Eraser and lemon
Sandalo e The was the first bottle I bought blind here. With sandalwood and tea you can't do much wrong, I thought to myself. Tea is generally good: Black tea in pour Homme II (Gucci) or Mate in Duel (Goutal). However, lemon also appears in the SeT fragrance pyramid. That worried me a little. I'm always careful with lemon, soap and lavender. I rarely like citric scents (different: Versilia Platinum), and I don't want to smell like refreshing towels from airplanes. Soap is good for me sometimes (Vétyver) sometimes less good (Vetiver Ambrato). Lavender smells like laundry. And once laundry is in play, it usually pushes itself forward, forward. Not mine.
Sandalo e The starts lemony, not citric. Thank God! It's a yellow lemon: ripe, juicy, sour! Actually, it's refreshing. A short time later a plastic note is added, which seems too familiar to me. Back then at school - I was 11 - we had a guest student from the USA: Carissa (for a short time my first girlfriend). In class she always had this giant raspberry eraser the size of an iPhone with Scooby-Doo imprint on it. This eraser had a sweet smell of chemistry and fruity chewy sweets. That's how I remember it. This "smell memory" was called up again much later with L'Homme from YSL. And now again with Sandalo e The. By the way: the "The" only plays a hint here - maybe as Earl Grey, yes, Bergamot,... but surely from quite far away, in space as in time. Yesterday's bag of tea from the kitchen, or something like that. The overall scent remains linear.
Not so bad for a blind purchase, especially since the price was right and I can awaken some positive memories with the scent. He's light-hearted, unobtrusive, well done. Well done