I’ve finally found my Holy Grail for sandalwood. For decades, I’ve searched for the perfect sandalwood for my particular, admittedly finicky tastes, and I shrugged off so many that one of my readers once called me a Sandalwood Snob and vowed to get me a t-shirt with those words on it. Unlike everything else out there, Santal Sultan isn’t one of those endlessly green sandalwoods subsumed in milk or sour buttermilk, or an ethereal, pale bouquet tinged with smoke. Rather, it focuses on the reddest, richest heartwood that brims with the darkest, stickiest, and most resinous aromas… click for full review. – Kafkaesque ‘Best of 2017’
I tried your Santal Sultan and I’m in love. THIS is the sort of aroma that I remember from many of the sandalwood oils of the 1970s. So gorgeously spicy, spicy, spicy, as well as resinous and red-hued in visuals. Simply stunning. My holy grail of sandalwood bouquets with none of the greenness that I find everywhere else.
Your other two sandal oils are beautiful as well, particularly during their delightfully spicy, resinous, dark and velvety drydowns, but the Santal Sultan may have stolen my heart completely from the very first sniff. – Kafkaesque, USA
Every time it's the same story. I get an email from you, go to the website, read the awesome description, resist for a good 15 minutes, try to convince myself that I don't need more santal or oud oil, then order. I feel guilty till I receive my order, try a dab, and mumble under my breath OMG this is awesome. But I do have to admit that receiving my Sultan Santal was an altogether new level of awe. I opened the super fast delivery package, expecting another good santalwood, dabbed a bit on myself and went into an alterated state. Santal Sultan is simply amazing. – Luc, USA
Oh my goodness gracious me! Santal Sultan is the best sandalwood I have ever smelled. It's miles beyond any modern sandalwood I know of, whether plantation raised or wild. It even far surpasses Ensar's exquisite Mysore 1984. No other sandalwood I know makes a totally satisfying stand-alone perfume, but Santal Sultan is as good as Shalimar and likely as rare as kyara. Once in a lifetime stuff. – Larry, USA
Such a wonderful sandalwood! Satisfyingly creamy or milky, but not heavy or greasy, there’s a spacious feeling about this smell that envelops the wearer. – Stella Diver Flynn, France
Santal Sultan is truly sublime. – Beverly, USA