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Sandalwood Cologne (2002)
by Geo F Trumper


Sandalwood Cologne information

Year of Launch2002
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 134 votes)

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About Sandalwood Cologne

Launched in honour of Her Majesty The Queen in her golden jubilee year, Sandalwood is according to Trumpers' is the most sensual fragrance in their 127 year history.
The fragrance contains a citrus head, floral heart and a woody sensual base.

Sandalwood Cologne fragrance notes

Reviews of Sandalwood Cologne

It just smells like Egoiste. Egoiste and me are not friends. It is just one fragrance that I really can't stand.

If you like Egoiste you will love this. Plus it lasts a really long time for a cologne.
14th December, 2017 (last edited: 30th April, 2018)
Having not read the reviews of this, I was pleasantly surprised by the depth and complexity of Trumper's Sandalwood Cologne. The sandalwood note itself is the buttery lumberyard type, and it's paired up with a complicated mix that's familiar from feminine "fruitchouli" perfumes (bright violets, strawberry, cherry, rose, jammy patchouli, and cloves) that kind of smells like fruity lipsick mixed with red wine. It also hints at baby powder and dries down to vanilla suede.

I can understand the Egoiste references, but there are elements of Lipstick Rose and Feminite du Bois in here as well. That being said, Sandalwood holds its own, clearly displaying its influences while insistently maintaining its own personality. Nice work.
17th December, 2016
What I like about Trumper fragrances, as well as those of similar companies such as Truefitt & Hill, is that no matter how far they depart from the accords of a traditional eau de cologne, they still retain a lot of the form and function of the same.

The most obvious comparison I can draw for Sandalwood is Trumper's own Spanish Leather. The two are clearly part of the same evolutionary line; just different clades. Spanish Leather is darker in tone, Sandalwood somehow "blonder"; yet both of them immediately impart those "sensual waves" of fragrance that Trumper's is so fond of talking about.

Sandalwood starts off immediately spicy for me, and I don't really detect much of the citrus that others talk of. However, the idea and execution of a heart made up entirely of florals is interesting, and to have this retain a masculinity is a terrific achievement. But it's all about the waves of spice, wood, and vanilla, with perhaps just a touch of leather. Spanish Leather seems to attract condescension for its inclusion or otherwise or strong leather notes; Sandalwood, by virtue of its name, has no such pretensions, and appears to gain a critical benefit for it.

This is high quality stuff, and has set off my interest in these spicy eau de colognes again. I suspect that it won't too long before I add one of them to my collection. I would recommend Sandalwood to anyone, and suggest that it's an inexpensive way of getting started for enthusiastic newcomers who want to explore male perfumery beyond the easily available designers on the high street.
18th September, 2016
The opening of this on initial spray is similar to the wonderful moment of initially spraying Egoiste, the beauty of the sandalwood having been waiting to escape. From there, it is a different perfume with its own merits, with citrus playing a role.

The longevity is fantastic, I can smell it throughout the wearing, and there is an agreeable development to a sweet, skin-scent base. I only know of this perfume brand from someone sending me an unsolicited sample, but I am mightily impressed, and curious to try more of their perfumes.
11th July, 2016
Majestic alternation of spicy hesperides (lemon but also orange I suppose), floral notes, aldehydes, aromatic patterns, balmy sandalwood and starring leather waving in a perfect symphony harmony. What a surprise! Synthetically lovely. The leather/suede is soon fruity-floral, peachy-like, aromatic (notable lavender), joyful, spicy (coriander, cloves, cinnamon, may be cumin) and silky. I'm absolutely smitten by the Egoiste's flashback (and vaguely catch the Biagiotti Roma Uomo/Paloma Picasso Minotauro's vibe). Patchouli, rose/carnation, cinnamon, prickly-aromatic spices, sandalwood and amber/vanilla come up gradually increasing the Egoiste's vibe in the air (probably the Chanel's one standing out more spicy-oriental in vibe- due to a stronger ambrette seeds presence- while Geo F. Trumper Sandalwood playing more suede veined and woody). The prickly dusty sweet spices play a basic role in order to enrich the wake (together with hesperides, suede, oriental notes and woods). The final wake is warm, dusty, vaguely minty (still the lavender in the background) and fruity (like orangy-peachy) in a virile way.
P.S= not for the lovers of typical sandalwoods.
27th October, 2014
Emoe Show all reviews
United Kingdom
Regardless of the negative reviews of this fragrance, I'm giving this a thumbs up!

Why? We'll firstly, let's not slate the fragrance for not being 100% crystal and diamond! like you'd expect from Creed, tom ford, etc etc.
It's a very very affordable delightful and long lasting fragrance, which I don't think is sickly or deserves a negative for its failure to not be perfectly sandalwood or patchouli. (there are MANY more frag houses that do the same and charge you 4 times the price for the privelige)
Secondly, anything purchased for under £40 direct from a house, is not going to be the most long lived and give the most presence, APART from this. Under £40 and it's the longest lasting frag I have tbh, even longer lasting than Creed aventus, and Acqua Di Parma Oud concentree.

In all honesty, if it was £120 for 50ml like some creeds I own, I'd be more likely to think before buying again, but seeing as it's so affordable, and does last, and does smell rather masculine and nice, it's added to my collection for my work days.

For so little money, it's worth a punt.
21st August, 2014

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