As with most perfumes in the Serge Lutens line, the name of the fragrance never gives you the full story. Santal Blanc means white sandalwood, but this is not light, airy sandalwood and its personality is far deeper than you might expect. Built on a beautiful contrast of softness and piquancy, the fragrance opens with bursts of tangy pink pepper and fresh cedar notes, while its evolution brings out a creamy white sandalwood and beautifully unexpected twists of bitter cinnamon and fenugreek. Orris root (you’ll recognize it as the scent of violets) rose and jasmine are background players, happy to let the woods, spices and musk mingle. Perfectly at ease on a man or woman, Santal Blanc is enigmatic and memorable, possessing enough mystery to keep you on your toes and wondering where its next evolution will take you– forever changing, forever mysterious, forever enchanting.