Friday, February 10, 2012
Etro Sandalo Eau de Toilette
Lavender, Sandalwood, Cedar, Patchouli.
Musk, Myrrh, Amber.
Sandalwood is a note much loved in this hobby. From austere to buttery, this note has the versatility I look for. Naturally there are going to be those who do not care for the note in any implementation, but Etro has the capacity to potentially change their minds if given the opportunity.
The drawback for Etro Sandalo is that the opening promises wonderful things but the totality lacks stamina. I wonder if the older rendition had more depth and I say that because of reviews from years past.
The citric sandal slowly permits a rose note to enter the composition after a few minutes, but this rose isn't a standout by any means. It's tuned to add a different dimension to Sandalo and never has plans to convert this fragrance into something other than a citric woody.
I simply wish Sandalo had more presence. It's not a weak scent, but it's on the cusp after it's been applied for 30 minutes or so. It has the personality I love but not the character I need.
Etro Sandalo smells great and has moderate sillage. The longevity is lacking and lasts for a few hours before reapplication is needed. For the price point of a little more than $1 per ml., this aspect is a deal breaker for me........but.......this still should be sampled because it deserves to be. It smells wonderful for the time it lasts. Thumbs up from Aromi for Etro Sandalo ( but with an asterisk ).