Saturday, May 28, 2011
Crabtree and Evelyn Extract of Mysore Sandalwood
That is......until now. Can you say understated? Well......that's exactly what this fragrance happens to be. Years ago, I found Arden's sandalwood to be minimalist as well, but it just didn't have that something I'm looking for in a sandal rendition. Crabtree & Evelyn's first version has it. It's the comfort factor for sure.
Now, there's no question I wish this was a bit louder in volume ( and only in volume) ...but....if it was, it's quite possible it would alter the overall smell of this gem. So, with that notion aside, I have to say that mild is good in this case. The way my skin executes this scent makes it a perfect candidate for close quarters or a flat out relaxing few hours by my lonesome.
I have no idea what the accords consist of and don't know if other notes have burned away with age ( it is from 1970 after all), but I can tell you what I experience from Extract of Mysore. From the moment of application, I get a big, round and transparent citric wood accord. Within 15 minutes, that same accord is still rolling along with less "noise" and accompanying the top is what I construe as sandalwood, a sliver of rosewood and what I perceive as pepper.
This is the totality of my experience....yet.....as simplistic as this is, it's extremely liberating to relax in such an uncomplicated and predictable aroma. Comfort scents have a way of doing this to me and Extract of Mysore is in this ballpark. Big thumbs up for this 41 year old creation from the folks at Crabtree.