Nagarmotha (Cypriol) EO

Cyperus scariosus R.Br.

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Nagarmotha is an uncommon essential oil that we feel has not been adequately recognized in the aromatherapy and perfumery worlds. Ours has a rich, persistent, woody, earthy, deep, and somewhat peppery aroma with smoky notes of leather, displays great tenacity, and boasts rich, sweet-woody undertones and uniformity of odor throughout the drydown.

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Selected size SKU:625-016 - Nagarmotha (Cypriol) 15 ml (1/2 oz) (w/ orifice reducer)

Sample 1 ml (1/30 oz)
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5 ml (1/6 oz)
$10.75
15 ml (1/2 oz)
$24.50
30 ml (1 oz)
$42.50
59.14 ml (2 oz)
$74.75
118.29 ml (4 oz)
$133.25
236.58 ml (8 oz)
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473.17 ml (16 oz)
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1 kg (2 1/5 lb)
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Nagarmotha is an uncommon essential oil that we feel has not been adequately recognized in the aromatherapy and perfumery worlds. Ours has a rich, persistent, woody, earthy, deep, and somewhat peppery aroma with smoky notes of leather, displays great tenacity, and boasts rich, sweet-woody undertones and uniformity of odor throughout the drydown. The fragrant tuberous roots – known to French perfumers as souchet[1] – yield the essential oil of Nagarmotha; used as a substitute for Patchouli in perfumery, it adds a distinctive and interesting note to masculine or unisex perfumes.

The Cyperaceae family features many grasses and rushes, the most familiar of which is the ancient Cyperus papyrus, the source for our earliest writing paper. The intense and pine-y monoterpenes of this simple sedge are augmented by the unusual cyperotundone, a derivative of patchouli alcohol – hence the earthy depth.

The name Nagarmotha evolved from nāgaramustā[2], Sanskrit for a species of Cyperus[3], in this case C. scariosus, an aromatic sedge plant also known as Cyperus or Cypriol. The grass-like plants are usually found growing along the banks of ponds and streams and in wet copses and marshlands. The roots can either be dried and powdered for use in cosmetics or distilled for the essential oil.[4] Because Nagarmotha’s scent can create a peaceful ambience, it is highly suited for meditation practices.

The Cyperus genus – the plants of which were important incense ingredients in ancient times[5] – is not to be confused with Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens).

1 Genders, Roy. Scented Flora of the World, 1994, p. 177.

2 Ibid.

3 http://spokensanskrit.org/index.php?mode=3&script=hk&tran_input= nagaramusta&direct=se

4 Genders, Roy. Scented Flora of the World, 1994, p. 177.

5 Rhind, Jennifer Peace. Aromatherapeutic Blending Essential Oils in Synergy, Jennifer Peace Rhind, 2016, p. 266.

6 Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, 1960, p. 208.

7 Tisserand, Robert and Rodney Young. Essential Oil Safety, 2nd ed., 2014, p. 361.

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intresting

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it's like vetiver, but it's less rooty, and more spicy. I like this better than vetiver.

Review by blake 3/2/2024

Patchouli's spicy cousin!

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Sublime even when wearing solo! So many options to explore with Patchouli's spicy cousin!

Review by Erica 4/25/2023

Nagarmotha take me away

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I certainly concur with many of the descriptions here especially leather, root, peppery. In the dry down the *bit* of smokiness subsides becoming a bit sweeter and sublime--much like vetiver but without the lemony notes. Reminds me more of vetiver than patchouli but still completely unique and a must-have; if you love those you will certainly love this. Not quite as persistent as vetiver or patchouli and I find that they will easily overwhelm nagarmotha; only a small amount of those will lend longevity. So far I’ve found this to blend beautifully with just about anything. Personal favorites frankincense frereana, black spruce, jasmine sambac, cistus. A great compliment to coniferous oils in a forest blend. Most highly recommended with sandalwood album (plantation) as it softens nagarmotha and makes it particularly eroticizing.

Review by Fred 10/20/2022

Beatifull!!!

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Oh my God !!! it is a decidedly masculine scent. Wood, earthy, elegant, leather, root ..... the possibilities within any formula are endless! it will be my next purchase Thanks Eden. Always happy with you ..

Review by Juan 10/2/2020

Fascinating smell.

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Eden's Nagarmotha oil is an amazing smell. Quite potent, it definitely smells like newly-tanned leather... In fact, it actually reminds me of the smell of a new car's interior, with a slight, pleasant hint of black rubber, reminding me of the smell of a very clean garage, or like the automotive section of a department store. Many great possibilities it offers for blending, especially in leather blends; with, say, some birch oil and cade, you'd come up with a scent nigh-indisguishable from fine leather goods.

Review by David Lincoln 6/15/2020

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