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    Fragonard's Santal is quite good, IMO. Sandalwood cut with tobacco.

    the discontinued L'Artisan Santal will be enjoyed by those who like a citrust twist to sandalwood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fragmeister View Post
    Nothing smells like mysore sandalwood essential oil. I used to own it. If only I'd known it would become so rare.
    This. I used to wear it as perfume back when I was in college. Nothing these days comes close, since the restrictions.

    Actually, a couple come close-ish, to my nose: Villoresi's Sandalo and Angela Flanders' Sandalwood. But neither of them is the real thing.

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    the discontinued L'Artisan Santal will be enjoyed by those who like a citrust twist to sandalwood.
    That was my signature back in the 1990s, and you never hear it mentioned. I miss it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kagey View Post
    This. I used to wear it as perfume back when I was in college. Nothing these days comes close, since the restrictions.
    Technically it was the over-harvesting, Kagey, so we may see a resurgence of the real thing at some point . . . 30 odd years for a tree to grow (I believe) so if they started planting late 80's when the stuff ran out we may live to see it

    I wore the oil in the 70's and switched to Crabtree & Evelyn Mysore EDT in the 80's till that went synthetic. Wish I had come across the L'Artisan! I'm wearing some of my Vintage C&E Mysore EDT with a bit of Amouage Santal Attar today - perfect.

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    I don't doubt that it's synthetic, but I really dig the sandalwood note in Dark Aoud.

    I'm liking the idea of dosing Tam Dao with some mysore oil.

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    If I could get real Mysore oil, I wouldn't waste it in a bottle of Tam Dao.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kagey View Post
    Actually, a couple come close-ish, to my nose: Villoresi's Sandalo and Angela Flanders' Sandalwood. But neither of them is the real thing...
    Never heard of the Angela Flanders' one. Interesting...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    Crabtree & Evelyn Sandalwood (both vintage and reformulated)
    I haven`t got enough experience of natural sandalwood but the above is quite enjoyable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OctaVariuM View Post
    I have indeed tried Kere! I've worn it once, and while marketed toward women it seems perfectly unisex to me. To be honest though, I falls along the territory of how "Ambre Narguille" doesn't really have any amber, Kere doesn't really have much in the way of sandalwood, at least from first impressions. There is some, and what is there is very, very nice, but the whole fragrance is based more on caramel and apples (and pralines, etc.), that the sandalwood seems to be used more as a binder than anything else. Granted, I'll have to wear it more. Still, it is a seriously excellent fragrance and worth a sniff for anyone who likes sweet fragrances (especially those who like apples and cinnamon/caramel).
    Thanks for this, OctaVariuM! I must admit I'm a little wary of Ambre "Cinnamon-Apple-Pie-With-Honey" Narguilé and I don't even like sweet fragrances to begin with, but I think I'll want to try Kere anyway - maybe a smaller sample, considering all this, but as I said elsewhere, I do think that anything Josh makes is worth trying at least once.

    (And now I'll stop hijacking your thread...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Never heard of the Angela Flanders' one. Interesting...
    Yes, she has a tiny perfume shop in Shoreditch, London. It's open only on Sundays until 3pm. Luckily, Precious, her daughter's shop near Liverpool Street, also carries the line. I don't own the Sandalwood, but I did smell it a few times and I was impressed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    Technically it was the over-harvesting, Kagey, so we may see a resurgence of the real thing at some point . . . 30 odd years for a tree to grow (I believe) so if they started planting late 80's when the stuff ran out we may live to see it

    I wore the oil in the 70's and switched to Crabtree & Evelyn Mysore EDT in the 80's till that went synthetic. Wish I had come across the L'Artisan! I'm wearing some of my Vintage C&E Mysore EDT with a bit of Amouage Santal Attar today - perfect.
    Is Mysore same as Santalum album?

