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Indian Sandalwood (2019)
by Dunhill


Indian Sandalwood information

Year of Launch2019
AvailabilityIn Production
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People and companies

PerfumerCarlos Benaim
Parent CompanyInter Parfums

About Indian Sandalwood

Indian Sandalwood is a masculine fragrance by Dunhill. The scent was launched in 2019 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Carlos Benaim

Indian Sandalwood fragrance notes

  1. Top Notes
  2. Heart Notes
  3. Base notes

Reviews of Indian Sandalwood

Oviatt Show all reviews
United States
Indian Sandalwood is one of the pillars of Dunhill’s latest luxury Signature Collection line and they pulled in none other than Carlos Benaim to bring this to life. The old school legacy of Dunhill fits nicely with this last days of the Raj Indian-influenced sandalwood scent. There are only four listed notes which can be a great way to showcase the star of the show, the eponymous sandalwood. That said, I get nothing of the bergamot which is meant to be the only top note in the scent. Right from the start this is a sweet coconut sandalwood—literally like suntan lotion in the opening moments. From there it dries down to a more arid sandalwood with a little desiccated coconut alongside of it. There is an earthy, mossy patchouli note that emerges towards the end of this scent but this is truly a sandalwood scent from beginning to end. Deep into the dry down, the sandalwood and patchouli take on an oud sort of note that is really attractive. It smells of quality ingredients and is very subtle which is saying something coming from the same hand that created the original Polo. There may be better—and cheaper--sandalwood scents out there but this is very nice, indeed, and is subtle enough for the office and could be a good signature scent. The perfect fragrance to wear with a sola topi and a pink gin in hand.
20th September, 2020 (last edited: 21st September, 2020)
At the start you can smell a mossy green bergamot that has a slight annoying candy like tinge to it's nature. After a minute the soft sandalwood arrives and develops a creamy and milky like accord that is slightly sweet. Underneath the Sandalwood you can still detect the bergamot with it's slight candy like tinge. This jelly-baby candy like accord becomes more prominent in the basenotes. And basically that is it from start to finish.

Now I like the Sandalwood accord as it's very nice but the fragrance is very linear and you cannot help wanting more. It's light but does have a distinct presence but I wish there was more complexity to this one. But though I like it I think I would get bored of it quickly. It costs a £120 which I think is too much.
08th August, 2019
It's nice, but not groundbreaking. It's mostly a linear javanol.
Just a like for me.
29th July, 2019

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