RETRO - Coty Sand & Sable Cologne
Year Introduced: 1981 - Feminine
Notes: Green notes, peach, tuberose, gardenia, jasmine and rose
An excerpt from The Muse in Wooden Shoes:
This thing is technically supposedly a gardenia, but in actuality, it’s a mix of natural and synthetic tuberose (mostly synthetic) with a few dollops of synthetic miscellaneous florals, and maybe a hint of coconut. There are no top notes and no base notes to speak of; it’s pretty linear.
Here’s Tania Sanchez of P:TG on Sand & Sable:
*** Peachy lilac… If you like Carolina Herrera, you’ll like Sand and Sable. This floral is a lot cheaper, however, starting with a Fracas-like tuberose but diminishing fast to a bare lilac. Stays likable a long time, but in a pushy way. We all have friends like that.
The first time I read that, several months ago, I thought, “Lilac? What lilac? And what peach? It just smells like tuberose to me.” Then I went back to smell S&S again… and darned if she isn’t right. There is a peachy sort of cast to it.
The other thing about S&S is that, like many of those 80’s tuberose things, it’s pretty loud. Okay, it’s really loud. I hardly ever do the spray-and-walk-through trick, since it’s such a waste of scent, but I do it for S&S. Light applications seem to keep it more pleasant.
Sand & Sable has been discontinued.
We are decanting out of an unopened original bottle of the cologne version of this fragrance.