Sacred Wood by By Kilian is a Oriental Woody fragrance for women and men. Sacred Wood was launched in 2014. The nose behind this fragrance is Calice Becker. The fragrance features sandalwood and milk.
BKPreston – 2020-03-10:
IM a huge kilian enthusiast and let me tell u something, This is the most masculine kilian sent ever. If any man wears this with a formal suit , all the ladies would be over him it’s just so darn sexy wow….. probably my 2nd favorite kilian scent first is back to black
antefix – 2020-03-10:
Fine, Go and pay 250 dollars for 50 ml of this kilian instead of 80 dollars for 100 ml of wonderwood just to experience that difference of 5%. Of course it’s all up to you. To me it’s redundant specially if you take the price into consideration.
roza.mamu – 2020-03-10:
Sacred wood is “slightly different “ to Wonderwood and thereby redundant. For some of us what you call slightly is a lot different.
Wonderwood is really nice, so is Sacred wood, but there are too many differences to call one redundant.
hmz826JeomiWogkig – 2020-03-10:
This one becomes redundant if you own Wonderwood. Yes Kilian fragrances are silky and refined but the smell itself is wonderwood just a bit more refined and we really dont have to talk about the price tag of the Kilians, they are just shameless.
xqn843bedyWelty – 2020-03-10:
I don’t. Know how. Sacred the wood is but it is a decent scent. I really like the take. On. Sandalwood here. Salty and milky as some have said
alexkron – 2020-03-10:
Great stuff and I’d love to own it. Unfortunately it is unreasonably priced. If it were a 100ml bottle I’d pull the trigger.
InnoffLixRift – 2020-03-10:
Heads up, a By Kilian SA told me that Sacred Wood will be discontinued soon.
Serz001 – 2020-03-10:
Initial blast of iodized salt and milk. It is so salty it makes you salivate. I’m smelling it up close and getting sandalwood and salt.
elfd – 2020-03-10:
Bought a sample of this and I love it, love it, just love it.
Reminds me very much of Diptyque Tam Dao BUT this one lasts all day.
Sad to say it is a bit too expensive, staying in Sweden I have to pay for shipping and customs and all together it´s just to dream on……..
vilik – 2020-03-10:
I suggest you only buy it for educational purpose: it’s watery-bitter sandalwood, and one sniff of this, you’ll never forget what sandalwood smells like. The scent itself is not unpleasant, but that’s all there is.
Even if I take a bath in it, it still wouldn’t have much projection. So anyone looking for a subtle, keep-it-to-yourself smell…well, don’t buy this, try Nassomatto.
usergs1 – 2020-03-10:
Annoying, cloying, expensive sandalwood soap. I guess sandalwood gotta have a different take for me to enjoy it (like in Comme des Gancons Blue Santal).
Faust_ – 2020-03-10:
This stuff is beautiful, I’m not kidding, beautiful.
I was slightly disappointed upon first applying it to my skin. The opening is a dry, medicinal and a, well, woody scent. I went about my business for about 30 minutes after initial application and began to get whiffs of something magical. It was that wood dipped in cream everyone was describing. This fragrance seems ethereal, it truly earns the moniker “sacred.” The person who so aptly named this scent deserves praise. A fragrance hasn’t made me smile in a while, this did.
It’s linear besides the aforementioned opening, clean and light with a barely-there hint of underlying spice. It jumps off my skin at random intervals, projection doesn’t seem to be an issue. It lasts forever, 10 – 12 hours at least.
People will notice you but this isn’t sexy or aggressive. It’s really chilled out and effortless, but still a charming and mysterious fragrance. If someone was wearing this, you’d want to get to know them, they’d seem worldly.
hispa – 2020-03-10:
Really really really nice and simple + refined + in a way it is subtle , but very durable and reliable
мракоборец – 2020-03-10:
Fragrance -Sacred Wood By Kilian
Bottle from – 2015
The essence of this fragrance reminds me of a dance of the fairies in the enchanted and mystical forest.Sacred Wood opens with a little bit green,citrusy,sour and spicy woody notes mingled with steamed milk and with a hint of cedar.Than as it lingers on the skin,it slowly moves to a creamy,smoky,refined,elegant and spiritual blend with sandalwood as a dominant note fused with elemi and with a wisper of divine.It has some similarities to Tam Dao by Diptyque and Wonderwood by Comme des Garcons.
