Bill Blass Couture 3

Creamy sandalwood, and delicately sweet fruit. Long lasting, easy to wear—a sugar bomb, but not your typical teenie-bopper varietal.

I like it!

My sample came from Carol at WAFT, who sent me a beautiful sampler set of sandalwood fragrances last year (or was it two years ago?).

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4 thoughts on “Bill Blass Couture 3

  1. A new find, lovely! Presumably this is not too expensive either? Please let me know if you have any other sandalwood recommendations.

  2. Tara, it was pricey when it came out, but it looks like it can be had at various discounters for around $40 these days, which is very reasonable!

    Sandalwood might be my favorite note, so I’m always searching for the perfect incarnation (thus my love for Bois des Iles!).

    I love the way that Laurie Erickson handles the note, especially in Champagne de Bois, but also in Tabac Aurea. Although totally synthetic, Balmain Ambre Gris is all about beautiful, creamy, clean sandalwood. The original Prada (amber) gets it’s sexy back with sandalwood, and of course, Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess is the ultimate showcase for the salty-skin side of sandalwood.

    And finally, in what might be my favorite treatment of the note: Parfumerie Generale’s Bois Blonde. Yum!

    What are your favorite sandalwoods???

    1. Thanks for that list, dee! I never thought of Bois Blonds and Ambre Gris as sandalwood scents so will think about that next time I wear them. Too bad I don’t get on with that SSS base, everyone else thinks so highly of them but Champagne de Bois and Tabac Aurea are just a no-go for me.

      I am testing Santal Blanc today acturally and while I like the drydown very much (nice smooth, sweet, creamy sandalwood) there is a spice present in the first few hours that I find unpleasant. My fave sandalwood will always be Bois des Iles so maybe I should just be content with that!

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