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View Poll Results: Le Labo Rose 31 or Santal 33?

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  • Rose 31

    47 68.12%
  • Santal 33

    22 31.88%
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    Default Le Labo Rose 31 vs Santal 33

    I like both, but can't decide. So...DISCUSS!!! Which has better projection and longevity? Which one garners the most compliments? Which one should I drink in case I'm stuck out at sea on a floating island of luggage?
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    Default Re: Le Labo Rose 31 vs Santal 33

    Rose 31 is the far superior scent IMO. Santal 33 has fantastic longevity with above average projection Rose 31 has better projection but not nearly the same longevity. I get about 6-8 hrs on Rose 31 and I get about 10-12 on Santal 33. I have received far more compliments on Rose 31 than I have on Santal 33.
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    Default Re: Le Labo Rose 31 vs Santal 33

    I agree with MJM_77 about projection and longevity. I've never gotten a compliment on Santal 33; if I did, I would probably fear that it was meant ironically. (In other words, I don't like the scent!) I have gotten compliments on Rose 31, and I'm pretty sure they weren't ironic.
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    Default Re: Le Labo Rose 31 vs Santal 33

    I'm the one voting for Santal 33 so far. For me, Rose 31 is sparkling and exciting -- for the first hour. Then it dries into a quieter, slightly spicy, soapy accord. Nowhere near as interesting to me. Santal 33, on the other hand, is beautiful for the duration. And it's quite a duration. I love the combination of a very realistic smooth leather and an airy, almost sweet (dare I say fruity?) vibe. It's sort of butch without being dirty (I've got my Dior Leather Oud for when I'm feeling dirty). Anyway, Santal 33 is easily my pick.

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    Default Re: Le Labo Rose 31 vs Santal 33

    Santal 33 is really strong stuff, it kills in sillage and longevity, but has a strange dill note that I don't care for.

    Rose 31 is beautiful, a really strong rose note dirtied up with oud and spice. Very nice!

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    Default Re: Le Labo Rose 31 vs Santal 33

    I own and love Rose 31, Santal 33 I have a sample of. It's nice, but not compelling enough to purchase.

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    Default Re: Le Labo Rose 31 vs Santal 33

    Santal 33

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    Rose 31

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    Default Re: Le Labo Rose 31 vs Santal 33

    Hmmm. This is difficult.
    They're both outstanding. Both have superior projection and longevity.

    I have them both. Frankly you should go with the one you like the most.
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    Default Re: Le Labo Rose 31 vs Santal 33

    Santal 33, no doubts/no contest.


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    Default Re: Le Labo Rose 31 vs Santal 33

    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    Santal 33, no doubts/no contest.
    I feel exactly the opposite way, mainly because the feedback I've received while wearing Santal 33 has been quite negative.
    It could just be my skin though.

    Truth be told, I actually haven't found any Le Labo FBW yet, but anyway Rose gets my vote.

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    Default Re: Le Labo Rose 31 vs Santal 33

    Quote Originally Posted by laph View Post
    Truth be told, I actually haven't found any Le Labo FBW yet.
    Agree, with a very very very few exceptions.


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    Default Re: Le Labo Rose 31 vs Santal 33

    I truly like Rose 31 from the top notes to the dry down, but I find she grows melacholic with time.
    Santal 33 is continuously robust and his menthol laden note remains constant throughout his solo performance.
    He can be made more inviting with a lighter application.
    I enjoy the range I can achieve with Santal 33 over Rose 31, but both are excellent.
    I wouldn't drink either on a desert island, however, nor do I wear fragrances to please anyone but myself.
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    Default Re: Le Labo Rose 31 vs Santal 33

    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Hmmm. This is difficult.
    They're both outstanding. Both have superior projection and longevity...Frankly you should go with the one you like the most.
    I agree with hedonist222 ... personally, I am leaning toward Santal ...

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    Default Re: Le Labo Rose 31 vs Santal 33

    I love both, but if I have to choose, at this moment,it´s Santal 33

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    Default Re: Le Labo Rose 31 vs Santal 33

    Both are great, sampled both. Want bought

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    Default Re: Le Labo Rose 31 vs Santal 33

    You get a half bottle of each.

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    Default Re: Le Labo Rose 31 vs Santal 33

    I have both, love both, but prefer Rose 31. It might mere nostalgia (it was my first niche purchase) or it may be that I think the rose really sets it off, I don't know, but I think it's more interesting than Santal 33.
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    Default Re: Le Labo Rose 31 vs Santal 33

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Chambers View Post
    You get a half bottle of each.
    That actually sounds like a good idea
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    Default Re: Le Labo Rose 31 vs Santal 33

    I much prefer Rose 31. As someone suggested, you might be able to get splits of both. With their packaging, I don't think you lose anything by getting a generic bottle at a fraction of the cost

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    Quote Originally Posted by mesaboogie View Post
    That actually sounds like a good idea
    They do sell them.

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    Default Re: Le Labo Rose 31 vs Santal 33

    Santal 33 for me

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    Default Re: Le Labo Rose 31 vs Santal 33

    Rose 31.

