Sandalwood Cologne 2002

Sandalwood Cologne by Geo. F. Trumper
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Sandalwood Cologne is a popular perfume by Geo. F. Trumper for men and was released in 2002. The scent is woody-spicy. It is still available to purchase.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamotBergamot
SpicesSpices
LavenderLavender
SageSage
LemonLemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesCarnationCarnation
GeraniumGeranium
RoseRose
JasmineJasmine
Base Notes Base NotesAmberAmber
LeatherLeather
PatchouliPatchouli
SandalwoodSandalwood
VanillaVanilla

Ratings

Scent

7.748 Ratings

Longevity

7.542 Ratings

Sillage

7.140 Ratings

Bottle

6.741 Ratings
Submitted by Pazuzu, last update on 22.11.2021.
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Chizza
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Top Review    19  
Egoiste alternative with patchouli
My interest in Sandalwood may be unusual to some of my readers just like my path to this fragrance. In fact my near signature scent is not a leather scent, nothing with excessive smoke or woods but Egoiste by Chanel, so actually a designer, hopefully that won't give you any de-subscriptions. Next to Antaeus I think Egoiste is a great creation by Chanel, I really appreciate the complexity and fine interweaving of the individual ingredients of this fragrance although I am generally wary of sandalwood.
Now, I not only read comments on fragrances that interest me, but I also follow commenters who are linguistically extremely polished and deft. For example, I also read the comments of Konsalik, who unfortunately seems to be on pause at the moment. The brought me now only on this fragrance, because he brought Sandalwood with just Egoiste in connection, I was curious.

Well, after extensive testing over two days, I can understand the comparison, an almost identical creation or a very similar creation I see but not necessarily and I like to explain:
It is already clear at the beginning, Sandalwood by Trumper lives up to its name. If the fragrance is initially still accompanied by something fresh elements, this becomes very clear later. At the beginning, that is, the phase in which the bergamot, lemon but also the untypical, for something harsh citric sage dominate, I think not at all of Egoiste. In fact, this one already starts off warm for me thanks to the coriander and woody hints. Nevertheless, the first minutes are successful.

The prelude is short-lived, Sandalwood soon becomes warmer, more secure. The clove proves to be quite prominent note, rose geranium, rose or even jasmine I do not really perceive. This gives the fragrance spicy-soft and unconventional nuances. For me - to draw the comparison to Egoiste again - Sandalwood seems more simply constructed. This is by no means a negative connotation, because not everyone likes the tobacco and the pinch of cinnamon in the Chanel product. Trumper draws not so filigree, offers in the core an alternative, which emphasizes the sandalwood more strongly.

The base, which is brought to the fore more quickly in the Sandalwood, is very similar, it should be noted. Apart from the fact that tobacco and patchouli have been swapped, there are no differences based on the ingredients. Nevertheless, when the olfactory products are worn in parallel and compared, the sweet, earthy note of Sandalwood is noticeable. Egoiste does not have this but is known to be rather soft-smoky.
Now, as a passionist about leathery fragrances, I could of course say that both creations contain leather notes in the base. However, these are really basic, hardly stand out, that is negligible.

Even if I will stay with the Egoiste because of its complexity and the tobacco instead of the patchouli, I can not get around it: Trumper created here a formidable sandalwood fragrance, which the sometimes adhering to the sandalwood penetratingly sweet creaminess here very well conceals and brings the qualities of this component for it to the fore. In this respect, I pronounce a recommendation and who considers the evaluations of both fragrances, which differ significantly from me; sometimes nuances are more than just nuances.
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Top Review    8  
God Save the Queen!
Hach! Those pretty little flacons with the little crown on them! Published in 2002 for the Golden Throne Anniversary of Elizabeth II. I confess, this is what I wanted and my soft spot for the good old days, by which I mean the culture of barbershops, and a sympathy for traditional, small family houses made a purchase all the more inevitable..
Geo F. Trumper offers many interesting fragrances, but because of my admiration for Égoïste, I chose the fragrance for my first flacon king with the crown. It was the fragrance that first drew my attention to this small, traditional family business.

The previous speakers have already given excellent comments and descriptions of fragrances and I agree with all of them. However, I would like to go into two details that make it worthwhile for me to make a further comment and make Sandalwood Cologne exciting for me:

Pepper:
Nowhere is it listed as a note, but every now and then, when I sniffed the notes, pepper came to my mind. Not strong, not clear, but spicy enough for a fine perceptibility pepper resonates for me. And lo and behold, looking up Geo F. Trumper's website, I find this in their description: "Exudes a hint of pepper." ("... whilst woody warm murmurs exude the suggestion of pepper from its sumptuous depths ...")