Longevity – 10/10(10+ hours)
Silage/Projection – 8/10(moderate to high projection and silage for the first 2-3 hours)
Weather – For more or less any time of year.I personally wouldn’t wear this on a really hot summer days.
Age – 21+
Compliments – 8/10
Scent – 8,5/10
Main notes according to me – sandalwood,milk,cedar,spices,elemi.
The drydown is a little bit creamy and i get some -woodiness,smokiness,sandalwood and elemi.
Emotions -elegant,transcendent,magical,mystical,sensual, sophisticated,class.
Occasion – For more or less any ocasion.
Nice for signature scent.You’ll get compliments with this fragrance.
balanar999 – 2020-03-10:
To my nose, it is very similar to Creed- Royal Oud! Both are just not to my taste, but there is nothing wrong with them, just a matter of my personal preference.
antisid – 2020-03-10:
Many have criticized this for being synthetic. Natural or not natural. That’s the big question. Or is it? No. The big question is: does it smell good or does it not smell good? Months after finishing my sample, I have been thinking of this fragrance frequently. I just can’t let it go. It is so sensual, spiritual and mind blowing. Yesterday I ordered a full bottle. 50 ml of liquid masterpiece. They who say that money can’t buy happiness have mot tried sacred wood.
I received my 50 ml bottle today. Amazing presentation. Not much to add regarding the smell. I agree that sacred wood are a bit sharp in the beginning. Its sharp, but still good. After 45 min sacred wood become smoother and very close to mysore sandalwood. Love it.
flashingam – 2020-03-10:
Interesting noone has compared this to molecule 04 yet, they are at LEAST similar.
amause – 2020-03-10:
Straight up sandalwood. Creamy sandalwood is all you get here. Yet somehow it is mysterious and seductive. By Kilian has so many amazing offerings and this is one of the best.
Bioriatok – 2020-03-10:
This is a rather quiet and mysterious sandalwood… almost elusive. Opening with a tranquil clean wood note, Sacred Wood reminds me a lot of L’Artisan’s Passage d’Enfer — a little cold, clean and more like cedar with some purifying whiteness about it.
With about an hour’s worth of patience this transforms into a truer sandalwood scent with a distinct butteriness about it. Earthiness is detected with complementary harmonies of dirty, rooty carrot — dry and woody, not pulpy and vegetal.
Calice Becker does well to “conjure the sensuality of mythical Mysore sandalwood” (By Kilian website) without using the actual ingredient itself. The sillage from my sample is intimate but tenacious.
naibrenial – 2020-03-10:
Excuse my receptors. Where is the steaming milk accord? It disappeared, forever gone, lost in the debris of carrot seeds and sandalwood. I did not look for a “gourmand” accord, I can easily buy something like Mat Chocolate or any type of vanilla, but I got obsessed with the mix of the announced notes. What have I got instead of the intrigue I was expecting? Wood. Into the woods. Flat, piquant, straight, don’t fool around it! I was waiting for some kind of transformation: one note slowly turning into another, over and over again, etc… I’d never buy sandalwood again for this price. Sorry, By Kilian, I am disappointed.
Gordon11 – 2020-03-10:
I wanted to love this, and from all the great reviews I thought I would. When I first sprayed it, I smelled pickles. I can smell the woodsy part of it, but hours later, the pickle smell was still there and strong, so I won’t be buying a full bottle.
q1w2e3r4t5y6 – 2020-03-10:
This is a linear perfume, it doesn’t develop much.
To my nose it smells of sandalwood and faint myrrh. No milky notes.I cannot smell any burnt incense notes either. It’s a very basic perfume.
Projection is ok, but it has poor to moderate longevity.
IMO, selling this for £200/50 ml is a crime. I can get real sandalwood oil from Arabian perfume houses for much better value.
(Alex73) – 2020-03-10:
I have decided to try all By Killian’s lineup of frags. I want so much to like these frags but somehow I cannot convince myself to jump on the By Killian fan bandwagon.
