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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Santal Royal by Guerlain c2014

Santal Royal by Guerlain: launched in 2014. According to the October issue of the Harrod's magazine, the fragrance was created to herald the opening of the newly finished Salon de Parfums at the upscale Harrod's department store in London on Oct 16, 2014.


This comes as a surprise to me as Robert Piguet launched a fragrance named Santal Royal in July 2014, which was only available for sale at Debenhams, Harvey Nichols, Vavavoom, Galeries Lafayette and Harrod's (info from Al-Anba.com)


So what does Santal Royal by Robert Piguet smell like?
  • Top notes: roses and nutmeg
  • Middle notes: sandalwood and iris
  • Base notes: leather and tonka bean


Fragrance Composition:


So what does Santal Royal by Guerlain smell like? It is classified as a leathery oriental fragrance.
  • Top notes: neroli, cinnamon
  • Middle notes: rose, sandalwood
  • Base notes: leather, agarwood (oud), amber and musk
“During my travels, in search of fine raw ingredients, I am sometimes fascinated by one of them or find one more inspiring than the others, and then I devote a fragrance to it in its honour,” said Guerlain Perfumer Thierry Wasser. “This was recently the case with sandalwood.”


Bottle:


Available in the modified bee bottle usually reserved for the Aqua Allegoria eau de toilettes and the fabric fragrances such as Eau de Cashmere and Eau de Lit. However, Santal Royal will be distinctly housed in a 155ml jet black spray bottle topped by a gilded cap and further adorned with a gilded label, which gives it an opulent air.



The fragrance will be exclusively available at Harrod's and retails at £125.


Salon de Parfums
Sixth Floor, Harrod's, 87-135 Brompton Road, SW1X7XL
Entrance via Door 3


Guerlain released a sandalwood fragrance in 1878 simply named Santal, presented in the Carre Flacon and was still available for sale in 1914.






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