Originally Posted by funraiser18
I'd like to add a sandalwood to my wardrobe. I have tried Tam Dao and Creed's offerings - I liked Imperial, but not original. I hear good things about a few others. Please vote for your favorite and let me know why - and if "other", don't hesitate to share!
Easy: non of the above. Take Your time and find a real Mysore white sandalwood essential oil. Which will cost You a fortune, but You may delute it to a common concentration with some good pure 80° wodka/whiskey.
The frags above try to immitate the real stuff with some effort, but cost the same if not by far more than that. Why pay so much for crap? Real Mysore is a frag in its own, with top notes up to a complex drydown. The whiskey would add some pepper to it, am Armagnac would add fruit, go figure.