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    Default Secret Sandalwood by Ramon Bejar

    I am testing this today, from a sample from a BN buddy.

    The sample says it contains Mysore sandalwood. I am quietly reminded of the same sandalwood in Dries Van Noten by Frederic Malle - a sort of hushed, vanillic, slightly lactic (almost like curdled mil) wood effect. It doesn't smell scratchy or musty (like the April Aromatics Precious Woods) neither does it have a lot of sillage/radiance probably due to the fact that its relying on natural materials and not synthetic sandalwood aromachemicals.

    I'm not sure I like it better than the Frederic Malle to warrant including it in my Wardrobe.

    Has any other fans of sandalwood encountered this scent & care to post their opinions?

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    Default Re: Secret Sandalwood by Ramon Bejar

    I shall look out for it. I do like sandalwoody perfumes.
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    Default Re: Secret Sandalwood by Ramon Bejar

    I tried the entire line at Osswalds in NYC before Christmas, as it was a new line that they were carrying and were promoting it. Actually the sandalwood was the the most pleasant of the bunch but a bit too floral for my taste. Overall I wasn't impressed with this house.
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    Default Re: Secret Sandalwood by Ramon Bejar

    Interesting hednic that you found it floral. I must admit that my nose isn't catching that so prominently. One of my favorite Mysore sandalwood fragrances is vintage Crabtree & Evelyn Extract of Mysore Sandalwood which has a prominent ylang ylang note and in that one I can smell the florals very strongly...whereas in this one I don't.

    I must admit I didn't smell anything when I first sprayed it on. Sometimes this happens with certain fragrances. Usually this means that it will take me several wearings to 'get' the scent.
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    Default Re: Secret Sandalwood by Ramon Bejar

    I don't get much in the way of florals either.

    In all due respect to some members, as this is not a French line, would not expect it to appeal to some.

    If someone is looking for a nice Churchy Incense, Sanctum is quite good.

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    Default Re: Secret Sandalwood by Ramon Bejar

    It almost reminds me a bit of Egoiste primarily the base notes but with the stewed fruit and spice component removed.
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    Default Re: Secret Sandalwood by Ramon Bejar

    Wearing it again today. Like I said above. Love the milky slightly quality this has so much in common with Dries Van Noten. There is an almost buttery quality to the sandalwood that I find fascinating. I think that same note is in Jeux de Peau by Serge Lutens. It smells like butter but it doesn't come off as gourmand...rather creamy, fatty...if that makes sense.
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