Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Trumper's Sandalwood ( revised review )
White Jasmine, Carnation, Geranium, Rose.
Sandalwood, Patchouli, Amber, Vanilla, Leather.
Trumper's rendition of sandalwood is interesting to say the least. On one hand, the sandal is displayed austerely, yet surrounded by a creamy, barbershop texture. The sandalwood note pops, as there is no mistaking it, but the supporting cast is just as good and together, they perform their respective roles admirably. Linear, full, woody and creamy, Trumper's Sandalwood manages just the right volume of Van-Amber. Never does this get too sweet, but instead it augments the sandal note wonderfully.
From the opening volley, one can appreciate the dense blending of citrus, spice, woods and oriental notes. It's almost as if transparently dry sandalwood has merged, then hovered just above its counterparts. I own way too many sandalwood fragrances to ever use in multiple lifetimes, yet I count Trumper's in my top 5. There's just something about a sandalwood fragrance that's pitted perfectly against a well done van-amber. Profumum took Santalum to another level as did MPG's original Santal Noble, yet I enjoy wearing Trumper's as much as those. Sillage is good with longevity approximately 5 to 6 hours on my skin and then even longer as a skin scent. Thumbs up from Aromi for Sandalwood by Trumper. As always, a sample wear is recommended.