Cinnamon:
No chance. At least it's not listed anywhere and at least my nose can't get it in.

And here I am at the point: Sandalwood Cologne is definitely a gem. His independence - in contrast to Égoïste - is his fouger and more citrusy performance at the beginning, right down to the base, and his tart spice before the drydown, until he is a gentleman at the long end. I don't really use leather and tobacco is not included. For a cologne the durability is by the way in the range of stable EdTs

Sandalwood Cologne does not have the depth and interweaving of Égoïste. Konsalik had already used the term before: Sandalwood Cologne is more angular. In a good sense, more straightforward, and for all the similarity in the general scent silhouette, the differences are strong enough that I can recommend Sandalwood Cologne as a complement to Égoïste. I can also recommend Égoïste because this friendly and distinctive Englishman has no cinnamon in his luggage and with its uncreamy clarity is much more summer-compatible!

Finally a hint:
There is an affordable shaving balm from Geo. F. Trumper for before and after shaving, the name is "Sandalwood Skin Food". A nice fluid, slightly refreshing and disinfecting, as it contains a little alcohol, but above all it is caring and then calming. And just with this beautiful scent!

The 'Flakönchen mit dem Krönchen' I have also honoured with a photo, which will probably be released here soon.
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Konsalik
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Top Review    24  
In dubio per Geo
Yes, Sandalwood Cologne can indeed be considered at least as a close relative of Chanel's Égoïste, which is, in my opinion, the last great men's fragrance by Chanel. The darker-fruity, more elegant development of the powerhouse theme of the eighties, which unfolded between Obsession (1986) and Opium pour Homme EdP (1995), can also be found in this late replica from 2002, a disdainful quasi-duper of a mass-selling, room-filling French worms ? And something like this from a time-honoured institution of the British perfume industry of all places? Surely one shouldn't just get angry at the misleading naming, should one? So has the verdict been reached yet?

Make way! For one thing, even the older and oldest fragrances from Trumper are by no means all silent peddlers. For example, if you put on two hollow hands of the unique caraway monster Astor, you would be no less a topic of conversation than Égoïste after four sprays. On the other hand, Sandalwood Cologne smells much more angular than the model for all its similarity: the individual components are not so seamlessly French, but are more disparately connected in beautiful British straightforwardness: fruit, cinnamon, clove, woods, vanilla. This discreet rusticity is quite typical for Trumper and I like it here very much, especially since the individual notes thus unfold even more power than the original currently does. At the moment? This leads to another point that speaks for Sandalwood Cologne. The Geo F. Trumper brand is known for its remarkable resistance to reformulation. Conversely, this means that Sandalwood Cologne may bring the buyer closer to the original formulation of Égoïste than its current version. And even though I don't have a vintage bottling to hand: The current Égoïste is actually more subdued overall than his British cousin. The latter, at least Mrs. Konsalik says, burns away the (few! delightful!) nose hairs on two meters even with moderate spraying behaviour.

Still not convinced? Then I would like to add that Trumper is perhaps the only house in the world that is legitimized to build such a replica. After all, the first dark-fruity, spicy men's perfume ever (we're talking about Eucris, of course) comes - as far as I know - from Trumper's stable! So maybe it's fair to say that Sandalwood Cologne represents the royalties Trumper is paying out after Chanel's successful variation on a 1912 theme. Well, maybe a bit too far-fetched. Then perhaps finally the price. I know people don't like to talk about it, but Chanel maintains its nimbus of exclusivity not least through a stable, tight pricing policy. Special offers? Hardly any, if at all. Sandalwood Cologne, on the other hand, I bought for comparatively little money.

I, for one, plead for acquittal.
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Yummy honeyed wood
In the background of SANDALWOOD COLOGNE is a serious misunderstanding: it is categorized as fragrance for men, but actually it is not only unisex, but I risk to say even unisex-female.

In the list of notes I see the classic manly aromas, for example Lavender or Geranium, but they are absolutely not indiscreet, and the harmony of Sandalwood Cologne fits to a confident woman or and elegant man equally well.
I could compare this scent to Costume National's HOMME or Parfum d'Empire's WAZAMBA, but in a bit less mellow version. Missing the big pile clove of Homme, nothing from the opoponax and mirrh from Wazamba - it is a more relaxed, softly dry fragrance, and not so loud as the other two, but the sillage is consistent and no problem with longevity.
It is definitely a must try to people who like woody-sweet fragrances, and the price-value rate is quite good.

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