06-11-2012, 06:07 PM
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  • syngent
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So last time I was at C&E I smelled the sandalwood and didn't much care for it, but I know sandalwood has a huge scent range is the C&E version a good basis for what AOS would be or others,
If it is I think I'm not much of a sandalwood kind of guy

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 06-11-2012, 06:25 PM
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My favorite sandalwood scent is the one I found on Geo F Trumper soap.Unfortunately,the soap is not longer made,but I like it over the Art of Shaving one,which is possible,one of the most intense out there.
I need to try Taylor Of Old Bond Street sandalwood shaving soap,but its cream gave me a headache because of the scent.
The Crabtree and Evelyn sandalwood scent is quiet mild and I like it too.

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 06-11-2012, 06:29 PM
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Would you say they are similar in scent between the C&E and AOS cause if I didn't care for the C&E a stronger version of it is not something I want to risk lol, would you say they are pretty much the same just different intensity,
I had a EJ sandalwood sample once was much different then the C&E

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 06-11-2012, 06:47 PM
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(06-11-2012, 06:29 PM)syngent Wrote: Would you say they are similar in scent between the C&E and AOS cause if I didn't care for the C&E a stronger version of it is not something I want to risk lol, would you say they are pretty much the same just different intensity,
I had a EJ sandalwood sample once was much different then the C&E

No,the C&E and the AoS are two different sandalwood scents.The AoS is more "powerful" and also "complex".For many is the best sandalwood scent out there.

The Edwin Jagger/Muhle sandalwood scent are also quiet nice,better for my taste,than the C&E.

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 06-11-2012, 07:03 PM
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To be honest, the C&E sandalwood scent to me is just so-so. I'm not crazy about it. I just received a Proraso Sandalwood cream today, and although I haven't used it yet, the scent seems to be very nice. Sort of similar to the AOS sandalwood, but a little deeper.

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 06-11-2012, 07:25 PM
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Jaydee I had that proraso in my hands off the top it wasn't bad but when I rubbed it on my hand it turned into something else... I actually found it repulsive for my tastes

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 06-11-2012, 07:34 PM
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I got the C&E sandalwood and quite enjoyed the scent. The performance for the cream at least was so-so. I find the scent of the AoS sandalwood much nicer and the performance much better for the cream.

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 06-11-2012, 07:44 PM
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AOS is a strong complex cologne type scent. I would say that from all the reviews of Sandalwood creams and soaps AOS is very well loved. And among the top if not the top smelling and performing creams for those who love sandalwood. For the record I have only used AOS and Proraso red so I'm not really in a position to compare a lot of sandalwood scents.

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 06-11-2012, 09:19 PM
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Sorry, lads, but the best sandalwood scent that i have ever smelled is from Mystic Water Soap. Incredible!

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 06-12-2012, 01:53 AM
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  • Dave
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I enjoy the Sandalwood in the AOS Cream, RR Noni Michelle, Third Eye, and the Proraso Sandalwood and Shea Butter. I also enjoy the scent in Mysore Sandalwood soap as well.

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 06-12-2012, 06:40 AM
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The only sandalwood I've ever tried is TOBS soap and OGB bayrum/sandalwood AS from the sampler. I don't know what sandalwood is supposed to smell like, but can tell you I really like the TOBS scent. It has a powdery note in it, not overpowering, really nice scent.

For me the lather is very nice as well, easily comes up to a creamy consistency no matter which brush I use (badger, boar, synthetic). This soap was/is a surprise. I bought it very cheap just to try a triple milled soap and wasn't expecting much due to what I'd read on the forums about the reformulation. For me at least this was a lesson in YMMV, this stuff works great and I'm not missing the tallow ... sorry to get off on a tangent, I know this thread was about the scent. Nice scent too. Smile

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 06-12-2012, 06:46 AM
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T&H is my favourite, followed by Trumpers.

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 06-12-2012, 07:20 AM
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Dang dipesh that reminds me I think I have a T&H sampler laying around ill have to give it a wiff tonight see if I like it any better

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 06-12-2012, 07:32 AM
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Just to throw another variable into the mix, I'm not a real sandalwood fan, but clearly the best one I've used is the vintage Mysore Sandalwood Soap from C&E. To me it's like the TOBS but a little richer and deeper.

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 06-12-2012, 01:52 PM
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(06-12-2012, 06:46 AM)Dipesh Wrote: T&H is my favourite, followed by Trumpers.

The cologne one or the old scent?

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 06-12-2012, 03:36 PM
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My favorite sandalwood is AOS cream love it

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 06-12-2012, 03:59 PM
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I only have TOBS, but I like it! I have the tub version

Not sure if TOBS hits what the *smell* should be, but it is pleasing to my nostrils Biggrin

also, I love the rich lather it creates

I will need to find some samplers of other brands

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 06-17-2012, 11:11 AM
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So far, my favourite sandalwood scent is the Mühle/EJ.Shy

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 06-17-2012, 12:37 PM
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(06-12-2012, 01:52 PM)JonJones84 Wrote:
(06-12-2012, 06:46 AM)Dipesh Wrote: T&H is my favourite, followed by Trumpers.

The cologne one or the old scent?

I've never smelt the old one, it's the new one for me. I love it.

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 06-18-2012, 05:31 PM
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Syngent, if you are not fond of C&E (cream?), may I suggest taking a whiff of TOBS sandalwood. To me C&E has a strong mysore sandalwood fragrance mixed with an equally strong soap smell. TOBS is sweeter,even floral scent without the soapiness.

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