Why sandalwood?

What kind of fragrances do you prefer?
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Re: Why sandalwood?

Post by Brutus » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:54 pm

Am I missing something here?


Maybe it helps that I am based in the Middle East, just an Arabian Sea away from the place where this stuff grows.
But my sandalwood fondness may have more to do with the fact that in my younger years I was given a sandalwood shower gel after a critical exam by a young lady that I was quite keen on.
The lady moved on, my attraction to sandalwood stayed.

Probably it wouldn’t have if the sandalwood fragrance was extracted from used sandals 👡 - gypsy or otherwise.

Regarding the smells in far away countries, the typical musty smell of the hot humid air in the tropics when we opened the airplane doors after landing is deeply burned into my memory. All a function of local flora, heat and humidity, I guess.
You don’t get it as much anymore since air-conditioned jetways are connected to the aircraft after arrival.
In that case you have to wait until you exit the terminal.

There may be other elements in the smell as well that I rather not discuss.


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Re: Why sandalwood?

Post by libertine » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:37 am

I also enjoy Sandalwood. Probably a favorite as a single scent. My GFT Sandalwood skin food is a fixture.

Sandalwood products seem to be in the mild to medium strength range - another requirrement for me.

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Re: Why sandalwood?

Post by brothers » Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:10 pm

In a general sense, I've recently added vetiver to the naturally attractive sandalwood fragrance.

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Re: Why sandalwood?

Post by EL Alamein » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:41 pm

For myself I like sandalwood though I rarely use it in any sense.

My special use for it is Christmas Day when I will, most years, use Trumper's Sandalwood cream for my shave. It's intoxicating and it's memory is tied to the first Christmas I was married. Great memories if good times.


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