Creed Original Santal

The 7 Coolest Sandalwood Fragrances For 2021

By Amy Derungs

February 6, 2021


Using Sandalwood fragrances
You will announce your presence in grand style
Feel confident and focused
Feel sensual and energetic
Feel calm and attentive

Can you afford to be left unnoticed?
If you are in a rush, I suggest you choose:

Serge Lutens Eau de Parfum for Men, Santal Majuscule

1. Best Overall Sandalwood Cologne: Serge Lutens Santal Majuscule Eau de Parfum

Here we are witnessing a simple, minimalist but subtly executed composition. Santal Majuscule by Serge Lutens is based on three notes: cocoa, rose and sandalwood - three notes only but three magnificent notes.

Sandalwood is authentic. It plays its role perfectly in the composition. It is creamy, warm and woody. The cocoa brings a gourmet touch but not too sweet while the rose is flowery and powdery.

Top Notes


Middle Notes

Cocoa


Base Notes

Turkish rose


Accords

Woody

Warm spicy

Cacao

Rose

Powdery

Sensation

Comforting

Warm

Mesmerising

Addictive

Alluring

78%
Longevity
66%
sillage
81%
bottle

Santal Majuscule will go perfectly with a chic outfit, or a fine well-cut shirt. It is a warm perfume best suited to fall or winter, and can be worn equally well during the day or the evening. 

2. Premium Sandalwood Perfume: Comme des Garcons Parfums Blue Santal Eau de Parfum

 Comme des Garcons Parfums Blue Santal EDP

Sandalwood is bright and fresh. Accompanied by juniper berries and pine notes, the composition is aromatic and green.

Blue Santal will give you the impression of walking in a pine forest; an aromatic and green forest. The sandalwood note plays its role as a woody note.

Top Notes

Ambrette, Pine


Middle Notes

Juniper berries, Pepper


Base Notes

Amber, Cedar, Cypress, Australian Sandalwood


Accords

Woody

Aromatic

Fresh spicy

Warm spicy

Powdery

Sensation

Fresh

Warm

Inviting

Purifying

Uplifting

66%
Longevity
59%
sillage
74%
bottle

Perfect for spring, Blue Santal is best worn during the day.

Wearing Blue Santal will be appropriate at work, for example. A relaxed style, but worked, will perfectly accompany your fragrance.

3. Best Value Sandalwood Cologne: Creed Original Santal

Creed Original Santal

At the heart of Original Santal de Creed is the best sandalwood from India - one of the most sought after and most precious sandals in the world of perfumery.

The fragrance is rich and warm. Cinnamon adds warm spicy notes to the composition. Sandalwood is luxurious, it is reminiscent of burning incense sticks. It is almost smoked. It also comes out on top, compared to other perfumes where sandalwood is the base note.

In the background, vanilla and tonka bean soften the fragrance. 

Top Notes

Juniper berry, Cinnamon, Cilantro, Sandalwood


Middle Notes

Sweet orange, Lavender, Rosemary, Ginger


Base Notes

Tonka beans, Vanilla


Accords

Aromatic

Sweet

Woody

Fresh spicy

Citrus

Green

Herbal

Warm spicy

Balsamic

Spicy sweet

Sensation

Stimulating

Warm

Pleasing

Energizing

Bright

Soft

Inviting

Deep

Fresh

Sensual

66%
Longevity
59%
sillage
74%
bottle


Original Santal is classy and sophisticated. Ideal for daytime with a sophisticated and refined look. This is a good choice for winter or fall.

4. Sandalwood - Diptyque Tam Dao Eau de Toilette

Sandalwood and cedar are perfectly blended to produce an intense woody fragrance. The spicy notes as well as the Italian cypress bring complexity to the smell. The agreement of the notes is natural and in perfect harmony.

The Eau de Toilette version is moreover more masculine, more musky, while the Eau de Parfum shows a more present note of rose and tends more towards a unisex fragrance.

Top Notes

Italian cypress, Myrtle,Rose


Middle Notes

Sandlwood, Cedar


Base Notes

Brazilian rosewood, Spices, Amber, White musk


Accords

Woody

Aromatic

Powdery

Warm spicy

Sensation

Serene

Soft

Inviting

Elegant

Airy

65%
Longevity
58%
sillage
75%
bottle

Tam Dao is THE ultimate office fragrance. Neither too powerful nor insignificant, it will accompany you daily on a casual look. It is best suited to cooler weather or fall days.

5. Sandalwood From an Italian House: Colonia Sandalo By Acqua Di Parma

Sandalwood is this prominent scent, it is undeniable. With Colonia Sandalo, the best sandalwood is soft, and creamy. Accompanied to perfection by citrus notes at the top, its dimension becomes lemony and fruity.

