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Santal Noble Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier for men

Santal Noble Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier for men
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Santal Noble by Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier is a Woody Spicy fragrance for men. Santal Noble was launched in 1988. The nose behind this fragrance is Jean-Francois Laporte. Top notes are coffee, incense and spices; middle notes are sandalwood, patchouli and vanilla; base notes are vetiver, amber, musk and oakmoss.

Perfume rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 159 votes.

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Coffee Incense Spices

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Sandalwood Patchouli Vanilla

Base Notes
Vetiver Amber Musk Oakmoss

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Santal Noble Fragrance Reviews

TessiiDob
TessiiDob

Even though they only have one note in common, for some reason Santal Noble reminds me of Cadavre Exquis, except Santal Noble is a much less ‘in your face’ fragrance. Thinking I might be losing my mind, I asked my husband to smell each of them and he agreed that there is a similarity, but the Santal Noble was much more restrained. Spiced vanilla coffee and sandalwood with a big dash of patchouli, warmed up by the amber. This is good stuff.

Oct
25
2016
Rerik
Rerik

Santal Noble is a beautiful, masculine, elegant and chic fragrance about the topic Sandalwood.
It opens very spicy with incense, intense coffee and fiery spices and dries down sweet, dominated by the ambergris-vanilla base. But the Sandalwood stays through the whole development.
Sandal Noble is not sugary sweet like Creed Santal, so the name noble is absolutely correctly used here.
The whole concept kind of reminds me of Byredo Baudelaire.

For me it´s a woody, balsamic and slightly powdery but comforting scent.
Staying power is very good. The projection is moderate.

What I like about this fragrance are three things:
1. The fragrance has almost gourmand quality due to the coffee vanilla
2. It´s soft like a skin scent and can be recognized as the smell of skin
3. I don´t recognize it, but it`s still there

My bottle is the red one (old version).

Oct
22
2016
Lemon Lime
Lemon Lime

Another wonderful offering by MPG.

Santal Noble opens with the exact kind of masculine old school vibe that I totally adore. It starts pungent and rough (like most MPG perfumes) attacking you with a strong mix of coffee, sandalwood and smoke. Once this initial stage settles down, SN becomes a creamy, mellow, sweet, spicy and delicate scent with a distinct and penetrating woody odour.

Santal Noble reminds me strongly of my childhood when I used to stick my nose inside my grandma's wooden boxes, where she previously had stored raisins and dried figs. Only fresher I think (vetiver ?).

Really, really enjoyable.

8/10

Sep
19
2016
Pinnacos
Pinnacos

If anyone out there regrets having bought a bottle of this and is interesting in selling theirs, send me a note. I'm getting low on mine. Thanks.

Sep
11
2016
gelo999
gelo999

Santal Noble was one of the best bases sandalwood market opening with a striking coffee and incense in the middle notes and showed himself an elegant spicy sandalwood, softened at all times by vanilla and patchouli giving density good body and this seemed rather woody oriental amber by drying.

In the final stage of drying always I found a great parallel Sables but suffered reformulations have left him weak and watery for what once was.

Qualification for the version without restating: 8

Qualification for the current version: 6

Oct
31
2015
MegaMav
MegaMav

Notes listed on the new sample cards:

Top Notes: Coffee, Spices, Incense
Heart Notes: Sandalwood, Patchouli, Vanilla, Vetiver
Base Notes: Castoreum, Grey Amber, Oak Moss

Oct
09
2015
smora
smora

Unlike Creed Original Santal, Santal Noble has some 3D scent depth. Polished, classic and definitely nostalgic fragrance. Made by legendary Jean Laporte- the father of niche perfumery. Beside L'Artisan's L'Eau de Navigateur and Frapin's Caravelle Epicee, Santal Noble is one of the few that gives me the vision of wooden ship's interior loaded with spices. Santal Noble opens with coffee, gentle incense and spices. The sandalwood is very soft and milky, something like a milk chocolate.
A noble sandalwood indeed. Work of an ingenious master now discovering new olfactory spheres.

Rating: noble **** 1/2

Oct
04
2015
shoguns2480
shoguns2480

This is the most beautiful rendition of sandlewood ever made. I own real mysore and yes the vintage is made with it...perhaps a little Australian as well not sure...but I'll tell you this, the Sandalwood Amber combo gives the sandalwood that much needed opmp and boost in projection and sillage. The most sacred of sandalwood fragrances, an epic journey into the meditative planes of existence accessible only by Shaman,Brahman, and Tibetan Monks, and now you if your lucky enough to own a bottle.

