Sandalwood has been used for centuries in Indian traditional medicine, religious ceremonies, and as a fragrance ingredient. The use of sandalwood in perfumery can be traced back to ancient times, where it was used by the Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians. Sandalwood has been a prized ingredient for centuries due to its rich history, complex fragrance profile, and therapeutic properties.

In India, sandalwood is considered to be a sacred tree and is often used in religious and spiritual ceremonies. The popularity of sandalwood as a fragrance ingredient has spread across the world and is now widely used in the perfume industry. The majority of sandalwood oil is still produced in India, where it is considered to be a valuable and revered ingredient.

The process of obtaining sandalwood oil is a complex and time-consuming process that requires a great deal of skill and expertise. The oil is obtained from the heartwood of the sandalwood tree, which must be harvested after the tree has reached maturity (which can take up to 60 years).

Sandalwood has been a beloved ingredient in perfumery for centuries, with its warm and woody aroma that exudes an air of sophistication and luxury. As one of the most popular and versatile ingredients in the perfume industry, it's no wonder that sandalwood is a favorite among perfumers and fragrance enthusiasts alike.

Sandalwood oil is extracted from the heartwood of the sandalwood tree, a slow-growing and aromatic tree that is native to India and other parts of Asia. The oil has a unique and complex fragrance that is difficult to describe but is often described as warm, woody, creamy, and slightly sweet. The oil has a long history of use in traditional medicine, as well as in religious ceremonies and as a perfume ingredient.

In perfumery, sandalwood is used as a base note to add depth, warmth, and longevity to fragrances. It's often used in both masculine and feminine fragrances and blends well with a wide range of other ingredients, including floral, citrus, spicy, and woody notes. Sandalwood is also used as a fixative, which means it helps to hold other ingredients in a fragrance together and makes the scent last longer on the skin.

Sandalwood is an incredibly versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of fragrances. In masculine fragrances, it's often paired with notes like leather, tobacco, or spicy accords to create a warm and sophisticated scent. In feminine fragrances, it's often combined with floral notes like rose or jasmine to add depth and complexity to the fragrance.

One of the most appealing aspects of sandalwood is its ability to create a sense of calm and relaxation. It's often used in aromatherapy to reduce anxiety and promote a sense of well-being. When used in perfumes, sandalwood can create a calming and grounding effect that is both luxurious and comforting.

Below are our top five sandalwood fragrances ideal to wear in all four seasons by men and women. You can purchase this set with a bundle discount here.


1- TAM DAO EDP by Diptyque

"A memory from the holy forests of Indochina, and the velvety, milky scent of sandalwood burned in temples. Yves Coueslant, one of diptyque’s founders, has never forgotten this fragrance from his childhood illustrated by stately sandalwood from Mysore." - A note from the brand


2- SANTAL 33 by Le Labo

"Imagine sitting in solitude on the rugged, wide plains of the American West, firelight on your face, indigo-blue night skies above. There is nothing around save for the soft, desert wind. You. Are. Free. 

From this defining vision was born SANTAL 33: a perfume that touches the vast and wild universality of this dream... that intoxicates... It combines a mix of cardamom and notes of iris and violet, which crackle in the formula. Added to this smoking wood alloy (Australian sandalwood, cedarwood) are some spicy, leathery, musky notes, giving this perfume its signature and addictive comforting scent.

Here is, in a few words, what SANTAL 33 is... An open fire…The soft drift of smoke…Where sensuality rises after the light has gone." - A note from the brand
3- DANS TES BRAS by Frederic Malle
"A moment of closeness full of promise and the addictive feeling of mutual dependency. Cashmeran, which performs like a vibrating musk, is crowned with violet, warmed by heliotrope and imbued with the saltiness of moist skin. Sandalwood adds a milky softness, and white musk, a clean magnetism, evoking the scent of someone you couldn’t live without." - A note from the brand
4- SANTAL CARMIN by Atelier Cologne
"Personal satisfaction is what you are striving for. With every challenge comes experience. You know it. But sometimes enough is enough. You need to take some time off to think about what you really want from life. And whom you want in it. At that very moment, a warm, woody scent puts your thoughts on standby. You suddenly feel relaxed.

Rich and deep, the wood perfume Santal Carmin by Atelier Cologne creates pleasant sensations. Made of sandalwood from Australia, bergamot from Italy and guaiac wood from Central America, this unisex perfume helps you feel confident and comfortable. This sensual fragrance will add a touch of softness and roundness to your personality." - A note from the brand
5- SANTAL COMPLET by Fragrance Du Bois
"The perfect antidote to a cold, winter’s day, Santal Complet’s delicious coconut opening makes you close your eyes and dream of sunny days in paradise. Bright, lemony notes cede to an unfettered heart of violet and black pepper, before creamy base notes of sandalwood, amber, musk and vanilla provide the crowning glory in what is a soft, sensual and meditative santal and coconut fragrance." - A note from the brand

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