Ittar, also known as Attar, is an essential oil derived from botanical sources. Most commonly these oils are extracted via hydro or steam distillation. They can also be expressed by chemical means but generally natural perfumes which qualify as ittars are distilled with water. The oils are generally distilled into a wood base, Coconut Fractionated, Paraffin base and Sandalwood then aged. The aging period can last from couple months to couple of years depending on the botanical used and the results desired. Ittars are highly concentrated and therefore are usually offered for sale in small quantities in glass bottles. Ittars are popular throughout the Middle East. Ittars have been used in the entire Eastern world for thousands of years. Attars are free of alcohol.