Tuesday, December 6, 2016
S.T Dupont Royal Amber
Sandalwood and Oud are my most favorite fragrances. S.T. Dupont's Santal Oud is, by far, the best sandalwood fragrance I have smelt in my life. In the absence of the above-mentioned fragrance, the other Dupont Ouds take priority. YSL's M7 Oud Absolu is also the best, BUT, is extremely masculine. I'm the only female I know who wears it. S.T Dupont's Santal Oud is quite unisex, yet it leans towards the feminine side. It is ideal for daily wear, priced most reasonably, and it exudes a genuine, Mysore sandalwood note. All factors considered, S.T. Dupont's Santal Oud is the fragrance I would buy in stock, if only it were still available. However, this post is not about my beloved Santal Oud. This post is about S.T. Dupont's Royal Amber. I'm uncertain as to its exact year of release, yet I venture a guess it intends to replace the Dupont Ouds line. I'm not going to delve into the details on how it comprises top notes of citrus, mint, and violet, etc. I'll just leave you with the two most significant factors of S.T. Dupont's Royal Amber. First, the box and bottle are an exquisitely beautiful, shiny gold, with an elegant, Arab-looking pattern on them. It's worth buying this fragrance just for the bottle. This is especially so in light of its reasonable price. Secondly, the smell is equally elegant; sweet, warm, somewhat gourmand, and the amber carries an oud note. Yet it doesn't measure up to Dupont's discontinued Santal Oud. Nor is the sillage of the former as strong as the latter. S.T Dupont- please create another Santal Oud!!!