Sandor 70's 2016

Sandor 70's by Carner
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Sandor 70's is a popular perfume by Carner for women and men and was released in 2016. The scent is spicy-woody. The longevity is above-average. It is still available to purchase.
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Top Notes Top Notes SuedeSuede Italian bergamotItalian bergamot Jasmine absoluteJasmine absolute Osmanthus absoluteOsmanthus absolute Bulgarian roseBulgarian rose
Heart Notes Heart Notes TobaccoTobacco Clary sage absoluteClary sage absolute Virginia cedarVirginia cedar Peru balsamPeru balsam Mexican vanillaMexican vanilla
Base Notes Base Notes LeatherLeather PatchouliPatchouli VetiverVetiver Ethiopian frankincenseEthiopian frankincense Oakmoss absoluteOakmoss absolute


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Sandor 70's (@Nose.Knows.No.Notes)

A leathery tobacco that doesn't get mentioned often in the fragrance community...but should it?

Absolutely. Sandor 70's is named after a Barcelona bar in the 1970's and that's definitely the type of setting this scent puts me in. It starts off with tobacco as the main note. There's a lot of sweetness from the opening, but I feel it's detached from the tobacco (to compare, I feel like it's closer to Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanille, which has a lifelike, dry tobacco, with a separate vanilla that overpowers it later on. Meanwhile, Parfums de Marly has a 'sweeter tobacco' smoke note, but that retains the tobacco until the end). Overall, the scent of Sandor 70's opening leans more towards Herod, but the tobacco note feels more ashy, more between cigarettes and pipe tobacco. The sweetness hangs around it, sometimes taking over, but some wafts of the tobacco are not as smooth as they are in Herod.

When smelled up close, a slight animalic, leathery accord lurks in the background and during the wear it becomes more prominent. This leathery note is the key distinguishing factor between Sandor and most of it's 'competitors'. It's a nice smelling, soft leather or suede, that somehow makes this less masculine, if that makes sense. Especially because there's a hint of rose underneath. I've heard the mention of booziness pertaining to this fragrance several times, but I can't say that I pick up on a particular boozy smell; I just think it's less dry and more syrupy than some of the popular tobacco fragrances. Later in the drydown, it becomes more suede and sweet to my nose. But weirdly enough, some moments the smooth suede/leather starts to smell a bit plasticy (or as others have described it, like a rubberband).

Herod is one of my favorite fragrances so far, and I think at it's core, it's nicer than Sandor 70's. It's close though, and Herod is far less complex, so I can see how after many wears, Sandor might stay more interesting. Definitely my favorite offering from Carner Barcelona so far (after having tried Palo Santo, Ambar Del Sur & D600 earlier) •

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Top Review 18  
Sandor70's - sounds to me like cabbage, smoke and greasy sweetness...
The Ingredenzien and the name have me in any case already times properly turned on.
The statements and comments, however, spoke a slightly different language, so that I was skeptical - even if all the more interested - but was now rather a real bomb of smoke and dirty animalism expected.
Maybe a good keyword to start with:
The prelude is indeed marked by horse. No horse's apple, no urine. Horse and horse fur. Freshly groomed and heated by the sun. Pleasant, cuddly and naturally attractive. However, the "animal" note in question is not comparable at any level to that of animal flagships such as Hyrax, Stercus or Peau de Bête. Maybe most likely the one from Camel or Belle Bête. Also, it becomes quite quickly eingeeghüllt in all sorts of herb and smoke. After a few minutes it has completely disappeared on my house and turns into a deep dark leather note. Meanwhile, the herbaceous note changes between sweet and bitter and the entire fragrance becomes increasingly darker
Now the concentrated load of tobacco, (holy) smoke, dark black leather, earthy-smeary patchouli and creaky-dry wood comes to light. The very far back and pretty good hidden flowers have it pretty heavy and serve as an occasional flashing eye-corner adornment; with the emphasis on both adornment and adornment at the same time.

Smoked and smoked is really quite a lot in this feast - with security also the one or other Joint.
A real paradox is the aura of fragrance that moves back and forth somewhere between hippie, sexual freedom and deep dark melancholy.
And also that even in its darkest second the fragrance does not have a destructive or melancholic effect and in no way "denies life".
Even more paradoxical and fascinating, however, is really the stickling of the scent or better described here than the changeability of the scent, which actually lives through one metamorphosis after another on the skin without a break.
Therefore, it would not be possible for me to describe or classify it as "spicy-resinous" using the usual 2-word schema
The attempt would probably be:

- herbaceous-resinous, cuddly-animalic, smoky-woody-crackly, earthy, leathery, minimally bitter-floral
- Herb, marijuana, hot animal fur, darkest leather, (green) tobacco, smoke, incense, osmanthus, forest and moss, raw patchouli, bitter vanilla
- pompous, challenging, sexual, strong in character
- attractive-repellent
- dark - light - dark - light - dark
- multi-faceted, harmonious, versatile
- courageous
- extroverted

Sandor70's is with certainty bordering probability not a scent that the average man was allowed to like in the 20s. He also eats Invictus and One Million with a smoky hat for breakfast. More like "virgin noses," he could overstrain and upset.
Sandor 70's an experienced. One who has seen, experienced and tried a lot. One who tests boundaries, sometimes crosses them and is bursting with self-confidence and sexual energy.

