I have purchased and tried many of the other popular brands from this website. To me, most don't smell like sandalwood at all - more like a fancy weak cologne. However, not so with Captain's Choice. This is, by far, the best sandalwood scent out there. It has that earthy, incense-inspired scent that I was seeking, and it lasts several hours. And my shaved face feels great! The scent doesn't disappear in 30 minutes like many other splash-ons. Take a blind-test and you will definitely say "now THAT'S sandalwood!" I love it.