I have, in the past, re-reviewed this particular scent so many times that I'm literally sick of hearing myself blather about it. However, for the sake of honesty and accuracy, I have to revise it this one, last time and keep it at that. I decided to review the one that I own and keep in my wardrobe. That ONE is the original release.
The "coffee" accord isn't exactly what I would call an accurate description of what transpires, but it's been "tagged" with the term from the press release and wearers as well since its release.
The vanilla ( to me ) is not of the foody variety. It's just a tad waxy and hence my candle description. Every time I wear Santal Noble, it seems a new facet is revealed that I somehow glossed over in previous wears. On any given application, it may seem a little "rough" and then the very next wearing, I'm amazed at some of the smoother aspects of this fragrance.
There's other players involved as the accord listing confirms, but the ones I've been extolling are the gist of Santal Noble. The sillage is very acceptable and longevity is about 4 hours before I would think of reapplying.
Santal Noble is one of the top 5 Sandalwoods ever released in my opinion. It leans more masculine than anything, but it wouldn't be that much of a reach for a woman to pull this off. Big thumbs up from Aromi.