All About Sandalwood

What does sandalwood smell like?

While sandalwood comes from a  tree, it’s not necessarily what you would think of as a “woodsy” scent. Sandalwood has its own distinct fragrance profile that is exotic, sweet, creamy, smooth, and warm. Once you smell sandalwood once, you’ll instantly recognize it for its unique fragrance. This appealing and versatile scent is why sandalwood makes an appearance in many fragrances, including candles, perfumes, colognes, soaps, and other scented products. Used with other fragrances, sandalwood forms an excellent base for more complex scents and adds nuance and warmth to the scent profile.

Is sandalwood a feminine scent?

Often sandalwood is associated as a ‘masculine’ smell but it’s actually used in loads in ‘feminine’ marketed fragrances out there. It works wonders in any formula due to its versatility  and ability to bring other ingredients from various families together. It’s a base note ingredient that is long lasting without adding an overpowering aroma to a fragrance.

What scents are similar to sandalwood?

Other notable scents in the woody family include cedar, vetiver, patchouli, pine, and cypress

Want to try sandalwood for yourself? Here are our collections that use it!