What is the positive? awesome presentations of frags; when it comes to packaging, Killian spares no expense and the perfume box quality and detail is fantastic. The scents have really attractive names that makes you almost beg to love the creations. Some scents have lots of potential but they fall short, and this brings me to the cons.
What are the cons? Maybe someone that is a pro in scents classifications can explain to me why ALL By Killians have that alcoholic/synthetic vibe? They all have this underlying note that smells like cheap vodka (to my nose anyway).
Sacred Wood is no different from the other By Killians, it also has that alcoholic/synthetic underlying scent. I get a synthetic greenish sandalwood fighting to establish itself in a mire of cheap liquor. I do not get any “milk” notes not even milky though I get a creaminess that might be given by tonka (but even that tonka note seems to be offered by the fermented tonka beans).
As with all Killians, do not expect this frag to last more than 4 hours. It becomes a skin scent where you will need to frantically sniff your wrist to get a reminiscent scent of what used to once be the “Sacred Wood”.
Now onto notes:
Cost ratio: 2/10 (I would have said 0 but lets say a portion of the price is justified by the ridiculously expensive packaging).
Sacred wood made profane by the synthetic vibe cancelling the nice sandalwood fragrance. Unless you collect perfume bottles and are attracted by nice lacquered boxes stay away. You can get much better sandalwood frags for a quarter of the price. You welcome!
Falmioninyham – 2020-03-10:
sooo smooth so creamy so subtle and delicate.. too bad … usual kilian poor performance.. 🙁
kryukov – 2020-03-10:
One of my favorite sandalwood!
Even though it seems minimalist and monothematic, Sacred Wood is a little more complex than what it looks like. You get sandalwood, of course, apparently enhanced with vapors of milk but you also get this resinous and delicate balsamic nuances of warmth and shades of spices in the distant background, but very lightly. Like others have pointed out, list of notes (missing up here) includes CUMIN, ELEMI, CEDAR & INCENSE. All of this is carefully blended so never to overshadow the main star here, sandalwood in all its beauty: onctuous, balmy & milky wood.
By comparison to CDG’s Wonderwood or Diptyque’s Tam Dao, Sacred Wood is cristal clear, luminous and closer to a fresh woody fragrance than a warm, deep or smoky one. A little bit of a paradox here, but to me, it manages to play on both sides: warmth & freshness. Sacred Wood has an airy clarity. Simple, sophisticated & refined. Longevity is more than excellent (shirt still smell after washing) and sillage is moderate to heavy if not applied lightly.
I remember the first time I have experienced it… the sales assistant was still spraying the card and… I was – hook, line & sinker!
peerceinifaft – 2020-03-10:
Maybe it’s because of my skin but Sacred Wood on me lasts looooooong time (at least 10-12 hours!) and has quite a heavy sillage.
It has this crispy sandalwood note when first sprayed and then after 30′ or so the sandalwood rests on a comfy bed of milk which rounds beautifully the opening edges.
It’s quite linear and does not develop much along the day. I’d say Sacred Wood is really a play it safe sandalwood fragrance and probably that’s just its beauty. Simple, reliable, true to its couple of notes.
I get compliments by women when wearing this, men simply ask me what i am wearing and take note for themselves.
As per all By Kilian perfumes the packaging is stunning and pure luxury.
Not a signature fragrance but a very reassuring one. Just spray it and let it do its sacred blessing.
EKA660 – 2020-03-10:
I don’t think it’s ” sacred” but it’s very pleasing, warm and rounded. It doesn’t matter that it’s just two notes, it feels whole, and has no nasty edges. I like scents that merge in to my skin making it feel as if it’s my own smell, and this one is like that. A calming comforting perfume, one for a winters night when you need peace love and hugs.
kaa15 – 2020-03-10:
It’s the most beautifully rich Sandalwood fragrance, I’ve ever smelled… just gorgeous, longevity and projection/sillage were both excellent on my skin!
