Scandalwood 2017

Scandalwood by Heretic
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Scandalwood is a perfume by Heretic for women and men and was released in 2017. The scent is floral-woody. It is still available to purchase.
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Perfumer

Douglas Little

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesCorianderCoriander RosewoodRosewood Atlas cedarAtlas cedar
Heart Notes Heart NotesBulgarian roseBulgarian rose Ylang-ylang absoluteYlang-ylang absolute
Base Notes Base NotesSandalwoodSandalwood Orris butterOrris butter LabdanumLabdanum MyrrhMyrrh White muskWhite musk

Ratings

Scent

7.016 Ratings

Longevity

6.614 Ratings

Sillage

5.614 Ratings

Bottle

6.822 Ratings
Submitted by CPL, last update on 11.09.2022.

Interesting Facts

The scent was created in collaboration with Dita von Teese.
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Mlleghoul

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Mlleghoul
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very bare and barely there
Scandalwood is a fragrance that makes me a little sad. I first discovered the brand when I used Polyvore, a sort of virtual moodboard for curating imaginary closets and creating fantasy outfits. I used to play around on it every single day for nearly a decade, and then in 2018, without warning, they shut it down. I was pretty upset--I made many friends through Polyvore and it was a fun distraction that got me through some rough patches. Were any of you guys over on Polyvore? There's a few similar sites now and I've been using one called URStyle but it's just not the same. I'm ghoulnextdoor over there by the way, if you ever want to say hi. Anyway, this is a perfume review, sorry. Scandalwood is inspired by Dita von Teese and much like her own outfits, the scent is very bare and barely there. Light and close to the skin, it's a lovely blend of sandalwood, cedar, rosewood, leather, and musk. It's not really all that erotic unless you get off on quiet naps and whispered ASMR. And hey, it takes all kinds.
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Bottle
6
Sillage
7
Longevity
6.5
Scent
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I wonder if Mr. Little accidentally slipped the "c" in In the names, I mean. Because the diffusely woody-pink opening is soon followed by something strangely creamy, caramely- sweet. That'll be sandalwood. Maybe the provider had a play on words in mind? Anyway, he should have given himself the "c".

After barely ten minutes, the fragrance is creamy-sweet at its core, with a hint of H-cream. The so-called rose is little more than a sweet-like swab, which - to its credit - makes a brave effort to develop a touch of Montale leather, and thus a touch of profile. Later a kind of bitter spice floats beside it, I think of some kind of wood for it. And if I hadn't basically (see the PS) done it with a natural scent, I would have typed on a contribution from Iso.

But these are side effects. In the main strand, the creamy caramel creaminess leads the fragrance into the nettlessness. He seems to me like a completely debunked, almost deflected version of part-time stinkers like 'Oud Ispahan'.

At noon at the latest, however, it is also over, then reigns a (admittedly quite decent) in turn creamy-sweet colored wood note, whose dustiness is apart bound. Myrrh? I can imagine. In the early afternoon it seems to me that an end has been reached with primarily plain, light wood, which is pleasingly rounded off at least by a conceivable blob of vetiver. Not bad, just zero-command exciting. And it's not scandalous at all. Since every brown belt heats up to black shoes the minds more reliable.

Conclusion: Gradually I am somewhat saddened by Heretic. Until now, I considered the slightly bland, light wood notes to be a privilege of chemistry. Of course it doesn't smell laboratory here, but with other natural scents I was able to experience much more basal wealth, Heretic can't keep up with that.

I thank KingLui for the sample.

PS: Because of the declaredly synthetic musk, I have decided against the tag "#100 percent nature" this time.
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