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  1. The Quest for THE Sandalwood Fragrance Day 5

    Quote Originally Posted by Mythrol View Post
    Day #5: Fragrance - Surge Lutens Santal Blanc
    My Ratings: Scent - 5/10. Overall - 5/10.

    Not Sandalwood. I am convinced that whatever wood note is in there is not Sandalwood and instead the perfumer is using multiple other notes to try and simulate it. I use the word "simulate" in the looses sense possible. There is almost no wood note at all to be found here. Sometime very deep in the background hidden behind powder, and floral, and sweet notes. To my nose this opens
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  2. The Quest for THE Sandalwood Fragrance Day 4

    Quote Originally Posted by Mythrol View Post
    Day #4: Fragrance - Le Labo Santal 33
    My Ratings: Scent - 6/10. Overall - 7/10.

    A weird mixture of leather, cedar, slight bug spray, Sandalwood, and a smoky note. As it dries down the Sandalwood becomes more noticeable but the leather and cedar notes stay strong throughout. There's almost a raw quality to this fragrance, almost sawdust like. If the opening didn't have this green/bugspray type of smell present this would rate much higher. I think the drydown is really good.
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  3. The Quest for THE Sandalwood Fragrance Day 3

    Quote Originally Posted by Mythrol View Post
    Day #3: Fragrance - Fragonard Santal
    My Ratings: Scent - 8/10. Overall - 8/10.

    Opens with a creamy Sandalwood note mixed with a slight citrus and something "green". I actually really like the smooth Sandalwood here. It also helps that comes off as a real Sandalwood and it dominates this fragrance throughout the life of it. So why only an 8 for scent? Two reasons: First) I found initial spray to be slightly alcoholic, this doesn't last for very long and it doesn't
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  4. The Quest for THE Sandalwood Fragrance Day 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Mythrol View Post
    Day #2: Fragrance - Trufitt & Hill Sandalwood
    My Ratings: Scent - 6/10. Overall - 6/10.

    The name of this fragrance really confused me. On first spray I noticed some wood scent somewhere in it but I couldn't pick up any Sandalwood. It opens with citrus/lime and a strong blast of Tonka bean. This Tonka bean note was so prominent that I had to actually look up the notes list to make sure my mind wasn't playing tricks on me. To be clear: I don't hate this fragrance. It has
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  5. The Quest for THE Sandalwood Fragrance Day 1

    Quote Originally Posted by Mythrol View Post
    Day #1: Fragrance - Creed Bois du Portugal
    My Ratings: Scent - 7/10. Overall - 8/10.

    I'm very happy to have started with this one. BdP opens with cedar, lavender, and sandalwood combination. There's also a citrus note at the top but more than that is a barbershop vibe I get from it. This fragrance comes off very masculine. I think the term "80s powerhouse" is accurate here. That does give this fragrance a dated feel and I would probably have to see it leans slightly
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