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Santal Floris for men

Santal Floris for men
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Santal opens with bitter notes of bergamot and lemon, which rise out of green grass freshness and spicy notes of black pepper, cloves, green cardamom and nutmeg. Warmth of spices stands in opposition with aromatic freshness of lavender. Sensual wood, incense, musk and vanilla are in base notes. Santal was launched in 2002.

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Top Notes
Bergamot Pepper Cardamom Grass Amalfi Lemon

Middle Notes
Clove Lavender Nutmeg

Base Notes
Amber Virginia Cedar Olibanum Musk Sandalwood Vetiver Vanilla

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Santal Fragrance Reviews

Jitterbug Perfume Lover
Jitterbug Perfume Lover

The first time I smelled this heavenly scent, i was in the elevator with Placido Domingo who was on his way to a performance. He was sumptuously dressed in a tuxedo with diamond buttons. But, what I remember most about meeting him is how good he smelled. I couldn't resist asking him what scent he was wearing. I could not imagine what divine scent it was - what would one of the best opera singers of our time, one of the most elegantly dressed men I've ever seen wear?? It was Floris Santal. The rich sandalwood and warmth exudes elegance and fit him to a T.

Sep
03
2014
Windy1971
Windy1971

Used to love santal extreme, but for some reason they stopped producing it
But still nice fragrance

Feb
13
2014
Redbeard
Redbeard

A lot of people like this one among sandalwood scents, but to me it's really an odd mix. Of all the sweet, vanillic sandalwoods, I recall thinking that this stuff takes the cake, going beyond the sweet concoctions of Trumpers Sandalwood and Truefitt Spanish Leather, though I'm not getting that as much this time. The opening is still reassuringly sharp, but with a very christmas-wreath sharpness and some leather underneath. There's a period in the mid notes where I find a surprisingly smooth and suave nutmeg, without its usual bite, and this fits nicely over the coniferous wreath notes. This phase is like a more refined and balanced Rocabar, with less vanilla. I thought I remembered cherry cough syrup emerging from the forest notes last time, but now I'm only getting smooth and slightly medicinal wood. Finally it hits me, though: some kind of unearthly mango or banana, the same that appears in spades in Lucky Number 6, making a sort of fruity oriental over the wood. It's much more restrained here, though, and doesn't upset the overall balance. If I didn't recognize this surprising connection, and a sudden similarity to Gucci Envy in the final base notes, I'd have just said Floris Santal is an unnaturally sweet woody oriental. Since I found those links, though, and especially the fruit component, I've warmed up to it as if I suddenly got where the scent is coming from.

Nov
17
2013
dolcethadon
dolcethadon

I finally got my hands on a beautiful bottle of Floris Santal.. My interest in Floris Santal started when I was seeking a replacement for my beloved Gucci Envy.. Well my bottle came today and it is gorgeous.. Beautiful clear glass bottle with a light greenish colored juice.. Without hesitation I got ready to go out and I sprayed it on.. I immediately noticed not only is it similar to Envy but it smells amazing! From the initial blast, you can tell that this fragrance is very good quality and it has a lot going on.. It is far from just sandalwood like the name would suggest.. It is a gorgeous green cocktail of spices, woods, olibanum, and a hint of citrus.. Both Santal and Envy contain a lot of different notes, some are the same and some differ.. But overall they are very close to each other.. Envy is stronger, richer, and darker.. Envy contains alot of incense which gives it a darker feel.. Santal is like a lighter, brighter version of Envy.. The two are very very similar! Santal smells like an exotic love potion for men.. It smells sexy, but classy and sophisticated.. It has decent projection and longevity.. I feel great wearing this and I am happy I have found a great replacement for Envy!

Oct
10
2013
missk
missk

I agree that Floris Santal shares some similarities with Gucci Envy for Men, however it appears to have its own distinctive personality rather than being just a copy.

Santal is a smooth, spicy sandalwood fragrance. Definitely unisex, although marketed to men. Like Gucci Envy for Men, Santal is a tad sweet, with a delectable array of notes including, clove, cardamom, nutmeg, vanilla and lavender. On my female skin, the nutmeg, sandalwood, vanilla and cardamom are the most dominant accords.

The drydown is surprisingly creamy, a delicate, sandalwood infused finish that wears beautifully on the skin. The sillage may not be as strong as Gucci Envy for Men, but I'm rather enjoying this lighter alternative.

Seeing that Floris has named this fragrance Santal, you may be forgiven for expecting to smell a simplistic sandalwood based scent. The complexity and varying layers may come as a bit of a shock.

Floris Santal is fast becoming one of my favourites from this niche brand. Oddly enough I have begun exploring Floris by testing their masculine scents first. I can happily say that I have been more than impressed. On a finishing note, the longevity is superb and the projection soft yet pleasing.

Aug
31
2013
Hélio Sérgio Rocha
Hélio Sérgio Rocha

Floris - Santal

A beautiful spicy opening with touches of grass and lemon.

What i liked previously became something simple, with nothing amazing nor different - a designer fragrance dna i can get here.

Sandalwood?! Not at all - a simple touch only on dry very very soft.

Sorry.
:(

Jun
26
2013
williamvargas
williamvargas

wonderful..bottle worthy for me. excellent spicy woody and elegant man scent..very nice, two thumbs up, have been wanting to try this for awhile, was not dissapointed..truly a scent for gentlemen..
reminds me of a very soapy aromatic barbershop type of vibe...very nice and elegant.
with a bit of a sweeter vibe to it.. a nice starched shirt or a very elegant man..a true class act.of a fragrance. you will like the man that wears this. truly is a beautiful fragrance for a man to wear very sophisticated.

Feb
25
2013
juancar_66
juancar_66

Is it posible to buy in Spain ???
Es posible adquirirlo en España ???

Sep
12
2012
Jack_Hunter
Jack_Hunter

It opens with a watery lemon which quickly gives way to a cardamom and nutmeg with a slight hint of vanille. It gets soft and spicy with the pepper and clove mixing in with the ingredients.

I find this very refined and restrained and would make a perfect office or anytime and anywhere fragrance. It smells really nice and I love the soft spice which is the "star accord" within this fragrance. The only thing I wish is that the volume of the fragrance was slightly turned up as it does feel too quiet for its own good. Nice fragrance though.

Jul
26
2012
alfarom
alfarom

Gucci Envy For Men anyone? A nice fresh/spicy oriental composition that's way too similar to the previously mentioned fragrance (except for the ginger). While you can still have the "original" there're no reasons to choose Floris Santal, but it could become a good replacement as Gucci Envy for Men has just been discontinued and it probably will become unavailable in the near future.

Rating: 5.5/10

Jun
30
2011
guest_club
guest_club

An absolutely superb scent! I fell in love with it's overall warmth and unmistakable masculine allure. If you're looking for a classic, but not dated, men's scent this is it. It's better suited to winter like most warm, sandalwood scents, but I find it pleasant year round. It has long lasting power (up to 6 hours) and even longer on clothes. I have changed recently to something lighter (Terre d'Hermes) only for the sake of change, but to me, Floris Santal is THE way a gentleman should smell.

Dec
01
2010
krisiu
krisiu

Quite silmilar to Gucci Envy (Homme) IMO. Truely spicy. Very long lasting and very nice

Aug
09
2010

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