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    So I took my samples of Rose 31 and Santal 33 into work to get opinions from some of the girls. Both did not like Santal 33. One liked Rose 31 and said she'd lick it off of a guy if he was wearing it. I'm leaning a little more towards Rose 31.
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    Default Re: Le Labo Rose 31 vs Santal 33

    Quote Originally Posted by mesaboogie View Post
    So I took my samples of Rose 31 and Santal 33 into work to get opinions from some of the girls. Both did not like Santal 33. One liked Rose 31 and said she'd lick it off of a guy if he was wearing it. I'm leaning a little more towards Rose 31.
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    Default Re: Le Labo Rose 31 vs Santal 33

    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Weeellllllll.... If those are the girls you're trying to impress,I have good news. Axe will have the same effect and cost you nothing.
    Well Curve has had the same effect on a lot of girls I've met. It drives them crazy. Not as cheap as Axe, but smells much better
    And I'm not trying to attract teenage girls so I'll stick with man perfume
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    Quote Originally Posted by mesaboogie View Post
    Well Curve has had the same effect on a lot of girls I've met. It drives them crazy. Not as cheap as Axe, but smells much better
    And I'm not trying to attract teenage girls so I'll stick with man perfume
    I don't know how they smelled Santal 33, but I found it to be almost offensive on a paper strip. Once it settles on the skin, though, it does pretty great things. I have actually gotten crazy compliments on both scents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Chambers View Post
    I don't know how they smelled Santal 33, but I found it to be almost offensive on a paper strip. Once it settles on the skin, though, it does pretty great things. I have actually gotten crazy compliments on both scents.
    It was on a sticky note. It smells pretty similar as on my skin though. I like Santal 33 but it does have a strange note in it.
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    Default Re: Le Labo Rose 31 vs Santal 33

    Santal 33. It has two more ingredients that Rose 31.

    Actually I like it better.

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    Default Re: Le Labo Rose 31 vs Santal 33

    At Barney's, they sprayed Rose 31 on me and Santal 33 on my wife. They both smell great, but neither is well suited for a woman IMHO.

    Rose 31 worked great on my skin.
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    Default Re: Le Labo Rose 31 vs Santal 33

    When I sampled the line in the Tokyo boutique, Rose 31 grabbed me and wouldn't let go. I really like several other Le Labo offerings, but I still don't really understand Santal 33. Given the praise it gets around here, I'll probably start liking it more at some point, but from my memory, the opening was too aggressive for me, and I don't really remember the rest of it.

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    Default Re: Le Labo Rose 31 vs Santal 33

    I can't even choose one or the other!!!
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    Default Re: Le Labo Rose 31 vs Santal 33

    Rose 31, without a doubt.

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    Default Re: Le Labo Rose 31 vs Santal 33

    This is an old post, I know. But guess what? I have been asking myself the same question for the past week.

    I have got the Patch 24 and I love it. Smelling samples of Santal 33 and Rose 31, I felt like both are worth getting, but I would only go with one of them (at least for now).

    The thing is, reading all the above really explains how it is hard to make a direct recommendation for one over the other (obviously that is greatly based on people having different tastes).

    But going back to the comparison, I do love them both, I just hate that I can't see good projection on the Rose 31. It starts really spicy (lots of cumin) for about 30 minutes or so, then it goes into a quite subtle rose that smells fantastic on the skin, but no way a person sitting next to me can smell it, in fact only if i asks the person to smell my wrist then he or she can notice it. Now this part is what disappoint me with Rose 31. I don't want it to be a beast but more projection is needed.

    This makes Santal 33 an obvious winner for me, no? I guess not, and that is although it has a better projection (from my point of view) and better longevity, it does sometimes smell dull. I love the smell but at some points I feel like it is annoying. It smells like a new Apple product packing or a new interior of a luxurious car. But maybe that is the reason why too much of it is no longer nice.

    Anyway, I am still enjoying the samples of both and trying to understand how i feel towards each.

    Would love to hear back from those who have changed their opinion or developed a new feelings.

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    Default Re: Le Labo Rose 31 vs Santal 33

    I enjoy both compositions, but Santal 33 just plain smells better to me and really represents one of the house standouts. I think the cumin in Rose 31 slightly mars enjoyment of the composition just a hair.
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    Default Re: Le Labo Rose 31 vs Santal 33

    Santal 33


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    Default Re: Le Labo Rose 31 vs Santal 33

    Rose 31 = Pippen
    Santal 33 = Jordan

    I'm not sure why so many people have a problem with Rose 31's cumin note. Some complain about Santal 33's cucumber note as well. I don't any issue with either of these frags.

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    Default Re: Le Labo Rose 31 vs Santal 33

    I hate Rose 31. What spicy cumin mess.

    Santal 33 just smells like extremely dry wood. Not a huge fan, but it's a lot better than Rose 31.

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    Default Re: Le Labo Rose 31 vs Santal 33

    Quote Originally Posted by tensor9 View Post

    Santal 33 just smells like extremely dry wood. Not a huge fan, but it's a lot better than Rose 31.
    I like scents that smell of extremely dry wood, but I hate Santal 33. Makes me gag. There are some odd notes in there.

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    Default Re: Le Labo Rose 31 vs Santal 33

    Rose 31 by far
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