04-12-2012, 02:31 PM
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I use T&H, AOS, and TOBS. All three smell completely different from one another and TOBS smells nothing like what I think of when I think sandalwood but I love all three. If I had to choose one it would likely be TOBS.

What's your favorite? Feel free to add soaps if you're not a cream user. I do love Bee & Flower sandalwood bath soap and wish I could find that scent in a shaving product.

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 04-12-2012, 02:36 PM
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  • Brent
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My favorite is AoS. Even though I haven't bought it (I have lavender) I've smelled it before and it's heavenly. When i use up the AoS lavender I"ll replace it with the Sandalwood version.

I have TOBS in soap (like the performance but the smell reminds me of Christmas for some reason) and used up a C&E Sandalwood. C&E had a great smell but for some reason I was never impressed with the performance.

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 04-12-2012, 02:57 PM
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  • gijames
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(04-12-2012, 02:36 PM)Brent Wrote: My favorite is AoS. Even though I haven't bought it (I have lavender) I've smelled it before and it's heavenly. When i use up the AoS lavender I"ll replace it with the Sandalwood version.

I have TOBS in soap (like the performance but the smell reminds me of Christmas for some reason) and used up a C&E Sandalwood. C&E had a great smell but for some reason I was never impressed with the performance.

TOBS Sandlewood is definitely a keeper!
I haven't tried other brands, but I don't see the need to since TOBS is absolutely satisfying to me in shave quality and smell. It smells great, and doesn't over-power one's nostrils (I am VERY sensitive to strong perfumed products).

Biggrin

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 04-12-2012, 03:08 PM
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  • ajc347
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The best smelling Sandalwood cream for me is T&H.

The strangest smelling (in fact it smells nothing like Sandalwood to me more like cake mixture (which isn't a bad thing in itself)) is Vulfix Sandalwood cream.

Out of all the Sandalwood creams I've used (TOBS, GFT, T&H, EJ and Vulfix), the best performing cream is the Vulfix cream.

I do prefer TOBS Sandalwood soap to all of them though. The smell just feels right and the performance is excellent.

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 04-12-2012, 03:32 PM
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  • TexBilly
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Stretching the rules a bit but I absolutely love Castle Forbes Cedar Sandalwood. One of the best performing creams around, albeit a hard cream.

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 04-12-2012, 03:34 PM
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EJ Sandalwood for me

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 04-12-2012, 03:39 PM
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I like trumpers version

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 04-12-2012, 03:44 PM
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I like the scent and performance of Cyril Salter Sandalwood cream.

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 04-12-2012, 07:37 PM
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(04-12-2012, 03:32 PM)texbilly Wrote: Stretching the rules a bit but I absolutely love Castle Forbes Cedar Sandalwood. One of the best performing creams around, albeit a hard cream.

You know, I got a sample of CF cedar/sandalwood. I very definitely got the cedar notes (smelled like a cedar closet) but the sandalwood isn't there. I do agree with you on performance.

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 04-12-2012, 09:38 PM
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  • Teiste
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  • Salt Lake City,UT
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Edwin Jagger sandalwood cream.Art of Shaving its excellent too.
And I need to try Salters Sandalwood,which smells like the old The Body Shop shaving cream.
I cant stand Taylors of Old Bond Street sandalwood cream,gives me a headache..

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 04-13-2012, 04:14 AM
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  • Songwind
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  • Burnsville, MN
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I haven't used a cream, yet, but I shaved yesterday with Mama Bear's Sandalwood/Vanilla. I love that combination.

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 04-13-2012, 04:41 AM
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QCS Mysore rules. AOS soap is my fav. I have multiple pucks of AOS because you never know when they will pull a trumpers or Penhalogins and take the good stuff out and ruin the formulation!

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 04-13-2012, 08:25 AM
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  • Kostas
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Definitely the TOBS. I've tried the Sandalwood offerings from TOBS, T&H, AOS, GFT, and a few others. While not a true SW, I found it to be the best performer. I also really like that, IMHO, it's a mix between SW and a classic barbershop type scent.

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 04-13-2012, 10:22 AM
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  • Brent
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(04-12-2012, 02:57 PM)gijames Wrote:
(04-12-2012, 02:36 PM)Brent Wrote: My favorite is AoS. Even though I haven't bought it (I have lavender) I've smelled it before and it's heavenly. When i use up the AoS lavender I"ll replace it with the Sandalwood version.

I have TOBS in soap (like the performance but the smell reminds me of Christmas for some reason) and used up a C&E Sandalwood. C&E had a great smell but for some reason I was never impressed with the performance.

TOBS Sandlewood is definitely a keeper!
I haven't tried other brands, but I don't see the need to since TOBS is absolutely satisfying to me in shave quality and smell. It smells great, and doesn't over-power one's nostrils (I am VERY sensitive to strong perfumed products).

Biggrin

ARe you using the soap or the cream? Haven't tried the cream but for me I'd say that TOBS is one of the strongest scented products I own.

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 04-13-2012, 10:51 AM
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(04-13-2012, 04:41 AM)Krisbarger Wrote: QCS Mysore rules. AOS soap is my fav. I have multiple pucks of AOS because you never know when they will pull a trumpers or Penhalogins and take the good stuff out and ruin the formulation!

Really would like to try this! Its on the list

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 04-13-2012, 11:48 AM
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Fitjar by a longshot.

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 04-14-2012, 04:55 PM
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I absolutely love TOBS's sandalwood cream and as far as Sandalwood soaps, C&E and AOS are my favs.

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 04-14-2012, 09:33 PM
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TOBS Sandalwood....

TOBs smells like officers of the 1st Kings's Dragoon Guards on liberty after Waterloo.

TOBS smells like the ready room of 29 Squadron RAF.

TOBS smells like the Joint Chiefs meeting planning Operation Neptune.

TOBS smells like Victory

TOBS smells like men

TOBS smells like Winning Men.

If you don't mind the smell of blood, sweat and cordite, then use TOBS Sandalwood.

If you want to smell like a tree, center you chakra or focus your chi, wear something else.

TOBS Sandalwood ...accept no substitute

Note: No squirrels were harmed in making this advertisement. Smile

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 04-14-2012, 09:55 PM
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Crabtree & Eveyln... Hands Down!

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 04-15-2012, 07:26 AM
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I have to say Geo F. Trumper! I love the spice to it

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