I love this scent and I really didn't think I would based on the description alone. I love musk based soft floral perfume scents, which is essentially impossible to find in a perfume that is naturally derived and doesn't have the elusive chemically derived "fragrance" as the main ingredient. I've been using perfume fragrance oils for years and my favorites are Egyptian Musk and White Musk.
Waikiki Pikake is the first completely natural perfume that is a musky type of scent that is absolutely intoxicating! It's so soft, beautiful, and sensual. The fact that it has essential oils in it makes it even more special because essential oils have their own unique properties that are good for depression, anxiety, and uplifting one's mood. Sandalwood is very balancing and elevates one's mood and Waikiki Pikake doesn't disappoint in that department! Chemical based perfumes don't have the ability to have any beneficial qualities in the same way.
The sandalwood smoothes out the Jasmine in this scent and softens it up. It's not overtly woody in any way. Think white floral natural musk. The scent lasts the longest in the body butter. The spray lasts for a few hours (5-6) and the solid lasts for a couple of hours, so I like to keep the solid in my purse for touch ups.
Love Pacifica because they offer so many scents that fit each person's unique taste and mood. I have different scents based on how I'm feeling that day. My other favs are California Star Jasmine, Island Vanilla, and Avalon Juniper.
Also, as a side note, sometimes with Pacifica, the scent may smell different depending on what form you get it in (ie: solid, spray, roll on, body butter, etc). For example, Their roll on of the Island Vanilla smells like beer to me, lol, but I absolutely love it in the spray, body butter, and shower gel. So, don't give up on a scent if you try it in one form. The best way to try it is to go for the solid perfume because it dries down the fastest and you can really smell the scent without being overwhelmed by the alcohol or initial top notes.