Hello Posse, You already know the way a lot I really like the Cartier premium vary Les Heures de Cartier should you’ve been studying for some time. Onward from that vary they’re in home nostril Mathilde Laurent has been signing off on a broader vary constructed round oud. Oud and Santal is from the 2016 launch on this vary. The primary got here in 2014.
Final 12 months I purchased a set of travels from a vendor on FB right here in Oz. I believe they’d arrived simply earlier than we went on a trip and had been put away. They’d sat untouched in a field of samples and travels. I’ve simply rediscovered them whereas doing New Concept 2023 and rummaging via stuff. Seeing this attractive little bottle received me all excited. Fact be informed I believe the journey is extra attractive that the FB. I’m sniffing and wafting it immediately and sharing the expertise with you all.
Oud and Santal by Cartier
Fragrantica provides these featured accords:
Sandalwood, Agarwood (Oud)
I’d prefer to first touch upon the steep rise in costs of many premium traces. Critically, I’m just about out of the market now. AU$495 is effectively past my snug spend even for the excellent stuff. Particularly at solely 75ml. That’s a LOT of money, and AUD$6.60/ml. I keep in mind when that was shopping for extrait kinda worth. Now CHANEL Gardenia extrait is over AUD$22.ml. The world has gone loopy.
Minty, band-aid oud with a darkish medicinal sweetness. Not in a giant confrontational manner. It’s a very firm pleasant oud, I believe it might match effectively for wafting via an artwork exhibition or one thing enjoyable with pals. There’s that fascinating oily/fishy/metallic observe that should be a specific observe that area of interest loves. It at all times catches my consideration as a result of it runs proper alongside the knifes fringe of attractive and disgusting. I’m continually drawn to my arm making an attempt to make up my thoughts. It’s a part of an amber assemble, I believe. It might even be a part of the medicinal oud construction. Like sucking a chilly moist barely oily spoon.
The Oud and Santal sandalwood by no means hits that creamy woods we so typically affiliate with it in perfumery. Right here it’s stark and evenly eucalypt minty and mineralic, just like the opening of Australian sandalwood. A lot much less cuddly and way more darkish. It’s a really fascinating remedy. I prefer it quite a bit however can’t think about this getting the identical quantity of damage right here as Santal+++ or Samsara.
Dry down is a cool, metallic oud/wooden combo that continues to be aloof all the best way to dry down.
Surrender To Chance has a few of this sequence however not Oud and Santal.
Have you ever, would you, attempt Oud and Santal?