Top Notes

Citrus bergamia, Lemon, Sweet orange, Petitgrain


Middle Notes

Lavender, Green cardamom


Base Notes

Amber, Tonka beans, Sandalwood


Accords

Aromatic

Citrus

Sweet

Warm spicy

Balsamic

Bitter

Sour

Fruity

Astringent

Green

Sensation

Sensual

Warm

Light

Bright

Soft

Comforting

Pleasing

Fresh

Calming

Deep

79%
Longevity
73%
sillage
81%
bottle

Compared to other scents where sandalwood is at the heart of the composition and are generally perfect for the cooler seasons, Sandalo will be the perfect companion for your summer vacation. Indeed, the fragrance of Acqua di Parma retains the characteristics of an Intense cologne.

6. Tom Ford Sandalwood Perfume: Santal Blush Eau De Parfum

This scent is a mesmerizing, spicy wood oriental, with a textured fusion of creamy sandalwood and exotic eastern spices enhanced with luxe florals and sumptuous woods. This best sandalwood perfume seduces with a modern earthiness and second-skin warmth enhanced by the oud note. In the article What does oud smell like we discuss this scent in great detail.

Fragrance is intensified by the warmth of your own body. Apply in the creases of your knees and elbows for a longer-lasting, stronger scent. 

Tom Ford is a celebrated American designer who launched his brand in 2005 with a mission to redefine modern luxury. With menswear, women’s wear, accessories, eyewear, and beauty, Ton Ford is synonymous with sexy, timeless elegance and superior workmanship.

Top Notes

Meridian fennel, Wild carrot, Cinnamon, Exotic spices, Cuminum, Fenugreek


Middle Notes

Jasmine, Rose, Ylang-ylang


Base Notes

Musk, Styrax balsam, Oud, Cedar wood, Sandalwood


Accords

Spicy warm

Woody

Sweet

Balsamic

Spicy sweet

Bitter

Powdery

Animalic

Fruity

Floral

Sensation

Sensual

Warm

Stimulating

Calming

Deep

Energizing

Inviting

Romantic

Fresh

Relaxing

73%
Longevity
66%
sillage
86%
bottle

Santal Blush is a daytime fragrance best suited to fall or cooler days. 

7. Le Labo Santal 33 Sandalwood Eau de Parfum

Santal 33 is a very popular woody-spicy fragrance for men and women. It emanates a sensuous aroma with equal parts musk and smoke.

Launched in 2011 it is a very classy and subtle unisex scent. Very creamy, powdery and warm woody all at the same time.

Top Notes

Violet, Cardamom


Middle Notes

Iris, Ambrox


Base Notes

Cedar wood, Leather, Sandalwood


Accords

Woody

Powdery

Leather

Warm spicy

Violet

Sensation

Warm

Sensual

Inviting

Addictive

Sultry

82%
Longevity
75%
sillage
74%
bottle

This warm fragrance comes into its own during fall. Although it can be warn in the evening, it is best suited to daytime wear.

Sandalwood wood and powder

8. About Sandalwood

Probably one of the most precious woods in perfumery, sandalwood gives off a sweet and warm scent. It is a warm woody note, therefore quite intense and strong, but it manages to keep a velvety, sensual dimension.

Like all woody notes, sandalwood is generally present as the base note of a composition. It goes very well with a floral heart of lily-of-the-valley, jasmine or rose. In the background, we can find notes of vanilla or musky notes. Some perfumes also accentuate the woody dimension of sandalwood with other tree notes such as vetiver or cedar.

Mainly used in men's perfumery, sandalwood has been extended in recent years to unisex compositions and even feminine fragrances.

9. FAQs:

Does Vaseline make cologne last longer?

Yes. Simply applying Vaseline on your pulse points before applying your cologne can help the fragrance to stay for the maximum amount of time. Vaseline can hold the fragrance to your skin much better and longer than your dry skin.

Make sure you wait for 15-20 seconds after applying Vaseline before you use your cologne.

How do I apply cologne so it lasts?

To make your cologne last for the maximum time, make sure that you apply it right after getting out of your shower. It is the best time when the skin pores are open and thus gives enough time to the fragrance to get absorbed in the skin.

You can also moisture your pulse points before applying cologne for a long-lasting stay.

How do I apply cologne so it lasts?


To make your cologne last longer, you can apply the same to these body parts:
   Inner wrists
   Throat base
   Behind the ear lobes
   Inner elbow

How do I choose a fragrance?

The way to choose the best fragrance is to be sure that it complements the natural body odor of the wearer. In this way, the cologne’s fragrance can easily be absorbed by the body to result in a very refreshing and soothing effect. Simply spray the cologne on each of your wrists and smell.

Is it better to spray cologne on clothes or on skin?

Using your cologne on clothes is not a bad idea but it could stain light fabrics, so take care with dark fragrances.

The list has ranked the 7 best and coolest Sandalwood fragrances for men, creating an excellent range from which to choose. Happy shopping!