Santal Extreme 2019

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Santal Extreme (2019) by Aaron Terence Hughes
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Santal Extreme (2019) is a popular perfume by Aaron Terence Hughes for women and men and was released in 2019. The scent is woody-sweet. The longevity is above-average. The production was apparently discontinued.
Fragrance Notes
CedarwoodCedarwood Rose absoluteRose absolute Australian sandalwoodAustralian sandalwood Indian sandalwoodIndian sandalwood Tonka beanTonka bean VanillaVanilla PatchouliPatchouli MuskMusk
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Scent
7.947 Ratings
Longevity
8.945 Ratings
Sillage
7.945 Ratings
Bottle
6.841 Ratings
Value for money
6.818 Ratings
Submitted by PanAroma0815, last update on 28.09.2022.
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Tomsco
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Extreme Love
I really love this fragrance, as well as some others from ATH.

This was the first ATH I've smelled and I loved it right away.
It's artistic, potent but smooth, dark and very well done.
Patchouli and thick sandalwood are the main players from the beginning to the end here. It opens up with a slight touch of rose. The patchouli is dirtier in the beginning, later on it gets smoother and while I don't really get the tonka and vanilla, I think because of them it dries down to a lovely creamy, slightly sweet sandalwood-patchouli mix which stays with you for a very long time.
So yeah, the longevity is great. Projection/sillage is good. It's a little closer to the wearer but lingers around for a couple of hours. I would rate the sillage a 7.5 if I could (I wish you could rate .5 on other things than only the scent).
This scent is best for colder weathers.
I consider it unisex, but it's quite dark and bold, so only for tough men and women :)

I like the 'new' design very much by the way. The bottles are heavy (considering they're only 50ml and quite small) and have a velvety rubbery matte black skin and a nice magnetic cap with the unicorn logo carved in it. The metal plate on the front with the name of the brand and the fragrance makes for a nice luxurious touch.
It comes in a round black box, which reminds me of Christian Dior's private line boxes (both very nice boxes!)
The box also has the metal plate with the names on it, which is cool too.

All in all a great fragrance and great package. Absolutely worth the money in my opinion.
It's a pity he discontinued this one. I haven't smelled the new one (2021) but people said it's more gourmand. While I like gourmands too, this one (2019) really is not gourmand.
I'm very happy to have it in my collection
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Bentley called
I sent myself a sample of that scent. From the first moment I smelled it, I immediately thought of Bentley for men intense. Bentley still has a bit of sweetness in it and is not as woody as this one but still very similar. It's probably the sandalwood. Nevertheless, for me it smells almost 1 to 1 like Bentley for men intense. For this price (50ml) you get 300 ml (3x100ml) of the Bentley
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Quiiietsch "what are you wearing?"
when I first applied Santal Extreme, we went to dinner together. When I got out of the car I applied it and it didn't take a minute for a speeding cyclist passing by to hit the brakes and ask me what kind of extraordinary scent I would wear.
Yes Santal Extreme is exceptional! rich, warming and rich With its enormous naturalness it has something timeless and archaic.
Woodiness and sweetness are skilfully balanced and so it gives warmth and a feeling of comfort. Ideal for the cold season and for romantic hours (many hours... because Santal Extreme lasts 24 hours)
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Warm, sensual and natural
Sandalwood is known to be one of the most popular base notes and also one of the rarest raw materials. As the name suggests, Aaron Terence Hughes has used it here as a central note, highlighting various facets and in some cases adding other fragrances. Even if there are no top notes in Santal Extreme, I would still speak of three overlapping phases.

Right at the beginning I thought to myself: This reminds me partly of Diptiques Tam Dao (EdP), but seems fuller and more interesting. The two types of sandalwood - at least that's what the perfumer says - are supposed to be rather balsamic on the one hand and rather woody on the other hand and thus complement each other particularly well. I would definitely also speak of a symbiosis of warmth and dryness. Due to the vanilla and tonka bean tincture, the fragrance also has a sensual, slightly sweet, but never intrusive or even gourmand side. I cannot perceive the rose at all; cedar wood certainly contributes something to the dryness and patchouli can be filtered out more clearly, especially directly on the skin, and has a slightly earthy, dirty side - comparable to Jovoys Psychédelique.

After about two to three hours the scent changes a bit, because now an animal facet is added, which reminds me of the smell of old leather. Here again: On the skin I can smell them clearly, but only discreetly in the air. After a good eight hours Santal Extreme becomes softer again, which is certainly due to the musk compounds. All in all, ATH really delivers what it promises here: a long-lasting and quite complex sandalwood scent that looks very natural.

My rating would probably have been a little higher, if it weren't for this animalistic facet, of which I am basically not a fan. I also recognize some notes/chords from already tested songs. However, Santal Extreme should be on the watch list for anyone looking for a good sandalwood perfume.
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