I was curious about this one as I had heard good things but after trying both this and TF Santal Blush (which was also a disappointment) I decided I should probably let go of fragrances that are focused on sandalwood. There are far deeper and more creative sandalwoods out there—this isn't one of them—but it has gained a loyal following due to its ubiquitousness among intelligentsia. @Rosemary14. It’s safe to say that Santal 33 is the icon fragrance of an entire generation, male and female. This was back in 2016. I love the Dulce de Leche milky sweetness of it and the enormous silage, even though normally I prefer scents sitting close to the skin. Arguably one of Le Labo's most recognizable fragrance and probably the most popular, this scent is iconic in a certain way. There's no in between.. For me I like its synthetic sweet cucumber vibe however its a complex composition. Santal 33 is intriguing. It’s green, dry, a little spicy, a little rough, a bit fresh. Smells very natural to me without trying too hard. This starts off as the brine (pickle juice) that everyone is talking about. It smells a bit like Eccentric Molecules Molecule 01 to me. Total scrubber for me. The scent was launched in 2011 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Frank Voelkl. Where Fahrenheit can be said smells like gasoline and leather, Santal 33 smells like pickles and leather. This is very sharp and austere. For months I have been smelling this yeasty, lightly woody and slighty spicy scent on folks of both genders where I work in Manhattan.So yesterday I am on the train crushed face to face to face with a very handsome , well coiffed GQ approved dressed gentleman, and there goes that soft leathery woody smell again, I start audibly sniffing..The train stops abruptly and I almost fall into the guy, and there it IS , I compliment him on his cologne and ask him what is he wearing ..Le Labo Santal...he whispers, I smile and shake his hand.Today I visit Le Labo off Broadway and sample...aaaah leathery heaven .I will be buying a small bottle SOON!!! How much should I say I am totally in love with this scent. Or at least that’s how it smells to me because those were the circumstances under which I first tried it. 100% agree with those who get the Dill note, especially in the top— it almost makes me want to barf I hate the dill so much (and I say the as someone who LOVES pickles). Whilst I'm not opposed to cucumber as a note (it's actually kind of nice when done properly), I was hoping that my intrigue to smell this wouldn't end with me smelling like a cheeseburger topping, pencil shavings or some kind of Indian dish (I am terrified of cardamom, as I find it doesn't really work well with my skin). It lasts long, and it projects. Then, becomes softer with creamy musk and sandalwood. Well, I caved and bought a 50ml bottle, with butterflies as I heard the delivery man at the door. This scent is extremely unique and it's definitely not a mass appeal fragrance. This scent will not change as time passes, it stays right where the first spray was. The leather accord in this is going a little sour/bitter on me for some reason. But for what it's worth Santal 33 is one of the most sensual perfumes I've owned. I cannot describe this scent accurately because I would be doing this masterpiece a disservice. Good projection and longevity. This is my new signature scent. Le Labo Santal 33 / Maison Louis Marie - No.04 Bois de Balincourt - What is the common accord? Get ready for the compliments and turn on your confidence and swag. This was the first “ grown up “ fragrance I was gifted nearly 9 years ago now. The cardamom adds a tiny bit of pleasant sharpness. I get cedar, I get some creaminess, I get some sharpness (the dill pickle note, whatever is causing it). I also don’t get any sweetness from this fragrance. Santal 33 is a unisex fragrance released in 2011 by the house of Le Labo. A unisex scent for sure. I think I have resigned this to be my home's signature scent. You live in a dead garden. I've also noticed this in a lot of leather scents. Sandalwood is one of my favorite woody notes. Don't get me wrong - it's not for everybody. I have also tried to mix it with other slightly sweeter woodsy scents such as Guerlain Pour Homme and Burberry London, but it it did not work out. What can I say, Santal 33 is imperfect and I love it. I was nervous to buy this because of the mixed reviews so i got a smaller bottle to try when i ordered online. Yes, I understand fragrance snobs (of which I am one) might prefer that you choose your signature scent and strive to be different and individual, however, THIS is worth being like every gorgeous smelling human in New York! Stunning! To me, this smells like straight up Body odour. Santal 33 by Le Labo. Sandalwood centered powerful, simple and clean scent. This also gives me the feeling that I am working in an industrial office, filing papers and delivering miscellaneous objects. Added to the sandalwood are the notes of iris and violet, which give off a powdery feel. Thats just it. When I initially tested this fragrance I fell into the “pickles” category and threw it away. NEXT. Huge projection and sillage—the wearer is working hard in the wood shop for 10 to 12 hours a day, occasionally picking sawdust out of their beard and freshly laundered flannel shirt. If you wanna smell like pickles or sushi than be my guest. Leather. I always wanted to own this, even though I never really got to sample it before. Fabulous. Lasts fairly long, moderate projection. I smelled like pickles! The nose behind this fragrance is Frank Voelkl. I love being around trees but this is not the type of woody I want on myself. Le Labo Santal 33....can anyone explain this please!? 5 with So you don't get the smell of sandalwood, but you get the texture of it. It's wood shavings, leather, and pickle juice. On me, this is a strong, dry and slightly bitter sandalwood scent that slowly gets more powder, musk, violet and leather. The cardamom here, in my opinion, is utterly unnecessary as it tends to dominate. I'm getting a fresh cut grass rather than pickled cucumber as associated by many. Smelled it on a friend and *loved* it. To me it's so unique. It lingers for hours, I see men looking at me... and women.... love that! I started to recognize the scent on strangers. Easy to wear unisex frag. I would guess plums, or even something along the lines of cinnamon apples. I like this scent in its candle incarnation (where it has a few fewer ingredients, apparently) but as a perfume I just can’t overcome my aversion to its strong “dill pickle” opening. For her, the fragrance is … I feel relaxing when I wear this, and this is my signature scent and I am happy everybody notices that. It is fundamentally a fresh scent, although fresh in an unusual way... maybe refreshing? Smelled it on someone and had to ask what she was wearing. There are fan groups just for this fragrance alone. This does not smell like a high quality fragrance in my opinion, this reminds me of the generic Azzaros or Calvin Kleins. This has its own character. Felt like a mobile matchstick afterwards. Does it smell like pickles to me? I smelled this on woman around 5 years ago, craved it since. You'll find out in a second. It has an almost new car smell, but woodier. 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