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Description
Santal Wood is like discovering a gorgeous, hard-carved inlaid box while browsing through an antique store. Juniper and seawater accords blended with a heart of pure sandalwood make this fragrance both satisfying and mysterious. The oakmoss in the base is as soft as brushed green felt – all that remains is for you to place your memories inside the box while you wear it.
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Scent type
Woody
Personality
Casual
Occasion
Hanging Out
Season
Fall
Complexity
Refined

Montale Santal Wood rating and reviews

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Average rating (80 reviews)
4.3 out of 5
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/02/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Combination
Perfect blend
Long lasting, but not over powering. Compliments received every time I wear it. My go to for the office, casual days and nights out.
Reviews: 3
Upvotes: 0
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 6
Rated4on the scale of0to5
10/19/2019
Enjoyable
Nice all day scent. Would wear this for any occasion.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/12/2019
Awesome
I love this scent! This has been one of my favorites. The scent starts off fresh, and then it turns woodsy after a few hours. It has been great for this time of year to bridge between summer and winter scents.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/05/2019
Age: 35 to 44
My fav
I am excited about wearing this during the fall and winter.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
10/02/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Normal
subtle scent
subtle yet complicated scent
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/25/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Normal
Perfect for autumn
Fresh scent that is complimented with creamy sandalwood and very cozy cardamom. Best for office use or cooler weather. Great fragrance
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/18/2019
Better than expected
I wasn’t too sure about this one and got it more for the scents noted for it. I actually ended up liking it more than I was expecting. It’s definitely on the stronger side and so one spritz will take you a long way. And like others have mentioned, it’s a leans a little bit on the sweet scent side of thing. So don’t expect a rugged manly man kind of smell. Overall though, I like it and may have to pick me up a full bottle in the future.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/04/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Combination
great scent
very good scent my wife loves it
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/03/2019
POTENT!!
Quite potent when you first put it on, but simmers down nicely. Definitely not a warm weather fragrance!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/02/2019
Age: 55 to 64
Skin type: Normal
Montale Santale Wood
A very nice masculine Woody fragrance.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/29/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Normal
Fresh and woodsy
This one was surprisingly fresh and clean, but still held true to its woodsy notes without coming off as old school or mature. I was hoping for better projection, but it’s just enough. I’d recommend this for the office or an intimate setting with that special someone. Signature scent for someone in their 20’s to 30’s for all seasons.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/16/2019
I found my regular scent
I loved this scent. It was light, without being too light. I am buying a full sized bottle today.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/09/2019
Age: 18 to 24
Skin type: Combination
My girlfriend's favorite
This has become my favorite everyday cologne. It's classy enough to wear out but smooth enough to wear to work. My gf loves it
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/04/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Combination
Pleasant blend
One of my favorites so far.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
08/04/2019
Age: 18 to 24
To strong
This scent is super strong. Just not my type of scent.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
07/19/2019
Santal Wood is Somewhat Good
Vaguely feminine. Aside from that, dried-down well and had a nice essence. Not terribly strong, would even go as far as to say didn’t smell too high-end either. Kinda “sport” off the shelf at the department store kinda vibe.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
07/03/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Oily
Feminine.
It smelled to feminine.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/22/2019
Skin type: Normal
Amazing Scent
It makes me feel fancy, I keep it in my car.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/18/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Normal
Really good
5 star
Rated3on the scale of0to5
06/02/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Combination
Thought it was unisex 🚻 lol
I must have picked the wrong one but it doesn't smell to bad lol
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/13/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Absolutely delicious!
the musk is strong and is a perfect scent for men!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/05/2019
Loved it
It took me a little off guard with the strength of the scent but ultimately a love it
Rated3on the scale of0to5
04/04/2019
It’s OK
It’s ok...too sweet for everyday wear, and the sandalwood is prevalent imho.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/31/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Normal
Very addictive
This scent is very smooth and fresh can be worn any season not to overpowering last long and gets lots of compliments
Rated2on the scale of0to5
03/16/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Normal
Great smell That Does Not Last
MONTALE (sandle wood) has a great pop of pepper and sandle wood as the main notes upon first putting on but it does not last more than an hour. No other notes ever come through. I would not purchase this in a larger size bc you would have to reapply often.
Reviews: 3
Upvotes: 7
Downvotes: 1
Products received: 8
Rated2on the scale of0to5
03/06/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Sensitive
Name doesn't match the nose...