Hugely impressed. I now own a full bottle, absolutely love it! One of my favourites in my collection. There’s a soft subtle note of cumin in the opening, so you get a sense of a warm slightly spiced wood, to me it adds texture and grain! As it develops it’s beautiful and creamy, very rich.
nikoon2011 – 2020-03-10:
This is great. My only so far full bottle worthy flankers from this house are, straight to heaven, incense oud and this.
Now, if you own Diptyque tam dao edp, and you really like it, then this is a must try as they are very reminiscent of one another also in the same family as Santal 33. This is wood. Soft creamy wood scent with freshness and reminds me of clean soft smooth wood.
The opening does have that pickle smell, but this one definitely transforms very quickly into the woody scent everyone is so fond of. The longevity is great and people will smell you when you walk by. I don’t know if I would go as far to say this is a crowd pleaser, but it is one of them scents you will love or dislike for sure. I like putting it on before bed as I find it so relaxing and calming. Just great.
rusttt2 – 2020-03-10:
Elegant, subtle and nothing angled where under a balsamic and powdery bed drying into the musky fragrance, lies a very convincing and natural sandalwood good quality and forcefully pulling lines to a relaxed and zen realism, like a minimalist Japanese garden they were a great sandalwood tree that dominates it.
He is accompanied by a hint of spicy milk rounding agreement providing fluffiness sandalwood fragrance and body.
The duration is very good and projected moderation, so it is ideal for the day use.
Before reformulations: Santal Noble and Tam Dao were my favorite Sandalwood, Sacred Wood now ranks number one.
Cuarta – 2020-03-10:
I love this scent! LOVE it. Which is why my husband’s reaction to it was so funny to me.
While sampling at a high end store yesterday, I sprayed this on my wrist and was delighted by the rather natural smelling blend of notes I could detect: sandalwood, cumin, fig leaf, coconut and cedar. Its a very nice approximation of mysore, though obviously not the real thing. To my nose the overall effect was very luxe, woody, creamy, and sexy in the way that it suggests warm skin. Pleased with myself and how it smelled on my skin, I offered my wrist to my husband and asked him what he thought. He recoiled and pronounced “it smells like coconuts and B.O.!” He was most definitely not a fan of Sacred Wood.
Despite his reaction, I still think Sacred Wood is wonderful and I don’t agree that it smells unwashed. The cumin in this adds a warm depth that reminds me of skin. I wouldn’t necessarily say this is beachy, but I can imagine wearing this in tropical climates. This sits squarely between the dry woodiness of Tam Dao and the spiced fig sandalwood of Santal Blush. I think I’ll wait a few months and test it again and see what he thinks. Perhaps he’ll change his mind. Perhaps I’ll still buy even if doesn’t. 😉
Notes from Lucky Scent: Steaming milk accord, sandalwood, carrot, cumin, elemi, cedar wood.
колюня – 2020-03-10:
I find this perfect in its simplicity, it smells like worshiping and praying to vedic deities. On my skin, milk goes a little honey and buttery smell.
Its effect is similar spend some time in a meditation chamber.
CeakSkews – 2020-03-10:
One of those fragrances I tried when it first came out and wasn’t that impressed by despite being a huge sandalwood fan.
I’ve revisited it and sacred wood is a minimal composition but a ‘composition’ non the less. You could be forgiven for thinking it’s a linear effort… because it is. However, Sandalwood does posses it’s own complexity and when done right can be just fine without anything else. Sacred wood does have both the creamy, milky sawdust, wood and the spicy edge but only subtle, this definitely more of a subdued affair. There’s a general woodiness too nodding to hints of cypress and cedar, probably hence the Tam Dao and Wonderwood comparisons. There’s vague top notes of something more refreshing but they are short lived.
So what do we have then? A very nice delicate woody fragrance which is never going to set the world a light. This being said I don’t doubt the quality of the sandalwood oil used here is probably very good. I noticed that the opening is more captivating than some, then dies down very quickly offering a shy skin scent, which I don’t mind so much but that’s not the way you wow me Killian.
The point is…I can think of many other sandalwoods I’d rather have than this expensive offering.
