At Zaharoff, we believe in a world where environmental, societal, and economic qualities exist in balance to meet the resource needs of future generations. We create and design fragrances reflecting the natural essence sustainably sourced, socially responsible essential oils, working with local communities across the globe to craft a unique, timeless, sophisticated fragrance.
Specifically, Zaharoff promotes eco-forestry to prevent exploitation of global rainforests by using only sustainably-sourced Australian Forrest Product Commission (FPC) and International Trade or Endangered Species (CITES) certified ingredients. We recognize that many endangered aromatic fragrance oils, namely Sandalwood and Oud, need to be used cautiously and with respect. We also recognize that 20% of the world's total CO2 emissions come from tree felling and deforestation. (Source: International Panel on Climate Change).
Oud is created from the rare and precious Aquilaria tree. The tree, when attacked by a common fungus, produces an aromatic resin that has long been used in the Middle East as a source of incense and perfume. Now considered endangered, Aquilaria trees are included in the Convention for the International Trade or Endangered Species (CITES). CITES dictates that the Aquilaria trees can now only be harvested from managed plantations.