Profumum Roma Santalum Eau de Parfum is an ode to sandalwood in its woody richness, and later, creamier undertones, accented by drier spices and delicate sweetness. It had a cooler, earthier opening that lasted for lower than 10 minutes earlier than hotter sandalwood and myrrh arrived and just about by no means left!
- high notes: sandalwood
- coronary heart notes: myrrh, coriander, balm
- base notes: spices, nutmeg
The opening was extremely earthy: a romp by means of a moist forest with felled bushes, crunchy leaves underfoot, and contemporary greenery. It was even musty–cool, crisp, and gave all of the vibes of a forbidden forest after dusk. The dampness disappeared as the heat of sandalwood and myrrh got here by means of, adopted by toasted coriander that was nearly peppery and fairly savory in really feel.
After 10 minutes, the spices have been absorbed by the wealthy sandalwood, in order that they labored to intensify the dryness and woodiness of the sandalwood. The spices have been very muffled after a half hour, and it was linear from there, solely softening and getting creamier, smoother, and a contact sweeter by means of the drydown.
For testing, I used 1/3 of a 1ml pattern vial (bought January 2022) dabbed to the underside and topside of my wrist space on my left arm. I used an unscented moisturizer previous to making use of the scent as that is additionally my swatching arm (aka, extremely parched at any given second) as I discovered scent didn’t maintain properly right here in any other case.
It lasted for eight hours till it was a skin-scent and about 14 hours earlier than it was fairly troublesome to detect on my pores and skin. The sillage and projection have been reasonable with the sillage dropping quicker than the projection after 4 hours of damage.
I felt like I actually had the prospect to know and benefit from the nuances of sandalwood on this perfume, which I actually loved! It didn’t instantly strike me as essential scent for my private arsenal however actually a pattern I’ll re-wear and end.
- 100ml for $275
- 18ml for $93 (more durable to search out measurement within the US)
- 0.7ml pattern for $6