I have probably said this in the other threads but while we're on the subject (one close to my heart), these three are my Mysore Sandalwood favourites:Santalum Album
(La Via del Profumo)Sandalo Inspiritu
(Dawn Spencer Hurwitz)Santal Attar
(Amouage)Bois des Iles
Extrait (Chanel) is nice too - it would seem Chanel have access to Mysore but who really can know? The Crabtree & Evelyn
was great in the 80s, a true Sandalwood EDT that delivered a blast of goodness and then stuck around for while, and I think it may well have contained some real Mysore at one point, but it changed, presumably as supplies dried up.
I own Sandalo
(Villoresi) & Sandalo
(Etro) and have tried Tam Dao
(Diptyque) several times but I don't think there's any Santalum Album in them, nice as they are. I suspect the same may be true for the glorious Santal Noble
(MPG) but I don't care because whatever is in it is fantastic, altho I am a little nervous that the latest incanation may have snuck in just a bit of screechy cedar or something not altogether wonderful. I haven't tried the de-luxe Montale, vintage Creed, Profumum or one or two others that are often mentioned.
It's just a shame the stuff got over-harvested and we are now running round mopping up the last drops and trying to find a hint of the magic in facsimiles. The Australian and Pacific Islands stuff and Cedarish concoctions that seem to have been pushed into service don't do it for me. I'm not a chemist so I don't know how the Santalool (?) and other synthetic versions work or how true they may be to the real thing - one day, maybe.
My two bobs worth - we live in hope