Santal Galore by Areej Le Doreby Therapeutic Fragrance
Who? I See Wearing the Fragrance
Nitish Dixit, the third perfumer I have named
Where? I Use the Fragrance
When? The Season I Use the Fragrance
What? Occasions or Events I Use Fragrance
Nitish Dixit and Zakir Laskar
Price Per Millileter
Eau De Parfum
2 Feet Or More/
Up To 4 Hours
Short To Medium Tailed
How? I Apply the Fragrance
1-12 (Yeah, I go wild sometimes!)
Straight out of India, known for their oils, attars, and famous Mysore collection, Dixit and Zak have come out strong. I mean, Mark Mcgwire and Sammy Sosa 98 strong; give ‘em any pitch over the plate, and it’s a home run. These guys are rockstars of ingredients. If they put it in the name, you better believe the juice will come out blasting. Here, you get a citrusy lavender and basil top that is mesmerizing and so cooling. The effect is extraordinary. The jasmine is blended perfectly. I mean, seriously. There is no indolic quality, no waxiness, just this beautiful supporting floral that lets a composition shine. Patchouli and Santal are the heart of the perfume, and when they are exposed to hot weather or pulse points, the facets really ignite on these ingredients. They get spicier and more aromatic, not giving way to any perspiration. All the spices form an Indian spice of its own. Usually we categorize spices such as cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, star anise, clove, and pimento berry as oriental. This cannot be categorized as oriental. This is its own spice blend, just like my curry here in Portland. Yes, we have that authentic goodness. Dixit and Zak, come to Portland, and we will go. This is Indian spice, and it would be an insult to call it an oriental.
The drydown is incense again but this has its own flair. I have smelled it in Brindaban and Emperor Hind a bit as well. It just has a sharp freshness that has the Dixizade all over it. Their stamp is on this. It is original and, world, watch out because these are the guys making some of the best stuff on earth.
If you are in hotter climates, this is for you. It can work in colder weather, but this is a bottle of magic in hot weather. The ingredients thrive in heat. Overall, if India had a barbershop-style fougere, this is it, and the country could own this scent; it’s that remarkable of a composition.
Obviously the twang ain’t for everyone, but perfume enthusiasts must get a sample just to know the style and uniqueness of what has been accomplished.
|Company:||Dixit & Zak|
|Perfumer:||Nitish Dixit and Zakir Laskar|
|Fragrance Family:||Oriental Fougere|
|Classification:||Eau De Parfum|
|Projection:||2 Feet Or More|
|Longevity:||Up To 4 Hours|
|Sillage:||Short To Medium Tailed|
|Short Description:||Oriental Fougere|
|Fragrantica Score:||4.64 out of 5 with 26 votes|
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