If you wear your scent as (for lack of a better word I used this paraphrase again at this point) a decorative accessory and also think not to be noticed any further; if you want to wear a scent to get positive feedback about it, you won't feel comfortable with Sandor70's at all. Anyone who has enough self-confidence to put on a proper load of "I don't give a fuck" attitude with a spray, which will certainly also bring in critical looks and/or comments, could have found the prime example here again.

Not only does Sandor70's have enormous self-confidence, he also requires - at least - a well developed one. A territory marker that does not mark because of a hellish Sillage but because of its character and its aura.
In addition, incredibly multi-faceted and differentiated - and very well and courageously composed.

For me a very masculine, better word: male scent. However, I do not mean: a pure fragrance for men.
However, Sandor70's might still require a lot more self-confidence and attitude in women... The only woman I could imagine with that scent would be Courtney Love.
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Top Review 29  
Lots of patchouli, almost obscene animalism and everyone smoking - the 70s!
As I strolled past the shelves of my local fragrance dealer, I got stuck at 'Sandor 70's' just because of his name: Sandor.

Many years ago I had a boss of Hungarian origin with the same first name. He wore 'Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme' extensively and had an incredible sexual presence that intimidated me but also fascinated me. Lust and Sandor have remained synonyms for me since then and so I automatically reached for the bottle.
Wow, that sat - the scent rightly carries its name!
(I've never heard of the bar 'Sandor' before, but I've never been to Barcelona either, which I should probably do as soon as possible...)
Also the old 'VC&A op.H.' already had a rather animal-erotic aura, but this scent tops it. Hardly sprayed on, a dark, bulging, heavy patchouli leather cloud unfolded with violent animal admixtures. What kind they are, I don't know, I guess all of them together: Zibet, Muskus, Bibergeil, Costus & Co., probably in the form of the perfume base 'Animalis'.

In any case, this prelude immediately reminded me of Mazzolari's 'Lui', whom a Basenoter thought of with the following, in my opinion completely correct description: "pantaloon-bursting-potenc". Sandor 70's' also bursts its trousers, but above all the opening of the two fragrances is surprisingly similar: earthy patchouli, dark leather and aromatic spice, pervaded by pompous animalism.

Whoa, you want to hurry to the window...

But no, somehow this disturbing haze is also fascinating, and the window remains closed! Because where 'Lui' in the further course of the fragrance still slides into the urine, I am fortunately spared from incontinence at 'Sandor 70's'.
On the contrary, after only a few minutes, wonderful flower chords like flashes of lightning illuminate the wild, animal-like vaporized patchouli opening and create amazing contrasts: here leather, earth, animal, and there a lively flowering jasmine / Osmanthus / rose trio.
Seems at first not to want to go together, but it does, because as so often disharmonies create tensions, which also in this special case protect the consumer from a comatose sinking, in view of the animal superiority. The flower-terzett quasi as a smelling salt substitute.

Fortunately other actors enter the stage, or fill the bar 'Sandor', and as it was in the 70s: all smoke, really all.
Everywhere aromatic tobacco coke into sweet-biting smoke and lays itself almost like mildew over the olfactory events, there wouldn't be the flower bouquets arranged in vases, bravely fighting their way through the swaths, and also the one or other opulent oriental vanilla perfume of the ladies present, which offers the Gequarze to stand up to. The result is a rather heterogeneous melange, or variety of aromas, which characterizes this fragrance. And although I'm not really a friend of overloaded fragrances, I have to admit: if the orchestration is right, I like to listen to the result.

And yes, Rodrigo Flores-Roux has put quite a lot into his fragrance, and yet I don't want to miss a single note.
Not only the already mentioned vanilla has its place, but also the green nuances of the vetiver and the earthy bitterness of the oak moss, which clearly characterizes the base and makes it a veritable chypre of oriental coinage.
It goes without saying that no cacophony breaks out despite all the polyphony: after all, Flores-Roux is an experienced master perfumer - the individual notes, however dissonant they may be, contrast well and also the balance is right.

The durability is also enormous, but the projection is rather moderate, apart from the loud prelude. After approx. 4-5 hours, 'Sandor 70's' develops into a well perceptible skin scent that remains visible the next day. On textiles the scent sticks many days longer.
This rather reserved but persistent presence seems to me to be due to a rather high proportion of perfume oil. I had already wondered why such a high price is estimated for flappe 50ml.
In the end, however, I noticed that two sprays are absolutely sufficient to develop a pleasant scenttaura, at least for me.
More would be unpleasant for me.

So 'Sandor 70's' from Barcelona greets his Milan cousin 'Lui' and shows him that "pantaloon-bursting-potency" is also more civilized: erotically vibrant, yes, but at some point it's also good with obscene lechery.
Lui' knows no mercy there and has demanded me with every wearing badly, not to say: overtaxed. Sandor 70's', on the other hand, is restrained as described and mutates into a pleasant, smoky-bitter chypre scent, ultimately streaked with only a slight streak of animal evaporation.

Yes, you have to like animalism beautifully, otherwise it won't work with this fragrance, which is really not a crowd pleaser, but a niche fragrance in the best sense of the word. But also one that demands a lot of backbone from the wearer (of course also from the wearer, although the scent tends towards the masculine side), because the looks, or even comments, could be ambivalent.

I like him a lot.
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