Santal Galore by Areej Le Dore

by Therapeutic Fragrance

SCORE: 93

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Who? I See Wearing the Fragrance

Lady Gaga

Where? I Use the Fragrance

Home

When? The Season I Use the Fragrance

all year, but not hottest days

What? Occasions or Events I Use Fragrance

Date Night

Perfumer:

Anne-Sophie Behaghel

#lemat

Price Per Millileter

280 100ML

Perfume Classification

Extrait de Parfum

Projection

Up To One Foot

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Longevity

8 Hours Or More

Sillage

Medium To Long Tailed

How? I Apply the Fragrance

1 to 5 sprays

Extraits are my favorite form of perfume, and this does not disappoint. I am willing to spray on five pumps of this gorgeous juice. This is something special that you want on when going out. Le Mat features immortelle (or helichrysum). It sometimes smells like maple syrup or burnt sugar or smoked woods. The immortelle here is aided by a well-thought-out cast of spices, rose, geranium, and a special patchouli.  The Immortelle is the shining solo coming across like a toasted maple syrup with a backdrop of dried blonde tobacco, even a bit green still. The sweetness is stunning, but don’t get put off by the sweet notes there. Think of the perfect beverage that only has essences of sweet; it’s there, but never too sweet. This is all about composition. You are getting a new scent with this one. It is sticky, yummy, and absolutely stunning. Yes, describing it will make this sound like a gourmand, but the patchouli really twists that and makes it not a gourmand at the same time. The rose and spices adult this up in the right way. Right on the skin, a wondrous musk is formed that I imagine is what the perfect musk of a woman is, her skin scent, a natural breathing air that makes this world so much more special. The patchouli is the top secret sauce that is working its magic like it used to in classical compositions. But this is no classic composition. This is a composition for today; this is a person of today with all the challenges, obstacles, and navigation needed. This perfume backs it up and brings a roar to today's humanity. This sugar musk won’t be forgotten. This is entering the room in your best outfit. It leaves an imprint of your image. Everyone, be prepared to have your nose imprinted with a sugar musk that will be forever locked into people’s scent locker, one you will long to smell again and again. OK, I wear the heck out of this, but it would be even more special in conjunction with a woman—a complement of scents as the notes play differently on your skin.   The heart continues to get drier and drier, giving it a slight summer hay nuance with light tea. The overall accord never leaves; it just works as it all comes together. 

Bottle Presentation

Company:Mendittorosa
Perfumer:Anne-Sophie Behaghel
Fragrance Family:Oriental Floral
Classification:Extrait de Parfum
Pricing:$2.80/fluid ml
Country:Italy
Year:2014
Hashtag:#lemat
What:Date Night
Where:Home
Projection:Up To One Foot
Longevity:8 Hours Or More
Sillage:Medium To Long Tailed
Short Description:Floral Patchouli
Fragrantica Score:4.29 out of 5 with 219 votes

Therapeutic Fragrance Score Chart

Le Mat

Experience 14/15
Branding & Originality 5/5
Projection & Sillage 5/5
Longevity 5/5
Composition 20/20
Ingredients
& Price per ML
21/25

FRAGRANCE

TOP: 10/10
HEART: 5/5
BASE: 8/10

SCORE: 93

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20 comments

    1. LOL I should of just let it really rip if I'm gonna do it. One of these days these people will get a bottle and post it. Thanks for your help today. I didn't realize how bad it was until I played it on my phone. My studio set up played it nice with volume all the way up.

  1. Nice scent but I found it underwhelming.
    With the huge price point (even higher than Profumum Roma) and with no longevity or projection on my skin this wasn't for me.
    Archetipo from this brand was one of my favorites however.
    IMO, a fragrance similar in style to Le MAt is Baraonda by Nasomatto- which for me has outstanding projection and depth- incredible.

    1. Hey Reinhold did you have a decant of this? Or bottle. Very few perfumes last on my skin and this thing lasts forever. That really amazes me. I have tried Archetipo and Scirio. One other I forget the name. I would say Archetipo smells a bit like Baraonda to me and has less longevity any chance you got samples mixed up. I mean Le Mat literally screams off of me, very interesting skin differences.

    2. ​@Therapeutic Fragrance

      Hi

      I got samples from Twisted Lily since I had never tried the brand.
      I ordered 2 samples of Le Mat and 2 of Osang plus a few others including Archetipo.
      Archetipo was the surprise favorite with it's strange, woody/acqua/sweet notes that were very balanced and elegant, Projection was strong and longevity good.
      I read so many great reviews on Le Mat but was disappointed with it on my skin, I found it a very dry, rose fading into the spicy notes.
      Thing is, it was weak on my skin and didn't last- bad sample?
      Trying it today, it works better for me but I just don't like it enough to justify the price.

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