wrist, behind the ear, or on any pulse point.


Syringa Vulgaris (Lilac) Flower Oil*, Santalum Spicata Wood (Sandalwood) Oil* *Organic

Sizing + Info

Approximately 0.17 oz / 5 ml.
Store in a dry place away from heat and direct sunlight. As with any of our Slow Beauty, please spot test this oil for adverse reactions before use and discontinue use if irritation occurs. Please consult with a physician before using if pregnant or breastfeeding. We recommend using this product within a year of opening. Opened Slow Beauty products are final sale.

The Bottle

Each bottle is a distinctive work of art, hand blown by a master glass artisan in Massachusetts, and shipped using the ancient method of cork and wax sealing.


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Wild Lilac Attar
Wild Lilac Attar

The word attar is as ancient as perfume making itself, being rooted in the ancient Persian word for “fragrance”. An attar is the extraction of botanicals through a distillation process, into a base of sandalwood. Sandalwood is used extensively in natural perfumery because it enhances scent, without overpowering the base botanical, and acts as a fixative and preservative. 

Wild Lilac Attar

Some ancients believed these precious extractions to be powerful enough to attract angels and ward away evil, and powerful royals gifted the prized scents and used them as medicine, during spiritual and religious ceremonies, and to create an atmosphere of opulence and romance.

Wild Lilac Attar
Our Wild Lilac Attar is handmade on the same female owned and operated, organic farm where our Organic Lilac Enfleurage is created. In the back fields of the farm, there lies an acre of very old and storied wild lilacs that are kept separate from the propagated preservation varieties because of their distinctive scent. Each spring these venerable blossoms are harvested and distilled into a small batch of wild lilac oil, extracted on a base of sandalwood.
Wild Lilac Attar
Each year we receive a small delivery of this precious oil and it is bottled by hand in petite perfume bottles, hand blown by a female glass artisan in Massachusetts.
Wild Lilac Attar
Wild Lilac Attar

Creating Wild Lilac Attar

Most absolutes today use chemical solvents but in that process many delicate components of the flower’s spectrum of scent molecules are lost. Lilac, a graceful and subtle blossom, doesn’t lend itself to these harsh methods and so much of its true essence is lost that most have given up on the extraction.

Our Wild Lilac Attar is made using the ancient methods – two to three gallons of fresh, organic lilac flowers are placed into an organic fat on glass chassis every day for 33 days. At the end of the process, between eight and ten bushels of flowers have been used and the fat molecules are infused with the pure, rich scent from the exhaling flowers. The fat is then scraped off the chassis and combined with a high proof, organic, and edible solvent, in this case an alcohol almost like vodka. The alcohol separates the scent molecule from the fat using a gentle evaporation process and all of this results in about 5 precious milliliters of highly concentrated and exquisite lilac perfume oil, which then delicately combines with the soft, subtle essence of sandalwood. The attar created captures the lavish and provocative lilac essence with warm and creamy base notes of exotic sandalwood.