Smells really nice though so it’s worth checking out.
tangarmen.majl.ru – 2020-03-10:
this being one of the first of five samples i have from the ‘by kilian’ line, i can already tell that these perfumes are not going to work on my skin.
a harsh opening of dry woods with an overall acidic and artificial ‘perfume-y’ vibe – in that it doesn’t smell particularly natural in any way. it settles down to an anonymous, masculine, ‘woody’ perfume that has a strange ‘fuzzy’ feeling to it that doesn’t feel pleasant on the nose, much akin to hairspray. (upon further sampling of the line, i found this strange ‘fuzzy’ feeling in 4/5 scents that i have, so i figure this is my skin chemistry doing something terrible.) further in i get hints of sweetness, but it doesn’t particularly add or take away from the overall faceless cloud of wood.
all in all, not for me. lasting power and sillage seem to be great though, for what it’s worth. which is to say, certainly not 195 euros in my opinion.
Sacha914 – 2020-03-10:
I must admit I am not into gourmand scents, yet I absolutely adore it and enjoy every moment.
Sacred wood is so pleasant, milky and soft, you feel as if you came back home after a long journey. And there is a home- baked cake awaiting you. You can sense the yeast, cream and some spices, all these scents are so comfortable and familiar.
Wancouver – 2020-03-10:
I love this soft, milky sandalwood fragrance and it really lasts on my skin. I’ve found that my skin guzzles perfumes and I havent a clue why some last on me and some don’t. I purchased this as a refill(always the best way to buy kilian fragrance) and for the price 85 euro, I find it a very good everyday perfume.
Deep sandalwood sweetened with milk and carrot that sits close to the skin and wafts in and out for hours. Linear yet somehow deep as well. Intriguing and comforting. This perfume is like a warm hug on a cold day.
Now I don’t know about Mysore sandlewood and how authentic this smell is to that, all I know is that I love it
natucis – 2020-03-10:
My favourite from By Kilian’s Asian Tales range – an understated and under-appreciated quality milky sandalwood. It is in the same ball park as Wonderwood / Wonderoud / Hinoki by CdG, but Sacred Wood is definitely more refined, complex and rounded.
I get very good longevity with Sacred Wood and it projects moderately. Whenever i wear it I feel calm and relaxed (as opposed to Dries Van Norten par Federic Malle which is a sandalwood on another realm which stimulates instead of calms, and which is perfect for evoking an altogether different mood/ atmosphere).
padre87 – 2020-03-10:
This is nice…Though not listed…I get a strong Iris vibe on my skin! lol Being a huge Iris fan, this is a good thing for me. Very comforting fragrance for me. I would buy this for sure.
dswyeoo – 2020-03-10:
Review from a spray sample:
Opens strong woody, a bit acidic and sharp, very powerful. I smell more notes than sandalwood and milk, there is definitely something spicy and sour in there. Cumin maybe? And then there’s the sweet bits that hover in and out and a hint of smokiness. From the opening, the scent becomes very linear and just softens until the drydown. The drydown is a soft woody scent, creamy and smooth.
Performance is great on me: sillage is heavy, longevity is moderate to long. I can still smell the drydown the next morning.
I am not sure how I feel about this fragrance. The strong opening is very masculine and harsh on me. The drydown however, smells amazing and addictive. Also very similar to the drydown of Comme des Garcons’ Wonderwood. I consider this scent to be wearable for both sexes, but it tends more towards the masculine side to me.
bipbooggets – 2020-03-10:
this one sure is sweet and wonderful, but for mine it sits somewhere between ‘santal carmin’ (by atelier) and ‘wonderwood’ (by CDG). the santal is front and centre, but it doesn’t dominate in the way ‘santal blush’ or tam dao does. it sits on the second tier of sandalwood perfumes, which isn’t a shame at all, just not at the top of the pyramid.
i’m not sure the list of ingredients is accurate, either. i get a lot of mild floral, not white nor buttery, but something less dominating and more sedate. it smells wonderful on its own, just not as a sandalwood scent…
kat-kanat – 2020-03-10:
I really like some of By Kilian frags and have one in my collection and I really love this one! *But*…it’s similar to my beloved Wonderwood by Comme des Garcons. I won’t be purchasing Kilians because of this.
