Mount Romance has changed its name
Our online store and distillery in Albany (a Great Southern tourism icon), launch this week with a new look and one that aligns us with our sister stores in Broome and Kununurra. With that, we’d like to introduce
The Australian home of sandalwood
Our beauty, health and lifestyle products are inspired by the natural wellness ingredient, sandalwood. The warm, creamy fragrance and amazing functional properties make sandalwood ideal for skincare and aroma-based applications.
Same great products, people and experiences
All products available through our stores contain sandalwood oil, making us Australia’s largest retailer of sandalwood inspired beauty, health, and lifestyle products.
Established in 1997 The Albany Distillery, known as Mt Romance, pioneered the distillation and use of Australian Sandalwood (Santalum spicatum) Wood Oil, and introduced it to the cosmetics, aromatherapy, fragrance and therapeutic markets globally, carving out a niche position for Australian Sandalwood Oil as a natural, sustainable and healing ingredient.
In 2008 Mt Romance became a part of Quintis Australia, the world’s largest producer of natural Sandalwood products. At this point, Mt Romance began also distilling oil from Sandalwood Album, the most premium of Sandalwood species, which is sourced from Quintis’ plantations of Sandalwood Album in Kununurra, Western Australia.
2010 & 2011 The Sandalwood Shops opened in Kununurra and Broome
In 2020 Mt Romance became The Sandalwood Shop, for retail location and online store. The manufacturing of the well-loved existing Australian and Indian sandalwood products remains in-house and the Mt Romance name lives on as the brand of Australian Sandalwood products.