05-21-2012, 03:50 PM
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Hi guys, I like the scent of sandlewood and would like to purchase a cream. I have heard some sandlewood creams can smell kind of smokey which is what I don't want, have heard GFT is pretty nice but would like some more feedback. Any suggestions for the noob would be greatly appreciated!
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Ivan

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 05-21-2012, 04:31 PM
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  • biggiej42
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GFT is a very mild sandalwood smell. I prefer the smell of the TOBS sandalwood. Both excellent creams!

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 05-21-2012, 04:35 PM
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  • Dave
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TOBS is great, RazorRock Third Eye is good, and Trumpers is good to me as well.

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 05-21-2012, 05:05 PM
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I have a tube of the no longer made Proraso Red which can be found online sometimes. Scent is best described as woodsy. Think of a fallen tree surrounded by wet leaves with mushrooms growing out of damp dark earth. That's what I see when I smell it.

Just shaved,but I think I'll whip up a bowl of it right now. Love that scent.

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 05-21-2012, 05:14 PM
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(05-21-2012, 04:35 PM)Dave Wrote: TOBS is great, RazorRock Third Eye is good, and Trumpers is good to me as well.

Is Third eye a sandalwood scent?

As far as Sandalwood I am a big AOS fan and I also like QCS Mysore cream which is kind of like a soap soap...

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 05-21-2012, 05:20 PM
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  • Dave
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Yes it's a milder Sandalwood scent, but it smells really good to me.

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 05-21-2012, 05:26 PM
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(05-21-2012, 04:35 PM)Dave Wrote: TOBS is great, RazorRock Third Eye is good, and Trumpers is good to me as well.

Dave, how would you compare the Third Eye to the new Nonno Michelino?

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 05-21-2012, 05:36 PM
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  • Teiste
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The best sandalwood cream I have tried in Art of Shaving.However Im not a big sandalwood fan

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 05-21-2012, 05:38 PM
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(05-21-2012, 05:36 PM)Teiste Wrote: The best sandalwood cream I have tried in Art of Shaving.However Im not a big sandalwood fan

+1 on the AOS. However, I'm a fan of sandalwood.

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 05-21-2012, 05:40 PM
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(05-21-2012, 05:26 PM)SharpSpine Wrote:
(05-21-2012, 04:35 PM)Dave Wrote: TOBS is great, RazorRock Third Eye is good, and Trumpers is good to me as well.

Dave, how would you compare the Third Eye to the new Nonno Michelino?

All i have done is sniffed the new one. It has more of a sandalwood smell than Third Eye.

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 05-21-2012, 07:56 PM
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(05-21-2012, 05:38 PM)Krisbarger Wrote:
(05-21-2012, 05:36 PM)Teiste Wrote: The best sandalwood cream I have tried in Art of Shaving.However Im not a big sandalwood fan

I find the AoS has the best scent. More true to sandalwood, or so I think (I've never smelled real sandalwood and from what I hear, not many have).
+1 on the AOS. However, I'm a fan of sandalwood.

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 05-21-2012, 07:56 PM
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  • jfmii
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I like Cyril R. Slater's Indian Sandalwood cream. A very nice scent.

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 05-21-2012, 08:19 PM
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I recently tried Muehle (same as Edwin Jagger) Sandalwood. It was quite lovely.

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 05-21-2012, 09:36 PM
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I am not a sandalwood fan, it is not refreshing or clean scent. I like the scent of the cream/soap to be refreshing or at least clean/soapy. That is personal preference of course.
T&H sandalwood is way too overpowering for me. The new proraso red is better, it's an ok scent, I will use it more.

The best sandalwood I have put my nose on was Edwin Jagger sandalwood cream and soap, hands down. It has a nice clean smell with only a hint of sandalwood.

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 05-21-2012, 09:59 PM
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(05-21-2012, 05:36 PM)Teiste Wrote: The best sandalwood cream I have tried in Art of Shaving.However Im not a big sandalwood fan

+1. Best overall smell of Sandalwood I have come across. SWMBO ***LOVES*** the smell and that sure doesn't hurt.

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 05-22-2012, 12:15 AM
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Trumpers/C&E

Its too bad the C&E's in my area are all gone.

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 05-22-2012, 12:21 AM
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(05-21-2012, 05:40 PM)Dave Wrote:
(05-21-2012, 05:26 PM)SharpSpine Wrote:
(05-21-2012, 04:35 PM)Dave Wrote: TOBS is great, RazorRock Third Eye is good, and Trumpers is good to me as well.

Dave, how would you compare the Third Eye to the new Nonno Michelino?

All i have done is sniffed the new one. It has more of a sandalwood smell than Third Eye.

Good to read! Third Eye just didn't quite hit it right for me.

(05-21-2012, 07:56 PM)jfmii Wrote: I like Cyril R. Slater's Indian Sandalwood cream. A very nice scent.

Seconded, a nice strong and lasting sandalwood scent.

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 05-22-2012, 04:06 AM
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I really like the sandalwood from EJ/Mühle. I prefer it to TOBS or Trumpers.

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 05-22-2012, 04:26 AM
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  • njpaddy
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AOS and EJ had the best sandalwood scents, but the performance wasn't good enough for me. Salter had the best performance, but I didn't care for the spicy scent. Castle Forbes had more of a cedar/sawdust scent to it. Taylor had a very strong cologne scent and the performance was ok, but I got tired of it halfway through the tub. I also tried samples of Trumpers. I don't remember the sandalwood scent but I wasn't impressed with the performance of any of the samples.

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 05-22-2012, 04:27 AM
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  • ben74
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I like the C&E Sandalwood, but it is the only Sandalwood I've tried!

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