Have you ever wondered…
The Sandalwood scent is well known globally, yet most people are stumped when it comes to describing what Sandalwood smells like. The scent is used in many exclusive fragrances for its sophisticated and revitalising features – so, what does Sandalwood smell like?
The Sandalwood smell has a unique perfume with its own distinctive, woody fragrance profile that can be described as rich, earthy, uplifting and smooth. It has been used as a traditional ingredient for both masculine and feminine aromas due to its warm character.
Where does Sandalwood come from?
The clue is in the name. Sandalwood is a slow growing tree, native to Southern Asia and is part of the Santalum species. It is renowned for its weighty, yellow and aromatic wood that retains its scent for decades. These special properties have given it sacred status by many cultures, making it one of the most expensive woods in the world. Both the tree and its roots contain a yellow aromatic oil, which is then carefully extracted by steaming the wood. This oil is the source of the exquisite and exclusively deep, woody fragrance that is cherished in the world of perfumery.
What is Sandalwood used for?
The Sandalwood smell is famed for its popularity as a base note for some of the most treasured and luxurious scents in the world, due to its proclivity to exude depth and stability when mixed with other fragrances. Whether floral, fruity, or citrus, Sandalwood can be used to balance and encourage longevity of a perfume.
Again we hear you ask… But what does Sandalwood smell like? Like other woody scents, Sandalwood’s smell is distinctively rich, earthy and spicy making it perfect for winter. Equally, this adaptable ingredient, used as carrier for other ingredients, is also ideal for warmer climates when combined with floral and fruity notes, surrounding the revitalised wearer in a balanced and invigorating scent.
What scents go well with Sandalwood?
Sandalwood is one of our best-selling fragrances and is adored by so many of of our customers. This has led us to pair other favourite fragrances with the woody, spicy scent.
All our perfumes are made in England by expert perfumers and have been designed specifically for The English Soap Company.
White Jasmine and Sandalwood Candle
Ignite this scented candle and fill the room with a long-lasting warm aroma. This White Jasmine and Sandalwood candle has a floral heart of oceanic lily, white jasmine and violet leaf, underpinned with amber and musk base notes. Sit back and relax with this fine fragrance.
With sustainability at the core of our family business, we use natural soy wax, 100% cotton wicks and reusable glass jars. Lovingly hand-poured, our candles are generously scented with beautiful long-lasting fragrances. This 170ml single-wick candle has a burn time of approximately 35 hours.
View our White Jasmine and Sandalwood candle here.
Explore all the fragrances in our Scented Candle Collection here.
Please read our Candle Care Guide for more information on our scented candles here.
Kew Gardens Sandalwood and Pink Pepper Hand Wash
Sandalwood and Pink Pepper Hand Wash from the Kew Gardens collection. This luxury liquid vegan soap will leave your hands feeling cleansed and lightly fragranced with a rich spicy scent with top notes of Sandalwood and Pink Pepper, with a fresh musk. A blend of pine, orange flower, cedarwood and clove give this fragrance an organic and fresh scent. This luxury liquid soap is enriched with aloe vera and vitamin E to moisturise and nourish your skin. Beautiful botanical illustrations adorn the fully recyclable bottle, and its generous 500ml size means the hand wash is long-lasting and perfect for everyday use.
View our Sandalwood and Pink Pepper Hand Wash here.
Anniversary Indian Sandalwood Soap
For those like to keep it simple our Indian Sandalwood soap bar from the Anniversary Collection is perfect for you. This Indian Sandalwood luxury vegan soap has the warm and deep musk fragrance of Indian sandalwood with a note of cedar blended, to create a beautifully balanced scent. This is a quintessentially woody fragrance. Wrapped in beautiful, fresh and contemporary designed papers, this luxury soap bar will leave your skin feeling smooth, soft and smelling fresh. This perfumed soap is enriched with shea butter to create a nourishing and moisturising lather, suitable for all skin types.
View our our Indian Sandalwood soap bar here.
Explore the full Anniversary Indian Sandalwood collection here.
Perfect Pamper Gift Boxes & Bundles
So, what does Sandalwood smell like? We hope this blog has offered a deeper dive into the beautiful fragrance and you’ve been able to smell the aromatic words oozing out of the screen.
For the Sandalwood lovers our gift boxes and bundles are the perfect way to enjoy the entire pamper selection, caring for your skin while smelling tantalisingly good for hours after.
Explore our Radiant Sandalwood and Amber Gift Bundles here.
Explore our Anniversary Indian Sandalwood Gift Box here.
Have you seen our Pinterest?
This exclusive scent can be used with many other fragrances. You can’t go wrong with Sandalwood! You can view all our Sandalwood products here. For more Sandalwood inspiration please see our ‘Cosy with Sandalwood’ Pinterest Board here.