Sometimes your olfactive memory wanders until meeting the perfect example that illustrates one notion. And I’m not stating here that Santalum is perfect, I’m purely saying that for me, sandalwood was brilliantly embodied by this already mentioned perfume from Profumum.
In spite of the fact that you could find some other good examples in thie topic, if you want to know how sandalwood ought to smell like, you need to sample Santalum. Introduced in 2003 and classified as a woody aromatic, this unisex fragrance has listed notes of sandalwood absolute, myrrh and spices (cinnamon) and as far as I’m concerned, this is some remarkably well done sandalwood.
Throughout the entire development stages of Santalum (which seemed quite linear, however this not makes it less interesting!), I could detect a hint of incense (which became my new passion, as I imagine you know by now!). The official website describes the fragrance in a poetic way: “Scented votive fumes rise to the sky/Flower garlands, statues and columns everywhere/Carpets and drapes have been prepared/ The warm and humid air diffuses/ the scent of the sacred forest/The ceremony has started”.
One more interesting aspect: after the first 30 minutes, Santalum turned into a little oversweet for my taste, however as this phase lasted no more than 10 minutes, it allowed it to remain a well-done fragrance, in spite of the fact that is not my favorite from Profumum (which is Olibanum and Arso as the second best!). The flacon that holds Santalum is represented by the house signature bottle, for which the distinctive feature is represented by the liquid’s color, a soft shade of beige.
Profumum Santalum Perfume Details
- Santalum by Profumum is available in 100 ml Eau de Parfum Spray; the lasting power is above average (more than 12 hours!) and the sillage is excellent.
- Olfactory Group: Woody Aromatic
- For: Unisex
- Year Introduced: 2003
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual