Santal Galore by Areej Le Dore

by Therapeutic Fragrance

SCORE: 93

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Who? I See Wearing the Fragrance

Antonio Banderas

Where? I Use the Fragrance

When? The Season I Use the Fragrance

All Year Long

What? Occasions or Events I Use Fragrance

Perfumer:

Hiram Green

#voyage2019

Price Per Millileter

175 50ML

Perfume Classification

Eau De Parfum

Projection

2 Feet Or More

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Longevity

8 Hours or More

Sillage

Medium Tailed

How? I Apply the Fragrance

one to nine sprays

All-natural perfume excites me. I have learned about it the most and have seen how freaking hard it is to build accords. Naturals are not as consistent and stable as synthetic perfume, but they provide so much more interaction throughout the wearing. Hiram Green is the best out there. Yeah, bring it; he’s on that level with naturals. I have smelled so many, I mean so many, you wouldn’t believe it. And his perfumes are on another planet compared to what anyone in the US is doing. It’s sad, really, and he is IFRA compliant even; that’s even crazier. So he doesn’t get to use some of the best distillations ever to knock it out of the park. It’s crazy the level he has reached with the material constraints he’s had. Already having to forego his chypre because of the heavy backhand that’s out there, he amazes with creations like this one. Let’s get into it. As Bottle Presentation $175 50ML Hiram Green 2019 50 / 50 - Must like spices and powder 4.93 with 16 votes Notes: citrus, lotus flower, amber, vanilla. The warm, smooth amber and vanilla heart remains, but suede has been replaced by lotus flower, India’s national flower. The delicate sweetness of this flower in combination with fresh citrus top notes give Voyage 2019 a lighter and more tropical feel. Fragrance Quick Story The effect of this is like silk. This oriental air covers your skin like a japanese silk garment—just barely sitting on the skin, feeling so nice against you. The air is a one-of-a-kind accord that seems familiar but is new and refreshing. A lot of stuff came out in November and December, when I least expected it. I am an absolute fan of this house, and after I saw three of my top peeps fall in love with this, the Black Friday special hit, and I knew what had to happen. I pre-bought my Christmas gift, hoping to get cash to cover it a month later. C’mon, mom and dad. This is a white floral powder oriental. Powder, spice, and all things nice; this turned out to be a perfect fragrance for the holiday. Look how much I have used in three weeks’ time. Fragrance in my opinion compared to Perfume’s Notes Soft, really good cinnamon on top with citrus (I’m guessing orange/bergamot). I am very picky about the cinnamon note, and this is a fantastic soft offering. A soft creamy cinnamon air that I can only compare to Salt and Straw’s cinnamon, in their snickerdoodle ice cream. If you have Disney +, watch The World according to Jeff Goldblum, Episode 2, the ice cream one. You will see the detail “the kid” puts into the ice cream. Hiram Green does the same thing with perfume. A toasted marshmallow comes through in the heart. All backed by a slight smell of bourbon amber. This is sitting on white oak for me. No woods mentioned in the notes list, but a white oak comes out for me. He has an incense accord that I have become very familiar with; it is in the base, but it takes a while to get there. Before the incense hits, you are treated with dusty floral powders around you, like cotton floating in the air. A lotus blends with the incense, adding to this unique perfume. Lotus and spices are the incense aromatic. I would still put this at unisex. Moving into the heart of the fragrance with a very soft transition, lotus floats in your scent bubble for hours. The base is mixed with vanilla and amber. This was a perfect holiday fragrance for me, as evidenced by the amount of juice I have used. I have had this for less than a month, and he fills his stuff to the very top. The cinnamon is the shining note. Vintage 2019 is a surprise among thousands. This stands on its own, and for the love of perfume, Hiram, be sure to bring this one back every year. I would love to experience the nuances of each year’s vintage.

