From the website
“Let yourself succumb to the charms of the East and be transported to an Asian jungle where precious and sacred sandalwood bloom.”
Top notes: Rose, Myrtle, Italian Cypress
Middle notes: Sandalwood, Cedar
Base notes: Spices, Amber, White Musk, Brazilian Rosewood
Yes, I did write a review on this before. Yes, I am rewriting it. It did not do this beauty justice. This is one of the only perfumes I have ever repurchased. Gucci Rush, Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess, and this. Even though it’s a woody scent, I would classify this as a spring/summer fragrance. I rarely wear this during the winter but come the first sign of spring I bring this back.
This is possibly one of the most beautiful perfumes I own. This makes me think of spring rain, libraries, vintage paperback books, freshly chopped wood, and my first year of high school. I first got this as a Christmas present from my mum when I was 16, and I remember exactly how proudly it was displayed next to my books. It was my first “special” perfume. A scent that everyone didn’t know. This was way before niche perfumes were in the spotlight like they are now, and Diptyque was only available in a tiny fancy shop in Copenhagen.
I have to confess that I sometimes apply this on my wrists before going to bed, as it is such a comforting scent to me. I use it as aromatherapy, I guess. It’s an instant feel good scent every single time.
It starts out really fresh, a little sharp, very full on Sandalwood. Sandalwood is by far the strongest element in this scent. The Rose isn’t immediately noticeable to me, I feel like it becomes more apparent later on as it dries down. After a few hours, the sharp element is completely gone and you’re left with a creamy, warm, spicy scent. It has an immense amount of layers, and it keeps developing throughout the day. It’s not the strongest so I spritz on quite a lot.
Overall, it’s a strong 9/10 for me. The only missing element is longevity. It doesn’t need to be stronger, it just needs to last a bit longer. If you have the possibility, try it out on your wrist, and see how it develops throughout the day. It’s a stunner.
Lots of love,