This is for the vintage 30 year old x cut glass bottle I have.

Mar
20
2015
cytherian
cytherian

Well, this is the very first fragrance I sold off, then regretted enough to buy again. I was a bit mad at myself too... because the bottle I had was from a couple of years ago and I was worried there might have been a "slip-stream" reformulation.

Well, I picked up a tester bottle for a good deal. It certainly smells very much the same. The batch code is different, now with 4 digits instead of 6 digits as on the earlier bottle I had.

I'm very glad I got it back. While I still get a somewhat synthetic impression in the start, that does fade off and a nice sandalwood rendition takes center stage, surrounded by amber, spices, and vanilla. The coffee note is there, but very muted (not at all like the original release, where coffee was detectable right away). Sillage is solid at first, but fades off. Longevity is good... but this one needs a few sprays to stick around.

MPG makes many fragrances. Occasionally Santal Noble has appeared in the discount channels, but not as often as other MPG releases. I really hope they don't reformulate this one again. I like it quite the way it is.

Having sampled about 5 other MPG scents, I have to say that Santal Noble is my favorite.

Jan
29
2015
Chicago Tony T
Chicago Tony T

I get more incense, amber and patchouli than any other notes. I am testing from a crappy vial so I might have to get a decant to truly test. But, the wood is minimal as I get a splash of coffee as well. It's a fantastic scent IMO as the complexity here is second to none. This might turn into a full bottle purchase as Fall gets closer and closer.

Aug
17
2014
Guest_Colin Maillard
Guest_Colin Maillard

"The" santal scent par excellence for me. And one of the best masculines (although much unisex) ever made. Unmistakable, uncompromising, quintessential perfection. Cozy and elegant, soft and deep. The only "weakness" you may find is that, as Turin correctly suggests in his guide, Mysore sandalwood has quite a more complex and multi-faceted smell, which you don't smell here (although it is not true that it is "unobtainable"). But you know what... who cares? None said this should have been an essay on Mysore sandalwood. This is a beautiful and timeless take on sandalwood theme and it's gorgeous just as it is.

9/10

Jun
15
2014
alberto1964
alberto1964

Not bad, not great, not trivial ...... like hundreds of other fragrances. Not for me.

Mar
15
2014
AlexanderBones
AlexanderBones

I blind bought this due to its reputation... I honestly I don't think it's for me. Every post seemed to think a blind buy would be fine and You don't know until you find out!

I have 100ml to sell should any one want it... Well 90ml left with box etc.

Contact [email protected] for photos and proof of purchase etc



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Feb
12
2014
rum
rum

After much faffing around, I managed to get my hands on a sample. I then got another sample. And before long, I ended up with a full bottle. Usually this pattern is repeated for several weeks but I went through all these phases in a matter of a week.
As others have already said, this is a nicely composed Amber, Coffee, Oakmoss, and Sandalwood potion. The sandalwood is cleverly hidden. You won't get wiffs of it as you do in say, Villoresi's Sandalo, but it does exist and it is prominent in the extreme dry down. There is some vanilla also thrown in for good measure, which gives it a bit of sweetness. Think of a vanilla-flavoured latte, though without the milk. The amber to my nose is more or less linear throughout and it's hard to pick up on the sandalwood behind it (Maybe that's why this is 'noble' sandalwood?). They do sit together very well and work in harmony - one does not interfere with another.
In any case it's great for a winter's night out but IMHO not quite as good as Villoresi's Sandalo. Needless to say it's a great one for the wardrobe and any sandalwood freak should at least try it out.

Jan
29
2014
kl99
kl99

PURE AMBER.

I'm agree with Kain. The main note is Amber here, followed by coffe, oakmoss, spices, patchouly, and maybe sandalwood.
Or probably sandalwood has been fused with coffe and they share one soul.
Anyway this perfume doesn't offer the dryness of a tipical sandal fragrance.
Here you have a nice warm, spicy, classic amberin velvet scent, oriental style. A bit 70s amber way.
Farly Remember me Sables de Annick Goutal.

Jan
05
2014
cytherian
cytherian

Before I begin with my initial review, I should note that I have the version as depicted in the photo above, which is the latest. I don't know if there has been a reformulation, but the previous bottle is a little different with striking raised diagonal lines on it. I'm hoping it hasn't changed much.

When first sniffing the sprayer, I pick up on a combination of an artificial cinnamon and sandalwood, yet there isn't any cinnamon the notes list. It has some sweetness as well and at first I felt that I wouldn't like Santal Noble. However, into the dry down it gets better. There's no question that there's sandalwood in this. There's also a mix of spicy vanilla and amber, with vetiver and musk beneath. I can see by the mix that one might believe the presence of cinnamon, but I think that's due to the structure of cedar, allspice, and vanilla blended together.

