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Thread: Best Sandalwood
my favourites: Body Shop's Samarkand and the Art of Shaving's Sandalwood (in the drydown)...
Bois des Iles Chanel
my current top five (always in transition)
Dior Eau Noire
HdP 1725 Casanova
Dia man Amouage
Richwood by Xerjoff
Tam Dao and the Sandalwood in Egoiste.
The Art Of Shaving wins hands down.
no idea, but it's one of my favorite notes
MPG's Santal Noble!
"Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each!" - Henry David Thoreau
If you want pure sandalwood you go with Tam Dao. If you want the best sandalwood fragrance you go with Santal Noble.
My current top ten:
1. Spice and Wood
2. Noir De Noir
3. Musc Ravageur
6. Bois D'Argent
7. Dior Homme Intense
8. Tobacco Vanille
9. Ambre 114
10. L'air Du Desert Marocain
That "Creed note" you picked up is an accord that, as far as I can smell, is used as the base for every one of their frags. It consists mostly of Ambergris. Creed is the most overrated fragrance house today. The sickly sweet whale butt note is the only thing I can smell in any of their juice, except green Irish tweed, which I own.
Call it a room spray, but Tam Dao is my signature, and I get daily complements on it. Even reformulated it is awesome.
Egoiste vintage preferably, Amouage Sandal Attar are good, but my fav still has & is MPeG's Santal Noble - have been eyeing a vintage version, might end up spending the $ to get the beauty soon...
I've been enjoying LeLabo's Santal 33 lately. It took a while, but I've grown to like it quite a bit. That's my favorite sandalwood right now; not because it is more accurate to Mysore Sandalwood, nobody really knows what that is anymore, but I just like how the blend smells.
My favourite - Cauvery Handicrafts Mysore Sandalwood Attar (both varities) a tola costs less than $5 and its kind of 'thin' but wet and lasts for only about 3-4 hours but awesome specially on a breezy day!
Yes they probably used a tiny, tiny bit of original mysore sandalwood oil, and that too not anything high quality but for the price its awesome...very calm and soothing and a little of that soapy sandalwood smell and decent projection.
My favourite is to apply a lot of that attar and then go for a ride on a bus or car with windows open...basically anywhere the breeze has a chance to blow and lift the scent molecules...for me is is a comfort scent very nice on the evening's after a hectic day at work.
Got to try a bottle of the MPG Santal Noble, have high hopes for that.
P.S. anybody knows where I can buy some Le Labor perfumes for shipping to India? Their international site is unfortunately not able to ship spirit based perfumes to my country only the oil based ones :-( no idea if the oils are more similar to attars or more like body oils ?
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