Did you know that despite the fact that sandalwood is one of the most widely used ingredients in perfumery for centuries, this precious component is the second most expensive wood in the world?
Even if you are not familiar with the scent from heart, upon smelling sandalwood, you will definitely associate the gorgeous scent with several perfumes and barbershop products.
We will hereby list some of our favorite renditions of the smell of this precious wood.
These are the best sandalwood perfumes:
Uomo Salvatore Ferragamo was launched in 2016 as an innovative take on the blend of dark woodsy notes and fresher notes of greenery.
Notes of black pepper and fresh bergamot combine to perfection with the sandalwood in the base to give this sandalwood fragrance an aura of classic Italian elegance.
While the overall character of this top-selling sandalwood perfume alludes to the heritage of masculinity, this is in no manner a typical mainstream fragrance.
The note of the classic Italian dessert of tiramisu gives this masculine fragrance a unique character that will surely get you noticed.
Performance-wise, Uomo is excellent – this perfume is known for having both the staying power and fantastic projection.
Chanel does not need a long introduction – the company has launched several fragrances that are still rightfully considered legendary in the fragrance community.
One of the definitive masterpieces of Chanel, Egoiste Platinum is still one of the top sandalwood colognes for men – the fragrance has a timeless appeal to it.
Egoiste Platinum opens up with various floral notes that give the scent a crisp and clean barbershop vibe associated with classic masculinity.
The mixture of floral notes and sandalwood play to perfection to create a scent alluding to a man not defined by passing trends and whims of fashion. The quality and character of this sandalwood cologne will always be in style.
The ambition of this fragrance is declared loudly. Translated to English, the name of this beautiful composition is literally “the ideal man”.
This top-selling sandalwood perfume is one of the more mysterious on this list, it has an inviting yet complex scent that will leave a lasting impression.
The main notes found in this fragrance are incense, vanilla, and leather – all beautifully held together by the star of the show, sandalwood.
The mixture of traditionally feminine notes with classic masculine notes makes this a wonderfully complex take on the duality of the modern man – you will not be disappointed with this gorgeous scent.
If you are looking for a versatile bang for your buck fragrance, look no further than this fantastic perfume. Department store fragrances are commonly not held in high regard in the fragrance community.
Zara, however, is a huge exception – they have a wonderful range of high-quality fragrances for an extremely economical price.
Rich/Warm/Addictive is one of those love at first sight fragrances – the combination of vanilla, coconut, and sandalwood create an extremely inviting and cozy aroma.
You will be immediately reminded of an evening by the fireplace at a remote wooden cabin, perhaps accompanied by a glass of single malt whiskey.
Make sure to give this and other Zara fragrances a try, you will be genuinely shocked by the creativity and the quality you will get from some of their best scents.
For perfume enthusiasts, the private line of Tom Ford does not need an introduction. Many of the scents from this acclaimed lineup are now defined as cornerstones in the history of perfumery.
Oud Wood is in many ways a unique perfume – it has reached cult status as a perfume that is a perfect entry point from mainstream fragrances to the more deep end of this fantastic hobby.
This sandalwood perfume has the classic strength and attitude found in many popular Tom Ford scents.
The exotic dark woods allude to the strength, masculinity, and determination of the modern gentleman.
If you are looking to wander into the wonderful world of niche perfumery, Oud Wood is a fantastic starting point.
We continue the list with another absolute classic of modern perfumery.
Upon release, this fantastic sandalwood perfume took the mainstream fragrance world by storm. It is one of the top-selling releases by Dior to this day – however, be warned that this release from 1988 is for a man absolutely certain in his masculinity.
The creative mixture of florals and leathery notes create a vibe of an absolute sense of confidence, the fantastic undertone of gasoline further enhances the uniqueness of this scent.
Fahrenheit conjures up images of a well-groomed man on a night out, wearing a leather jacket while enjoying a sip of quality brandy straight from the flask.
Exactly as Fahrenheit did two decades ago, Bleu De Chanel also changed the fragrance game significantly.
While Fahrenheit took the trends in mainstream perfumery towards more masculinity and raw power, Bleu De Chanel brought the trend towards a more fresh direction.
Released in 2010, Bleu De Chanel is well on its way of becoming a classic sandalwood perfume.
Everything in this perfume screams freshness.
Arguably one of the best office scents of all time, this gorgeous scent has a casual vibe while maintaining the rich depth found in all Chanel fragrances.
Just think of the most luxurious and comforting shower you will ever have and you will get a close idea of the vibe of Bleu De Chanel.
We continue our list with another extremely fresh fragrance. While this release by Montblanc could mainly be described as an aquatic fragrance, the note of sandalwood is still hovering in the background, nicely rounding up the mixture.
Many men are turned off from the use of perfume because they are afraid of annoying people in their vicinity.
For those men, Individual by Montblanc would perhaps be the one scent to change their minds.
To summarize, Individual smells like perfectly crisp and clean clothes. No more, no less.
The hints of raspberry and sandalwood in the background are not loud, they somehow only enhance the professional vibe of the scent.
Imagine dressing into a perfectly fitting white dress shirt on a summer day and you will get an idea of the perfect context for Montblanc Individual.
We continue our list with another clean-cut sandalwood perfume.
Prada has long been considered as one of the best houses producing soapy fragrances, this is one of the masterpieces in their roster. Lhomme is rightfully considered as a fragrance that brought barbershop fragrances back to mainstream perfumery in 2016.
While in a similar category as the previous two perfumes in this list, Lhomme is unique for somehow presenting the soft notes of iris and amber in an extremely luxurious fashion.
Some of the fans of this scent have described this sandalwood perfume as smelling like a luxury fabric softener.
That description should give you a good idea of what you will be getting when purchasing this fantastic perfume.
Simply perfect for upscale events taking place in the daytime, especially during spring.
If you are looking for a fragrance inspired by the classic gentleman, yet you prefer a more soft take on notes such as sandalwood and leather, this is your best pick.
You will get the vibe of an upscale British cigar club, yet the notes are somehow blended in a youthful way.
The versatility of this perfume is also amazing, this works both during the warmer months and in the dead of winter.
CH Men is one of those naturally charming fragrances that simply draws people in, try this for a date night, and do not be surprised when your companion makes a compliment on the scent.
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