    A local company here named Choi Fung carries many essential oils and they seem to have Santalum album over there, the prices are about hk$144 for 15ml and $744 for 100ml. Some shower gels are actually pretty good too like Sandalwood and Rose Water if you like to check it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    ...I'm wearing some of my Vintage C&E Mysore EDT with a bit of Amouage Santal Attar today - perfect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norstrøm View Post
    I have the current Chanel Bois des Iles EdT, and the sandalwood in it smells smells VERY much like the Mysore sandalwood EO I have. My guess is that they still use it to some extent(limited to the Les Exclusifs?), and perhaps extends the lifetime of their supply by careful blending with good synthetics, and perhaps some of the island subspecies of sandalwood(Vanuatu & New Caledonia).

    Oh no that one is pure 100 % synthetics:-) , but it is pleasant mimic of sandalwood note,real sandalwood is not sweetened by sacharin:-) , and is not so transparent, its denser.....and is not that powdery in the end.....that EDT feels like a ghost


    I suppose only perfume is worth owning maybe? But i thinks the price is too high......for potential huge mix of synthetics

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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmopolit View Post
    Try Abdessalaam's Chillum.
    Can you describe it a bit, compare to other sandalwoods........

    Sandalwood is better when its older....

    I have read many forums discussing it in 2009,2010, how there is no indian sandalwood real one on the market, and also noticed many frags with sandalwood notes got discontinued or reformulated in 2010/11........which used probably only fractions of real thing...and now not even that....

    I love SL La myrrhe, that dry down smells like real sandalwood to me, gorgeous , anyone thinks similar?
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    I forgot about this other sandalwood thread I started a while ago, on just sweet sandalwoods. Very informative thread: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/282...et-sandalwoods
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    Tam dao, is a decent synthetic joke of a sandalwood, add a little more money and get Montale. Le Labo Santal 33 also not even close. dark, black, lime aoud all are great. heeley's agarwoud is a polished pretty version, but not worth the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I forgot about this other sandalwood thread I started a while ago, on just sweet sandalwoods. Very informative thread: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/282...et-sandalwoods
    Mike and you never reported on that Chilum? Have you tried it? i love your thread , its very good!!! and agree on benzoin:-) , the same it does on me, and agree on many of your other observations! I am huge fan of that v. Samsara .......:-) but its 100% female frag

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    Another one deserving mention is George F. Trumper Sandalwood - a good buy on a creamy sandalwood.

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    This thread is reminding me of how much I love sandalwood. I don't know that I have ever smelled the pure Mysore version, but sandalwood is forever associated with the incense burned at temples and at my kung fu club.

    Several of my favourite fragrances contain sandalwood, but usually in the heart or base, and not in a dominant way : Dirty English, M Génération, and Sung Homme. I used to wear the cheapie Spiritual Sky sandalwood fragrance oil (heresy?) and am thinking to maybe get another bottle to boost that note in my current wardrobe (blasphemy?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by iivanita View Post
    Oh no that one is pure 100 % synthetics:-)
    Can you conclusively prove this? Or is it just your opinion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by perfaddict View Post

    the discontinued L'Artisan Santal will be enjoyed by those who like a citrust twist to sandalwood.
    This. It's good stuff.
    If I'm not mistaken, it contains real Mysore. I'm guessing that is one reason it's discontinued.

    So glad I bought a bottle when I did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HORNS View Post
    Another one deserving mention is George F. Trumper Sandalwood - a good buy on a creamy sandalwood.
    Like this one a lot, but can't detect any sandalwood in it!

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    Creed Bois de Santal is my No.1. For a more purist approach, although definitely more than just sandalwood, Tam Dao.

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    ...Idole de Lubin (EDT)...

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    there's nothing much to add to what other fellow basenoters already said but I strongly suggest you to get a bottle of Mysore Sandalwood oil from Abdes Salaam (profumo.it)...

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    there's nothing much to add to what other fellow basenoters already said but I strongly suggest you to get a bottle of Mysore Sandalwood oil from Abdes Salaam (profumo.it)...


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    Quote Originally Posted by outline View Post
    Tam dao, is a decent synthetic joke of a sandalwood, add a little more money and get Montale. Le Labo Santal 33 also not even close. dark, black, lime aoud all are great. heeley's agarwoud is a polished pretty version, but not worth the price.

