If You’re Into Masculine Scents, Tesori D’Oriente Kashmir Sandalwood And Vetiver Shower Cream Will Make Showering A Treat

by Gio
review tesori d'oriente sandlawood and vetiver shower cream

Tesori D’Oriente is one of my favourite bath and body care brands. The reason? Their fragrances.

All the brand’s lines are infused with a different heady oriental scent that will transport you into the magical and fascinating world of the Far East with its busy markets, mysterious rituals, exotic spices and richly fragranced flowers.

I spent ages in the shop trying to decide which scent to try first. Cardamom and Neroli or Myhrr? Or maybe something floral like Orchid?

In the end, I settled for Kashmir Sandalwood and Vetiver. Here’s why:

What’s In Tesori D’Oriente Kashmir Sandalwood And Vetiver?


Surfactants is a catch-all name for cleansing agents. Kinda hard to find a shower gel without them, know what I mean?

Tesori D’Oriente Kashmir Sandalwood And Vetiver uses Sodium Laureth Sulfate and Cocamidropropyl Betaine, two gentle cleansing agents that remove dirt and grime without drying out your skin.

They work by allowing water to mix with oil and dirt so they can be rinsed away. Plus, they make slower gels foam, too.


The shower cream is white in colour and its consistency is neither too liquidy nor too thick.


Tesori D’Oriente Kashmir Sandalwood And Vetiver has a woody oriental scent. It’s absolutely gorgeous, intense and sensual.

The vetiver is quite delicate, somewhat fresh, with just a hint of citrus and ginger, and beautifully blends with the warmer, ambery scent of Kashmir Sandalwood. It wraps you in a warm, intoxicating and invigorating embrace that lingers on your skin all day long.

The scent is unisex, but it leans a bit more on the masculine end of the spectrum. Women can easily wear it, too. Those who love to steal their men’s cologne will fall in love with it.

How To Use It

In the shower, massage it all over your wet body before rinsing off.

Performance & Personal Opinion

There’s not much to say here. The highlight is the scent and I’ve already covered that.

Tesori D’Oriente Kashmir Sandalwood And Vetiver does what every good body wash is supposed to do. It foams well and effectively but gently cleanses skin leaving it soft and smelling gorgeous!

I have dry skin and this body cream doesn’t make it feel tighter or drier after a shower. Phew!

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Who Is This For?

Anyone who likes masculine, woody oriental scents.

Who Is This Not For?

If you don’t like masculine or oriental scents, this isn’t for you.


Isn’t the black tube decorated with green leaves really pretty, by the way? There’s also a chain attached at the end of it so that you can easily hang it in the shower. The only problem is the cap doesn’t close that well. Maybe I just got a defective one but in any case, be careful if you decide to travel with it.

Does Tesori D’Oriente Kashmir Sandalwood And Vetiver Live Up To Its Claim?

A very fresh shower cream enriched with extract of Vetiver renowned for its stimulating and invigorating properties.Note how the brand doesn’t say the body wash is invigorating. It only says that vetiver is known to be invigorating.
It cleanses skin leaving it toned and fragranced.It cleanses skin and leaves it fragranced, but not toned.

Price & Availability

Smoll stores throughout Italy

Do You Need It?

If you like woody, oriental scents, this is a real treat for you.

Dupes & Alternatives


Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Parfum, Cocamidropropyl Betaine, Lauryl Glucoside, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Pterocarpus Santalinum Wood Extract, vetivera Zizanoides Root Oil, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Olivamphoacetate, Glycerin, Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Tetrasodium EDTA, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Courmarin, Limonene, CI 19140, CI 42051.

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Eyegraffiti July 18, 2012 - 6:23 pm

Oh yes that vetiver scent is hard to not find masculine! I have a perfume from lush calles breath of god with a lot of vetiver oil in, and on some people it doesn’t turn out to be so smokey scented, but on me it’s like i’ve been making too much whiskey haha! Maybe i’m very masculine haha!!
But that’s just hte taste right! I hope you’ll like your shower gel!!!/Azure

beautifulwithbrains July 18, 2012 - 7:11 pm

Azure lol. I love masculine scents and I’m lucky that they smell good on me. But if vetiver doesn’t agree with your body chemistry, the effect can be really bad.

Marina(Makeup4All) July 18, 2012 - 6:35 pm

I really love the idea of Sandalwood And Vetiver. And I actually would like to try such, as you said, masculine scent.

beautifulwithbrains July 18, 2012 - 7:13 pm

Marina, I’ve always been attracted by masculine scents and this one is really gorgeous. And it can be easily worn by most women too. I’m not sure of this brand is available outside of Italy, but if you can find it, you should give this line a go.

Makeup Morsels July 19, 2012 - 3:47 am

ohh yes that does sound like exactly your type of scent! I like really feminine scents, but I also love leather and woodsy scents. The shower cream sounds divine 🙂

beautifulwithbrains July 19, 2012 - 6:39 am

Makeup Morsels, if you like woodsy scents, I think you will like this one. It is divine indeed. 🙂

Janessa July 20, 2012 - 6:05 am

The packaging makes it look potentially expensive. The design isn’t bright and of course the brand name in Italian? (sorry if I am wrong :o) makes it a lot fancier to us Americans. The brand seems so cool and I’m looking forward to see what scents you like best. :]

beautifulwithbrains July 20, 2012 - 6:16 am

Janessa, it looks expensive indeed but it isn’t. Yes, the name is in Italian and it means Oriental Treasures. The packaging is really fancy and their products all have these beautiful exotic scents. It will take me a while but I plan to try them all lol. 🙂

Janessa July 21, 2012 - 5:50 am



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