I haven't smelled the Profumo but I do have the montale. The montale is to my nose is warm, creamy and nutty. The nuttty part might have to do with the fact that it is in an oil (jojoba I suspect) not alcohol base. My experience with sandalwood is limited so I'm not qualified to say if it is real sandalwood, what kind or how much if it but I would say compared to the stuff I've smelled at ashrams it's authentic. pm me if you like and I'll send you a small sample of the montale so you can smell for yourself and then hopefully share your thoughts with us.