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    Default Best Sandlewood or Santal ?

    I am thinking Creed Original Santal. Or creed santal imperial...I get confused.

    I know there are tons out there. But this type of scent fits me well and wandering what you think is the best.

    let's say at any price.

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    My favorite is MPG Santal Noble. Here´s the link for the "ultimate sandawood" thread:

    http://www.basenotes.net/community/Y...num=1132123867

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    I haven't had the pleasure of trying the other legendary sandalwoods (Trumper's, Santal Noble, etc.), but i own a full bottle of Art of Shaving Sandalwood EdT, and i'm glad i do. It's made with essential oils. But you would have to like pine to appreciate this one. It's probably my top fragrance at the moment.


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    Bois des Iles (pre-Les Exclusifs)
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    I have on a sample of Cannabis Santal right now and I am soooo impressed. I need to sample a couple more times but man this is HOT! It had lots of the elements of scents like Santal by Floris and Gucci Envy, but from my very brief experience with the scent it is even better than those! Like others have mentioned, it kind of has elements from Dior Homme and A*Men as well. I'd agree, but they are much subdued compared to the elements that are similar to Envy/Santal Floris. I've tried Santal Noble, Sandalo, etc. like all the "great" niche sandalwoods. They all seemed just "good" to me and none of them struck me as something that I would enjoy wearing. You guys probably shouldn't listen to me because I'm just happy I found a new scent I like and I've only had it on for 30 minutes but Cannabis Santal is definately up there when it comes to Sandalwood fragrances.

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    [quote author=pluran link=1147984051/0#3 date=1147986883]Definitely not Original Santal. One of the worst fragrances I've ever smelled.

    i second that

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    Quote Originally Posted by hirch duckfinder
    [quote author=pluran link=1147984051/0#3 date=1147986883]Definitely not Original Santal. One of the worst fragrances I've ever smelled. *

    i second that
    I loathe original santal as it makes me ill! Go for some caswell massey.

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    Santal Noble, followed by Trumper's Sandalwood (each totally different BTW). Original Santal falls somewhere at the back of the line - crazy sweet.

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    Sandalwood on its own, or strongly represented is the note I've found I like the least :-/.

    However, I would suggest that Chanel Allure is quite a modern and well crafted sandalwood fragrance that you might want to try.

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    santal/sandalwood by l'occitane is an excellent one you never seem to hear about.

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    My favorite sandalwood based frag would be Tam Dao. It's the purest sandalwood scent that I've smelled by far. It's intoxicating. But I wouldn't recommend it to those who do not like what real sandalwood smells like.

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    Default Re: Best Sandlewood or Santal ?

    At one time, I thought Sandalo by Etro was tops, but now it's rather a toss-up between MPG Santal Noble and high quality sandalwood attar.

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    I think my favorite Sandalwoods are No. 88 by Czech & Speake and Bois des Îles by Chanel.

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    Another advise ?

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    10 CC, LV Sandalo, KM Bois de Santal, Samsara, Santal Massoia (if you like it milky, I don't), Santal Mysore.

    I haven't sampled many of the ones mentioned above though, so I am by no means implying that these are better.

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    Serge Lutens - Santal Blanc
    Lorenzo Villoresi - Sandalo
    Guerlain - Samsara
    Chanel - Bois des Isle
    Diptyque - Tam Dao

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    Default Re: Best Sandlewood or Santal ?

    My personal favorite is Montale Santal de Mysore from their Confidential Collection

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    My personal favorite is Montale Santal de Mysore from their Confidential Collection
    It's the best Sandlewood for sure. Outstanding by itself or layered. I peronally like Highness Rose on one wrist and Santal de Mysore on the other. Let the two scents mingle together in the air for some heavenly sillage.

    My favorite sandlewood blend is Richwood by Xerjoff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    My personal favorite is Montale Santal de Mysore from their Confidential Collection
    Sandalwood is a very serene and low-key accord (well, the real thing). If you're looking for genuine sandalwood, go for pure sandalwood oil, as mentioned by hednic.

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    Differents santal scents for different moods
    Art of Shaving Sandalwood , St Barth santal : resolute
    N. 23 Ava Luxe, Gucci Rush Man, Lutens Jeux de Peau, Villoresi Musk: amorous
    Diptyque Tam Dao, Floris Sandalwood (discontinued) : balancing between resolute and amorous

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    Serge Lutens - Santal Mysore
    Maitre Parfumuer et Gantier - Santal Noble
    Lorenzo Villoresi - Sandalo
    Caron - N'Aimez Que Moi (50/50 rose/sandalwood)
    Czeck & Speake - no.88 (1/3 rose/geranium/sandalwood)
    Diptyque - Tam Dao

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    Default Re: Best Sandlewood or Santal ?

    My favorite is Trumper's Sandalwood and while I really don't think Floris Santal is a "true" Santal, it does smell incredible and is highly recommended.
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    Default Re: Best Sandlewood or Santal ?

    Floris Santal - middle of the road but tends toward sweet in the drydown. Tam Dao is an acquired taste, but good -- clean and bracing.

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    Since Art of Shaving Sandalwood is made with essential oils, would you say it smells like real sandalwood?

    About to buy the EDT since I love the shaving cream so much.

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    Chanel - Bois des Iles

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    Chanel Bois des Iles
    Ava Luxe No. 23

    These are my current two favorites.

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    I have to give the crown to good old Santal Noble.

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    I have make my choice. Santal 33

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    What is Santal? Another name for sandalwood ?

    Santal Noble smells so weak on my skin. I have Art of Shavings EDT and love it; smells fresh and simple ie a classic scent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samarkand View Post
    What is Santal? Another name for sandalwood ?

    Santal Noble smells so weak on my skin. I have Art of Shavings EDT and love it; smells fresh and simple ie a classic scent.
    Santal is French for sandalwood.
    Id imagine it would be santalbois.

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