...not much of a big deal, but with the word Santal in the name, I expected a much more woodsy, musky sandalwood like nose to this cologne. At introduction, the cologne is satisfying, but noticeably lacking any semblance of anything remotely close to sandalwood. As the heart notes settled in, the cologne became very clean smelling and lacked anything really compelling — it became ordinary. It is not very complex, it emits a clean, soap like scent that quickly dissipates. By quick, I mean within a few hours I was wondering if I had even put it on. Needless to say, I never did really ever experience the base notes of this cologne. I can usually catch some lingering scent on my scarf or necktie the next day, but not in this case. I never received any feedback from coworkers or associates, which, in my book, is the true measuring stick of a cologne. In summation, I found this cologne best suited for leisure activities with repeated application every three to four hours throughout the day (or night). I didn't feel this cologne fit a particular age group, it is more of a go-to scent that is kept in a vehicle for those times when you unexpectedly find yourself among friends in an impromptu social setting.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/04/2019
Not what is was hoping
It’s ok. Still haven’t found anything spectacular here.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/03/2019
Montale Santal Wood
Nice woody spice. Subtle. All Seasons; probably better in summer. Could definitely be signature scent. Only negative is sillage. Very quickly becomes a skin scent.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/01/2019
Nice and fresh
This scent is not overbearing . It has a clean and fresh feel that can go with day to day or for that special event out.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/01/2019
Montale rating
Good smell but not very strong.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/01/2019
OMGISH
Married men have asked me not to wear it around them because it turns them on.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/28/2019
NDDejean
I love this parfum! I enjoy dry sandalwood and musky scents so it's right up my alley.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/28/2019
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Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/27/2019
Don't get
Did not like, it doesn't smell anything like sandalwood
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/15/2019
Feb 2019
This is my first time trying something like this. I'm the type to just keep buying the same scent just cause I'm used to them & just refill them when empty. I like the first one, the smell, how long it lasts & how it quickly I get a comment as I walk into a room...
Reviews: 4
Upvotes: 2
Downvotes: 1
Products received: 7
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/10/2019
It was nice
Really like the smell after it had been on the skin for a bit, smelled a bit soapy when 1st sprayed. Will definitely continue to wear.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/03/2019
Excellent
This fragrance matches my sandalwood shaving products exquisitely, after I've taken a clean shave, I use this and receive many many compliments.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
02/03/2019
Nothing special
I love Montale fragrances but this is average at best.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/01/2019
MONTALE SANTAL WOOD
Light leather woody scent, exactly what I was looking for! I will be buying this cologne!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/01/2019
Fresh and clean!!
This is my second scent to get and it was great. Many compliments.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/28/2019
Sandalwood for the win
Just because sandalwood invokes a warm emotional feeling, I don't always favor scents that incorporate it. This one though. Delicious.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/27/2019
oh yeah
this fragrance is SO nice...I'm not going to explain...just get it...trust me
Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/22/2019
Good smell
Definitely a little more masculine but I dig that
Reviews: 2
Upvotes: 1
Downvotes: 1
Products received: 7
Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/19/2019
I like it - complex and intense
I like this but I wouldn’t purchase a full size. It is definitely pleasant and unusual.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/17/2019
Light and Sweet
Reminds me of a more manly, woodsy CK One. Agree it could be unisex if worn by the right person.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/11/2019
I love it.
Definitely a woodsy fragrance, but much lighter and sweeter than I was expecting; I'd categorize it as a unisex scent. My only issue is that it completely disappears from my skin in about an hour, so I'll have to reserve it for my hair and clothes instead. It's a fairly strong scent at least, a little will go a long way.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/09/2019
Great
My ol lady loves it! I love it and will be buying a full size. Stays on my skin long but never wears off my clothes.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/26/2018
nice
it was okay
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/26/2018
Great fragrance
Always great fragrance from Montale. They all last long.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/06/2018
Pure heaven
GET THIS ONE!!! PERIOD!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/05/2018
A delicate blend of oriental and floral
Montale makes perfumes that are very exquisite, unique, and arousing. The use of natural ingredients such as Oud (agar wood), Sandal Wood, florals and fruits makes the perfume natural and balanced. When I smell perfumes from Dior, Prada, Paco, etc., they smell artificial compared to Montale.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/05/2018
Very fall
Best fall scent so far
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/05/2018
Just plain good
I’ve had this scent for almost a month now and have put off writing a review for it. I’m still a relatively new frag head and this scent is difficult to accurately describe. Let me make this clear- Montale Santal Wood is an extraordinary fragrance. It’s blended so well it’s hard for me to pick out individual notes in the opening. I catch hints of black pepper, cardamom, frankincense and definitely sandalwood. But none are out of line or screaming “look at me”. It’s just smooth as glass and smells amazing. This is a powerful fragrance. It’s performance is extremely high with great projection and longevity. Less is more when applying. 2-3 squirts max until you see how it reacts with your body chemistry. You can choke a room out if heavy handed. What I particularly like about this one is both me and my wife can wear it. I personally hate unisex fragrances. Until this. When it’s on me, it comes off with a subtle masculine presence but when she tried it out, the fragrance seemed to soften and become sensually feminine. The House of Montale are geniuses when it comes to creating amazing fragrances. Highly recommend this!!!! Could be worn almost year round, by male or female, when the temperature is below 80, but is a superstar in cooler weather (in my opinion).