To my nose, at first glance I could easily label this as just sandalwood and spices, pure and simple. But it isn't. You have to sit with this EDT over time, let it dry down and play out, then pay attention to the notes.

I could see this fragrance achieved by burning some high quality incense or aromatic candles, but it would lack the complexity and... you can't apply those to your skin!

My only other fragrance at this point that also contained sandalwood is Zino. It actually works well when layered with it. I also have Egoiste Cologne Concentree, which is less spicy and much sweeter. Of the three, Santal Noble is the most mature while also being unisex (leaning towards the masculine camp).

Longevity is reasonably good, as well as sillage. But I find that this varies depending upon the dryness of the room air. Overall, I'm rather pleased with this fragrance. I need to let it sit with me longer before deciding if it's a favorite.

Nov
16
2013
BlueMoon
BlueMoon

SPICEY SWEET WOOD

It's rich. And it delivers. Consistent thru the LONG staying power.

It's now over 12 hours and it's still going strong.

I appreciate the complexity - but for me, it's just too strong. And too sweet. (Is it the amber?)

I recommend sampling this - it deserves that chance.

Oct
24
2013
Kain
Kain

What a great fragrance.
It's really interesting how different the opinions on a fragrance could be!
While some people say that this a sandalwood based fragrances, to me this is an amber based fragrance supported by strong spices and noticeable amount of woods but amber is the major note here!
The opening is a sharp and resinous amber scent mixed with patchouli, spices, woods, coffee and some incense all together at the same time!
That seems a busy opening but believe me because of great quality and great balance of the notes you can smell all of them without any problem.
Amber is resinous, sweet and great.
Patchouli is earthy, alive and kicking!
There are lots of spices and woods to give this manly scent more depth.
There is some incense and coffee here to give the whole scent slightly bitter and smoky aroma.
it's simply beautiful.
In the mid the coffe, patchouli and incense notes settle down very much.
You can still smell resinous amber but it's smoother.
The woods and spices weren't strong enough for you at the opening?! OK you will get more in the dry down!
The amber in the dry down is more sweet but it's really smooth and almost creamy with great supporting of sandalwood and spices.
Projection is very good and longevity is 6-7 hours on my skin.
Great juice.

دوستان تو همین تعداد محدود توضیحاتشون یه سری ها اشاره کردن که این عطر بر پایه رایحه چوب سندل هست اما به نظر من این عطر بر پایه رایحه امبر یا همون کهربا ساخته شده و رایحه چوب سندل و رایحه های ادویه ای بیشتر نقش ساپورت کننده کهربا رو به عهده دارن
رایحه ابتدایی این عطر بوی تلخ و شیرین و صمغ مانند کهربا هست که رایحه تند و تیز و تقریبا خاکی نعنای هندی، رایحه قوی ادویه ای و چوب و رایحه ملایم قهوه و بخور باهاش ترکیب شدن
یه مقدار شلوغ به نظر میرسه اما با توجه به کیفیت ساخت بسیار خوب و بالانس عالی رایحه ها هیچ چیز توی ذوق نمیزنه و همه چیز سر جای خودشه
با گذر زمان بوی نعنای هندی، قهوه و بخور تا حد خیلی زیادی ضعیف میشن و رایحه صمغی کهربا هم کمی ملایمتر میشه و حالا بوی چوب و ادویه ها حس قویتری پیدا میکنن
رایحه کهربا در این مرحله مقدای شیرینتر و گرمتر هست ولی شیرینی اون خیلی مناسب و تقریبا کرمی مانند هست و رایحه خیلی جذاب و دلپذیری داره
بوی عطر تقریبا همینجوری میمونه و تغییر زیادی نمیکنه
پخش بوی عطر خوبه و ماندگاری در حد 6-7 ساعت روی پوست داره
کار خیلی متفاوتی تو عطرهای بر پایه رایحه کهربا نیست ولی در نوع خودش جزو بهترین ها و با کیفیت ترین هاست

Sep
29
2013
Grottola
Grottola

I must confess that I went into this fragrance with high expectations, as it has developed something of a reputation on the internet (on sites such as Basenotes, etc). I think part of me wanted this to be the "ultimate" sandalwood fragrance.

