This intense sandalwood is responsible for my transformation into a perfumista from a wearer of sequential signature scents for years at a time. Thinking it was an essential oil, I bought Sandalo on a trip to Italy years ago and put it away in a cabinet, intending to use it the next time I made soap -- which I occasionally do when I tire of looking for commercial ones that aren't stripped of their natural glycerin. I finally opened Sandalo in 2012, only to discover it was really an entrancing EdP. At the time I found the smell so beautiful, I searched online for a USA supplier and ordered two others: Lavendar and Rose. Before long, I'd collected more than a dozen L"Erbolario EdPs, most of which are soliflores or solicitruses, so to speak, etc. Some I've since given away, but I still have this strong, peppery sandalwood scent. Sandolo doesn't have the smoothness I later discovered in other niche and designer perfumes. What it did was wake my nose to the possibility of deep delight in a scent and cause a search for others that produced the same result. Having since discovered to-die-for sandalwoods in more sophisticated perfumes, Sandalo doesn't thrill me anymore. I notice its harsher drydown and the rawness of its green note. Though I'm more likely to wear L'Erbolario's Neroli Neroli or Patchouli once in a while nowadays, I still have fond memories of Sandalo knocking me off my feet.