UPDATE: I couldn’t resist and purchased the travel size with beautiful heavy case & magnetic cap…love it. It closely resembles my Wonderwood but oh well! I get compliments on this each and every time I wear it–<3
yalapin – 2020-03-10:
Creamy smooth slightly sweet sandalwood. Very linear and straight forward. Nicely done but not worth the big asking price IMO. You can get a similar more interesting composition with without draining your bank account with Commes des Garcons Woonderwood.
nauma151 – 2020-03-10:
This is a very linear, simple sandalwood fragrance. I don’t get milk at all here, just sandalwood and a hint of another woody accord (I can’t decide what it is, it’s very faint).
To be honest, there just isn’t enough going on here to justify the price to me when a bottle of sandalwood essential oil would do almost exactly the same job as this does.
It smells lovely – if you love sandalwood, which I do – but in several wearings, nothing has happened that’s made me feel a full bottle is justified. Maybe my skin or my nose just aren’t picking up the extras in this – or maybe there aren’t any. Hard to say.
angelikaame – 2020-03-10:
Better than Tam Dao but still a rather simple and linear perfume. Re-affirms Le Labo as the king of realistic woody perfumes. I don’t smell anything like milk or much creaminess at all. Just wood. Seeing the comparisons to Santal Blush–no way! Santal Blush is truly creamy and subtly complex, IMHO a much more beautiful perfume with a lower price tag.
Tpaxep – 2020-03-10:
Ordered a 12 mL decant and really love this fragrance. It is a bit linear on me, which is OK because it is so lovely. Most of the Kilian fragrances pack a punch with sillage and a long lasting nature, this one-not so much.
It is a very creamy sandalwood with a floral note, I want to say rose but im not sure. Would be FBworthy if I felt it lasted longer, but i will use up my decant and enjoy it. 4*
xyz2009 – 2020-03-10:
I was fortunate to receive a sample spray, one of the branded glass vials, with about 1ml left. So usually I like to at least use the whole vial or own and wear a bottle several times before leaving a review, but occasionally there are exceptions – if something really has an impact on me one way or another. So today is only my 3rd time wearing this. 1st time a single spray to arm in evening, second time a “full day forearm” test, and today, a full wear. But I feel I want to share my thoughts because, wow, what a scent!
Sacred Wood has been an enigmatic scent to me. Only 2 notes (allegedly), but no, not to my nose. I get the sandalwood, and the warm sweet milk yes, but to me, I would say this also had some other woody notes alongside sandalwood…I am not able to discern what exactly but it feels there is something more…and definitely some soft, very soft warm spice notes, and maybe possibly the tiniest hint of wheat or immortelle? Is my nose playing tricks? And the milk note, oh my…this is almost more like evaporated milk (is that the same as condensed milk? The thick sweet creamy stuff in cans) – a Pakistani friend makes a drink that is hot steamed evaporated milk with spices, cardomon, chai spices, something like that, and the milk note here reminds me of this lovely fragrant sweet drink.
And this scent changes so much as I wear it. The first time I sampled it, the opening felt very “masculine” on me. Very woody, very dry. I sniffed for the first few minutes, then rolled down my sleeve and carried on whatever I was doing. And pretty much forgot about it, thinking only I may give it my partner. But then, maybe 4 hours later I found myself doing the “what IS that amazing smell” thing we have all done at some point…”oh! it is me!” The scent wafting up through my sleeve was just divine..just beautiful, I can’t even tell you! And it lasted all evening, and into bed, and the next day and the day after, my jumper smelled of this on the sleeve so much I didn’t want to wash it!
The second time I wore it, as soon as I applied it I thought of Serge Lutens Jeux de Peau, this shared many similarities in my mind, the rich creamy sandalwood and sweet hot milk, though JdP is much sweeter, more intense, and has gourmand notes this lacks – coconut, wheat, apricot, licorice. But still, this did very much remind me (and tested side by side they definitely ARE similar, though different). Anyway, similar thing, first 4 hours I thought this is nice, but I already have JdP…then after 4 hours “oh my god something smells awesome…its me!”