Bottle Presentation

Company:Hiram Green
Perfumer:Hiram Green
Fragrance Family:oriental
Classification:Eau De Parfum
Pricing:$3.50/fluid ml
Country:Netherlands
Year:2019
Hashtag:#voyage2019
Projection:2 Feet Or More
Longevity:8 Hours or More
Sillage:Medium Tailed
Short Description:An all natural alternative to Shalimar
Fragrantica Score:4.93

Therapeutic Fragrance Score Chart

Voyage 2019

Experience 14/15
Branding & Originality 5/5
Projection & Sillage 5/5
Longevity 5/5
Composition 18/20
Ingredients
& Price per ML
23/25

FRAGRANCE

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

SCORE: 93

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22 comments

    1. While this particular scent profile doesn't sound like my cup of tea, I definitely want to try Hiram Green. In terms of all-naturals have you heard of or and/or tried any frags from La Via Del Profumo/Dominique Dubrana AKA AbdesSalaam Attar? I recently discovered the house and the perfumer is really talented. The Kafkaesque blogger wrote a number of reviews, along with a fantastic interview with Dubrana, and a seven-part series on Dubrana's six-day natural perfumery course he teaches in Italy. Otherwise known as Profumo.it, this is the only natural perfumer Luca Turin thought worthy of taking the effort to review in his first Guide. Turin called Dubrana, who is self-taught, someone who is just inherently a naturally talented perfume composer. Luckyscent carries some of the house's fragrances and "Oakmoss" is one I can highly recommend.

    2. Actually wrote up a review the first of this month on Oud Caravan 2. It should get filmed and posted. I have about twenty I sit on and choose from, I have been trying to get my bottle purchases up first. I have two other samples from them from Lucky Scent, but only small swipes I moved them to save, but will go back and revisit as you peaked my interest with the Luca Turin reference. I just finished reading his take Pretty sure I don't have any of the three he mentioned.

    3. @Therapeutic Fragrance Nice! I've found the LVDP are not as concentrated as Areej or Slumberhouse, and even Bortnikoff, and are all-natural. So they don't blast off and hit you in the face like a lot of natural – based artisan houses. I have found the LVDP to be exceptionally well composed, balanced and refined. Some smell deceptively simple at first, but keep drawing you back as more layers and complexities are revealed. AbdesSalaam speaks about his concept around making three-dimensional fragrances that link the human, the natural elements, and the animal components.

  1. Have you tried any gorilla/lush fragrances? They are guilty of m something you said in the video, mostly natural ingredients but the bloke can't blend to save his life. Blocky perfumes, does that make sense? Loads of straight lines in them

    1. I sampled Lush for about 5 minutes in Vancouver B.C. until they kicked us out, we came in a minute before closing and the sales associate definitely had somewhere to be. The way people rave over them I am planning a trip back as we have one in Portland. I just never seem to make it there.

    2. @Amy Leonhardt The education I have on lush and why they are appealing I watched a couple of people that did very detailed factory tours and made product. I was WOWED by the material used and also the transparency. I wish a reviewer over there would do the same tour for there perfume making. I would take it on if only they were in Portland. Nevertheless worth a watch.

    3. @Therapeutic Fragrance ouch110 went on a tour of the massive shop in liverpool. Theres a video, I'm not sure if it's the same thing you're talking about. The Most likely to do the video you're talking about is probably claire

  2. Love this! Also in the search for natural perfume (some synthetics do repel me for some reason and stop me from enjoying many modern hyped perfumes). I completely see what you mean about a bunch of essential oils put together. This is to me soft and pillowy honeyed amber. Really good, as others from this house. Great review!

  3. alright! I got Arbole, Its awesome for a blind buy I also got Moon bloom, and have sampled lustre and vivacious so how good is Voyage compared to Hyde (Luckyscent just included Lustre and Vivacious samples in my pkg) so this will be another gamble for me.

    1. LOL, SO SO SO Different. Hyde is a very challenging fragrance. Some people have spent time with it and fallen in love. Voyage is limited and really good. But these two couldn't be further apart from each other. Voyage really does have a top and heart of a vintage Shalimar which is amazing for an all natural.

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