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Sandalo Lorenzo Villoresi for women and men

Sandalo Lorenzo Villoresi for women and men
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Sandalo by Lorenzo Villoresi was introduced in 1995, inspired by ancient Indian tradition. Top notes incorporate orange, lavender, petit grain, Brazilian rosewood and lemon. A heart is composed of labdanum, sandalwood, neroli and Bulgarian rose, while base includes sandalwood, amber, patchouli, opoponax, musk, oakmoss and vetiver. Perfumer is Lorenzo Villoresi.

Perfume rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 114 votes.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Orange Lavender Petitgrain Brazilian Rosewood Lemon

Middle Notes
Labdanum Sandalwood Neroli Bulgarian Rose

Base Notes
Sandalwood Amber Patchouli Opoponax Musk Oakmoss Vetiver

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Sandalo Fragrance Reviews

alimohaj
alimohaj

دوستان یک شیشه 50 میل از این کار با حجم باقی مانده بیش از 35 میل
به فروش می رسد...اطلاعات تماس بنده در پروفایلم موجوده

Apr
18
2017
aqua_de_la_vita
aqua_de_la_vita

Looking for a sandalwood aroma today, this juice certainly gives me that with a herbal vib with oakmoss and a tint of lavender. After awhile a spicy/balsamic blast with a hint of citrusy blend settles making it a very unique juice. The sandalwood/woodsy blend with the peppery aroma is still going strong. Vetiver helps to balance the spicy/woodsy notes.
Longevity and Silage is very high lasting well past 8hrs
Overall,
Definitely a fall /winter fragrance perfect during the evening and not to be taken as a low key fragrance. This juice certainly packs a punch. If that's what you want, this juice is for you!! 8.5/10 well made.

Jul
12
2016
osiris5
osiris5

Yes Sandalwood is one of the most mysterious and famous and ancient scents besides incense.
A good sandal perfume is not easy to make. And like the previous reviewer points out correctly, is the fact that all sandalwood-perfumes are interpretations of how one wants to set up the sandalwood note in a perfume.
In my opinion the sandalwood in this perfume is very dry and balmy. Vetiver combines this dry scent. and it stays long and gets bitter to end turning in a earthy-powdery scent. In the end it turns even into a sweet-floral scent with a woody note. For the sandalwood note its a very good note but I still prefer the sandalwood in Serge Lutens Santal majuscle. In the end it gets a bit less bitter and more sweet.This is like all perfumes of this house a good elaborated and sophisticated one. When to wear?
I guess in the colder seasons and in formal situation where you need to be distinctive but not too prominent.

Dec
11
2014
Gwizz
Gwizz

In my search for the perfect sandalwood, I have accumulated some wonderful examples. Top of the heap for me would be the Lutensian masterpieces Santal Majuscule & Mysore, followed by the likes of Santal Noble by MPeG, Blue Santal by CdG and Tam Dao by Diptyque, What I have discovered is that when it comes to sandalwood, there really is no 'perfect' incarnation. All the above examples are gorgeous in their own right and suit wearing on different occasions, at different times of the year, amongst different company or indeed, just to suit your particular mood.

Lorenzo Villoresi Sandalo is yet another altogether different take which yet again, illustrates this theory. Despite owning a lot of sandalwood scents, I have nothing quite like this one. It is a stunning, dry, linear sandalwood, supported by a lovely rose note and hints of patchouli. It opens with a touch of lavender (not a favourite note of mine, but well wrought in this) and some delicate spices, but the sandalwood and vetiver quickly assume centre stage and stay there. It has wonderful staying power and it's projection is actually kind of curious. It feels so subtle and personal, that I feel as if it has dried to a skin scent almost immediately, but then I find myself sniffing at these divine wafts in the air and realise it's actually me that I'm smelling! The odd random compliment is also a sign that this scent projects well too I guess! This is a really beautiful scent, well constructed and worth every penny. With only a few drops, you'll wind up thanking complete strangers for the compliments all night long! Sandalwood lovers, please don't miss this!

