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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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Montale Santal Wood rating and reviews
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3.9 out of 5
35 to 44
Loved this scent. Nice and earthy.
I wanted to try this one and I LIKE it!
Not my taste but I don’t hate it at all.
A dab will do Ya
At first I didn't like the smell but that was because I over did it. Two sprays is too much. The second time I wore it I only sprayed one n it was a little n the dry down it smelled much better. Has a woodsy/vanilla smells too me. Like you took Burberry/ Curve together. I liked it.
Too strong of a smell
Smells like Old Spices.
Too woody for my style
Not A Fan
I love masculine scents, which this definitely is, but just not something I would ever purchase. I didn't find that it had any staying power either. It's nota bad scent, just not something I care for.
35 to 44
Love the scent, but doesn’t last
Love this scent.... I just wish it lasted longer. Get maybe 4 solid hours before it is pretty much gone
Beautiful woody, light, and aromatic fragrance. I get lots of compliments on this cologne. While it may not seem amazing right away, let the scent age on your clothes/skin and it just gets better! Ends up making my closet and clothes smell pretty incredible after a few uses. Highly recommend this one!
I like this fragrance but wore it to work got 3 negative reactions so I’m kinda bummed 🙁 about that experience
After work special
You'll get tons of compliments
My new favorite! Woodsy and resinous with staying power
Wound up mixing the last of this with my Aveda Pure-formance and the result has received excellent reviews.
scent was not pleasing
I really enjoy this one.
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Very woody scent. I recieved a lot of compliments, but only when ear to ear. It doesn't linger when sittimg next to someone. Also lacks a certain sweetness that makes a person infatuated wit your scent. All in all 3 out of 5 one my book
Awesome Fragrance !!!!
Love all this notes on opening and dry down
perfect wintery scent
Gave me a warm sensation...like bon fire or fireplace. Very earthy. Smells great on me as it does my husband.
A scent that stays on mind as much as body
Its a deep scent at first, and gets deeper as the day rolls on. But it's oddly unique and you find yourself desiring the scent. It's not terribly overpowering, surprisingly light actually. Definitely a unisex scent though so I cant say it's for everyone. But if you're open to experimenting, this one might surprise you
Made me feel like I was having an allergic reaction
It takes a moment for all the notes to come out, but smells great once that happens! Longevity is decent – I can still catch subtle whiffs of it 4 to 5 hours into a normal office day. I do wish it had more pronounced sandalwood notes, though. (I'd give it 4.5 stars if that was possible... but I feel 4 is too low, so it gets a 5 from me.)
25 to 34
Got alot of compliments of this one. Projects well off my skin and last for about 7 good hours
Too floral for my liking
Pretty good. It has a woodsy smell, but it doesn't last very long. It's not something I would wear daily, but possibly monthly. I wouldn't buy a bigger bottle. If you're looking for a sandalwood smell, this isn't it.
Outstanding scent and lasted. One of my favs so far.
I didnt know what to expect with this one but I've received 7 colognes so far and this one has one of the best smells in my opinion. The scent is unique and it does last a long time. I will probably buy a bigger bottle of this one once my sample runs out. Try this one out. A date night cologne in my opinion with a clean woodsy scent. I'll be trying out Montales other scents now.
Not what I had imagined it would smell like but it smells great! It seems like it changes a bit as I smell it and I get different whiffs of the different awesome smells.
45 to 54
Long lasting, but not over powering. Compliments received every time I wear it. My go to for the office, casual days and nights out.
Nice all day scent. Would wear this for any occasion.
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.
35 to 44
I am excited about wearing this during the fall and winter.
25 to 34
subtle yet complicated scent
35 to 44
Perfect for autumn
Fresh scent that is complimented with creamy sandalwood and very cozy cardamom. Best for office use or cooler weather. Great fragrance
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.
45 to 54
very good scent my wife loves it
Quite potent when you first put it on, but simmers down nicely. Definitely not a warm weather fragrance!
55 to 64
Montale Santale Wood
A very nice masculine Woody fragrance.
25 to 34
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.
I found my regular scent
I loved this scent. It was light, without being too light. I am buying a full sized bottle today.
18 to 24
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
45 to 54
One of my favorites so far.
18 to 24
This scent is super strong. Just not my type of scent.
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.
25 to 34
It smelled to feminine.
It makes me feel fancy, I keep it in my car.
25 to 34
25 to 34
Thought it was unisex 🚻 lol
I must have picked the wrong one but it doesn't smell to bad lol
45 to 54
the musk is strong and is a perfect scent for men!
It took me a little off guard with the strength of the scent but ultimately a love it
It’s ok...too sweet for everyday wear, and the sandalwood is prevalent imho.
35 to 44
This scent is very smooth and fresh can be worn any season not to overpowering last long and gets lots of compliments
35 to 44
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.
45 to 54
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.
Not what is was hoping
It’s ok. Still haven’t found anything spectacular here.
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.
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.
Good smell but not very strong.
Married men have asked me not to wear it around them because it turns them on.
I love this parfum! I enjoy dry sandalwood and musky scents so it's right up my alley.
Did not like, it doesn't smell anything like sandalwood
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...
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.
This fragrance matches my sandalwood shaving products exquisitely, after I've taken a clean shave, I use this and receive many many compliments.
I love Montale fragrances but this is average at best.
MONTALE SANTAL WOOD
Light leather woody scent, exactly what I was looking for! I will be buying this cologne!
Fresh and clean!!
This is my second scent to get and it was great. Many compliments.
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.
this fragrance is SO nice...I'm not going to explain...just get it...trust me
Definitely a little more masculine but I dig that
I like it - complex and intense
I like this but I wouldn’t purchase a full size. It is definitely pleasant and unusual.
Light and Sweet
Reminds me of a more manly, woodsy CK One. Agree it could be unisex if worn by the right person.
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.
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.
it was okay
Always great fragrance from Montale. They all last long.
GET THIS ONE!!! PERIOD!
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.
Best fall scent so far
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).
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!
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"
I'm a sandal wood man through and through. This was perfect.
Crazy great scent. It last all day just 2 sprays I love it.
Got lots of compliments!
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)!
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.
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.
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.
Loved the smell
This scent was pretty fire it got really lit when it settled down
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.
You not supposed to smoke it!!! This STuff lasted a full day into the next morning.
I like it but nothing too special. Had decent staying power, not too feminine for me. Just lacking any strong redeeming quality scent-wise.
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
completely accurate just isn't soapy
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
It was good
This is a very fresh and inviting fragrance
i love this scent
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It seemed versatile so thats why i like it
Beautiful scent, I smelled so 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.
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
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
it smells very nice it smells like special wood
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.
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