A Series Of Sandalwood Dreams: Jordan River on BaseNotes


Guest Post by Jordan River



On ya APJ,

This is a night flight…

Fasten your web-belts dear readers. Tonight we are journeying across the web for A Series of Sandalwood Dreams. Let’s see if these dreams take us to a heightened sense of reality over the next 8 nights. Will you dream with me?

Perfume Observant readers may be able to sample something very special somewhere along this journey. Tonight we will meet Mr Purna who is so old that he now resides in the Pali Canon. Tomorrow we will visit The Perfumed Chamber, an ancient place shrouded in the mists of time. I have discovered that the remains of this chamber exist today. There will be clues as to how you can find recreations of The Perfumed Chamber in your own city, home town or village. After that we will explore the northern reaches of a continent that broke away from Gondwanaland many eons ago. We will be visiting perfume plantations and a thriving distillery which uses the principles of alchemy and modern science to turn your sandalwood dreams into reality.

We are starting with a mytho-historical story and this story begins over here at Basenotes…

Let’s go web-traveling.


A Series of Sandalwood Dreams
Basenotes – Part 1 – Myths and Legends

Photos Supplied by Jordan River

4 thoughts on “A Series Of Sandalwood Dreams: Jordan River on BaseNotes

  1. Congratulations Jordan on your Sandalwood stories. You are a talent buddy and I can’t wait to see where your passion takes you.
    Love and Merry Christmas,
    Portia xxx


  2. I have so enjoyed this whole series. I especially liked learning how careful the distillers are to use every scrap of the tree in one form or other. Great stories and interviews too! Thank you, Jordan, for taking the time to present all of this important information in such a reader friendly format.
    Azar xx


    • Sweet! The only thing I don’t understand is how incense is made from ‘spent’ sandalwood; the remains of the wood after distillation. There must be a residual amount of scent that is not able to be distilled.


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