    Hi Outline, slightly of topic, but your private mailbox is full, so i can't reach you in any other way...


    Quote Originally Posted by outline
    Greetings from Brooklyn NYC!

    Any chance I can buy your perfumes samples? sandalwood explosion, and anything else leathery-woody you would recommend.
    Also your recommendations on good site to buy oils and perfume chemicals in the US.

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    Dear Gino,

    I do not create my perfumes on a commercial basis nor in retail volumes. So, i could send you a small sample, but if you like it, i can't provide you with a full bottle. I simply don't have the equipment and time for mass production.

    I've obtained my stuff from the perfumers apprentice (.com) in the US. They are a reliable source and sell also John Steele's excellent Sandelwood oils.

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    I agree with Alfarom, Abdes Salaam has some awesome stocks of aged Mysore sandalwood. Try it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iivanita View Post
    Mike and you never reported on that Chilum? Have you tried it? i love your thread , its very good!!! and agree on benzoin:-) , the same it does on me, and agree on many of your other observations! I am huge fan of that v. Samsara .......:-) but its 100% female frag
    Haven't tried the Chillum nor have I tried their Mysore. I hope to sample both soon.
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    Santal Noble & Tam Dao have some Mysore sandalwood in it. They're both good but not true sandalwood.

    I think Sandalo from Lorenzo Villoresi is close to real sandalwood but theres something else in there too (apparently rose wood as mentioned above).

    As a child I had countless number of sandalwood figurines from Mysore. My favorite pastime was to pick one and rub it with the warmth of my palm and then smell it.

    No perfume smells like that exactly.

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    1 - Pure Indian Sandalwood oil (if you can get your hands on some)
    2 - Gantier's Santal Noble

    As for the talk about Mysore Sandalwood oil no more in production in India, its a myth, to increase prices mainly. India (where I was born & grew up & lived till 23), is one of the most corrupt countries in the world. So with all these corrupt politicians running & ruining the country, Mysore Sandalwood oil will be produced illegally in many areas, nothing will stop this, its after all a source of $ to these filthy politicians. Its also a cottage industry type for the poor living on the edge of the forests...

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    I have a bottle (6ml) of Mysore sandalwood oil, and had not investigated sandalwood fragrances until recently. I like some (Tam Dao) and not so much others (Santal Noble, Creed). However, as others have stated, I have not found any that anywhere near approximate the oil. Much like Oud based fragrances - as nice as some of them are - none approximates Oud oil. So really, unless you want to spend large amounts of money on small amounts of precious oils, sample around and choose the aroma-chemical version you like best I would also warn, that just like Oud oils, once you get acquainted with the real deal - there can be no comparison...

    I am intrigued by Alforam's suggestion to try profumo.it, and I had a look. I can't quite figure out what one would be buying though with the "santalum album - Mysore sandalwood" -it is €120 for 50ml - which would be fantastic value if it were the oil - but I can't tell from the description. The "Mysore Sandalwood essential oil 19 years old" is €170 for 1g - so that is self explanatory!

    I too like the idea of spiking some of my sandalwood fragrances with the oil, but it is just too precious!

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    No offense to anyone, but to me, mixing pure SW oil with a supposedly SW parfum, is to mix a Macallan or Lapgroaig single malt scotch with a $15-25 bottle of wine...

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    Quote Originally Posted by badarun View Post
    No offense to anyone, but to me, mixing pure SW oil with a supposedly SW parfum, is to mix a Macallan or Lapgroaig single malt scotch with a $15-25 bottle of wine...
    Hey - Talisker 18y/o and coke is my favourite drink! Only kidding

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    The press release for the Malle Dries Van Noten scent talks about sustainable sources of Mysore sandalwood becoming available.

    I have a sample of Chillum, and it is very Chillum like. Lovely sandalwood dry down, but I think I need to try his pure sandalwood. Unfortunately the essential oil is a bit pricey for me.

