Shave of the day, 31st August 2019 : Supreme Sandalwood Science! (Part 8 of A Series of Scents)

First things first.
Thank you Doug for sending the Replacement Labels and for that other thing EVEN AFTER I TOLD YOU NOT TO.

You are one infuriating man you know that?
Appreciate the gesture and thank you.

Part 8 of “A Series of Scents”

You guys may not believe this but, It really took me a while to find something to pair with PAA’s Supreme Sandalwood Science.
For one thing, its all base notes.
Sandalwood, Sandalwood and more Sandalwood.

But the funny thing is that it doesn’t just smell only of Sandalwood. (Had one bicep with PAA’s SSS Aftershave Cologne rubbed in and been sniffing it for a few hours now) but I will swear that there’s more than just sandalwood notes in there but its driving me nuts not being able to pin point it. Like it has that something floral but not quite, that almost amber note but not quite, something herbal but not quite…
Hawaiian Sandalwood giving off that floral note meshing with Indian Sandalwood’s resinous, amber-ish notes? A touch of Lavender? Creamy, woody, almost sweet balsamic … 😅
Smells seriously good but again, can’t believe its just sandalwood.

And the closest I have to Supreme Sandalwood Science is my Guerlain Heritage.
Heritage was the last of the great scents that the old master still with the name “Guerlain” created and he did it as a “Here’s how you do it!” last hurrah!
Yeah, I love this stuff.

I know the old scent notes list does not list Sandalwood in there but its there… or at least this new EDT has that massive sandalwood base while missing much of the, if it has any at all, oak moss.
Lemon, Bergamot, Lavender, Sandalwood, cedar, peppers and spice, jasmine, a touch of rose and many, many other notes that I catch glimpses of but can’t pinpoint.

Wearing Guerlain’s Heritage with Supreme Sandalwood Science though, just seems right.
Like a putting that Jacket over your shirt and tie. And both scents play so well with the other.
At this point if someone asked what does Heritage smells like, its Supreme Sandalwood Science for Base and Heart more SSS + lemon, lavender, bergamot at dry-down.

They Smell godamn awesome together.

  • Bowl : Van Yulay Resin
  • Brush : Friendship Shaving’s Macy Dual Band Manchurian Badger by Frank Shaving
  • Pre-Shave : Bluebeard’s Revenge Shave oil that I am using to use them up
  • Soap : PAA’s CK-6 Supreme Sandalwood Science
  • Razor : PAA’s Copper DOC w/Bic Platinum Blade (1)
  • Post Shave : PAA’s Supreme Science Star Jelly Aftershave Balm and Aftershave Cologne
  • Others : Guerlain’s Heritage EDT

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