Aug
11
2014
Guest_Colin Maillard
Guest_Colin Maillard

A good, pleasant, cozy, aromatic sandalwood-vetiver scent, simple and honest, with cedarwood-like notes and a mellow "rounding" accord of something like cashmeran, which I personally like quite much. Classic masculine "eau de cologne" structure: amber-woods with a floral touch and an earthy-mossy counterpart. I also smell a hint of incense and tobacco, but that may be just a trick of my nose. Really pleasant, elegant, natural (at least a bit) and effortless, vibrant but relaxed. A bit delicate, but boldly persistent: also perhaps slightly "unpersonal", I mean without a defined personality, but perhaps its strenght is exactly in not having one – just being cozy and elegant, without being boring. A well-executed and versatile "crowdpleaser" and all-year, all-climates, all-outfits rounder. My review may not sound that enthusiastic, but instead (for what it's worth) I quite like this!

7,5/10

Jun
13
2014
rum
rum

After a lot of looking a round and much sampling, I finally managed to pick up a bottle Villoresi's iconic Sandalo. And what a creation this one is!! Not your average drug store scent but neither is it your average niche scent - the whole concept of sandalwood, the rarest and most expensive Sandalwood from Mysore is captured in this juice. The accompaniments are by no means anything over the top but they are put together in absolute perfect harmony. Dry Vetiver, opoponax (sweet myrrh) and further up the pyramid rosewood, lavender (of course) and some rose all work together very smoothly to produce the final product. Quite like how a car is comprised of multiple components working together to turn the wheels, brake, change gears, etc.
The sandalwood is indeed creamy yet light and subdued. On my skin at least it is quite faint - it doesn't knock with its fist on the front door so as to break it down; instead, it taps lightly and expects you to open. Carefully apply in small doses and the sandalwood is there in all its glory.
Great bottle too Mr Villoresi. Now, if only they had this stuff in stock in all sizes...!!

Jan
11
2014
Cereza
Cereza

I like sandalwood and there are very few sandalwood based fragrances I dislike.
SANDALO by Lorenzo Villoresi is a pretty, dry and mostly masculine sandalwood fragrance. Note-wise I got sandalwood of course and very dry woody notes, it was also a bit spicy, a bit warm and a bit old school. As someone already mentioned - this would work much better on a male skin as this have a very masculine vibe.

For me SANDALO lacks that little "oomph" that would make me love this, it is a nice sandalwood scent, but it also feels that there is something missing.

Longevity is good - 6 hours and a bit more, silage is rather low.

Dec
03
2013
santaajumma
santaajumma

This smells very close to some of the creamier Mysore sandalwood incense sticks I have from Japan. It is what I hoped for from Tam Dao, but without any hint of the scratchy cedar note I get from Tam Dao. Pretty linear, with Lorenzo Villoresi's 'signature' powdery note developing later on. When I was younger I might have considered it too masculine to wear, but now I think it's just lovely.

Oct
14
2013
meama
meama

55)what a delightful surprise, the reincarnation of Rush Men by Gucci. Sandalwood + rose on a bed of amber and spice up by some citrus. The result is elegant and quite compelling.

May
22
2013
DENIULTRAS
DENIULTRAS

The perfume is said, inspired by the Indian tradition, and I really perfume smells like an Indian incense, which you can buy at every step, of course, signed SandalWood.U very beginning with lavender and petit grain rose with neroli, and bring sweet bitterness, but not 'floral, with citrus course, who are not too intrusive and that perfectly flows into sandalwood, vetiver and moss which gives green trace, very woody-friendly, while the amber then immediately brought powdery gentle contours, which at times are just distracted with opoponaksom, which is still weak due to the continuous and constant influx of oriental sandalwood, which gives it a gentle contours and pepper, and maybe a little reminiscent of that in Piper Nigrum, and have a similar base, are very approximate, but this can be almost feel free to say, that this is his version of Fresh, fortunately without so much interference pepper, but I still have a feeling that there is.Somehow all the time feels cedar, but again very tame, even powdery, of course with the inevitable sandalwood, which is at times' vanilla's (miracle), while citrus there too, but of course does not dominate the page, and again to a stable wooden base, made note of oriental perfume again, above, aromatic sticks.frankly, I do not know whether we like perfume, I'd still wear it, also after sweet, and even sweet-gourmand perfumes, colognes with a wooden base, sc.wooden perfumes are my option number 2, even if they are slightly powdery-like oriental, my happiness is higher, but not cedar lately to stand in the 'woody fragrances, although he almost constant companion of the same, as for example in a sweet varieties, cedar is very much like me, say at Aigner Black for Men Etienne Aigner, but in this combination, however, we did not likable, maybe with that and I will not be realistic in the final comment on this perfume, but that's how it is. Now that Sillage little longer, I might have been the charm, the perfume itself, like from 1 to 5, what I know is a max 3, more pleasant feeling for oriental wood heat, not the actual state of the perfume, which is a repeat relatively 'weak and fine appealing.Ali though the name of its creator, and to some extent the price really does not justify this perfume, however, that' frankly not something, far from being bad, but also nothing special.