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    Vintage Samsara EdP is the real deal. Creamy, warm and just a tad medicinal sandalwood: rumour has it that it has 30%-40% of mysore sandalwood. Clear bottles with black/golden band and gold/burgundy/black cap are vintage.

    I spray once to the back of my hand and rub it to my neck. I have no science to back this up, but doing this seems to get me faster past the topnotes, to the sandalwood nirvana.

    This is still relatively easy to find for a reasonable price. Get it while you can if you want sandalwood par excellence.

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    One ml of pure sandalwood oil in india costs around 30 dollars. At such an exuberant price i am not sure what will be the quantity of sandalwood oil added to the perfumes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marais View Post
    My favourites have already been mentioned, so I'll +1 on Crabtree and Evelyn, Villoresi Sandalo and MPG Santal Noble. I also like Creed's Santal Imperial and the discontinued Bois de Santal. And Egoiste of course.
    Pretty much this. Creed's Santal Imperial is either discontinued or is going to be. Nice man at Harrods siphoned off 100ml for me last time from a 500ml bottle.

    Polysantol is a favourite synthetic used now by perfumers. Boasts of 'Mysore' or even 'Australian' in any fragrance now should be taken with a pinch of salt.

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    Anyone smell the new IUNX scent, L' Arbre? It's supposed to have Mysore sandalwood in it.
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    I took delivery of a bottle last week 15 minutes before leaving for the airport, Mike.

    Out of the gate - yes - a blast of real Mysore, not unlike Dominique Dubrana's Santalum Album EDT.

    I'll be back in HK on the weekend and give it some quality time then report back here.

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    I got myself an 8mL bottle of Al Taiba's bizarrely named "Swiss Gold" sandalwood attar. They claim it is all-natural and alcohol free... for the price ($6) I'm skeptical, but I like the way it smells: spicy and woody. It came in a roll-on bottle and a little bit of this stuff goes a long way in terms of longevity and projection. Probably not the "best," but worth a mention in this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    I took delivery of a bottle last week 15 minutes before leaving for the airport, Mike.

    Out of the gate - yes - a blast of real Mysore, not unlike Dominique Dubrana's Santalum Album EDT.

    I'll be back in HK on the weekend and give it some quality time then report back here.
    I look forward to hearing what you have to say. I've always been interested in the house, but haven't gotten my hands on any of their stuff (yet).
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    I took delivery of a bottle last week 15 minutes before leaving for the airport, Mike.

    Out of the gate - yes - a blast of real Mysore, not unlike Dominique Dubrana's Santalum Album EDT.

    I'll be back in HK on the weekend and give it some quality time then report back here.
    Oh wonderful news. A picture of the bottle would be lovely mr. reasonable, if you're able to manage it. Look forward to hearing more about it - maybe you should start a new thread? Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sjg3839 View Post
    Creed Original Santal
    also

    Serge Lutens SANTAL MAJUSCULE

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    funny - growing up in south india, abt 6 hrs driver from mysore, i've gad a lot of figurines as well as told by hedonist222 --- also owned many a pure SW oils and they are an absolute beauty. SW in parfums tend to be just one note - even if its LV Sandalo / MPEG Santal noble etc etc - they are all in the end a parfum, not the pure essential oil, so no matter which one u buy, nothing will have the "real" effect...
    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    As a child I had countless number of sandalwood figurines from Mysore. My favorite pastime was to pick one and rub it with the warmth of my palm and then smell it.No perfume smells like that exactly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badarun View Post
    funny - growing up in south india, abt 6 hrs driver from mysore, i've gad a lot of figurines as well as told by hedonist222 --- also owned many a pure SW oils and they are an absolute beauty. SW in parfums tend to be just one note - even if its LV Sandalo / MPEG Santal noble etc etc - they are all in the end a parfum, not the pure essential oil, so no matter which one u buy, nothing will have the "real" effect...
    I get that but there are perfumes that smell exactly like the essential oils. Vetiver , frankincense and roses for example.

