10 Best Sandalwood Cologne for Men (2020)

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Serge Lutens Santal De Mysore

Main Accords: Warm Spicy, Balsamic, Woody,Powdery, Fresh spicy

The nose behind this fragrance is Christopher Sheldrake. The fragrance features sandalwood, caraway, spices, benzoin and styrax.

The sandalwood starts to shine through, it’s rich, deep, smoky, sweet, and beautifully creamy.

And it smells INTOXICATING.

Santal De Mysore is unisex and leans slightly masculine and best used in cooler weather, fall and winter. 

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4.3

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Atelier Cologne Santal Carmin

Main Accords: Woody

                       Warm Spicy

                       Powdery

                       Vanilla

                       Balsamic

Top notes are lime, bergamot and saffron

Middle notes are sandalwood, guaiac wood and white musk

Base notes are papyrus, texas cedar and madagascar vanilla.

This is super versatile: all occasions, days or nights and is office friendly. More suited for the mature 20 up crowd.It’s warm, comforting and alluring. Screams high quality.

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4.5

9

Chanel Egoiste

Main Accords: Woody , Warm Spicy,Cinnamon, Balsamic, Powdery, Sweet

Egoïste is a very conservative masculine fragrance composed of spice, wood and vanilla notes. The top notes, intensive and fresh, include rosewood and coriander. Later on, the fragrance character becomes warmer and mysterious due to Bulgarian rose, carnation and warm cinnamon in its heart. The main theme of the composition (long and intensive woodsy trace) reaches its full expression in the lingering base composed of sandalwood, intensive vanilla and ambrette seeds.

            

                      

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4.5

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Editions De Parfums: Dries Van Noten Par Frederic Malle

Main Accords: Woody

                       Warm Spicy

                       Balsamic

                       Powdery

                       Vanilla

A perfume built around natural sandalwood, chosen for its softness and its character, and the fact that it is simultaneously exotic and evocative of the tradition of great classic perfumes. This very short formula made of very precious materials, generates a sober but distinct sensuality. Frédéric Malle’s aim with this departure from the main line is “to translate into scents the world of people he admires”. It seems that Malle feels an affinity with Belgian fashion designer Dries Van Noten and it will be interesting to see who he goes on to collaborate with in the future.

                     

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4.5

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Maitre Parfumeur Et Gantier Santal Noble

Main Accords: Aromatic

                       Woody

                       Fresh Spicy

                       Green 

                       Citrus    

Top notes are brazilian orange, mint, petitgrain and lemon
 Middle notes are black currant, lavender, balsam fir, jasmine and neroli .
Base notes are musk, oakmoss, vetiver and tobacco

Santal Noble opens up with an intense spicy dark coffee bean vibe mixed with whispers of smoky incense. The rich sandalwood sits patiently in the background.

When it starts to settle the coffee starts to fade and the sandalwood steps up with some vanilla that gives it a slight sweetness along with some hints of patchouli and vetiver giving it an earthy vibe.

Nice.

As time goes by the sandalwood becomes ultra-smooth and creamy with a slightly animalic sweet musky vibe.

It smells warm, rich and luxurious, perfect for a classy gentlemen.

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4.5

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Comme Des Garcons Wonderwood

Main Accords: Woody

                        Fresh Spicy

                        Balsamic

                        Aromatic

                        Powdery

Comme des Garçons Parfums’ Wonderwood scent boasts a positive overdose of woody aromas. Here, earthy notes and synthetic wood constructions blend together to form a compelling, resinous scent that is hypnotic and addictive. A rich combination of natural woods, including oud, cedarwood and sandalwood create this enduring fragrance, sure to be your go-to scent for years to come.

As time goes by it gets darker, thicker and heavier with slight buttery tones and whispers of smoky incense.

It’s calming, warm and inviting. Exceptional quality.

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4.5

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XERJOFF More Than Words 

  • Woody Oriental

  • made in Italy

  • JOIN THE CLUB COLLECTION

"POETRY CLUB" More than Words interprets the club of minds who accept no boundaries but paper sheet dimensions: writers and poets who share the passion of literature and artistic temptation of words to stress their inner vision. Please note that: This perfume can stain, if sprayed directly on clothes and delicate tissues.

This smells ridiculously luxurious.

But it gets better…

                           

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4.6

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Tom Ford Santal Blush

Main Accords: Woody

                        Warm Spicy

                        Balsamic

                        Powdery

                        Musky

Top notes: Indian spices, cumin, cinnamon, carrot seeds and fenugreek. 
Heart: jasmine, ylang-ylang and rose. 
Base: Australian sandalwood, cedar, benzoin, musk and oud.

This spicy, woody oriental is a textured fusion of creamy sandalwood and exotic eastern spices enhanced with intoxicating florals and sumptuous woods. Its soft, naked glamour has a mysterious spirit of modern earthiness. Notes: Cinnamon Bark Oil Sri Lanka, Cumin Seed Oil, Ylang Madagascar, Australian Sandalwood, Benzoin Tears, Copahiba Balsam. Style: Mesmerizing. Exotic. Mysterious.

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4.6

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Serge Lutens Santal Majuscule

Main Accords: Woody

                        Warm Spicy

                        Balsamic

                        Rose

                        Powdery

                        Cacao

Though this all sounds “heavy”…Santal Majuscule is not. The overall strength of this perfume is neither too airy nor too “solid” — it has good projection and lasting power, but it’s not quite as sturdy as other Lutens wood-spice perfumes.

This is super versatile: dressed up, dressed down, all occasions, office safe. Great for dates and romantic settings, nights out.

Now, to be clear, Santal Majuscule is not a projection monster, it projects good for the first few hours then sits closer to the skin.

                            

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4.6

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Diptyque Tam Dao EDP

Main Accords: Woody

                        Fresh Spicy

                        Powdery

                        Balsamic

                        Warm Spicy

                        Vanilla

A familiar yet reinvented interpretation, with accentuated, enhanced major notes... the Eau de Parfum expresses itself with even more personality, audacity, intensity and tenacity. Here, with Tam Dao, the star ingredient, sandalwood from Mysore, is of exceptional quality. In the EDP version, Ginger, Tahiti lime, and the coconut accord emphasize the creamy smooth facet of Mysore sandalwood, resulting in a milky, woody creamy concoction.
 

Nice!

Smells SUPER smooth and natural, just like freshly carved wood. It’s classy, calming and comforting.

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4.6

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