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    Default Looking for Sandalwood...

    I currently have Egoiste, and love it. I am newer, about a year in my fragrance journey and I am really bad a picking out notes.

    Question: If i like Eogoiste, which has some nice sandalwood, would i also want to get Art of Shaving Sandalwood or Tam Dao? Or would it be redundant?

    P.S. I also just got a small decant of Bois de Iles, which many say is a step up from Egoiste. I only wore it once so i need a bit more time with it.

    edit: Thank you all so much for the responses. One more question, how much will these kind of sandalwood fragrances get used in the warmer months? Or is it not a good investment with the MD summer coming up?
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    Default Re: Looking for Sandalwood...

    Tam Dao would not be redundant.

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    Default Re: Looking for Sandalwood...

    All of those scents are different types of sandalwood - one can own all of them & it wouldn't be redundant.

    Depends on if you want a range of sandalwood scents in your wardrobe. I do. I own several bottles and decants (probably 8 or 9 different ones).
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    All of those scents are different types of sandalwood - one can own all of them & it wouldn't be redundant.

    Depends on if you want a range of sandalwood scents in your wardrobe. I do. I own several bottles and decants (probably 8 or 9 different ones).
    Good question. I am wondering if say i had all 3, would they get any wear, or would one be the main one i reach for. An example: I got a sample of Midnight in Paris. I like it, but i have abosultely no need for this with Armani code and Bvlgari black in my wardrobe and no way would all 3 be reached for frequently. Perhaps i will get some decants of each...

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    My favorite sandalwood was one that used to be sold by Creed called Santal Imperial. It is a creamy, lighter sandalwood than that found in their (also discontinued) Bois de Santal...which many consider to be one of the finest sandalwoods ever.

    I also like Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche for a good sandalwood fragrance.
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    Tam Dao is good but The Art of Shaving to me was similar to Santal Noble, a far superior and robust fragrance. My favorite sandalwood note in a fragrance is in Richwood.

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    Sandalwood fragrances differ greatly. The same can be said for almost any main note. The ones you mentioned are all quite different. You will not really be able to guess which ones you will like the best, so your best bet is to get samples of as many as you can find, and determine your favorites from those. The Perfumed Court and LuckyScent come to mind as places you can order a wide variety of samples.

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    Default Re: Looking for Sandalwood...

    Himalaya by Creed is my favorite Sandalwood fragrance.

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    Santal Noble by MPEG, underrated like most MPEG parfums...

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    Thanks to everyone for the helpful advice. Love the basenotes crowd...

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    Default Re: Looking for Sandalwood...

    Best extant sandalwood is Villoresi Sandalo. Best sandalwood in the last thirty years is Creed Bois de Santal.

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    Default Re: Looking for Sandalwood...

    Quote Originally Posted by bokaba View Post
    Best extant sandalwood is Villoresi Sandalo. Best sandalwood in the last thirty years is Creed Bois de Santal.
    Creed Bois de Santal is such an amazing natural sandalwood. Shame they had to dc it because ingredients were no longer available. Tam Dao is good but very light and does not last very long on me. Dunhill Pursuit has a great, sweet sandalwood drydown and is very inexpensive.
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    Default Re: Looking for Sandalwood...

    Amouage attars tend to have the highest quality sandalwood I've come across

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    Default Re: Looking for Sandalwood...

    Vintage Tricorn by Caswell Massey had beautiful sandalwood...no longer.

    Interesting to note as it was prized Bangalore Sandalwood in the original juice. The key is to spray from a bit of distance and not over-apply. A gentlemanly scent that goes back to 1941.

    But, just don't take my word for it...http://www.vintagepaperads.com/1968-...y_p_70005.html

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    Default Re: Looking for Sandalwood...

    Anyone know where to find a bottle of Sandal Attar ?

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    Default Re: Looking for Sandalwood...

    I dont think sandalwoods or vetivers could ever be redundant for me. All three of those are great and worth owning. IMO sandalwood does great in the heat so buy away!

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    You can get real mysore sandalwood attars OR I find Santal Blush and CDG wonderwood very good sandalwood fragrances especially in the drydown. They smell virtually like my Mysore sandalwood elephant figurines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinramani09 View Post
    You can get real mysore sandalwood attars OR I find Santal Blush and CDG wonderwood very good sandalwood fragrances especially in the drydown. They smell virtually like my Mysore sandalwood elephant figurines.
    I have actually tried the Santal Blush from a generous giveaway from SaNielsen. That one was wearing a bit feminine on me though!

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    ^CDG Wonderwood would be perfect, the mysore sandalwood accord in it is wonderful. I did not find SB feminine at all, and I am usually particular about such things.

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    Default Re: Looking for Sandalwood...

    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyBars View Post
    Amouage attars tend to have the highest quality sandalwood I've come across
    agreed!

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