Third day, today and a proper full wear (faulty sprayer made this difficult, so I had to do 4 sprays into my palm and apply attar style)and initially I actually couldn’t smell it! I was disappointed. But then I walked into the room where my partner was sat, he was about 8 or 9 feet away and as I came to the door he asked what perfume I had on because it was STRONG! So maybe I am partially anosmic to the opening? I waited with patience and there it was, 4 hours in, oh divine scent! The richest creamiest and most balanced sandalwood with such sweet hot milk, this is lovely.
I have found that longevity is very good, this lasts a good 12 hours on my skin, and on clothes, for days. Pretty huge sillage, at least initially, even if I cannot smell it. And over the day, as I move around I get wafts of this reaching my nose and I want to smile and hug myself! This started as a like but is now love! I am considering selling my remaining 45mls of Jeux de Peau to fund a mini of this. I only wish I could smell the opening others describe, it sounds amazing!
Mekyn649Diobtetty – 2020-03-10:
A very creamy long lasting milkey sandalwood.
I am a sandalwood lover . I have Tam Dao, Santal Blush and Bois de Iles.
Sacred wood is similar to Tam Dao but less cedar, smoother , and similar to santal blush but less spicy and a little sweeter , sacred wood is the best of both of these perfumes,it is one of my new favourites in the woody category. I got the gorgeous heavy travel size with four little sprays. Quite a good deal I think I will buy all of my Kilians this way , I prefer it to the coffin. Heavy case, it has a magnetic snap top , loooove it!
Certainly there are more notes to this than sandalwood and milk , I smell spices and musk , it’s quite beautiful indeed. Very unisex , but like most woody fragrances it may lean towards the masculine side. It’s very attractive and it lingers on clothes into the next day , creamy and yummy like a gourmand sandalwood .
But I believe there are more notes here. It’s extremely musky and there is also a cedar note.
Psyclon – 2020-03-10:
Nicely done. Smells like a smoother/creamier version of TF Santal Blush. Smells wayyyyyyy better on the skin than on paper. Give this a try if you can.
FesTheceacces – 2020-03-10:
Big surprise for me. Made only of 2 components but so complex.
It wasn`t special on paper. It started to live when I wore it.
It reminds me a hot windless summerday. Ground is crying for rain. Grass is drying.
I feel some dill seeds, some plant or herb and milky note.
Happy soft scent!
Unisex and well-lasting.
lexeyh – 2020-03-10:
Whoa…I am a sandalwood nut and this has to be one of the nicest sandalwood openings EVER. Sweet, creamy, dreamy, luxurious, smooth and exotic but very wearable. Very unisex. I thought Back to Black was the only one by Kilian that I would ever go ga ga over but I am mistaken. This…I love.
Notes are: steaming milk accord, sandalwood, carrot, cumin, elemi, cedar wood. The steaming milk and sandalwood opening is simply swoon worthy. The dry down is a little more spicy and that somewhat figgy sandalwood note becomes a little more prominent but still very nice.
But the opening is 5 great big stars!
belan – 2020-03-10:
SWEET SANDALWOOD….I would choose this over another beautiful Sandalwood Scent by Profumum Roma…Santalum. I too many coffins so will look to the refill bottle. Surprised I liked it so much. No go for Imperial Tea. RaJuR real deep kool on YouTube
pepsi – 2020-03-10:
I like this cologne, i got a small sample from luckyscent.com and i thought it was a very well done cologne. Now the projection is just right, not offensive but if you come within arm length then you should be able to smell this. It smells luxurious, refreshing and warm at the same time. It is a powdery, but the good kind, not the feminine, soft kinda powdery. I do smell the masculine woody from this and it is delicious, as in wanna take a bite, weird but that is what i got.
sasuke – 2020-03-10:
Beaty is in simplicity. For me it really smells like luxury sandal wood softened with milk . I am addicted to this fragrance.
Spendfewdrerb – 2020-03-10:
Sampled 2ml from ByKillian in NYC : sacredWood is a beautiful
Sandalwood with incense in the midst although Pyramid on fragantica doesn’t detail it’s full content , but IMO it’s there boys, all I can say is that it has that Hindu Monk Temple vibe with sandalwood wrapping in it warmth with other woody notes and it’s very subtle and distinctive take of sandalwood.
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