Hello folks and have a nice evening :)
Yeah yeah yeah, I know I know sandalo doesn't mean "sandal," it's sandalwood. But still Sandalo sounds like a sandal to me at first, and somehow I have to think of those old sandal movies. You know, these movies, in which the heroes with more or less heavy armor and quite muscle-bound swords and axes swing and their sweaty feet (ugh!!)) have only put in sandals, which is usually their biggest weakness, as soon as they hit the big toenail against something, which hurts hellishly and then you are only cursing and would like to brutally slaughter everyone around you with rage, which on the other hand is also very fitting, since one is in any case constantly confronted with enemies, like the Romans... or if one is a Roman oneself, with an enemy of the Romans,... Gauls for example, or something similar:D
Anyway, sandalwood is a fragrance that has an oriental scent and is supposed to bring the Orient into your home. It should smell soft and balsamic, but also seductive. It is said to have an aphrodisiac effect because its composition is said to resemble male hormones. Pah! ...that's so not true! I've used who knows how many scents with sandalwood (both with and without how wildly near women to wag their hands to move my aphrodisiac scent cloud in their direction!), never has a woman turned over after me or even threw herself at my neck *seeeeeeufz*
because of this (It's like this Axe-Deo-advertisement from back then, you can spray as much as you want, the women don't rip your clothes off...!!).
Be that as it may, now I come to Sandalo from Acqua di Parma, a brand I generally like (Fico di Amalfi, for example, is one of my favourite fragrances, is definitely worth a test! :) And Sandalo is also a quite successful scent, which I liked very much.
Sandalo begins with citric notes, above all bergamot and orange, which smell fresh and good and also have a slightly classic touch, which is probably due to the lavender, which was or is often part of many classic fragrances.
At the same time, however, the fragrance also smells modern, so that although it smells a little more mature and is therefore intended more for adults than younger guys, it does not necessarily smell old-fashioned. Naturally, the fragrance quickly becomes gently balsamic and woody. The sandalwood is nice to smell, but still comes across weakly, but this still changes towards the base. A nice sweetness is also present, which seems to come from a mix of amber and tonka bean.
The background is slightly resinous, or at least that's how I feel about it, and I like that because I personally like resinous scented scents. The cardamom has a spicy, but also a slightly green scent. Cardamom is always such a thing with me, because I sometimes find this scent disturbing, but probably in the past this was due to the combination with other scents, which had rather overlaid the cardamom with their devilish scent, such as coriander for example :D
Because here I find the cardamom quite nice and very suitable for the rest of the fragrance.
Soo... with time, the citric notes of oranges become the strongest citric scents. However, the citric scents fade away towards the end, so that one smells best lavender and wonderful sandalwood at the end, with a beautiful, ambry sweetness and resinous notes. I find Sandalo generally very successful.
The Sillage and the shelf life:
The charisma is okay, but it could have been a little stronger. The scent you emit is good, but I had the feeling that the Sillage went down a bit quickly. Well, at normal distance it smells good for a while, only it's not a firecracker, but it doesn't have to be. I can't decide between six or seven points here and give you six points for now,... just imagine this as 6.5 points :D
The shelf life is also quite okay. The fragrance lasts at least eight hours, which I think is quite good.
The bottle is cylindrical and slightly wider in height. It is dark brown and has a shiny light brown label with name and logo on the front. The lid is just as brown as the bottle, also cylindrical and wider in height just like the bottle. It lies very well in the hand and is generally a very beautiful bottle.
There! Sandalo I had overlooked for some reason, I don't know why. Otherwise, I would have remembered testing that scent. Because he smells really wonderful. It's classic with modern accents, so it's not really old-fashioned, even if it shouldn't stand so much on younger ones, I think at least.
It is a great everyday scent, which is less suitable for going out or better said for the evening, but for me it is a wonderful companion during the day, no matter if job, leisure time, a meeting with someone for a cup of coffee (or sniffing for scents, where you get dragged from shop to shop, even if you should be olfacially saturated long ago... :D) or so and such things. Best used in spring, autumn and winter.
So, that's it. I wish everyone a nice evening and a nice weekend. Tomorrow I'll probably be in a smaller village again, let's see if I can write tomorrow or the days here, oh you see it anyway :)