Sandalwood is an alluring and sophisticated fragrance. Valued for its woody composition, it is evocative of the Orient and has an intensity that can be both exotic and comforting. Smooth, rich and essentially soft, its notes work well with accords of vanilla, amber, patchouli, lavender and cedar wood. Unlike some other woody notes, sandalwood also has a bright and fresh edge, making it an excellent setting to enhance other notes. Used in both spicy winter fragrances and musky summer scents, sandalwood offers a popular luxury edge to perfumes. Here we guide you through the top seven sandalwood perfumes, including Diptyque’s Tam Dao and Etro’s Sandalo.