|Notes according to Diptyque website|
Ambergris, Cypress, Rosewood, Sandalwood
If there is one sandalwood fragrance out there that is not only beautiful but also cures the mind and body, it is Tam Dao! Tam Dao is a blissful sandalwood that evokes a sense of calm. One whiff takes you into a trance. Just magical!
The sandalwood is not intense, it is light and pleasant but still has the smoothness and luxury of sandalwood itself. Tam Dao has sandalwood in its spirit but translates to something modern, light and wearable. It does lean towards being masculine and I want my man to swim in its elegance. But on me, it is just divine and sensuous! Being an EDT, makes it milder and the staying power on my skin is not that great. But I recently tried it on the cuff of my jacket and the heavenly smell just followed me everywhere!
Mecca Cosmetica is a great place to sniff away! It costs $150 AUD for 100mls and $120 AUD for $50. The Perfumed Court has decants at $3 for a ml, which is where I originally got mine.
This concludes the Seven Days of Sandalwood. But there are many sandalwood perfumes on my list to try: Creed Imperial Santal and Original Santal, Caswell Masey Sandalwood, Floris Santal and Le Labo Santal 33. Hope I get a chance to try these soon!