Scandalwood (2017)

Scandalwood by Heretic Parfums
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Scandalwood is a perfume by Heretic Parfums for women and men and was released in 2017. The scent is floral-woody. It is still in production.

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Perfumer

Douglas Little

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesCoriander, Rosewood, Atlas cedar
Heart Notes Heart NotesBulgarian rose, Ylang-ylang absolute
Base Notes Base NotesSandalwood, Orris butter, Labdanum, Myrrh, White musk

Ratings

Scent

7.0 (14 Ratings)

Longevity

6.7 (12 Ratings)

Sillage

5.7 (12 Ratings)

Bottle

6.8 (17 Ratings)
Submitted by CPL, last update on 25.04.2020.

Interesting Facts

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

6.5
Scent
7
Longevity
6
Sillage
7
Bottle
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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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