Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Santal Noble Eau de Parfum is a love letter to sandalwood, wealthy and easy, somewhat musky and candy. It opens with mixture of spices (predominantly cumin on me) with smoky incense and a way of nuttiness. The patchouli is refined all through, including a component of earthiness however in any other case combines with the opposite notes and doesn’t stand out to me.
The primary few hours are largely marked by cumin, incense, and sandalwood with the spices main the composition. Because the fragrance will get in direction of its drydown, the sandalwood comes by way of and the spices recede into the background, forsaking a easy, virtually creamy sandalwood with unbelievable depth.
The notes are listed as:
- high notes: espresso, spices, incense
- coronary heart notes: sandalwood, patchouli, vanilla, vetiver
- base notes: castoreum, ambergris, oakmoss
It opened with spiced incense over a mattress of heat, smoky sandalwood and darkish, barely soiled, patchouli. There have been hints of spiced wooden however it was targeted extra on savory spices–to me, cumin, probably cardamom, and pepper. A roasted, nutty observe got here by way of, which I believe was the espresso, however it was much less “espresso” and fairly a bit nuttier in aroma. At temporary moments, there was a wisp of saltiness within the air however so fleeting that it felt imagined.
Santal Noble didn’t have plenty of shifts between the opening and the drydown, as savory spices–heavy on cumin–continued to dominate with easy sandalwood, a touch of ambergris, and a smoky earthiness was an undercurrent. On the fourth hour, the amber grew to become extra noticeable; spiced, resinous, and somewhat woody with sandalwood and touches of vanilla sweetness–the savory spices have been much less intense at this level, too.
For testing, I used 1/3 of a 0.7ml pattern vial dabbed to the underside and topside of my wrist space . I used an unscented moisturizer previous to making use of the scent as I discovered scent didn’t maintain nicely right here in any other case.
I bought my pattern in January 2022; fragrances are recognized to be reformulated over their lifetime , so be conscious of when a evaluation was made, e.g. a evaluation from 2010 might not replicate what the same-named fragrance smells like in 2022.
It lasted for six hours till it was a skin-scent and about 12 hours earlier than it was more durable to detect on my pores and skin. It had average sillage and projection with the sillage getting nearer to my physique after two hours, and the projection nearer to my wrist after three hours.
It jogged my memory of a softer, barely muskier model of Profumum Santalum, and I feel I’d desire the heightened sense of sandalwood in Santalum general, however it is a stunning scent and I’m glad I purchased the travel-sized spray. My husband has been utilizing it to scent his sheets earlier than mattress!
- 120ml for $195
- 0.7ml pattern for $4