Sandalo 1989 Eau de Toilette

Sandalo (Eau de Toilette) by Etro
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Sandalo (Eau de Toilette) is a perfume by Etro for men and was released in 1989. The scent is woody-spicy. It is still available to purchase.
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Fragrance Notes
Top Notes Top Notes Bitter orangeBitter orange LemonLemon PetitgrainPetitgrain LavenderLavender
Heart Notes Heart Notes Mysore sandalwoodMysore sandalwood LilacLilac CedarwoodCedarwood Java patchouliJava patchouli
Base Notes Base Notes AmberAmber MuskMusk VanillaVanilla CoumarinCoumarin
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6.9136 Ratings
Longevity
6.596 Ratings
Sillage
5.692 Ratings
Bottle
7.786 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 05.07.2022.
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Very helpful Review 10  
old...
In the course of my autumn and early winter journey through the musk and Sandeldüfte (among other things in search of a new winter fragrance) I come so whether the fragrance descriptions here then also past an Etro.
Now I must mention, every year again I encounter one of this brand, impressed to stay.... so far Etro has always represented for me noble, clear perfume art. No rollercoaster ride through fragrance pyramids, but unambiguity with some subliminal accent that connects all fragrances. However, I am not versed enough in the matter to be able to comment on it, perhaps it is the understatement.

Interestingly, the musk scent coolly repulsed me in the fall, I wasn't sure about that one, but it may come around again in the spring.

But now to Sandalo: according to the fragrance description intended for men.... Fresh in the prelude. Myself and my husband a spray on the wrist - and am immediately pleasantly touched. As with the Etro fragrances I know, first comes a herbaceous greeting. And yes, his comment "old" is kind of true.... it doesn't make me think of an old gentleman, but it does make me think of old times.
Again.
This has been happening to me ever since I joined Parfumo.
Old times. Somewhere in the fresh-woody intro, a masculine friendliness comes to me, tart, almost medicinal, familiar from the 70's and 80's, confident but unpretentious. The scent doesn't feel the need to yell at its counterpart, it envelops. Sure.
There's incense, too. Dry and beautiful. Various woods that offer protective magic ignite discreetly in the background. I would also attribute the patchouli hint to the herbaceous portion of the composition. This one lingers (tested in a cloth). However, I wouldn't have immediately thought of patchouli.... nothing gothic-musty or heavy, but light and airy, maybe a bit.... sterile? I don't mean that in a negative way at all. Maybe it reminds me of a pediatrician's office in the 70s - not scary, but with the note "nothing will happen to you here - you can't get any cleaner"... true, clean smells too. But just not like the "clean skin" and "freshly washed laundry" fragrances (which I can definitely get a lot of...).

On the skin, the scent nestles in more and more. Although tart, it's not off-putting, doesn't get soapy or acidic - perhaps that's what I associate with Etro... the absence of soapiness.
For some reason I'm having a bit of a hard time reporting on durability and silage these days, I may do that another time.

I find the fragrance special and familiar - ah, a bit of lavender came along - masculine by all means, but I'd wear it too... the occasion hasn't quite revealed itself to me yet, but there's still some in my sample bottling.... like all my fragrance discoveries this winter, Sandalo has something personal and classic about it... he invites once again to a time travel, but is in no way old-fashioned.

Very nice. Lands on my list.
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I really like woody and ambery scents, these are the two groups of fragrances, what I can wear anytime without thinking with under one condition: the wood can not be smoky. SANDALO avoids this pitfall famously, it is elegant, fine and easy to wear - even daily. I would not say, that SANDALO is a sweet perfume or very feminine, but it is a nonsense that it was categorized as a masculine one. An objective unisex would be justifiable, and "mob law" says the same, I see, that men-women ratio is 50-50% in the owner's list.

I also have to say, that stamina and intensity are really lacking here, so it was a one-day (2-3 hours) trial for me, and I am not longing for more.
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CumulnimbusCumulnimbus 11 months ago
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Light creamy traditional sandalwood that wears well all year around. Perfumes in this line were created to layer. Etro is italian soft&chic.
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