Van Cleef & Arpels Santal Blanc: An Immaculate Wood
Santal Blanc from Van Cleef & Arpels, a Maison born from an enthralling love story, is the perfect bridal fragrance that will surely complete your look on your big day.
Best known as a luxury jewellery brand, Van Cleef & Arpels also houses some of the world’s most exquisite fragrances that are as refined and extravagant as their famous jewellery creations.
Van Cleef & Arpels’ Collection Extraordinaire features a variety of unique fragrances, both rare and luxurious, which reinterpret the most beautiful natural materials in fine perfumery. This includes aromas of citrus fruits, spring and exotic flowers, and woody scents that are combined to perfectly capture the beauty and essence of nature.
One such perfume is the Santal Blanc which is a floral woody musk fragrance. Read more below…
Apt for the traditional bride, Santal Blanc plays with the impressions conjured by the colour white. Themes of minimalism, softness, and balance came into play in its creation and the result is a velvety sandalwood scent with notes of fig milk and musk, enhanced by violet, mandarin, and tonka bean. Originating from New Caledonia, sandalwood is a rare variety discovered by Western perfumery during the 19th century.
Due to its unique, warm, and velvety aroma, Santal Blanc is the perfect wedding day fragrance if you’re looking to exude an evocative and charismatic presence.
The nose behind the fragrance is Michel Almairac. About Santal Blanc, the perfumer notes,
“I wanted to recreate the sensation of a soft, soothing wood oil. Sandalwood, with its creamy texture, was an obvious choice in my mind because it subconsciously evokes the idea of a pure and tender white. To accentuate this facet as much as possible, I added a note of fig milk and a powdery musk accord.”
Learn more about the Haute Parfumerie by Van Cleef & Arpels HERE.