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    Egoiste (vintage) EDP and Egoiste Cologne Concentree are the holy grails of masculine sandalwoods, imo.
    Current Favorites:

    1. Arabian Oud Kalemat
    2. Chanel Egoiste Cologne Concentree
    3. CdG Incense Avignon
    4. Bulgari Black
    5. vintage Polo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cylob View Post
    +1 on Chanel's Bois des Iles. It's gorgeous!
    seems to be a good approach,
    my current top five (always in transition)

    Dior Eau Noire
    HdP 1725 Casanova
    eau de gloire parfum d'empire
    Dia man Amouage
    comme des garçons man 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaern View Post
    Pretty much this. Creed's Santal Imperial is either discontinued or is going to be. Nice man at Harrods siphoned off 100ml for me last time from a 500ml bottle.
    Wow, you were lucky, Kaern. Last time I went there, they were borderline rude in their sales tactic. Put me off from buying my Creeds there. Would have been great to try this scent there, let alone get 100ml of it!

    I have to say I am still looking for the best sandalwood and I'm beginning to think the answer to this age old question is to get as many of them as possible - altogether they are great! I started with Egoiste and Green Irish Tweed (yes, it dries down to a great sandalwood!), then went on to Sycomore (another beautiful sandalwood in the dry down), now it's Santal Noble which I've only just got and who knows what comes next! Still loads on my list to try...

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    I'm about to get several bottles of Mysore sandalwood attars. Don't know how they compare but I'm looking forward to finding out

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    They're quite possibly likely to be adulterated or synthetic as it's not an easy material to source.
    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    ...I have to say I am still looking for the best sandalwood and I'm beginning to think the answer to this age old question is to get as many of them as possible - altogether they are great! ...
    Amen!

    My list of sandalwood scents in my wardrobe is multiplying. Next on my list: Either the new IUNX L'Arbre or Bois de Iles parfum by Chanel. Currently I own about 7 sandalwood prominent scents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lpp View Post
    They're quite possibly likely to be adulterated or synthetic as it's not an easy material to source.
    Good luck!
    Sadly this is true. I'm the one with the friend in Mysore right now. I've shown her several threads on Sandalwood and she's doing her own research, hopefully she'll find the real thing.

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    Tam dao EDP
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    Quote Originally Posted by rouj View Post
    Sadly this is true. I'm the one with the friend in Mysore right now. I've shown her several threads on Sandalwood and she's doing her own research, hopefully she'll find the real thing.
    Good luck, rouj.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnus611 View Post
    Tam dao EDP
    I love this one in the EDP and Santal Nobile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNBLUEMIKE View Post
    I love this one in the EDP and Santal Nobile.
    I have requested Santal Noble in my last two sample purchases from Aedes and it hasn't been in stock either time. I may just have to blind buy it if I can find a screaming deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chili_willi View Post
    I have requested Santal Noble in my last two sample purchases from Aedes and it hasn't been in stock either time. I may just have to blind buy it if I can find a screaming deal.
    My top favorite from MPG. If you can find the vintage at a reasonable price I wouldn't hesitate to buy it. To distinguish it the bottle has a diamond looking design. The new reformulation is also very good and that creamy sandalwood is to die for.

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    Guerlain's Samsara contained 25 per cent sandalwood.
    my current top five (always in transition)

    Dior Eau Noire
    HdP 1725 Casanova
    eau de gloire parfum d'empire
    Dia man Amouage
    comme des garçons man 2

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    Read through the first page but don't have time to look through the others.....Surprised nobody mentioned Breath of God....It doesnt get a lot of play or recognition here on BN for some reason but to me its one of the best sandalwoods out there and its not over 100 bucks....Check it out !

  58. #118

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    Must try Tam Dao EDP... here we go again. Wallet on a diet time!!

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    My first thought was Chanel Egoisté
    Please check out my selling list:

    YSL Opium homme EDP, Rive Gauche pour homme, Villoresi Uomo, Dior Homme vintage, Body Kouros, Guerlain homme intense etc.

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