I have several sandalwood soaps from different makers. None of them smell the same. TSD Shop Muhle Art Of Shaving (AOS) Taylor of Old Bond Street (TOBS) Crabtree & Evelyn (C&E) The only one of the above I doubt I would get again is the Muhle - just a bit on the sweet side, but that's me. All of them create a very good lather, soooooooo.... it really comes down to your nose and what one you like the smell of. 'Course the only way to know is to buy every sandalwood brand you come across and try it for yourself!