Sanctuary was inspired by my reverence for East Indian sandalwood — both its warm, sensuous fragrance, and the remarkably elevating effect it has on the mind. In developing Sanctuary, I began with the idea of setting heady florals and herbaceous lavender against the steady, soothing vibration of meditative sandalwood. To those elements I added the velvety musk of clary sage and the warm richness of tobacco. Oakmoss and patchouli round out the base and provide a mossy woods counterpoint to the soft creaminess of sandalwood. The overall effect is exceptionally smooth and fresh, and very uplifting. — Claudia