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The Quest for THE Sandalwood Fragrance Day 34

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Day #34: Fragrance - Commodity Book
My Ratings: Scent - 7/10. Overall - 7/10.

The reason I picked this fragrance up to try was due to people saying it is really similar to Le Labo Santal 33. Let me get that out of the way first: I don't see a big similarity between the two. I actually like this one better. It opens with a very green cucumber note and a woodsy papery note. I don't get s lot of Sandalwood in it, to me this gives off much more of a (as the name would imply) paper vibe. Within the first 15-30 minutes the cucumber note mellows and you're left with a very nice wood fragrance. This then lasts throughout the life of the fragrance.

Performance is really good. Don't expect a ton of projection, this wears very light on the skin. Longevity and sillage are really nice though. I've had it on about 14 hours and can still smell it. I also got nice whiffs of it throughout the day. I think as long as you aren't expecting a projection monster then performance will be more than acceptable.

Overall, Book is a nice simple fragrance that is enjoyable to wear. While it doesn't have that "wow" factor there's something pleasant about just how focused it is. On my skin it does kind of give off that vibe of a book. It doesn't really have Sandalwood though so look elsewhere for your Sandalwood fix. This fragrance is definitely unisex and definitely a year round scent. The only time it might not hold up is in the dead of winter. The person I'd recommend this is to is someone looking for a paper type scent, someone who doesn't mind a cucumber opening, and someone looking for a light wearing but long lasting wood fragrance.

My Wife's Thoughts:

She thought this was a nice pleasant scent. Again, nothing amazing but she didn't have any issue with me wearing it and thought it smelled "fine".

Next Fragrance: The Art of Shaving - Sandalwood & Cypress.



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