Woody Sandalwood by Dossier
Key Notes of Woody Sandalwood
What Does Woody Sandalwood Smell Like
Dossier's Woody Sandalwood opens with a heady blend of violet leaves and cardamom, exuding a sweet floral overtone combined with an earthy, mildly spicy undertone. The opening notes gradually make way for the heart of the fragrance which unfolds into a complex medley of orris, ambrox, cedarwood, and cypriol. Oriis brings a powdery floral nuance, while ambrox adds a warm, musky facet. Cedarwood infuses an element of dry, clean woodiness, and cypriol contributes a hint of woody, spicy, and earthy notes with a smoky nuance.
The base of the perfume is marked by musk, sandalwood, and amber. The presence of musk lends a warm, animalistic undertone. Sandalwood is prominently featured, and it exudes a creamy, soft, and subtly sweet woody aroma, while amber adds a rich, sweet, and resinous touch.
The overall impression of Woody Sandalwood is a sensuous blend of sweet florals, earthy spices, dry woods, and warm musk. The fragrance embraces the precious Mysore variety sandalwood from India, showcasing its creamy facets against the contrasting sharpness of other woods, while also providing a smooth continuity to floral bouquets, contributing to a deep, warm sandalwood experience that is sensual and comforting.
Review of Woody Sandalwood
Woody Sandalwood by Dossier offers an affordable and inviting alternative to Le Labo's Santal 33, one of the most iconic scents of our time. Just as Le Labo’s Santal 33 is loved for its warm, androgynous appeal, Woody Sandalwood echoes this with its cozy and cocooning quality.
Woody Sandalwood replaces the Australian Sandalwood used in Le Labo's variant with high-quality Indian Mysore Sandalwood. This switch brings out a creamier texture that's noticeably denser and earthier compared to the original, but the essence of the scent remains true to its inspiration. It’s like walking into a familiar room, yet noticing a fresher, more grounded ambiance.
While Le Labo's Santal 33 starts with a smoky, almost leathery aroma, Woody Sandalwood turns down the smoky edge a notch, making it a softer introduction for those new to the world of woody, unisex fragrances. The gentle blend of violet, orris, and musk in Woody Sandalwood provides a floral, musky aroma that might appeal to those who find Le Labo's scent too overpowering.
The most significant advantage Woody Sandalwood boasts over Le Labo’s Santal 33, however, is its price point. At just $49, it gives you a strikingly similar scent experience to the $230 Le Labo’s Santal 33, making it a smart choice for those who love the scent but are budget-conscious.
However, if you're a die-hard fan of Santal 33's distinctive Australian Sandalwood note, you might find Woody Sandalwood's Indian Sandalwood a tad different. It’s a matter of personal preference, really.
In conclusion, Woody Sandalwood is a worthy contender in the realm of Le Labo's Santal 33 dupes. It offers a scent that's closely
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