Affinessence Paris

Santal Basmati

Eau de Parfum

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It's really nice! But not worth the price for me. I'm unfortunately not getting much basmati... I'm definitely getting a lot of iris and maybe... violet? If you're looking for a toasty/milky/sandalwood-y fragrance (like I always am) I'd highly recommend sampling Serge Lutens Jeux de Peau. Its significantly more affordable and occupies a similar space to this scent, especially in the dry down.
By   - Architect from Boise, ID on 3/26/2021
I waited over a month to get this this, as it was back ordered. Santal Basmati sounded like everything I love in a scent. The description was everything I love. This is 100% ME, I love woody scents and the smell of basmati rice when it is cooking. On receipt, the box is a pretty presentation, I just do not get woody, or basmati rice, I got flowery. For me, it did not last more than a hour or two. Since so many love the scent I am not sure if this is the mix with my own chemistry. I will give it to a friend in hopes that it works better for her.
By   - HR from Big Horn on 11/9/2020
My husband surprised me with this gorgeous perfume. The unboxing was beautiful, a black lacquered box, polishing cloth, and a cashmere pouch. This starts out with an intoxicating basmati rice note, and settles down a bit, but is still noticeable throughout the wearing. Then there is the gorgeous base notes that shine. This is not a soapy, nor boring fragrance, who else has a basmati note like Affinessence? I also didn’t find this to be overloaded with patchouli. I had received multiple compliments on this lovely fragrance. Beautiful unique creamy yummy fragrance for the Niche frag lover...FB worthy!
By   - Blogger from Instagram on 9/24/2020
this was, sadly, very boring scent to me. I gave away the sample.
By   - writer from Chicago on 2/14/2020
I wanted to love this, and I loved the first 2 minutes of it, when I smelled a fluffy, warm rice note and a sharp, clean sandalwood. Unfortunately, the patchouli is too strong, and competes with the iris heart. It took over completely 10 minutes in, and now that's all I smell: a vaguely iris-y patchouli with a tiny bit of soap. I'm not a fan of strong patchouli scents, so this one's not for me.
By   - shakespearean from south on 1/19/2019
.... if you know what it smells like while making Basmati in your home... that warm, comforting, creamy, buttery smell - imagine adding the soapy clean goodness of sandalwood. It is truly delicious. Right off the bat you can smell the Basmati - it is divine. As this dries down, the sandalwood is more prominent - but it feels like you're smelling the sandalwood under your nose - in your kitchen while the Basmati cooks... vapors of the rice blending with the wood and cashmeran - I don't get too much patchouli. There is something a bit bright in there seemingly to level the notes or perhaps bring them together. Nonetheless - it is creamy, delicious - a different type of yummy gourmande. FB worthy ...
By   - medicine from Miami on 5/11/2018
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