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    I've tested a few sandalwoods this week that I got decants of.

    Art of Shaving Sandalwood - this is awesome! Smells just like pure sandalwood with not a lot of notes cluttering it up. This might be my new favorite.

    Creed Santal Imperial- Smooth and creamy sandalwood. Reminds me of Trumper sandalwood. Didn't last too long on me though.

    L'Artisan Santal- This smells like a bar of sandalwood soap. Some citrus notes in it but the sandalwood is subdued. I love L'Artisan but this is a disappointment. I want more sandalwood!


    will try Keiko Mecheri Bois de Santal tomorrow.

    If anyone has a decant of Serge Lutens Mysore Sandalwood please let me know!
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    My favorites are Floris Santal Extreme and Keiko Mecheri Santal.

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    KM Santal lasts all day on me, as do any of her other frags I've sampled.

    Quote Originally Posted by GGA
    I haven't sampled many sandalwood scents, but my favs - so far - are SL Santal Blanc and Keiko Mecheri's Bois de Santal. If only KM's BdS lasted better, it could even be my signature scent!

    -T-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geminiguy
    KM Santal lasts all day on me, as do any of her other frags I've sampled.

    Oh, I so envy you :-X I haven't sampled other KM scents, but Bois de Santal I really LOVE, eventhough it seems to dissappear in less than four hours from my skin :-/ I guess it must be the skin chemistry thing then... or perhaps the liquid from the sample I've got isn't as potent as from a retail bottle?

    T

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    So I have finally managed to get a decant of Lutens Santal de Mysore and thought I would post my reaction.

    What did I expect from this scent? Well I guess given the name I expected a pure scent of sandalwood, but its much more complex than that. My response to the post above by Mylene tells you that what she said intrigued me and in a way, she was right. The hot spiciness of the opening notes immediately took me back to the kitchens of my mother and aunts. Hot spices (cumin, chili, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove) frying in a pan - deep, slightly sweet and slightly sour - thrown in to make a spice paste or to flavour frying onions! It doesn't smell like that of course, but these are the resonances the opening of this scent evokes. It is by no means a calming, spiritual or even masculine sandalwood if that is what you are after - as I said, it is hot and deeply spicy - a much wilder cousin to the opening notes of something like Kingdom and eons removed from the nirvana like calmness of a Tam Dao.

    It takes some time for the sandalwood to start emerging, though I think it has always been hovering in the background. I think that is the sweetness I keep detecting, and I believe it will be a sweet sandalwood. I suspect it will keep evolving and the sandalwood will take some time to come - it has been an hour or so since application and while the heat of spice has burnt off, they are still there - like a slow motion version of the effect of spices hitting hot oil which then settles into a slow burn.

    Whew, it is a scent to make you gasp (but I wonder if it will be a scent to wear?) and I suspect similar in its effect and development to Muscs KK which others have talked about on another thread (the strong opening animalistic notes settling to a ravishing musk).

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    oooh I want to try Santal de Mysore so bad! Anyone have a decant they can send me?

    I just tried LV Sandalo and getting a whole bottle of it. This smells like pure bitter dirty sandalwood to me with some spices. I love it.
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    AZ i got mine on ebay from a lovely ebay seller...

    http://stores.ebay.com/Terries-Tempt...Q3amesstQQtZkm


    Sante.
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    I have a bottle of Floris Santal, I haven't tried it enough to give it a real review but it strikes me as sweet, spicy but not really being much like a real sandalwood.

    Adeel, I see that you now have Etro Sandalo? What can you say about this?
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    A sandalwood to run away shrieking from is Santa Maria Novella. Extremely harsh, super dry.

    And while on the subject, my favorite soap of all time was Floris Sandalwood. It was a tragedy when this was discontinued.

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    I've seen Floris Sandalwood still available on their website. I don't remmeber the site but I remember seeing it on there 1-2 months ago.

    I have a decant of Etro Sandalo and tried it out today. The top notes were nice but once it dried I didn't like it too much.

    Quote Originally Posted by grau
    A sandalwood to run away shrieking from is Santa Maria Novella. *Extremely harsh, super dry.

    And while on the subject, my favorite soap of all time was Floris Sandalwood. *It was a tragedy when this was discontinued.
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    I use the Crabtree & Evelyn Sandalwood shaving soap. Probably doesnt get any better than this! Best sandalwood Ive ever come across so far and Ill stick with it since Im still shaken up by the initial fecal smell in Santal Noble... Nothing of this in the C & E though!!!!!
    /Tobbe

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    Hi,

    A very good one

    Santal Fragonard

    quiet classc but really round well balanced lasttttttttttt for ever

    laurent
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    I could not agree more with "JW"... Excellent fragrance and for my semi dry skin a very long lasting scent, Outstanding!

    "While sandalwood is a very common ingredient in MANY men's fragrances, I'm always a fan of those that center on that particular ingredient as their primary note and this one is, for certain, a superior blend. It not only has the superior lasting qualities that all LV products possess, but also a fantastic development through each and every phase and practically every note in the make-up. This is a MUST for fans of sandalwood."
    by j_dubyah

    On the other side the shelve, MPG Sandal Nobal is unique and dynamic and the dry down is stunning. Upon refreshing it - it reminds of
    a great soupe or stew that the next day you add water simmer and is as good if not better that the evening before.
    Its mark for me, again Outstanding.

    Let me also make note here that these words are in my Opinion - ONLY and to taken with a grain of salt.

    Anyone hungry? Well I am. (Could you pass the salt again please, thank you)

    C
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    If you are looking for a discreetly fragranced Sandalwood, try the one created by Taylor's of Old Bond Street.
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    I'm partial to Santos by Cartier. Clean sandlewood notes balanced nicely by crisp spices. Distinctive and elegant.

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