Well, unfortunately, it's not the "ultimate" sandalwood, but it's still a nice fragrance. Imagine a dry, piercing sandalwood (probably Australian), with a very subtle, warm coffee note. On top of all that, there's a resinous accord that brings to mind one fragrance in particular that was mentioned below: L'Air du Desert Marocain. Yes indeed, Santal Noble, at least the current formulation, has elements of Andy Tauer's masterpiece in it, but it all comes together nicely.

While this is a very nice oriental with excellent longevity, it's not quite the sandalwood fragrance I was looking for. Hopefully there's a good Mysore sandalwood fragrance out there waiting for me with my name on it!

Aug
29
2013
meama
meama

51)The best sandalwood without rival
Jean-Paul Millet (with Jean-François Laporte) is in the Panthéon of the perfumery. A pilgrimage in this brand is an ogligation for each perfumista.
You first enjoy a spicy roasted coffee with a light sandalwood in a overall effect quite close to my nose to a oud (1988!). It's so original.
Sandal rises and rises, softened with the patchouli/vanilla with in the same time dries and densified by the spices (like a drop of Air du désert Marocain).
There's still an oud-y side, dirty, in fact a vetiver-musc duo who gives a perfect texture to the whole.
The final is just a dream of crème pâtissière who lasts hours.

May
17
2013
batkitty
batkitty

Has this been reformulated recently? I really don't get the "creamy" sandalwood others have described, more like a dry cedar scent--in fact, after the opening coffee (which smelled a bit more like damp grounds, sadly), it sits back on my skin and loses presence very quickly. Primarily I get vetiver and coffee, a bit of patchouli, very little vanilla, and almost no real amber or spice. I had such high hopes for this, and I guess it is nice while it lasts, but it's just not what I was hoping for.

Mar
11
2013
Ovaltine Jenkins
Ovaltine Jenkins

Sweet, creamy and evolving. Starts out with coffee with a hint of vanilla, incense, and the sandalwood that follows. Dries down to a sweet sandalwood with just a touch of vetiver. Not spicy at all. Sillage and longevity are both very good.

Although labeled for men, this leans a little towards the unisex due to the sweetness. But it is not cloying to me and I could comfortably wear this in the fall and winter. A winner.

Jan
14
2013
nada
nada

hmm. Well I like the warmth it gives. Not much spicyness. But sadly not much santal either. Of course it is quite hard to detect santal, but I have some attars where you can feel sweet warmth of santal on the clothes few days after they had touched the skin where it was applied. Would never happen with this one:)

Nov
28
2012
Hamed90
Hamed90

beautiful creamy sandalwood!

Sep
01
2012
alfarom
alfarom

If you're looking for a pretty fragrance, carefully avoid Santal Noble. Instead if you're into challenging, deep and compelling scents you could be amazed and satisfied by this one.

It opens with a sweet coffee note immediately joined by sandalwood and incense. Then the sandalwood takes over showing its creamy/dry aspect. Bold and almost overwhelming for a couple of hours. If you're into sandalwood you won't be disappointed as you'll have plenty of it in this phase...Then it settles down and blends together with vetiver, incense (again) and a musky-amber for a truly fantastic drydown that's creamy, warm, quiet and very deep.

Personally I think this is one of the best sandalwood available on the market yet it's surely not a fragrance for everybody. A masterpiece.

Rating: 8.5/10

May
31
2011
Henriette
Henriette

I agree in that not all Sandalwood based scents are alike, this one is truly special and - although prescribed to a man - I love to wear it. A problem getting it however. Has it been discontinued? On a total different league, but pleasant sandalwood for female wearing, is SANDALO by L'Erbolario: this has a peppery note that I find very fascinating in summer. And it lasts a lot on the skin.

Aug
05
2010
dacha
dacha

There's Sandalwoods and then there's Sandalwoods, this is the sort that a very rich and confident man wears, and he wears it for his pleasure. My only regret is that I can't find any one that has it in stock, for me it's the best sandal I have tried.

Nov
27
2009
tackica_ns
tackica_ns

I've been thinking for some time and still not sure whether there is a male and female version of this perfume, or it is only one unisex or something third.
Anyhow, I got this wonderful perfume as a gift from good perfume connoisseur, and at the first scent was bit different comparing the other female, femme perfumes .....
But ....
This perfume is a treasure to me right now in my collection, keep it for special occasions, because makes wonderful chemistry with my skin ...
This is the best, dry, woody sandalwood, not sweet, or diluted that I 've ever smell, with an excellent balance of spice, musk and vetiver .... feel the coffee and incense, which gives the fuscous note.
When I want a "girly" touch I mix this Santal with Opium, Cinnabar, or even with Samsara -and each time have a great combination ....
1 class perfume.

Feb
10
2009

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