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Discussion in 'Agarwood' started by Mr.P, Aug 19, 2019.

  1. Mr.P

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    Got the sandalwood oil! Very pleasantly surprised! While it cannot compete with my old hydrodistilled oils, it is an excellent oil, a cut above the Sri Lanka stuff. Reminds me a little of Aussie plantation oil but a bit richer. I’d say two thumbs up especially at $40 for 20ml! Nice strong santalol note smelling the bottle, smooth creamy slightly nutty top note, smooth fuzzy sandalwood heart!
     
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  2. Mr.P

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    Update on the rksons sandalwood.

    it really reminds me of Aussie plantation santalum album. It smells “young” somehow but still has some good classic sandalwood notes.

    while it has a lovely dry-down, it doesn’t perform like my older hydro oils. My best sandalwoods really unfolds over the course of many hours, and eventually settle to a sublime woody base that lasts at least 12-18 hours. This oil fades more quickly. My guess is this is high in alpha santalol but not so high in beta santalol.
     
  3. Arsalan

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    Just placed an order...
    I use sandalwood oil as an aftershave so wouldn’t mind a lighter scent, long as it is a pure sandalwood oil...
    Will update once it arrives...
     
  4. Edward jay Bullock

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    You will be stoked as a heavy user I understand . The scent is not light but a nice strong scent
     
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  6. Mr.P

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    I have some questions about some offerings. They have a rose de mai absolute, 10ml for $5. This is well past the “too good to be true” line isn’t it? I have to ask Amit what’s up with this pricing.

    Many things on this page seem unlikely:

    https://www.essentialoilscompany.com/collections/absolutes

    Blue lotus, gardenia, Cassie absolute at 10 ml for $5?
     
  7. Edward jay Bullock

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    I am unfamiliar with prices on a lot of oils .
    I do know mass produced oils are usually cheap and dirty and never the highest quality
    That being said EOC sandalwood oil is very decent and supper cheap
     
  8. Mr.P

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    Agreed
     
  9. Mr.P

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    The sandalwood is growing on me... there are some subtle aspects to the top note that are interesting to me - reminiscent of an amalgam of various billets i have sampled over the years. It marries elements of some of my favorite woods with some I considered merely mediocre but acceptable when burned. Still, those favorable notes are there in a subtle way... the dry down is also quite decent. Not very strong - but after applying this for a couple of days, a very nice warm sandalwood base seemed to emerge on my skin and my sweaters, jackets, etc.. In my best sandalwoods, a small swipe carries through to an intense woody sheen the next day. This oil takes a little more to build up this wonderful aura but when it does, it is a very good one indeed! This is a great oil to apply to garments, your beard, wallet, etc. even if it takes more oil to build the effect.

    this oil DOES remind me why I love sandalwood, and at freaking $60 an ounce... it’s shortcomings are more than made up for. I will be glad to use some now, and also to have this in a decade when my better oils are gone.

    Please don’t buy any quantity based on this review though! I am not familiar with the recent artisanal sandalwoods - literally haven’t smelled any other than two small batch artisanal oils in my collection that I bought in 2002 and 2001. I have no idea how this oil compares to anyone here’s experience with sandalwood oil.

    So, get a sample but note that $20 gets you a 10ml sample!!
     
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  10. Edward jay Bullock

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    I think it’s descent and used it for my first musk maceration. I chose the 100ml size at that price and feel it was a great deal.
     
  11. Mr.P

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    Yeah I was very tempted but can’t spend $200 on sandalwood. I have about 30ml though and that will serve.
     
  12. Arsalan

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    Thanks for suggesting this @Mr.P & for your impressions @Edward jay Bullock.
    Mine arrived a few days ago, after multiple wears I am very happy with it! Excellent sandalwood for the price!
     
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  13. Mr.P

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    It will grow on you.
     
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  14. Arsalan

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    Already has! Some more on the way... :Thumbsup:
     

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