Santal Galore by Areej Le Dore

by Therapeutic Fragrance

SCORE: 86

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Who? I See Wearing the Fragrance

Kumar Pallana

Where? I Use the Fragrance

Office

When? The Season I Use the Fragrance

All Year Long

What? Occasions or Events I Use Fragrance

Day, All Natural

Perfumer:

Nitish Dixit and Zakir Laskar

#risingmysore2

Price Per Millileter

120 30ML

Perfume Classification

Eau De Parfum

Projection

Up to One Foot

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Longevity

Up to 4 Hours

Sillage

Short Tailed

How? I Apply the Fragrance

1 - 12

This is different from Part One, but a true continuation of Rising Mysore. Off the top, Rising Mysore 2 is a much quieter perfume than the original. I would even go as far to say this is a Japanese-Indian fusion. People who like strong projection and sillage need to be aware that this is quiet and close. But it is also an aromatic wonder, just like the cuisine. This stuff is all over the place but blended professionally with high-end skill.

The citrus mix in the top is blended, blended, blended. In the heart of the waft, you are going to get the Rising Mysore OG twang, or the “Dixizade.” Below in the same waft is a plethora of new spices blended just as well but different than Part One. Literally think of this as a movie sequel: new cast of characters but same tone, same sound transitions, same vocal pitch, just different personalities. There are refined touches all the way around that you are familiar with from the first movie.

On the top of the sniff is an excellent citrus blend on toned-down lime. With lemon and a great choice of the orange-neroli combo provide a sweet and tangy touch that I want on my next chicken meal. That fades, and here comes lavender and basil. I love basil in a fougere; it’s clean, spicy, and green in all the right ways. Hatkora is a citrus I am not familiar with, but I like anything they list in these notes. I started detecting the pinks together about twenty or so minutes into this one: that is grapefruit and pepper. The florals start to pop in and out after this, which is predominately rose. Tuberose and ylang ylang were soft, with facets of jasmine. With these same florals, a darker set of aromatics come into the heart, flawlessly transitioning from the top ones. Getting used to this from Rising Mysore Part One, the bay leaf is dense and green while rosemary here is my second-favorite clean aromatic. It just feels royal and vibrant.

The drydown is the most familiar part to the OG. A house DNA is the hardest thing to come up with, and they are sitting on some great stuff with which to build many future perfumes. This feels even more toned down and refined. This is a new royal kind of fougere. They are putting a huge stamp on this important category in perfume. They do it with a perfect patchouli rather than oakmoss, and it’s perfect for the fragrance. Bright, spicy, and smart.

Overall, this is a more complex offering than the original with much softer edges and a fusion feel of Thai spice and Japanese perfumery.

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Bottle Presentation

Company:Dixit & Zak
Perfumer:Nitish Dixit and Zakir Laskar
Fragrance Family:Fougere
Classification:Eau De Parfum
Pricing:$4.00/fluid ml
Country:India
Year:2020
Sex:Unisex
Hashtag:#risingmysore2
What:Day, All Natural
Where:Office
Projection:Up to One Foot
Longevity:Up to 4 Hours
Sillage:Short Tailed
Short Description:Spicy fougere
Fragrantica Score:4.18 out of 5 with 11 votes

Therapeutic Fragrance Score Chart

Rising Mysore 2

Experience 13/15
Branding & Originality 5/5
Projection & Sillage 2/5
Longevity 3/5
Composition 20/20
Ingredients
& Price per ML
21/25

FRAGRANCE

TOP: 10/10
HEART: 4/5
BASE: 8/10

SCORE: 86

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35 comments

  1. Hathorka Lime is a nice lime/lemon that grows in Southeast Asia. It’s kinda herbal spicy/citrus. It’s the prominent citrus note in the original Rising Mysore but it’s toned down in version 2.

  2. I'm impressed that they're all natural. The all natural perfumes seem to smell richer and deeper on me. One thing I either missed or wasn't mentioned was the quality and smoothness of the sandalwood. I'm a junkie for sandalwood and that would be the primary reason I would purchase it.

    1. @Therapeutic Fragrance Thank you Brandon, that makes perfect sense. When you stated it was akin to a Japanese scent, I probably could have figured that out on my own that it was going to be quite subtle, LOL! Thank you for answering!

  3. So disappointed this sold on pre-orders alone, those guys need to ramp up their production, apparently, only 100 30ml bottles were made. A better way to test longevity is to spray it on a card and record how long it lasts, you would have to do this with every fragrance you review though in order to get an objective rating.

  4. Hey Bilal they will be selling a few more personally I think also keep a look out. I don't think your in the states but Lucky Scent will be awesome for us that are. They are having a real challenge with shipping issues. I don't think they saw the success so quickly by the time these batches were macerating the steam for the brand really picked up. Then covid delayed them four more months. I am sure they are working on volume. Who knows Kashmir sold pretty slow so maybe they are doing something right.

    Yeah testing on paper would be too hard. For instance I had Creeds that lasted over four months. The cure de Ruisse that I'm testing on paper it is as strong as day one when I did the sample video. I would never get a review out and wouldn't be fair to list that for longevity. I try to make it apparent I am on the high end for longevity. I do have someone I talk to when we sample the same one as he is on the opposite spectrum of me they stay forever. The older I get I actually prefer less longevity means there are better ingredients.

  5. Haven't the slightest on Lucky scent brother. I would assume soon since their made. Yes part 3 what a great one. The first obviously also. BRAVES AND CUBS take care of business on the same day. Let's hope one of us doesn't get screwed in this playoff format.

  6. @Therapeutic Fragrance finally hit luckyscent. But since I got a decant and I'm actually wearing it today… I don't think I need a bottle of this version, especially if version 3 and so on is following. I think your score of get a decant is spot on brother. Original Rising mysore going on skin tomorrow.

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