Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Friday, February 10, 2012

Etro Sandalo Eau de Toilette

Rose, Orange, Lemon.
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.

In spite of the this drawback, Sandalo opens with an interesting citric sandal accord that is creamy. I don't know about you, but I thoroughly enjoy creamy renditions of sandalwood. The opening is fluid and has substance. It's not heavy however and manages some room to breathe.

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.

When Sandalo transitions, it's a subtle movement but still expansive. Amber and Myrrh are the reasons for this enhancement and the additions of sweet resin and very subtle smoke are elements that move Sandalo along in a successful manner. I like this shift, but I'm a fan of amber and myrrh and it stands to reason that this would push my buttons.

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 ).


  1. This is really beautiful. You are right about its shortcomings but still, worth testing.

  2. If it lasted longer, I really would consider adding it to the wardrobe. It smells better than most sandal scents out there.