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/30/2018
Ooops
I have become obsessed with Montale's offerings and I didn't notice this was a male fragrance. No matter! It's very subtle compared to the other Montale fragrances, but it is wonderful anyway! It seems very beachy to me rather than woodsy, which is a little odd. The scent is not very strong, but seems to be holding out...changing as it matures. This one is very nice and should be labeled as unisex!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/26/2018
good out of the blocks
Montale Santal wood starts out great, smells fantastic and I get a great respons from the women at meet and greats after our shows. However, it all but dissappears within a half an hr. not the best "Staying power"
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/26/2018
so nice
I'm a sandal wood man through and through. This was perfect.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/22/2018
Amazing
Crazy great scent. It last all day just 2 sprays I love it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/20/2018
Great
Got lots of compliments!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/15/2018
Ohmygawd, it's AMAZING
I LOVE this one!! Years ago I bought a tiny (and I mean TINY, about 2.5ml) bottle of high quality sandalwood oil. That tiny bottle lasted me a good three or four years, but I had never been able to find anything to replace it. And then I found this! While it does include other notes, and doesn't have *quite* the staying power of the oil (a literal drop of that stuff would last through two or three showers!), this fragrance is damn close. I get complements from everybody, men and women, whenever I wear this. I think I even started a perfume addiction for another woman with this, as she smelled it once, and has been buying up sandalwood fragrances left and right since. :) I will absolutely be purchasing a full bottle (or two, just in case)!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/09/2018
LOVE IT.
This scent is hard to describe but I love it. I selected it because it was listed as a good autumn scent and I can see why. It totally fits with the season. It's really unique and unlike other fragrances.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/29/2018
I am Impressed
I didn't know what to expect I just chose it because of the Main Notes which were kinda woody and spicy, and had good reviews. My wife really loves it. Everywhere we go she wants me to wear this one over "Creed". So I guess I will purchase the full bottle. I would have never known that I would have loved this scent if it wasn't for scentbird.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
10/24/2018
Decent
It first opens up very flowery and feminine, but after after 10 minutes it’s powdery and manly with intense notes of sandal wood. Lasts a long time.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/23/2018
Awesome
Loved the smell
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/22/2018
Yup
This scent was pretty fire it got really lit when it settled down
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/05/2018
Love this one!
I love the scent. Woodsy and comforting. Great for fall. Wish it was a bit longer lasting. Not the greatest staying power.
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Christian
10/15/2018
You not supposed to smoke it!!! This STuff lasted a full day into the next morning.
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Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/26/2018
Solid
I like it but nothing too special. Had decent staying power, not too feminine for me. Just lacking any strong redeeming quality scent-wise.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
09/08/2018
More for Women IMO
A touch to much on the female side for me. Not bad but smells like a soapy perfume. Pretty powerful also and could be overwhelming if over sprayed. Hope this helps
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Christian
10/15/2018
completely accurate just isn't soapy
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Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/06/2018
first scent more of a cologne guy but not bad
i seen a review on youtube for Montale so i decided to give it a shot.... when i first got it and sprayed it i was like o shit this is some strong shit , i put it on my neck, its definitely a perfume . it felt more for a chick but hay i never really were this kind of stuff only but it took time to get used to dont get me wrong not bad at all. but before you spray, do so on the wrist men, then rub on the on other and do a start from the kneck down to the ankle swipe so you don't die from the potency . other wise will give you a headache and you may not enjoy as much. over all projection its strong as shit first 30 min then stays for a long time , the dry down is nice, and stays for a long time.no complements yet but i like it . last pretty long bout 24 hour marker but faintly
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/05/2018
Great
It was good
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/04/2018
Great
This is a very fresh and inviting fragrance
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/03/2018
scent review
i love this scent
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/03/2018
Montale Santal Wood
It seemed versatile so thats why i like it
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/03/2018
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Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/31/2018
Exotic- hypnotic...mmmmmm
Beautiful scent, I smelled so good💜
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/26/2018
Very good
I like this one. It’s a very good scent. A safe scent in that there are no unpleasant notes. That being said it is also not one that is going to be like your signature. Good, safe, office environment type.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/23/2018
Good
Great fragrance,... good quality not overpowering. I know they say it's a unisex fragrance, but it smells more on the masculine side to me. Lasts a minimum of 6 hours on my skin. Doesn't project much in a public outside setting though, only I could smell it on myself and other people couldn't
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/22/2018
Love
I really liked the smell of this, all my friends comment on it all the time. Scent only last about an hour or so though from what I can tell
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/20/2018
Excellent
Excellent perfume!!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/20/2018
Samuel
it smells very nice it smells like special wood
Reviews: 9
Upvotes: 12
Downvotes: 3
Products received: 15
Rated3on the scale of0to5
08/17/2018
Santal Wood / revised
I LOVE Montale house fragrances. They are all brutal, unique, heavy hitters. This however is very feminine. In my opinion all fragrances are unisex, it’s your nose, wear what works. This, aside from its strength, does not really smell like a montale fragrence. I wrote strong words about my initial impression of it, but after 3 days of wearing it. It’s still too sweet for me, but I will acknowledge it grew on me. Not bad, but not what I expect from Montale. Try it. You might love it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/28/2018
generally don't care too much about woody fragrances but this one certainly got me some impressive compliments
I generally don't care too much about woody fragrances but this one certainly got me some impressive compliments this does better in cooler temperatures. if you plan to wear this indoors try putting this in your fridge for about 1 hour then apply the scent is better the suggestion came from a friend that works in a perfumery in London. it works with both woody and spicy fragrances