Hi there Posse! Miller et Bertaux are a house I really like. They rarely get a mention in the FB pages or on the blogs. Even though they are overlooked for flashier, newer, richer or more massage brands you would do well to give them a sniff. The company is the brainchild of two designers who created the brand to encompass a clothing line, art, accessories and perfumes. Never what you would expect and often astounding. I now own a few bottles from the line including A Quiet Morning I reviewed for Perfume Posse a couple of years ago. Indian Study / Santal +++ is my latest acquisition.
Indian Study / Santal +++ by Miller et Bertaux
Libertine gives these featured accords:
Top: Mysore Sandalwood, Amyris
Heart: Cumin, Curry
Base: Woods, Musk
I find Indian Study / Santal +++ dry and desiccated as far as sandalwood heavy fragrances go. For me the lavish creamy effulgences of Samsara are left far behind. Lightly green like fresh hewn woods and dry like dusty desert plains with just a touch of milky opacity. Can you imagine a slightly sweet dry biscuit? That’s the feel.
My expectation on reading the notes list was a sweaty, foody version of sandalwood. We don’t get this either. Lived in, rather than sweaty, comfortable and day to day. I could easily imagine Indian Study / Santal +++ becoming a spritz and go fragrance that can easily slip from office to drinks or home to event.
Unisex sandalwood, just a bit nicer and more interesting than the Le Labo. If you wear the Le Labo, Samsara and/or Nirvana Black then give Indian Study / Santal +++ a go.
First In Fragrance have it and Samples (Spend €700 and shipping is free to the world)
Portia also writes for Australian Perfume Junkies