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Santal (1978)
by Roger & Gallet


Santal information

Year of Launch1978
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People and companies

HouseRoger & Gallet
Parent CompanyL'Oréal Group > YSL Beaute
Parent Company at launchElf Aquitaine > Sanofi Beauté

About Santal

Santal is a feminine perfume by Roger & Gallet. The scent was launched in 1978

Santal fragrance notes

Reviews of Santal

I am not reviewing the bottle pictured above rather a
bottle of R&G Bois de Santal Sandalwood Eau de Cologne.
Unknown Vintage or release.
In any case, typical Eau with Citrus mounting so I slather it on.
I go into the Post Office, mill around for a minute and walk back to my truck.
I hear a Feminine voice behind me say "Young Man" so I look around to see if some youngster is being a pest. No one there and a woman probably mid 60's staring at me. I've just turned 58 so I'm a little startled and I do the who me? thing.
"Yes, you Young Man"
"Whatever scent you are wearing, is beautiful"
So I pour a dollop into her hand and she applies it to her arm.
I can count on my fingers of one hand being complimented on the scent I'm wearing.

Citrus and a light and ultimately a bit green Sandalwood Australian and Tolu scented.
16th July, 2016 (last edited: 14th November, 2017)
One of the best "Santal" ever. Period.

Almost difficult to describe. The rose-santal accord developed by this scent reaches the high mountains of the olfactive pleasure. A must-try for every serious perfume lovers..

Pros: Memorable Rose-Santal accord
Cons: Hard to find"

17th July, 2013
Rose (a spicy, incensey one), sandalwood and musk.
It doesn't smell clean but it is not skanky either.
Absolutely timeless and genderless.
I find it quite potent for an EDT (maybe mine has become more concentrated with age?)
08th January, 2011

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