Santal Massoïa’s airy opening is lightly green, with an almost violet effect. The woody-milky combination of massoia (a rare and protected tree that grows in Indonesia) and sandalwood grants the fragrance a fig-tree-like impression. Santal Massoïa also reveals a dulce de leche accord, a resinous note and a few spicy facets. Perfumer: Jean-Claude Ellena.
At a glance
An exotic yet somehow familiar woody scent
A gentle, lightly floral and airy wood scent, Santal Massoïa is a fragrance in the Hermessence collection. Each and every fragrance in this line, conceived for connoisseurs of fine essences, was created by Jean-Claude Ellena, Hermès’s in-house perfumer. ‘I want to smell what’s behind the air,’ Ellena revealed while explaining his inspirations for creating Santal Massoïa, an exotic wood essence with a somehow familiar scent. A fragrance for him and for her found in Hermès boutiques.
3.4-oz. spray, 3.4-oz. leather-sheathed spray; Box of 4 ½-oz. travel sprays.
A heavy glass bottle with softened edges, topped with a beige-leather cap.