Santos 1981Eau de Toilette Concentrée

Santos (Eau de Toilette Concentrée) by Cartier
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Santos (Eau de Toilette Concentrée) is a popular perfume by Cartier for men and was released in 1981. The scent is spicy-woody. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.
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Scent

8.6 (72 Ratings)

Longevity

8.4 (64 Ratings)

Sillage

7.8 (62 Ratings)

Bottle

7.9 (71 Ratings)
Submitted by Sani, last update on 24.10.2020.

Variant of the fragrance concentration

This is a variant of the perfume Santos (Eau de Toilette) by Cartier, which differs in concentration.
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10
Scent
9
Longevity
8
Sillage
8
Bottle
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Helpful Review    5  
The Cartier mature gentleman
Santos EdT Concentree is one of the rare oriental perfumes ment only for the male gender. There is no sweet accord all throughout its evolution. The vanilla here is black and natural, with darker facets that recall treacle with off notes. Along with the note of coconut, it plays a secondary role. The surrounding amber exists only to soften the edges of more compelling aromas and is not identifiable by itself.

Santos Concentree is eminently a fougére but with a load of spicy seasoning that makes it interesting, seductive and darker.
The opening is a penetrating explosion of fresh resin, strongly aromatic and green herbaceous elements. It is an almost invasion of the senses by juniper and lavender with the citrus touch of verbena. Fresh Juniper has a resinous nuance and features a light, grainy sweetness not unlike a blueberry.
The heart is dominated by nutmeg and chili pepper, two of the strongest elements of this fragrance. All other notes are now playing a supporting role and make the fragrance more creamy. Residual basil and verbena as well as geranium, add a bit of strength to existing greens, while vetiver and patchouli contribute to the earthy brownish sensation of chili mixed with nutmeg.
Close to the drydown, the coconut and the vanilla stand out, but, along with the amber, always with a performance peripheral to the main accords of this perfume. Cedar and sandalwood now mark an heavy presence close to the end of the evolution, but, due to its magnific blending, the fragrance also has a leather like accord that only enhances its allureness and uniqueness.

These notes and evolution really mark Santos Concentrée as a "noir" classy fragrance.
It seems neatly aimed at a mature, confident, experienced and very elegant man. The perfume is marked by a manly aura typical of the classic perfumes from the 70s and 80s. Few of those "power houses" are still in fashion to this day and, from that period, only have survived those who demonstrate class and superior notes and blending. l mean perfumes like YSL Kouros, Boss Number One and Genvichy Gentleman. Many others were lost in the course of time, drowned in layers of musk and patchouli, forgotten in their animalistic aromas and off-putting notes. Santos gladly took the weight off the years. It is certainly not suitable for a young man, but it is a fantastic choice for a man over 30 and ready for a unique formal fragrance, or a signature perfume.

Santos Concentrée is not suitable for a hot or humid environment, but given its tremendous seduction, it can be easily used in all other situations.
Likewise it can be a natural choice for all formal or elegant environments. Its alluring power should not be overlooked as it is also a great choice for dating and romance. It is a fragrance with a high longevity, sillage and projection, being usually enough to apply never more than two or three sprays, under penalty of becoming cloying.

How does this Cartier gentleman accepts ratings?:
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Scent opening............9.0 (One must still get used to the heavy lavender with juniper and verbena, but it's very pleasant)
Scent Dry Down........10.0 (Manly, earthy, leathery and very woody; monumental!)
Longevity (h) ..............9.0 (Up to 10 hours with 3 sprays)
Sillage (ft)....................8.0 (up to 6~7 ft sillage and 2.5 h projection with 3 sprays)
Versatility....................8.0 (above average but not really for Summer)
Usability......................8.0 (Everywhere except hot indoors & outdoors)
Compliments..............8.5 (Attracts a lot ofcompliments but not from young people)
Uniqueness.................9.5 (This fragrance is a flanker of the regular "Santos")
Quality........................10.0 (very high)
Presentation...............8.5 (a matter of opinion)
Price.............................8.0 (€38 / 100 ml tester + taxes)
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- Average:.........8.77/10.0
between 7 and 8 => above average;
between 8 and 9 => recommended;
equal or bigger than 9 => don't miss it;

Opinion on Santos EDT Concentrée:
Very good flanker and providing a higher satisfaction than the original. Value for money is above average as both Santos sell currently under 40 Euros. Always choose this version over the original.
Recommended? Yes due to its looks, quality and uniqueness, but only if you are a man over 30 years old and like to dress smart.
Blind buy worthy? No, you better try it first. It's not a please everybody perfume.
I recommend this fragrance. It is an almost inexpensive niche quality unique fragrance. But the scent is quite strong, so do try it first.

Music: Roxy Music - "More Than This"
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Original SANTOS Concentrée vs. Eau de Toilette vs. ReFo
I guess the two negative comments to the Concentrée have a ReFo!?
I have an old version. It's not hard to tell by the bottle. The original looks like the pictures below. Noble brown-golden bottle framed by an anthracite-golden setting.
The Concentrée is even finer than the EdT. Where the EdT brutally bangs in and scares off many fragrance-sensitive people, the Concentrée is tender and more reserved from the beginning and develops this lovely, effervescent fragrance, which the EdT only emits at the end, early in the heart note and which lasts the whole day and is even still there in the morning.
Best SANTOS ever, even the Eau de Toilette doesn't come along. But if you're more animalistic, like with KOUROS, you should go for EdT, but without exception the old very, very rare version No.1.

I would also like to note that the picture above of the bottle of Santos (Eau de Toilette Concentrée) Cartier 1981, is the new version and does not actually belong there. I would provide photos of the original if someone could write me to whom I had to send them.
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Carlitos01Carlitos01 22 months ago
10
Scent
9
Longevity
8
Sillage
8
Bottle
This earthy, woody, spicy, balsamic perfume is a powerhouse in a bottle.
A perfect masculine blend standing for its aroma of sophistication.
XanthonXanthon 24 months ago
Big daddy of all fragrances, this is strong and woody and makes its presence known! Absolutely amazing, for hard core men only.

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