Santal Sacré (2012)

Santal Sacré by Decennial
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Santal Sacré is a perfume by Decennial for women and men and was released in 2012. The scent is woody-resinous. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesElemi resin, Ginger
Heart Notes Heart NotesPapyrus, Frankincense
Base Notes Base NotesSandalwood, White musk

Ratings

Scent

7.0 (25 Ratings)

Longevity

8.0 (17 Ratings)

Sillage

6.7 (17 Ratings)

Bottle

7.1 (17 Ratings)
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 18.11.2017.
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I Would Indeed Like Some Sandalwood With My Incense...
Santal Sacre opens with just a dash of ginger before moving full-on with its smooth radiant non-smoky incense that resembles the kind found in a church (and in wonderful scents like Incense Oud). The incense calms down just a hair, allowing a very nice relatively dry sandalwood note to emerge and play a supporting role early-on before growing ever so slowly as the scent continues its rather linear development. During the very long dry-down the incense still hangs around but it swaps places with the sandalwood as the star, sweetening the scent just a hair while also melding with a relatively clean light musk from the base that just leaves enough of a "dirty" trace to keep things just a hair off-balance (in a good way). Projection is excellent and longevity exceptional.

Santal Sacre is a fine release indeed. It is quite minimalist and linear, but very well-crafted and extremely fine smelling. It appears the sandalwood and frankincense used here were just made to go together and are blended in just the right proportion by Epinette, while the introduction late of the white musk keeps things interesting throughout. Is this release super-innovative? In a word, "no"; but while Santal Sacre may not win any innovation awards it excels at the most fundamental test of all, smelling good. The scent's performance is also notable as Santal Sacre projects very well for most of its life cycle, and what superb longevity! The bottom line is the excellent smelling and performing 4 to 4.5 star out of 5 Santal Sacre should be on anyone's short list that enjoys sandalwood and/or incense scents.

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