Dec
23
2012
Cassiano
Cassiano

"Sandalo" is extremely creamy, although it contains a harsh and transparent tone.

With rich and dominant notes of sandalwood of Mysore, Bulgarian Rose, opoponax (sweet myrrh), Guaiacwood and oakmoss, this scent starts as an explosion of incense on the skin, taking me to the places in the East, among ornate skins, women wearing burqas, sandy terrain and those crowded popular markets with many spices.

Its evolution on my skin was minimal, resulting in a light smoothing of the initial notes and showing its floral facet, with a slight touch of rose (which is only noticed when we aspire the aroma with closed eyes and feel the rose’s nuance) and a dense and darker base, in which the Sandalwood is not the “special guest” of the night, but the host, the master of ceremonies.

This is not a complex scent. This is just very well constructed, with high quality ingredients that result in a rich, warm and extremely long lasting scent. In my opinion, it has not been done for women. It is, definitely, a masculine aroma.

Sep
20
2012
alfarom
alfarom

When it comes to Villoresi, I can't count myself among the biggest fan of him and that is probably why I thoroughly enjoyed his controversial/polarizing Sandalo. With the exception of Piper Nigrum and, up to a certain point, Incensi, I find most of his fragrances to be too heavy and a bit cacophonic (not only during their openings). Sandalo is none of that. Don't get me wrong, this nothing subtle or restrained but it's incredibly addicting.

Lavender and rosewood get the party started together with the usual herbal quality of most of the Villoresi's compositions. The fragrance immediately shows a dry character by introducing the main element of the whole composition: Sandalwood. Vetiver chime in to support the main note and together with rosewood gives birth to a nutty, sort of comforting/meditative drydown. Probably a tad too linear yet incredibly satisfying. Dry and smooth. Fantastic lasting power, good projection. A big winner.

Rating: 8.5/10

Feb
25
2012
al.to
al.to

NOt the best sandalwood,
i can feel something like glue
bitter in a bad way
it remember me layer of parquet

6/10

Jan
24
2012
Kterhark
Kterhark

Thanks to some very savvy and generous European perfumistas (wink wink Rebella) I've had a chance to become familiar with this house.

I now realize that Villoresi has his own signature, and honestly I think I could pick one of his creations out from a line up.

The man likes his lavender. I know htis is listed as an Oriental Woody but to me it is an woody aromatic, which all of his scents tend to smell like to me.

Sandalwood is one of my favorite bases, and you'd have to bend over backwards to ruin this for me. Sandalo takes an interesting twist with the citrus and rosewood opening. Four hours after applying I'm left with a sweeter opponax and labdanum accord (i.e., hte heaver oakmoss and patchouli arne't stickign out), with a very citrusy sweet dry down

Is Villoresi's flair my thing? Not really. While it doesn't turn me off and I certainly can't say anything bad about it, I like darker and more complex finishes.

Villoresi, in my opinion, is a man's perfumer. His scents on my female chemistry don't sparkle, but i suspect that they might on a man.

Jun
29
2010
the_good_life
the_good_life

The most meditative fragrance I have ever had the pleasure of experiencing. Perhaps as close to a holy grail as I will ever come, and this quite literally: warm, comforting, tempering, fortifying, Sandalo is virtually a pocket-size religion. The spiritual dimension and ritualistic importance of several key ingredients support this bold claim. I find the sandalwood to be an immediate presence here and the oils grouped around it serve to emphasize its calmly uplifting woody sweetness rather than the harsher, pungent aspects equally latent in this mysterious Mysore wonder. You will find very different sandalwoods, but none better than Villoresi's intellectual and emotional masterpiece.

Sep
16
2009
veruska
veruska

This is one of the most vile sandalwood scents i've ever sensed. Actually the name seems very wrong, i cant detect any sandalwood( at least made in a recognisable manner).It starts with a very unnatractive orange citrus note but i never judge a scent by it's top notes.Then the citrus part became more floral, like neroli and propably rock rose. The worst part though is the drydown an intense bourbon whiskey like ambery burnt dessert with a hideous bitter incense layer. I don't know if it's my skin or my imagination or there's something very wrong with this one!

Dec
12
2008

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