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    Default Creamy Sandalwood Fragrance ?

    I have a shaving soap that smells amazing, it smells like sandalwood but a bit more milky.. would love to have a cologne that smells so cozy and refreshing at the same time..

    What are some great sandalwood based fragrances?

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    Tam Dao EDP, not the EDT...the EDT is good, but the EDP is great and it's creamy sandalwood all the way!

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    Chanel's Bois des Iles and Egoiste both come to mind.

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    Santal De Mysore by Montale
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    If you're looking for a sandalwood fragrance and not the real deal, I would recommend Santal Carmin by Atelier Cologne. Tam Dao is more about cedar than sandalwood, IMHO.

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    Tam Dao EdP is probably my favorite, definitely a coconut milk undertone. I couldn't find exactly what I wanted from a sandalwood fragrance and ended up making my own. You can always do that too if you're a creative type looking to do something different :-)
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    Default Re: Creamy Sandalwood Fragrance ?

    All good ones mentioned so far. I especially endorse Tam Dao EDP and Egoiste.
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    Molecule 01 smells like creamy sandalwood to me.

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    Tam Dao EDP and EDT
    Bois des Illes EDT and Parfum
    Egoiste

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    I don't think of Tam Dao as "creamy sandalwood." I wonder what the OP is seeking. To me, something like Bois Precieux would work, but that is a bit vanillic as well.

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    All good ones mentioned so far. I'll add a few from Serge Lutens:

    Santal de Mysore - stripped down sandalwood
    Santal Blanc - floral sandalwood
    Santal Majuscule - rose and chocolate sandalwood
    Jeux de Peau - uber sweet & gourmand sandalwood

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    +1 For Santal Majuscule

    Another good one is Malle's Dries Van Norten par Frédéric Malle.

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    guys lets try to keep the price below 80 dollars ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by joy4856 View Post
    guys lets try to keep the price below 80 dollars ..
    Decant of anything mentioned already in this thread.

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    Dries Van Noten par Frederic Malle
    no great shakes but good enough..

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    Hunt down the discontinued Santal by L'Artisan Parfumeur. IMO, creamier than the well-recommended Bois des Iles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebor View Post
    If you're looking for a sandalwood fragrance and not the real deal, I would recommend Santal Carmin by Atelier Cologne. Tam Dao is more about cedar than sandalwood, IMHO.


    I also think Tam Dao is more about cedar than anything else.

    I would recomend Santal de Mysore by Serge Lutens.

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    I wouldn't say that Egoiste is creamy for that matter, however I kindly recommend it. Obsession for men, mayhaps more spicy than wood oriented, is also quite good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joy4856 View Post
    guys lets try to keep the price below 80 dollars ..
    Yes, that's one reason for my Bois Precieux suggestion! LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joy4856 View Post
    guys lets try to keep the price below 80 dollars ..
    I was about to jump in because sandalwood is a favorite note of mine and I have a number of bottles of stuff but I'm afraid this excludes anything from me - if you are looking for more budget stuff that's cool but usually a good idea to mention right up front
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    Another idea for a less expensive one is Barbara Bui EdP, if you can handle a scent marketed to women.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsly View Post
    Another idea for a less expensive one is Barbara Bui EdP, if you can handle a scent marketed to women.
    Original santal or samsara

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    - Chanel Egoiste
    - Geo F. Trumper Sandalwood Cologne
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    - Revillon: R
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Ferrari: Essence Oud
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    Santal imperial by Creed
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    Default Re: Creamy Sandalwood Fragrance ?

    Egoiste seems awesome and versatile

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    Default Re: Creamy Sandalwood Fragrance ?

    Egoiste is VERY sweet, please sample it first. Not a good candidate for a blind buy. I don't go anywhere NEAR my bottle until it cools down here.
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    It's good, but I wouldn't consider it the most versatile. I'm with Mike on that one...definitely sweet and a projection monster. Mostly wear this one in the cooler temps as it's a blanketing fragrance at least to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by joy4856 View Post
    Egoiste seems awesome and versatile
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    White Sandalwood by Nest

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    Santal Blush - Tom Ford
    Santal Blanc
    I think it's quite creamy and right on the unisex border... but then again I wear some florals.

    Like JiveHippo said, decants allow you to purchase smaller amounts at smaller prices.

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    Art of Shaving Sandalwood is a really nice one. It's about 100 bucks or so. But if your looking for a real bargain and I assure you this has a nice sandalwood smell for about 20 buck, try American Crew Classic. You will be able to find it at a lot of chain hairstyling places. Good luck.

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