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    But I digress...Cedar
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeyondTheBox View Post
    You've been beat to the literal punch.
    crap, I didnt read all of the responses....Dammit...And I really worked hard on that response...
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    Quote Originally Posted by FSU92grad View Post
    crap, I didnt read all of the responses....Dammit...And I really worked hard on that response...
    Lol its cool, happens to everyone

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeyondTheBox View Post
    Lol its cool, happens to everyone
    Now I feel like an idiot....lol...nothing new for me, I guess....
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeyondTheBox View Post
    I want a good sandalwood to try. Would (lol) love to give it another try. Any recommendations, as usual, under $50, can be that discounted...
    If you don't mind aquatics, then the discontinued Quiksilver is a great one - and one of the few with a big slug of natural sandalwood (albeit the Australian kind). You can really smell the "creamy" aspect of sandalwood in this one.

    Very hard to find now. The prices on Amazon have skyrocketed. One place is charging $150 for the 3.3 oz bottle! However, I did find one cheaper - within your price range:

    http://www.scentiments.com/Product/S...aspx?id=102611
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    Quote Originally Posted by lpp View Post
    Patchouli is from leaves & vetiver is from roots - neither are trees!
    Yeah, I know that!
    But many people include them in the "woody" category.
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    For me it's cedar. Brazilian rosewood is pretty good too. Pine tree and oakwood are very good, but not utilized enough.

    Also, although not woods, but in the wood family; cypress, fir, and spruce are favorites.

    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    If you don't mind aquatics, then the discontinued Quiksilver is a great one - and one of the few with a big slug of natural sandalwood (albeit the Australian kind). You can really smell the "creamy" aspect of sandalwood in this one.

    Very hard to find now. The prices on Amazon have skyrocketed. One place is charging $150 for the 3.3 oz bottle! However, I did find one cheaper - within your price range:

    http://www.scentiments.com/Product/S...aspx?id=102611
    I agree, the sandalwood note in this one is fantastic. I remember buying a 1 oz bottle off scentedmonkey, some 2 or 3 years ago for 7 bucks. I used it up pretty quick and went looking for another.. all a sudden.. discontinued, couldn't find it anywhere. About a year and a half ago I found somebody in the marketplace selling a 3.3 oz bottle for 20 shipped, I guess he wasn't aware of the demand on it and just wanted to get rid of his. I scooped it up with open arms. It really is a great simple sandalwood fragrance, very underrated and very good sandalwood note.

    If sandalwood smelled like this more often, maybe it would beat out cedar, but for the most part, I find sandalwood to come off cheap, generic, and often times powdery.
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    I've always loved cedar, I have one in my yard and loved it as a kid growing up.

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    Agarwood and guaiac, followed by cedar. While I love sandalwood, I have yet to find a fragrance that really carries this note in an honest, true to life form. All the sandalwood fragrances I've tried so far tend to be leaning towards soft, soapy variations, like old school hand soaps, not exactly smelling like actual *sandalwood*. Perhaps I need to explore some more exotic mysore creations from lands far away... The only fragrances that have very decent sandalwood notes and that I enjoy a lot, yet still not exactly my ideal interpretation of what sandalwood should be, are all from Chanel: Egoiste Cologne Concentree, Bois des Iles, and the regular Egoiste (in this order). I sort of gave up on "pure sandalwood" fragrances, especially after buying a bottle of Tam Dao EDP last month (turns out it's 100% cedar after the first 15 minutes, sandalwood is nowhere to be found).
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    Quote Originally Posted by remik View Post
    Agarwood and guaiac, followed by cedar. While I love sandalwood, I have yet to find a fragrance that really carries this note in an honest, true to life form. All the sandalwood fragrances I've tried so far tend to be leaning towards soft, soapy variations, like old school hand soaps, not exactly smelling like actual *sandalwood*. Perhaps I need to explore some more exotic mysore creations from lands far away... The only fragrances that have very decent sandalwood notes and that I enjoy a lot, yet still not exactly my ideal interpretation of what sandalwood should be, are all from Chanel: Egoiste Cologne Concentree, Bois des Iles, and the regular Egoiste (in this order). I sort of gave up on "pure sandalwood" fragrances, especially after buying a bottle of Tam Dao EDP last month (turns out it's 100% cedar after the first 15 minutes, sandalwood is nowhere to be found).
    I agree - real sandalwood is something of a lost cause anymore. Nothing smells like the sandalwood figurines of my youth.
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    Probably the smell of Oak, which doesn't get used much at all.

