Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Friday, June 22, 2012

Legno di Sandalo by Compagnia Delle Indie

So, you like Sandalwood dominant scents that blanket the skin in a somewhat oily fashion? If the answer is yes, then this release will fit the bill. I could find no listed accords for this particular rendition, but there are notes for "Sandalo" by the same house.

I won't use them however because what transpires on my skin does not reflect the "Sandalo" accords. This is wood through and through and you had better sincerely like (at least ) the suggestion of sandalwood or you will be disappointed.

Personally, I love this scent as it smells like hewn wood and is reminiscent of Erbe Sandalo and a bit like Villoresi as well. It also goes on thick and oily, but the throw is moderate. The presence is substantial, but is more a personal space fragrance after 5 minutes.

Sounds like a contradiction, but the fact is that Legno di Sandalo is simple, straightforward and no frills. The sandalwood feels to be blended with cedar and I seem to detect rosewood as well. It really is of no consequence because this is a woody and has no desire to be anything else.

The opening does exhibit a brief citrus, but is quickly overwhelmed by sandal and cedar. After 5 minutes or so, rosewood seems to integrate itself into the composition and Legno di Sandalo evolves into the wood-fest it is.

It took me numerous wearings, but there are other factors at work here behind the scenes. I cannot help but think that petitgrain, vetiver, amber and musk are also employed to move Legno di Sandalo along its merry way. The musky amber isn't realized on my skin until the extended drydown, but vetiver and possibly a dash of patchouli add some depth along with earth tones during the base accord.

Legno di Sandalo doesn't retain that oily quality more than 10 minutes. It simply goes on the skin during initial application that way and there's also an alcohol present in the opening. Sillage is acceptable before toning down into a close fragrance. Longevity is much better however and on me this lasts 4 to 5 hours.

If you are partial to uncomplicated woodies and especially enjoy the aroma of sandal, you should at least sample Legno di Sandalo. Thumbs up from Aromi for this economical, yet substantial sandalwood.

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