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All sales are final, we are a perfume sampling company - letting you try perfume before you invest in a bottle. Unfortunately, we cannot refund any product that you do not like. If you are new to perfume or wanting to break out of wearing the same scent, try our starter sampler packs so that you can find the perfume that works for you.

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Serge Lutens Santal de Mysore is a heady sandalwood scent with a slightly steep cuminy curveball. Serge Lutens has said that this is the real thing, they bought this stock of now strictly harvested and protected Mysore sandalwood before those restrictions went into effect. This fragrance is incredibly smooth after the spices blow off a little from the open, relaxing into a beautiful bed of incense and balsam. Santal de Mysore is in the Woody Spicy fragrance group.  

Reviews of Serge Lutens Santal de Mysore from noses that may or may not sniff like your nose. 

from whatmenshouldsmelllike - "Normally I do not like eau de parfum, I do not like coconut nor do I like gourmand scents, yet strangely I am obsessed with this fragrance that is all of the above. Highly original, the composition steers clear of the common sandalwood clichés: woody cedar accords or spicy amber orientals. Instead Lutens has created an entire meal of the wood that serves a savory curry laced with sweaty cumin, coconut and eastern spices. Although unlisted I suspect the floral notes that keep this weighty formula afloat is a sweet accord of jasmine and orange blossom. Blended with coconut the result is the illusion of white flowers and tuberose. These notes quickly subside and dessert is on the table. A vanilla custard, rich and creamy. The curry note that permeates this parfum is reminiscent of Dior Homme’s Eau Noire with its licorice lavender accord. This wears down to a cedar and sandalwood, earthy accord. If sweetness isn’t your thing, do not despair. Most of the sugary caramel notes exist in the top and mid notes. While its soul is still gourmand, the settled fragrance is a delicious blend of dry woods and exotic balsams."

from Kafkaesque - "Santal de Mysore opens on my skin with a burst of spices. There is light curry, followed by leathery burnt styrax resin with a charred caramel aroma, saffron, a slightly herbal note that smells exactly like buttered dill, and a touch of sweetened carrots. I’m actually a little surprised by how the much-maligned curry note, noticeable as it is, feels so light. Perhaps a better description is to say that it doesn’t smell of the stale, cumin, body odor that I had so feared, or of really potent, yellow curry. Instead, for me, the strongest aroma is actually hot buttered dill and, specifically, a dill pilau or rice dish in Persian cuisine called Baghali Polo (or sometimes, Sabzi Polo)."

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Perfume Name Serge Lutens Santal de Mysore
Year Introduced 1997
Perfumer Christopher Sheldrake
Gender Unisex
Collection Exclusive Bottles - Boises/Chypres
Notes Mysore sandalwood, cumin, hot spices, styrax, balsam and Siam benzoin
Country of Origin France

4 Reviews

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  • Donna Cook - 8th Jun 2017

    4
    Solid sandalwood​

    I was excited to receive this sample as I love Serge Lutens work. I found this to be a very solid accessible Sandalwood, almost a little bit of bitter. Not a lot of longevity little bit more sillage than expected. A bit linear, didn't really evolve as I wore it throughout the day. Don't think I'll buy a full bottle but I certainly will enjoy using up the sample.

  • Tina M - 5th Aug 2015

    5
    Sandalwood Delight

    I adore sandalwood. I've spent hours in pursuit of fragrances using it as its main note/ingredient. This, so far, is the finest. Sultry, but wearable all day long and perfect for the autumn and winter seasons.

4 Reviews

  • Donna Cook - 8th Jun 2017

    4
    Solid sandalwood​

    I was excited to receive this sample as I love Serge Lutens work. I found this to be a very solid accessible Sandalwood, almost a little bit of bitter. Not a lot of longevity little bit more sillage than expected. A bit linear, didn't really evolve as I wore it throughout the day. Don't think I'll buy a full bottle but I certainly will enjoy using up the sample.

  • Tina M - 5th Aug 2015

    5
    Sandalwood Delight

    I adore sandalwood. I've spent hours in pursuit of fragrances using it as its main note/ingredient. This, so far, is the finest. Sultry, but wearable all day long and perfect for the autumn and winter seasons.

  • Lem - 20th Feb 2015

    4
    More spice than wood

    This is perfect for spice lovers who enjoy a soft warm dry down.A tad hot and dry for me in the beginning but the quality of this scent is undeniable.

  • kfg - 7th Aug 2014

    5
    Warm and cozy

    I would actually give this 4.5 stars. I find this a nice cozy boozy winter scent. Like sitting in a big leather chair in a dark english pub with a scotch sitting on a brandy soaked wooden table. Gourmand scent, on the masculine side.

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