Sandalwood Base Notes
Do you like that warm, soft smell that you find in sandalwood perfume? As one of the most popular plants in oriental and woody fragrances, this ingredient is often used as a base note to enhance floral and citrus scents. It is extremely versatile, with a comforting, woody aroma that can be lightened or deepened depending on the middle and top notes chosen.
Because of its popularity, a synthetic blend of sandalwood perfume has been created that mimics the attributes of the natural plant (which can be difficult to source, and thus expensive). But whether synthetic or organic, there’s no question that designers favor this scent. Some of the most common fragrances to use this ingredient in its base notes are Yardley Citrus & Wood, Habanita by Molinard, L' Essence by Balenciaga, and Pheromone by Marilyn Miglin.
For a floral fragrance with fruity accents, Knowing by Estee Lauder makes wonderful use of its sandalwood perfume base. This great scent is the perfect all-around fragrance that can be worn at any time. Dress it up for the evening, or go casual for the afternoon, your scent never has to change when you step out wearing this.
It doesn’t matter which one of these amazing fragrances you choose, when you are choosing a scent that is laced with this aroma, you are going to be smelling great the whole day. Not overpowering, but not too light, sandalwood perfume gives you the all-day fragrance with just a small spritz. No need to over apply with this ingredient. With just the smallest amount you are maximizing your aroma while giving your bottle the longevity to get you through the season.
One such long-lasting scent is Weekend for Women by Burberry, a relaxing fragrance with a country twist. It is floral and powdery, and very feminine. With notes of tangerine, wild rose, cedarwood, and blue hyacinth, this fragrance is sure to keep you fresh all day long. Other options incorporating these notes include Arden Beauty by Elizabeth Arden, Azzaro, Omnia Crystalline by Bvlgari, and Fahrenheit by Christian Dior. Browse these and other scents at The Perfume Spot, and pick out your signature fragrance for the coming season.