    I'm also partial to the totally synthetic Georgywood.


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    Most of the stuff I own has cedar in it, and I do like sandalwood, too. But, man, that birch in Aventus has me hooked.

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    Hinoki for me is unbeatable.
    Should mention that I am probably biased, as I often go to Taiwan, and many spring-resorts use Hinoki wood for their tubs... Always brings good memories. Closest that I have found is CdG Hinoki, but I wish more houses used this note...

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    Sandal, birch, cedar, fir, pine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeyondTheBox View Post
    I want a good sandalwood to try. Would (lol) love to give it another try. Any recommendations, as usual, under $50, can be that discounted...
    Art of Shaving Sandalwood; it's a bit over $50 ($70-75 for 100 ml, haven't really seen it discounted) but might be worth an exception. I love smelling this fragrance when I'm about four storefronts away from AOS at the mall

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeyondTheBox View Post
    I want a good sandalwood to try. Would (lol) love to give it another try. Any recommendations, as usual, under $50, can be that discounted...
    Also Caswell-Massey's Sandalwood, although not in stock at times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    Cedar
    Sandalwood
    Oud


    But it's all about the composition... They can all be done very poorly also.
    ^ These, but not necessarily in that order.

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    Mysore Sandalwood and Agar wood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinamen_6 View Post
    Hinoki for me is unbeatable.Should mention that I am probably biased, as I often go to Taiwan, and many spring-resorts use Hinoki wood for their tubs... Always brings good memories. Closest that I have found is CdG Hinoki, but I wish more houses used this note...
    Yes, I agree completely. I have a body wash called BDY-WS EARTH (primarily hinoki) by Kyoku that came from Barneys that smells amazing and I wish they made a perfume. Then there is the almost completely neglected Palo Santo that perfumers should use. With those underused notes mentioned I do love Oud and Guaiacwood.
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    Cypress/Pine
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    No teak fans yet?

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    Another vote for sandalwood.

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    Cedar for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    Cedar, with sandalwood as the second greatest favorite.

    + 1!

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    Cedar.

    The last thing i want to smell in my frags is sandalwood. I'm sick of it. I grew up in the Mysore region (famed for its sandalwood) of India and the damned smell is done to redundance here. Sandalwood soaps, incense, oils, talc powders, face packs, body lotion and what have you! Even friggin detergents come sandal scented. To this day my mother keeps sachets of powdered sandalwood in her cupboard where she hangs her sarees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarshVader View Post
    The last thing i want to smell in my frags is sandalwood. I'm sick of it. I grew up in the Mysore region (famed for its sandalwood) of India and the damned smell is done to redundance here.
    Well, I, for one, envy you. I'd love to know what real mysore sandalwood smells like, especially in fragrance form. It's nearly impossible to find it anymore, so even if you are sick and tired of it - consider yourself lucky - some of us still have no idea what the real sandalwood really smells like. :-(
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    Quote Originally Posted by remik View Post
    I'd love to know what real mysore sandalwood smells like, especially in fragrance form.
    I know there are export restrictions on sandalwood here. Sandalwood smuggling (closely tied to ivory smuggling) was a menace and was only recently reined in. Pure sandalwood oil (and other sandalwood products, sculptures included) is sold only through a government agency which has plush outlets in leading cities here. I have seen foreign tourists thronging these 'Emporia' (they are named thus) The oil sells for about $25 for a 5ml vial locally. Here you go.

    http://www.cauveryhandicrafts.net/Pr...d-3001689.aspx

    Also, there is an expanse of protected forest here (on the fringes of Bandipur National Park) that is almost entirely of sandalwood. I had gone there quite recently on a photography trip. The whole fragrant forest is nothing short of surreal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    Cedar, with sandalwood as the second greatest favorite.
    Yep. It would have to be this

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    What is the composition of "precious woods"?
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Some aromachem.

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