I must admit that I haven't given much exploration to sandalwood fragrances because I tend to not like woods, but the more I explore, the more I fall for them. I recently sampled pure Mysore sandalwood oil and it is breath-taking yet light. If I could, I'd fashion a scent around it. I like DSH Sandalo--even Pour le Jeune Homme and Hammam Bouquet have a good whack of sandalwood as well as Royal Scottish Lavender. I've not tried the other Creed sandalwoods, but hope to.
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Creed Santal Imperial is great
Vintage Bijan for Men has a ton of sandalwood but also a generous helping of incense.
I don't have a signature fragrance. My signature changes a little bit every day, why shouldn't my fragrance?
Creed Bois de Santal, then Tam Dao.
Personally, a tie between:
Santal Noble - MPG (sandalwood laced with coffee)
Santal - Fragonard (slightly animalic, tobacco-infused sandalwood)
I also love L'Artisan's Santal and TOBS Sandalwood.
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
A wonderful treatment of sandalwood is Samsara in my opinion: love it to bits, although I've never worn it. It's a bit of a powerhouse on my skin... Still, I sniff it every chance i get!
À l'air libre les oiseaux ont eux aussi le vertige (camille)
Sans parfum, la peau est muette.
What I'm wearing:
1. Annick Goutal Sables
2. Parfums MDCI Invasion Barbare
3. Lagerfeld Cologne (vintage)
4. Abdul Samad al Qurashi Dahn al Oudh Anteeque
5. Jil Sander Background
6. Comme des Garcons Luxe Patchouli
7. Yohji Yamamato Yohji Homme
8. Histoire des Parfums 1725
What I admire and spend time pondering:
1. Fendi Theorema
2. Christian Dior Diorella
3. Ralph Lauren Polo
Mysore Sandalwood Soap by KSDL is the only mass produce product that smells like real mysore sandalwood... you have to try it.... it's also very cheap for a bar... under $2
My Top 10
1. Amouage Homage Attar
2. Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublai Khan
3. YSL M7
4. Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
5. Chanel Egoiste
6. 24 Gold by Scentstory
7. Amouage Epic Man
8. Amouage Jubilation XXV
9. Bond No. 9 New York Oud
10. Serge Lutens - Chergui
"A beautiful fragrance to the nose is like good jazz music to the ears, great food to the mouth, and Megan Fox and Jessica Alba to the eyes..."
Santal Noble for me. I also like the synthetic Floris Eau de Santal quite a bit.
Chanel Egoiste has a great sandalwood note!
"Le parfum est la musique du corps"
Current Top 7 (not in any order):
Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme [Euroitalia original formula] (Max Gavary, 1994)
YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme (Jacques Cavallier, 2003)
Creed Green Irish Tweed (Probably Oliver Creed / Pierre Bourdon, 1985)
YSL Jazz (Jean-Francois Latty, 1988)
Ungaro III [1st formulation "Made in France" ] (Jaques Polge/Francois Demachy, 1993)
Drakkar Noir vintage (Pierre Wargnye, 1982)
Rochas Macassar (Nicolas Mamounas / Roger Pellegrino, 1980)
"When you become comfortable with uncertainty. infinite possibilities open up in your life"
-- Eckhart Tolle
I'm pretty sure I've smelled some actual sandalwood on my motorcycle in Japan while driving around at night, and the scent that matches what I've smelled lingering in the air the closest would have to be Tam Dao. Pretty accurate rendition of just straight, airy sandalwood IMHO.